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

Looking For Alaska

I know that we have reviewed several of John Green’s novels before, but they are truly incredible YA reads.  His first book Looking For Alaska is the story about Miles, or Pudge as they call him, moving to Alabama to attend boarding school.  He felt that the only way to find his ” Great Perhaps” is to leave home and embark on a new adventure.  Once at school, he meets the Colonel and Alaska, who are both ready to shake up Pudge’s dull life.

This was a great debut novel for John Green.  It is no wonder he won the Printz Award for this book.  Green captured Alabama life perfectly.  I could feel the heat of summer and then in winter I could feel the frozen grass.  His characters are so genuine and complex.  They seem like real teenagers struggling with all the issues that come with growing up, drugs, drinking, and yes even the decision to have or to not have sex.  Green didn’t sugar coat the characters or their life decisions, he simple told a story about life.  I recommend his book not only to teens but also adults; his books always have amazing characters who tackle life head-on.

July’s Book Clubs

Here are our July book clubs.  If you would like a complete book list for each group please go to our  website.

July 10th ( 7 PM) Local Authors Book Group:  The Rug Broker by Fran Marian.  Mrs. Marian will also be joining our book discussion.

July 17th (7 PM) Fiction Book Group:  Work Song by Ivan Doig

July 20th (4 PM) YA Book Group:  Looking for Alaska by John Green

July 24th ( 7 PM) Mystery Book Group:  The Dog’s of Rome by Conor Fitzgerald

Online Book Discussions:  Teen Reads with Mostly Books on Goodreads

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Hysteria by Megan Miranda

June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

1  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

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

3  World War Z by Max Brooks

4  A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson

5  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

6  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

7  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

8  Looking for Alaska by John Green

9  A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems

10  Storm Front by Jim Butcher