New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Looking For Alaska Special 10th Anniversary Edition by John Green (Hardback SIGNED copies available at the store)

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (Hardback)

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Hardback)

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (Paperback)

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (Hardback)

The First Bad Man by Miranda July (Hardback)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Hardback)

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan (Hardback)

Sweet Dream, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (Board Book)

Tumford the Terrible by Nancy Tillman (Board Books)

 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green creates such amazing characters and when you add the talents of David Levithan you find yourself falling in love with the book.  Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the story about two different boys living two very different lives who happen to meet in the same windy city and are both named Will Grayson.  On a chance encounter, the two strike up a conversation which leads to friendship, new adventures (at times musical adventures) and a whole new path.

I really like that this story is written by two authors and then told from two different perspectives.  This writing style gave you insight on both of the Wills and the ups and downs of their lives.  The characters are incredibly realistic, it feels like you know them.  I was impressed with how well the authors were able to capture the humor, depression, and the nerdiness of growing up.   I also liked that Green and Levithan continually added plot twists.  I never knew where the story was headed or how it would end.  This is a great YA contemporary novel that has you laughing out loud sometimes,  as well as contemplating the trials and tribulations of being a teen.

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

 

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of July:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.  California by Edan Lepucki

3.  The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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

5.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

6.  Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

7.  Looking for Alaska by John Green

8.  One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

9.  Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

10.  The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

June’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

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

2.  The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Hardback)

3.  Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Hardback)

4.  Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (Hardback)

5. Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (Hardback)

6.  Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman (Paperback)

7.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Paperback)

8.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

9.  Spirit Animals:  Fire and Ice by Shannon Hale (Hardback)

10.  Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Hardback)