New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Darkness the Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt Illustraed by Oliver Jeffers

 

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

July Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

3  Fifty Shades Freed  by E L James

4  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5  A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

6  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

7  Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin

8  Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The Language of Flowers

Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s novel The Language of Flowers  is a powerful tale about one girl’s ability to help herself and others through flowers.  Victoria grew up in foster care, which at the best of times was isolating and filled with deceit.  At the age of eighteen, Victoria was emancipated from the system but found herself  alone and lacking in job skills.  The one thing that Victoria did have was a knowledge of flowers and what emotions they elicit.  Victoria was able to get a job at a flower shop where she helped people convey the correct meaning of emotions with their bouquets.

This is such a wonderful story that it will leave you craving more tidbits on flowers’ meanings.  Thankfully, Diffenbaugh does include Victoria’s dictionary on the meaning of the flowers.  Victoria is such a strong character who is determined to succeed even when everyone else failed her.  There are many things that she has to overcome and there are touching moments that will compel you to keep reading.  One of my favorite aspects of this book, is the way Victoria’s story seamlessly travels between the past and present .  This was such an engaging way to tell the tale.  Diffenbaugh’s debut novel is a captivating  story about leaning from the past and finding love in the present.

Join us on Wednesday July 11th at 7 PM for our book discussion on this book.

June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro

3  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

4  Cold Wind by CJ Box

5  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

6  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

7  The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

8  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed