New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (Hardback)

Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert (Paperback)

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Paperback)

The Opposite of Loneliness:  Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan (Paperback)

Just One Day Collection by Gayle Forman (Contains Just One Day, Just One Year, and Just one Night) (Paperback)

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin (Hardback)

All the Rage by Courtney Summers (Hardback)

ACID by Emma Pass (Paperback)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (Paperback)

Ellie’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron (Hardback)

Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem by Roald Dahl (Paperback)

Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum (Hardback)

Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali (Hardback)

I Was Here

I love Gayle Forman’s books.  She always creates engaging characters that you want to read about.  Her latest book I Was Here is no exception, it was wonderful.  The book is about a girl, Cody, whose best friend, Meg, commits suicide leaving everyone stunned, hurt, and confused.  Cody feels incredibly guilty that she was unable to help her best friend,  or even notice that she was so depressed.  Thus begins her investigation into why her best friend committed suicide which leads to past boyfriends, college friends, and an encrypted laptop.

Forman did such an amazing job with her character development. Cody begins her quest in the thick of her grief and as she continues to try to understand why Meg died she finds that she can finally move forward with her life.  Forman’s books are so true to life and genuine. Her captivating stories pull you forward until suddenly you have reached the end of the book.  If you are looking for a new contemporary young adult fiction author to read her books would be a perfect choice.

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

I Was Here by Gayle Forman (Hardback)

Fairest by Marissa Meyer (book 3.5 in the Lunar Chronicles) (Hardback)

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd (book 3 in the Madman’s Daughter) (Hardback)

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan (Paperback)

Cress by Marissa Meyer (Paperback)

 

 

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter (Paperback)

The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer (Paperback) (Tucson Festival of Books 2015 attendee)

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (Paperback)

 

One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis

Death of a Policeman by M. C. Beaton (Paperback)

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon (Hardback)

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (Paperback)

 

 

 

Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry (Hardback)

Cat & Bunny by Mary Lundquist (Hardback)

 

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of  September:

1.  Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

2.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Paperback)

3.  Personal by Lee Child (Hardback)

4.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Paperback)

5.  Death Cure by James Dashner (Paperback)

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Paperback)

7.  Still Life by Louise Penny (Paperback)

8.  Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson (Paperback)

9.  Divergent by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

10.  Raging Heat by Richard Castle (Hardback)

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of September:

1.  The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Hardback)

2.  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance (Hardback)

3.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Paperback)

4.  The Girls of the Atomic City:  The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan (Paperback)

5.  The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (Paperback)

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Paperback)

7.  Four by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

8.  The Giver by Lois Lowry (Paperback)

9.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

10.  The 39 Clues:  Unstoppable:  Flashpoint by Gordon Korman (Hardback)

 

Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of August:

1.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman

2.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

3.  The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

4.  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

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

6.  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

7.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

8.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner

9.  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

10.  The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

August’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of August

1.  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance (autographed copies are available) (Hardback)

2.  The Old Blue Line by J. A. Jance (autographed copies are available) (Paperback)

3.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Paperback)

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

5.  The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (Hardback)

6.  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Paperback)

7.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

8.  Four by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

9.  Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Hardback)

10.  Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Paperback)

Please call the store or stop in if you are interested in the autographed books.

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

1.  The Treatment by Suzanne Young (autographed copies available)

2.  The Program by Suzanne Young (autographed copies available)

3.  The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

4.  The Remains of Innocence by J A Jance

5.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

6. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

7.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman

8.  California by Edan Lepucki

9.  Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

10.  The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

 

December’s Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for December:

In-Store:

December 4th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Group:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

December 11th (7 PM) Under Wraps Group:  Tell us about your last read and pick-up a new FREE wrapped book

December 18th ( 7 Pm ) Fiction Group:  The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

Our mystery group will be joining the fiction group on December 18th at 7 Pm this month due to the holiday.  There will be no YA  meetings this month, see you in January.  

On-Line (click here to join our discussion):

Just One Year by Gayle Forman

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Just One Year

Just One Year is Willem’s perspective of the story that was told in  Just One Day , which was so needed!  We yearned for over a year to hear his side of the story because we needed to know that he felt the same magical connection that Allyson felt for him.  His year was just as heart-wrenching and hopeful as Allyson’s.  He found himself traveling the world searching for his mystery girl, but instead found a way to find peace with his past.  Much like Allyson, they both needed this year to discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to come to terms with their families.

Forman writes amazing love stories.  You are instantly drawn into the story and the characters’ emotion filled lives.   She captures all of the ups and downs of first love beautifully with her eloquent writing.  I have enjoyed all of her novels and am looking forward to her next adventure.