January Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for the month of January:

In-Store

January 8th (7 PM) Under Wraps Group:  Come tell us about your last wrapped read and pick-up a new FREE wrapped book.  You will  pick your book by the genre and first sentence of the book, otherwise you won’t know what the book is about until you unwrap it.

January 15th ( 7 PM)  Fiction Group:  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

January 18th (4 PM) YA Group:  The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)

January 22nd (7 PM ) Mystery Group:  The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer

 

On-ling Book Groups:  Click here to go to group forum on Goodreads.

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

 

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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is an intoxicating tale about love and learning how to become the person you are meant to be.  Ethan is counting the days until he can escape his hometown of Gatlin and finally start living his life.  Gatlin is your typical small town in the south where nothing interesting happens and yet so many of the founding families continue to live there generation after generation.  Things would be pretty dull for Ethan too, but he keeps having these vivid dreams about a mysterious girl that seems to need his help-and then he meets her in school.  Lena has just moved to town and is living with her uncle, the town shut-in, making her instantly scorned at school.  It also doesn’t help her reputation when strange things occur around her, like glass breaking and odd weather changes.  Even knowing that Lena spells trouble for him, Ethan finds that he can’t stop thinking about her and eventually finds a way to run into her-thankfully not literally, although he tried.  Thus begins the tale of star-crossed lovers and Lena’s fight to resist her family’s curse.

What a great witch, or should I say caster, tale.  Garcia and Stohl create such a great atmosphere in their book.  Everything seems just dark and ominous with secrets lurking under the surface.  The town feels  spooky and the plantation house is even scarier with it’s dilapidated exterior and ever changing interior.  The town’s people are as eccentric as you would expect in this small town and everyone seems to have secrets.   Lena and Ethan’s relationship is so genuine and endearing.  You can’t help but root for them to have their love conquer all.  I also find the family curse to be so fascinating.   I really like how Garcia and Stohl added the flashbacks into the story to really give you the depth of the family saga.  I am excited to read Beautiful Darkness to find out more about their doomed relationship and of course to learn if Lena can fend off her claiming any longer.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Allegiant by Veronica Roth (This is the final book in the Divergent Trilogy and we have signed editions in stock)

Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas

Silent Night by Robert Parker (Helen Brann)

Provence, 1970:  M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr

Week In a Day by Rachel Ray

Reality Boy by A. S. King

Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (paperback)

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (paperback)

Bits & Pieces by Judith Byron Schachner

 

September Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for September:

In-store discussions at Mostly Books

September 4th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Club:  The Devil’s Cup:  A History of the World According to Coffee by Stewart Lee Allen

September 21st (4 PM) YA Book Club:  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

September 25th (7 PM) Mystery Book Club:  The Reversal by Michael Connelly

 

On-line book discussion on Goodreads

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Marked by P C Cast and Kristin Cast

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

 

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of July:

1  A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

2  My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

3  The English Girl by Daniel Silva

4  Wonder by RJ Palacio

5  Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

6  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

7  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

8  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

9  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

10  I Could Pee on This:  And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

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

March Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of March:

1  The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint

2  Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (autographed copies still available)

3  Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition) by Diana Gabaldon (autographed copies still available)

4  The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (autographed copies still available)

5  Just One Day by Gayle Foreman (autographed copies still available)

6  Unwanted by Lisa McMann

7  Deadly Stakes by JA Jance (autographed copies still available)

8   Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

9  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

10 Tucson Hiking Guide by Betty Leavengood (autographed copies still available)

Stop in the store or call us at 520-571-0110 for any of the above titles.