November Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for November:

In-Store Discussions:

November 5th, Wednesday (7 PM), Non-fiction Group:  The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

November 19th, Wednesday (7 PM), Mystery Group:  South Phoenix Rules by Jon Talton

On-Line Discussion:

YA Group:  We read three books for the month, read one or read them all.

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Novmeber Theme:  The End to a Trilogy

If I Should Die by Amy Plum

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Boundless

Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly trilogy had me drawn in from the very beginning.  Angels are the main characters…teen angels.  In Boundless, book three, we pick up with Clara attending Stanford with her partial-angel friends close-by, all of whom were drawn there to discover their Purpose.  This is not so much a coincidence as their lives are so intertwined with Clara’s.  Soon we find out what their purpose is and watch as Clara develops her powers  and learns to control her Glory. This comes in handy when they find themselves in Hell and need to find their way back.  An impossible task that has never been done. At the same time, Clara is trying to forget the boy she left behind…Tucker.  Not so easy to do.  I love Hand’s writing.  Her characters come to life and the settings are so well written, you are transported to those places so effortlessly. I was entranced.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for today:

Ever After by Kim Harrison (the 11th book featuring Rachel Morgan)

Everbound by Brodi Ashton (the 2nd book in the Everneath series)

Boundless by Cynthia Hand (finale to the Unearthly series)

Nancy:  The Story of Lady Astor by Adrian Fort

Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan