October Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of October:

1  Mark of Athena by  Rick Riordan

2  The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

3  No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

4  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

5  A Wanted Man by Lee Child

6  Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

7  Winter of the World by Ken Follett

8  Zoo by James Patterson

9  America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert

10  Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

A Wanted Man by Lee Child (This is a follow novel to Worth Dying for and of course features Jack Reacher)

Frozen Heat by Richard Castle

The Price of Politics by Bob Woodward

Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry (Book 3 in the Rot & Ruin series)

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

A Wanted Man

The latest Jack Reacher novel, A Wanted Man, is sure to please fans. Jack Reacher is trying to find a ride to Virginia and ends up in a car with two men and a very nervous woman.   Several miles behind them lies a dead body who looks to have been professionally killed.  It doesn’t take long for the FBI to enter the scene and for Reacher to realize that he is knee deep in a murder conspiracy.

Wow!  Child has such gripping novels that I find myself unable to stop reading until the very last word.  He does an amazing job of putting you right into Reacher’s head and showing you how he thinks.  Often Reacher is thinking about a statistic or probability but then he could also be thinking about the best way to disarm an opponent. I really enjoyed how Reacher is starting to ponder his own mortality.  I think this is the first time he has ever admitted that he might not survive and is actually aging.  We often forget that Reacher is really just a man and not immortal.  What a great thriller!

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of September:

1  A Wanted Man by Lee Child (pre-order sales, release date is September 11th)

2  The Hobbit by  J. R. R. Tolkien

3  In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

4   A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

5  Animal Farm by George Orwell

6  The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A Singer

7  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

8  Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

9  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

10  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James