New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the month:

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Hardback)

We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride (Hardback)

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank (Hardback)

The Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth Haydon (book 7 in the Symphony of Ages) (Hardback)

Rebels:  City of Indra:  The Story of Lex and Livia by Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner (Hardback)

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (Hardback)

Tales From a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell (book 7 in the Dork Diaries series) (Hardback)

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (paperback)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (paperback)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (paperback)

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path  Back to Health by William Davis (paperback)

The Book of David by Anonymous

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

 

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of July:

1  A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

2  My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

3  The English Girl by Daniel Silva

4  Wonder by RJ Palacio

5  Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

6  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

7  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

8  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

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

10  I Could Pee on This:  And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman was an outstanding fantasy read.  It was a dark tale that at times had me a bit frightened, but is such an incredible story that I read it in a couple of sittings.  A middle-aged man heading to his home town  for a funeral decides to drive by his old family home.  The house is no longer the one that  he remembers, but that doesn’t stop him from recalling the bizarre occurrences that happened the summer of his 7th year.    The more he remembers the more he realizes that something dark was unleashed and that somehow his old friend Letty found a way to protect him.

I am not typically a fantasy reader, but Gaiman’s writing is so eloquent and picturesque that I found myself loving this book.  His characters were easy to relate to,  even though we are hearing the story from a 7 year old perspective.  It was easy to understand his feelings  and  why so much of what had happened to him alluded him.  This was a fantastic read that will stay with you long after you have been have finished.

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

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

2  The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

3  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

4  A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

5  Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

6  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

7  I Could Pee on This:  And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

8  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

9  World War Z by Max Brooks

10  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

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

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the past few weeks:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

The King’s Deception by Steve Berry (This is the latest Cotton Malone novel)

Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin  (This is the sequel to the Masque of the Red Death)