Moving Target

Moving Target by J. A. Jance is yet another great read in the Ali Reynolds’ series.  Ali has her hands full helping her majordomo, Leland, make peace with his past in England; helping B. solve an ‘accident’ to a young boy that may not be such an accident AND getting ready for her wedding to B.  Murder, arson, car crashes, kidnapping and nefarious computer hacking are all in this fast-paced story.

Her characters are complicated and attempt to do the right thing, although it doesn’t always work out at first.  Jance does such a great job of showing you new views of  technology including the Dark Net, things that I would never think about without her books.  If you haven’t read Jance yet, pick one up today.   Her stories are always compelling and pull you right in to the thick of the the action.

May Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of May:

1.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

2.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

3.  City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

4.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5.  A Feast of Crow by George R. R. Martin

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabladon

7.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

8.  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

9.  Skin Game by Jim Butcher

10.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer


New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (the final book in the Mortal Instruments series) (Hardback)

Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins (Hardback)

Skin Games  by Jim Butcher (the latest novel in the Dresden Files) (Hardback)

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (Hardback)

Numberlys by William Joyce (Hardback)

Pete the Cat:  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by James Dean (Hardback)

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (Paperback)

Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe (Paperback)

White Fire by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Paperback)

Emperor of Thorns by Dr. Mark Lawrence (Paperback)

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (Paperback)

The Cursed by Heather Graham (Paperback)


June Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for the month of June:

In-Store Groups

Non-Fiction Group, June 4th (7 PM):  The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

Mystery Group, June 25th (7 PM):  Still Life by Louise Penny




Online Book Clubs (click here to join the conversation)

Theme:  Myth re-tellings


Abandon by Meg Cabot

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Impossible by Nancy Werlin


New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

I Heard My Country Calling by James Webb (Hardback)

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard (Hardback)

The Resistance by Michael Palmer (Hardback)

Reborn by C. C. Hunter (paperback)

Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler (Hardback)

Hidden Order by Brad Thor (paperback)


Think Like A Freak

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner are back to once again challange what we believe we know about economics, business, philanthropy, politics, and society in general with their latest novel Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.  Levitt and Dubner set out to teach us how to think more creatively and more rationally in order to better solve problems. In order to do this you need to go back to thinking like a child and start admitting when you don’t know the answer so that you can discover the answer.  Of course this is just the beginning to retraining your brain.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of their books, and this one was no exception. Levitt and Dubner are fantastic at showing you why to change as well as how to change.  They take complex ideas and put them into terms that any “normal” person can read and understand.  The authors keep the pace of the book moving right along so it never feels like a text book or dry subject.  If you are just itching to know more about why people do and think like they do, then grab one of their books.

May Bestseller’s

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of May:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (autograph copies available)

3.  Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (Signed first editions available)

4.  A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

5.  The One by Kiera Cass

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

7.  Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

8.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

9.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez Garcia

10.  Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Please stop in or call the store if you are interested in autographed copies.