New Releases

Here are a few new release for the week:

Day Shift by Charlaine Harry (book 2 in the Midnight, Texas series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan (Hardback)

Beneath the Bonfire:  Stories by Nickolas Butler (Hardback)

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Paperback)

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (Paperback)

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman (Hardback)

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Hardback)

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (the latest in the Women’s Murder Club) (Hardback)

Ruins of War by John Connell (Hardback)

American Wife by Taya Kyle (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters (Hardback)

When to Rob a Bank…and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner (Hardback)

Whirlwind:  The American Revolution and the War that Won by John Ferling (Hardback)

The Heir by Kiera Cass (the latest in the Selection series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Saint Anything by Sara Dessen (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Hardback)

Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn ( book 2 in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series) (Hardback)

The Worst Class Trip Even by Dave Barry (Hardback)

Survivors:  Tales from the Packs by Erin Hunter (Paperback)

Llama Llama Red Pajama  by Anna Dewdney (Board Book)

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon (Board Book)

 

 

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.

New Release

Here are a few new releases for the week:

 Battle of Beasts by Chris Columbus (book two in the House of Secrets series)

The End of Dieting:  How to Live for Life by Joel Fuhrman

Stella by Helen Eve

Dawn’s Early Light by Pip Ballantine (the latest in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series) (paperback)

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (paperback)

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (paperback)

Antiagon Fire  by L. E. Modesitt (book 7 in Imager Portfolio series) (paperback)

 

Dead Ever After

Charlaine Harris’ Dead Ever After concludes the story of Sookie Stackhouse in a very dramatic but satisfying way.  Sookie’s life has become a bit hectic lately.  Her relationship with Eric is on rocky ground, things with Sam are still weird but starting to  get back to normal, and now she is being charged with murder.  The news of her being arrested immediately brings all of her old friends back to help and support her.  And of course, Sookie will not rest until she discovers who the true murderer is.

I thought Dead Ever After was a nice wrap up to the series.   The book was filled with everything that we have grown to love about Sookie and Bon Temps.  Sookie was still funny, there was an exciting mystery to solve, and of course a touch of romance to keep things interesting.   Harris made sure to bring back characters that we all loved as well as the not so loved, giving a little closure with all of the characters.  There have been mixed feeling about who Sookie finally falls in love with and stays with, but I thought it was perfect.   I think that Harris picked the perfect person for Sookie.  When you think about all the things that she loves and who she is as a person, then you realize how perfect the ending truly is.  I am looking forward to what Harris creates next.  She did leave a little wiggle room for a few spin off series featuring some of the other characters, but who knows what she will come up with. In the meantime, there’s always her other series to read.  Our staff favorite, aside from the True Blood series, would be the Grave series.  It is a fantastic paranormal mystery.

May Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of May:

1  The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

2  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

3  Inferno by Dan Brown

4  Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

5  Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

6  Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

7  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

8  Still Life:  A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

9  A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin

10  One Summer:  The Blue Bistro and the Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand

June Bestsellers

1  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

2  Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

3  City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

4  For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

5  The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

6  Rapture by Lauren Kate

7  Deadlock by Charlaine Harris

8  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

9  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

10  Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow

June’s Book Club Reading List

Online Forum on FaceBook, friend MostlyBooks TeenForum

June 1st-14th  The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

June 15th-30th Partials by Dan Wells

 

 

In store book discussions

June 13th Romance Group (Wednesday at 7 PM):  Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

June 20th Fiction Group (Wednesday at 7 PM):  On Green Dolphin Street by Sebastian Faulks

June 27th Mystery Group (Wednesday at 7 PM):  Lost Dog by Bill Cameron

There is no non-fiction book group for the month of June, see you Thursday July 5th  at 7 PM for the next book discussion