Faceoff is a compilation of short stories edited by David Baldacci. This book is great because each short story has two characters who are often the heroes from their own series who faceoff (or work together to take down the bad guy). Short stories are so much fun when it is a new story with a beloved character or a great story from a new author. I loved how riddled this book is with some of my favorite mystery authors.

Here is a brief look at a few of my favorites:

When Jack Reacher walks into a bar in Boston to watch the Yankees take on the Red Sox, I knew something fun was going to happen. Nick Heller was sitting two stools away and within a couple of innings they had figured out the man sitting between them was trouble. I loved seeing how each of the characters sizes up the situation and helps in their unique way!
(Lee Child & Joseph Finder)

I thoroughly enjoyed Cotton Malone meeting Gray Pierce in the South American jungle while they were each on the same assignment. Working together the two take care of business and in just a few pages are on their way. It amazed me that the authors can create such a seamless story together and still stay true to their own characters and writing style.
(Steve Berry & James Rollins)

And on the creepy side was R. L. Stine’s Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy against Preston/Child’s Agent Pendergast in a gaslight story of the weirdest kind. There is something for every mystery fan in this book.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Shattered Court by M. J. Scott (Paperback)

The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison (Paperback)

A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton (Paperback)

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl (Hardback)

Gathering Prey by John Sandford (The latest in the Prey series) (Hardback)

Remains of Innocence by J A Jance (Paperback)

Personal by Lee Child (Paperback)

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Hardback)

Magonia by M. D. Headley (Hardback)

The Replaced by Kimberly Derting (Book 2 of the Taking series) (Hardback)

How to Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle & Sarah Mlynowski (Paperback)

Ferals by Jacob Grey (Hardback)

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman (Hardback)



October’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of October:

1.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Paperback)

2.  Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

3.  Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Paperback)

4.  Death Cure by James Dashner (Paperback)

5.  W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Paperback)

6.  Personal by Lee  Child (Hardback)

7.  Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Hardback)

8.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (Hardback)

9.  Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller (Hardback)

10.  Islands of Legend by Lisa McMann (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)

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (The latest installment to Heroes of Olympus series)

Bang by Lisa McMann (The latest in the Vision series.)

Lisa McMann will be having a book signing here on October 23rd at 4:30 PM

Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk

Inherit the Dead by Lee Child and several other bestselling authors

The Mountain of Light by Indu Sundaresan

Just on Year by Gayle Forman (The companion novel to Just One Day)  This is out on Thursday October 10th

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier (The latest in the Ruby Red series)

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog by Tom Watson



September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of September:

1  Still Life by Louise Penny

2  Never Go Back by Lee Child

3  A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin

4  The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

5  The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

6  City of Ash by Cassandra Clare

7  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

8  Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

9  The Day the Crayons Quite by Drew Daywalt

10  The Devil’s Cup:  A History of the World According to Coffee by Stewart Lee Allen

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Never Go Back by Lee Child (The latest Jack Reacher novel)

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Duplex by Kathryn Davis

Island of Fire by Lisa McMann (The 3rd installment to the Unwanteds series)

The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer (the sequel to House of the Scorpion)

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

Darkness Falls by Erin Hunter (the latest in the Survivors series)

February Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of February:

1  Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly

2  Deadly Stakes by JA Jance

3  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

4  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

5  The Round House by Louise Erdrich

6  Life of Pi by Yann Martel

7  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

8  The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

9  City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

10  Killing Floor by Lee Child

January Bestseller

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of January:

1  Life of Pi by Yann Martel

2  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

3  One Shot: Jack Reacher by Lee Child

4  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

5  Thanks, Help, Wow by Anne LaMott

6  The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

7  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

8  Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

9  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

10  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Jack Reacher’s Rules

Jack Reacher’s Rules is the perfect gift for any Jack Reacher fan.  Lee Child has compiled an entire book filled with Reacher’s rules to live by, quotes from the books detailing his rules, and other fun Reacherisms.  A few of our favorite rules are:  “If in doubt, drink coffee”, “Don’t fight fair”, “Always carry a toothbrush”,  just to  name a few.  Child also included a list of what you will never hear  Reacher say, such as “Call me on my cell”, or “My knees are trembling and my hands are shaking”.   This book is just an enjoyable and at times laugh out loud funny dip into Reacher’s world.