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.

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House of Hades

House of Hades
By Rick Riordan

To begin, his dedication page was to his readers:
“To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.”

I love Rick Riordan’s sense of humor in his books, and The House of Hades is no exception. There are plenty of serious moments, but the light-hearted moments make it so much more entertaining.

In the previous book, The Mark of Athena, we are left with Percy and Annabeth plunging into the depths of Tartarus. They must reach the doors of Death from Hades’ side, while others meet them on the other side of the doors.  Together, the doors must be closed to prevent Gaea’s minions from raising her and ruling the earth.  Bob the Titan is back and Percy and Annabeth would not have survived Tartarus if not for him. While Percy and Annabeth face their own challenges head-on in the Underworld, the other demigods must each face their own…and they do so amazingly. Each one grows, some of them you can literally see physical changes. Frank undergoes a tremendous growth spurt, both in stature and as a leader.  It was nice to see him step it up.  I also especially liked that Leo had some time with Calypso; it would be nice to see them back together. And Nico’s surprising revelation was totally unexpected; did not see that one coming! The subject matter was handled very well by Riordan.  I cannot wait for the next, and final installment of the Heroes of Olympus. Here’s hoping that Riordan continues with Percy and the group in another series.

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.

November Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of November:

1  Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

2  Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

3  Bang by Lisa McMann

4  A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin

5  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

6  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

7  The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

8  Spirit of Steamboat:  A Walt Longmire Story by Craig Johnson

9  Still Life by Louise Penny

10  The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

We have autographed copies of Unwanteds by Lisa McMann, Bang by Lisa McMann, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, and Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson.  Please call or stop in the store to get your copy.

October Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of October:

1  Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

2  Bang by Lisa McMann

3  Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

4  The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

5  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

6  These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

7  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8  Police by Joe Nesbo

9  Still Life by Louise Penny

10  The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

We have autographed copies of Lisa McMann’s Unwanteds, Vision, and Wake series.  Please call or stop in the store if you would like a copy.

October Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of October:

1  The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

2  Mousetronaut Goes to Mars by Mark Kelly

3  A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

4  Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman

5  David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

6  Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

7  These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

8  The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

9  The Round House by Louise Erdrich

10  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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