June’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Paperback)

2.  The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Hardback)

3.  Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Hardback)

4.  Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (Hardback)

5. Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (Hardback)

6.  Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman (Paperback)

7.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Paperback)

8.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

9.  Spirit Animals:  Fire and Ice by Shannon Hale (Hardback)

10.  Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Hardback)

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Rain by Amanda Sun (book 2 in Paper Gods series) (paperback)

A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard (book 2 in Something Strange and Deadly Trilogy) (paperback)

Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok (Hardback)

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis (Hardback)

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (paperback)

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Martin (paperback)

Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman (paperback)

Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen and Illustrated by Daniel Hanna (Hardback)

Zombie Halloween by R L Stine (Special Edition Goosebumps: Most Wanted #1) (paperback)

Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman and Illustrated by Adam Rex (board book)

 

Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend

Katie Finn’s novel Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend is a great contemporary YA read.  Gemma’s summer isn’t starting out like she had planned.  Instead of saving the world, she is picking up the pieces of her broken heart and heading to the Hamptons to spend the summer with her dad.  Realizing that she is mourning the end of her romantic relationship with Teddy for a strict one year period (since that is what the magazines have determined to be the proper amount of time) she plans to stay close to the house and keep her head down.  That is until she meets Josh who is sweet, funny, and somehow makes her think less about Teddy.  Of course the kicker is, she already knows Josh and his sister Hallie from when she was younger and things did not end pleasantly between her and Hallie.  Determine to fix things from the past, Gemma finds her summer turning into a Shakespeare play with all of the mistaken identities.

Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend is the perfect summer read.   Finn creates a fun atmosphere with beach parties, babysitting and new love.  It was great to just get lost in this world.  It was fun to see how hard Gemma worked to try and hide her true identity from Hallie and Josh.  She has such good intentions, but you just have this feeling that everything is going to crash down around her.   Although that didn’t stop you from hoping that it would all work out.  Another thing that I liked about this book was that all of the characters are charming and likable.  They just end up in crazy situations.  Without giving anything away, the end twists are awesome!  I really didn’t see some of it coming and was left shocked and so excited to read book two (Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Things Best Served Cold currently planned for May 2015).

Wedding Night

I love Sophie Kinsella’s novels!  Her books are  always funny and filled with delightful mishaps.  Her latest paperback  Wedding Night is the story about a boy and a girl who  decide to get married immediately instead of dealing with their dysfunctional lives .  Of course their friends and family are completely against this rash decision and realize that it will never last.  I mean really, the two love birds haven’t seen each other in over 15 years. Now the rush begins as Fliss attempts to prevent her sister Lottie from having her wedding night so that she can still get an annulment.

This was such a fun read.  The entire time you are thinking, oh it can’t get any worse but of course it just keeps snowballing.  What I really liked about this book was that it was told from both sisters perspectives so that you could really see how every action effects everyone.  It was also a fun look at sisterly love  and all that goes along with trying to look out for each other.  As always, Kinsella created a charming and entertaining read.

New Releases

Here are few new releases for the week:

Top-Secret Twenty One by Janet Evanovich (the latest novel in the Stephanie Plum series) (Hardback)

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner (Hardback)

The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (book 3 in the  Long Earth series) (Hardback)

 

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (the final book in the Grisha trilogy) (Hardback)

The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe (paperback)

The Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani (paperback)

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (paperback)

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (paperback)

Second Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (paperback)

Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs (paperback)

June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of June:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.  Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

3.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

4.  Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

5.  City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

6.  I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

7.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

8.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

9.  The Son by Jo Nesbo

10.  Tales From a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (book 8 in the Outlander series) (Hardback)

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Hardback)

Animal Madness:  How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us to Understand Ourselves by Laurel Braitman (Hardback)

 

Don’t You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn (Hardback)

Born of Deception by Teri Brown (sequel to Born of Illusion)

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (paperback)

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta (tv-tie in paperback)