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)


March Bestsellers

Here are a our bestsellers for the end of March:

1.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

2.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

3.  Creature Teacher:  Final Exam by R. L. Stine

4.  Under the Wide and Starry Night by Nancy Horan (autographed copies available)

5.  Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

6.  Stone Cold by C. J. Box

7.  Moving Target by J. A. Jance (autographed copies available)

8.  Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson

9.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

10.  Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Please call or visit the store if you are interested in an autographed copy.

June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of June:

1  A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson (autograph copies are available in the store)

2  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (autographed copies are available in the store)

3  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

4  World War Z by Max Brooks

5  City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

6  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

7  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

8  Prodigy by Marie Lu

9  Happy, Happy, Happy:  My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson

10  Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Cold Dish

Cold Dish by Craig Johnson is a fabulous beginning to an excellent series.  Sheriff Walt Longmire is just starting to claw his way back from the black hole of grief, which means he is able to function in society but that is about the extend of his capabilities.  After the brutal raping of a young girl, Longmire discovers that the assailants are being murdered.  Now he has to determine who the culprit is, in a town that is already horrified and enraged by the initial crime.

Johnson creates remarkable characters that are funny, clever, and well developed.   He has such a wonderful writing style that you immediately feel an affinity for the characters.  It is so easy to pick-up his books and instantly get sucked into the lives of the characters.   I have also been liking his main character, Longmire.  He has a dry, sarcastic humor that often leaves me chuckling.  His progression from overcoming the trauma of his wife’s death to being able to go out into the world and reconnect with people has also be fascinating.  Not only has Johnson created memorable characters, but his stories are gripping psychological thrillers that will leave you wondering who did it.    Also, if you haven’t already, watch the TV show based on the books.