Top Reads of 2015

Here are our staff’s top reads for 2015:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Faceoff edited by David Baldacci

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Wait for Signs:  Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson (Hardback)

First Impressions:  A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett (Hardback)

George Marshall by Debi and Irwin Unger (Hardback)

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom (Paperback)

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin (Hardback)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Book 3 in the Raven Cycle) (Hardback)

Tales of Great Beasts by Brandon Mull (Special Edition of Spirit Animals) (Hardback)

Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judith Byron Schachner (Signed Copies available) (Hardback)

Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood (Hardback)

Please visit the store or call if you are interested in the signed editions.

November’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of November:

1  The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo (autographed copies available)

2  Moonday by Adam Rex (autographed copies available)

3  Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

4  Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

5  The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

6  Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

7  Wild by Cheryl Strayed

8  Legend by Marie Lu

9  The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

10  Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

If you would like an autographed copy please call or stop in the store.

November Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of November:

1  Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (autographed copies available)

2  Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

3  The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

4  We are Water by Wally Lamb

5  Champion by Marie Lu

6  Wild by Cheryl Strayed

7  Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

8  Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

9  The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

10  The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Please call or stop in the store for autographed copies.

The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom is an inspiring story about learning to let go of the daily trivial stress and instead focus on the present moment.  The story begins with the creation of the first clock and the inventor being banished to a cave and forced to listen to the voices of the world desiring more time.  After countless centuries the inventor is released, but with a condition.  He must save two individuals from the curse of time and teach them to live in the moment.

As always Albom captures his readers with his unique writing style that carries you along till the very end.  His description of time and how it effects our daily life was a bit of an eye opener.  I  finished the book thinking,  I need to be more in the present and not worry  about work.  The story was good, even if a bit heavy on the message that it was portraying.