Inferno by Dan Brown is the latest novel featuring Professor Robert Langdon and it was spine-tingling good.  Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital with no memory of leaving Harvard two days prior, but he does find a strange object tucked away in his belongings. Thus begins an exciting mystery that leads us deep into the symbolism of Dante’s Inferno as Langdon attempts to discover what happened during the missing two days and why trained assassins are trying to kill him.  Luckily he has the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks as he hunts down and pieces the puzzle together.

This book reminded me why I love Dan Brown’s writing.  It is filled with captivating intrigue, page-turning suspense, and of course history and art.  I love all of the historical information and symbolism.  It is such a fascinating subject and Brown makes it fun to read.  Brown brings up many of the double meanings found throughout Dante’s Inferno as well as in the painting that attempt to capture the Inferno. It has been a long time since I read Dante’s Inferno but after reading Brown’s I find myself really wanting to go back and read it.   If you are craving a new thriller that is certain to keep you absorbed until the last sentence, than this would be a great choice.



New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Monument 14:  Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (book 3 in the Monument 14 series) (Hardback)

The One by Kiera Cass (book 3 in the Selection series) (Hardback)

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham (Hardback)

Catching Air by Sara Pekkanen (Paperback)

A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle (book 7 in the Bibliophile Mysteries) (Paperback)

Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay (book 2 in the Hat Shop Mysteries) (Paperback)

Tell Me You’re Sorry by Kevin O’Brien (Paperback)

Inferno by Dan Brown (Paperback)

Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter (Paperback)

Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison (Paperback)

Big Nate:  Mr. Popularity by Pierce Lincoln (Paperback)



New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr (the latest in the Anna Pigeon series)

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon (the latest in the Chronicles of Nick)

Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon (paperback)

Big Nate:  Great Minds Think Alike by Lincoln Pierce

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory (paperback)

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen (paperback)





June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of June:

1  Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

2  Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy

3  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4  Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

5  Inferno by Dan Brown

6  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

7  The Schwa was Here by Neal Schusterman

8  As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson

9  If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

10  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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