NEW RELEASES

Here are a few new releases for the week:

All the Stars in Heaven by Adriana Trigiani (autographed copies available at the store)

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickman

Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford

An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea by Patrick Taylor (the latest in the Irish Country Books)

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki

A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas by James Bowen

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton (autographed copies available at the store)

The King’s Justice by Stephen Donaldson

Symbiont by Mira Grant (Book 2 in the Parasitology series)

The Rose Society by Marie Lu (Book 2 in the Young Elites series)

Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Happily Ever After: A Companion to the Selection Stories by Kiera Cass

City of Thirst by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis (Book 2 in the Map to Everywhere)

Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly (Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga series)

Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri Smith

New Releases

Here are a few new release for the week:

Day Shift by Charlaine Harry (book 2 in the Midnight, Texas series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan (Hardback)

Beneath the Bonfire:  Stories by Nickolas Butler (Hardback)

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Paperback)

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (Paperback)

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman (Hardback)

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Hardback)

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (the latest in the Women’s Murder Club) (Hardback)

Ruins of War by John Connell (Hardback)

American Wife by Taya Kyle (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters (Hardback)

When to Rob a Bank…and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner (Hardback)

Whirlwind:  The American Revolution and the War that Won by John Ferling (Hardback)

The Heir by Kiera Cass (the latest in the Selection series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Saint Anything by Sara Dessen (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Hardback)

Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn ( book 2 in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series) (Hardback)

The Worst Class Trip Even by Dave Barry (Hardback)

Survivors:  Tales from the Packs by Erin Hunter (Paperback)

Llama Llama Red Pajama  by Anna Dewdney (Board Book)

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon (Board Book)

 

 

May Bestseller’s

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of May:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (autograph copies available)

3.  Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (Signed first editions available)

4.  A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

5.  The One by Kiera Cass

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

7.  Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

8.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

9.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez Garcia

10.  Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

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

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:

Cress by Marissa Meyers (Book 3 in the Lunar Chronicles)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyers (paperback)

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Book 3 in the Shatter Me series)

Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me novellas-paperback)

Vengeance by Megan Miranda (Sequel to Fracture)

The Selection Stories:  The Prince & the Guard by Kiera Cass (Selection novellas-paperback)

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

All Joy and No Fun:  The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior

Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy (Book 3 in the Wildwood Chronicles)

Splat the Cat:  Oopsie-Daisy by Rob Scotton (paperback)

The Selection

Kiera Cass’s  novel The Selection is a delightful and warm YA dystopian – which sounds like an impossible combination, but made for a great book.  Thirty five girls have been chosen to attend the royal Selection in hopes of becoming the prince’s wife.  While America is adamant that she has no desire to participate, her family and secret boyfriend convince her to put her name in.  Of course her family wants her to win so that they can be elevated from their lowly caste status of five and no longer have to worry about food and her boyfriend (even lower than she is as he is a six) knows that this could mean that America never has to worry about surviving day to day again.  Out of hundreds of girls, America is chosen to go to the palace and date the prince.  While the extra income is good for her family, America is sure she will never have feelings for the prince but she decides it works out for everyone if she continues to compete.

I’ll be honest, I picked this book up because the cover is breathtaking, then I started reading and fell in love with this story.  The events were predictable and similar to the TV show the Bachelor, but I adored the characters and found myself reading the entire book in a day.  America and Prince Maxon’s relationship is so much fun to read.  Their up and down relationship is witty, charming, and just very sweet.  I found myself hurrying to get to the next section with both of them just to see what they would say.   This was a great character book and a wonderful way to escape the day.  I am really excited to start book two, The Elite later tonight.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the past couple of weeks:

The Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris  (This is the 2nd book in the Unraveling series)

The Elite by Kiera Cass (This is the 2nd book in the Selection Trilogy)

How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel by Cressida Cowell (This is the 10th book in the How To Train Your Dragon series)

Judgment Call by JA Jance (paperback)

Gold by Chris Cleave (paperback)

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (paperback)