New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Finders Keep by Stephen King (Hardback)

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews (Hardback)

Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge (Paperback)

Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Paperback)

Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen (Hardback)

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave (Hardback)

The Vacationers by Emma Straub(Paperback)

Dark Aemilia by Sally O’Reilly (Paperback)

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Paperback)

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Paperback)

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne (Hardback)

Joyride by Anna Banks (Hardback)

Like it Never Happened by Emily Adrian (Hardback)

The Good Girls by Sara Shepard (Book 2 in the Perfectionists series) (Hardback)

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (Paperback)

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley (Hardback)

The Endless Lake by Erin Hunter (Book 5 in the Survivors series) (Paperback)

 

 

August Bestsellers

Here are the end of August bestsellers:

1  Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike  (Autographed copies are available in the store)

2  Life after Theft by Aprilynne Pike (Autographed copies are available in the store)

3  Cuckoo Calling by Robert Galbraith

4  A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan

5  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

6  The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

7  A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin

8  Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

9  Still Life by Louise Penny

10  Mistress by James Patterson & David Ellis

Please stop in the store or call if you would like an autographed copy (click here for store information).

Monument 14

Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14  is an outstanding YA apocalyptic story.  When Dean leaves for school it is just a typical morning with him running to catch the school bus. Things take a drastic turn when extra-large pieces of hail start pounding on the bus, to the point of breaking windows and putting small holes in the bus’ roof.  The school bus in front of him swerves into a Greenway shopping store after watching Dean’s bus crash and flip onto it’s side.  Now his bus is on fire and the other bus driver is frantically trying to save as many kids as possible.  All that remain are 14 students who are now trapped inside the store with no idea as to what natural disasters and end of world events are occurring outside.  All they know is that they must find away to peacefully coexist and survive in the store until help arrives.

This was a fantastic story and I can’t believe I waited this long to read it (although I am happy that the sequel is already out).  It was so different from everything else that I have been reading.  The focus is completely about the kids’ day to day life in the store, which at first glance sounds terribly dull but is in fact fascinating.  I was utterly transfixed but what was happening between the kids, both the dynamics between them and the extreme measures that have to be taken to live.  About halfway through the book I thought that I should be more concerned with what is happening outside the store, but then decided I really didn’t care -the kids were much more interesting.  Needless to say, by the time I finished the book I rushed to the bookstore to get book 2, Sky on Fire.   I had to know what was happening with everyone, not to mention that the end was a cliffhanger.  This has definitely become a staff pick and a favorite of mine.

August Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for August:

August 7th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Club:  The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon

August 14th (7 PM) Local Author Book Club:  La Malinche by Jane Eppinga.  Jane will also be joining us for our book discussion.

August 17th (4 PM) YA Book Club:  Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, Unremembered by Jessica Brody, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  This is our FIERCE READS party so read one or read all four.  Also online at Goodreads.

August 21st (7 PM) Fiction Book Club:  Left Neglect by Lisa Genova

August 28th ( 7 PM) Mystery Book Club:  The Expats by Chris Pavone

FIERCE READS Party

Join us for our FIERCE READS party on August 17th at 4 PM.  We will be chatting about the four books mention above and having raffles for for the following books with autographed nameplates:  Of Triton by Anna Banks, Monument 14:  Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and Unremembered by Jessica Brody.  We will also be raffling off tote bags with a selection of YA advance reads.  Everyone is welcome to attend our fabulous event.