June’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Paperback)

2.  The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Hardback)

3.  Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Hardback)

4.  Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (Hardback)

5. Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (Hardback)

6.  Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman (Paperback)

7.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Paperback)

8.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

9.  Spirit Animals:  Fire and Ice by Shannon Hale (Hardback)

10.  Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Hardback)


December’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of December:

1  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2  The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (signed first edition available)

3  The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

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

5  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

6  Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

7  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

8  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

9  Frog Trouble…and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Song by Sandra Boynton

10  A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson

Please call the store or stop in if you are interested in the signed edition.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

Wings of Fire by T Tui Sutherland (This is book 3 in the Wings of Fire series)

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (paperback)

As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson (paperback)

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (paperback)

Cold Dish

Cold Dish by Craig Johnson is a fabulous beginning to an excellent series.  Sheriff Walt Longmire is just starting to claw his way back from the black hole of grief, which means he is able to function in society but that is about the extend of his capabilities.  After the brutal raping of a young girl, Longmire discovers that the assailants are being murdered.  Now he has to determine who the culprit is, in a town that is already horrified and enraged by the initial crime.

Johnson creates remarkable characters that are funny, clever, and well developed.   He has such a wonderful writing style that you immediately feel an affinity for the characters.  It is so easy to pick-up his books and instantly get sucked into the lives of the characters.   I have also been liking his main character, Longmire.  He has a dry, sarcastic humor that often leaves me chuckling.  His progression from overcoming the trauma of his wife’s death to being able to go out into the world and reconnect with people has also be fascinating.  Not only has Johnson created memorable characters, but his stories are gripping psychological thrillers that will leave you wondering who did it.    Also, if you haven’t already, watch the TV show based on the books.