Staff Spins and Selections

AWARD WINNERS

  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
OUR PICKS

  • Wife by Design by Tara Taylor Quinn
  • Shattered by Kevin Hearne
  • Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson
  • Ascension by Steven Galloway
  • Stitches by David Small
  • The Girl with the All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus by Gris Grimly and Mary Shelley
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • How Firm a Foundation by David Weber
  • Toriko 21: Showdown at Chowlin Temple
  • The Confabulist by Steven Galloway
  • Velvet by Ed Brubaker
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Summer House with a Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
  • Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
  • Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay
  • The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill
  • Hunted by Kevin Hearne
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Midst Toil and Tribulation by David Weber
  • The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
  • Like a Mighty   Army by David Weber
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  • The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Successful Kids, Without Turning into a Tiger by Shimi K. Kang
  • Dust by Patricia Cornwell
  • Growing Up Duggar by Jana Duggar
  • Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
BEACH READS

  • Once a Family by Tara Taylor Quinn
  • Mirror Image by Sandra Brown
  • Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
  • Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich
BIOS & MEMOIRS

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
CANADIAN

  • Fruit by Brian Francis
CLASSICS

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison
  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri
FANTASY

  • The Companions by R.A. Salvatore
GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • Locke & Key #1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
HISTORICAL FICTION

  • The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
  • Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates
HUMOUR

  • Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks
  • Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffery Brown
  • Top Secret 21 by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERIES, THRILLERS, TRUE CRIME

  • The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Robinstein
  • Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton
  • The Dinner by Herman Koch
  • Murder List by Julie Garwood
ROMANCE

  • A Room with a View by E.M. Forrester
SCIENCE FICTION

  • Abaddon’s Gate by James Corey
  • Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
SENSE OF PLACE

  • China Dolls by Lisa See
  • What the Pilgrim Told the Psychic by Jane Christmas
  • The Fine Color of Rust by P.A. O’Reilly
  • Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
SHORT STORIES AND POETRY

  • A Faraway Smell of Lemon by Rachel Joyce
  • The Other Language by Francesca Marciano
  • As If by E.D. Blodgett
  • The World Afloat: Miniatures by M.A.C. Farrant
STAFF PICKS

  • Invisible Cities by Italo Clavino (Geoff’s Pick)
  • Fast Track by Julie Garwood
TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

  • How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden
  • White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia by Jacek Hugo-Bader
  • A Tourist in the Arab Spring by Tom Chesshyre

What We Read Week Two

The gorgeous summer weather is not deterring Summer Reading!  Here are the books we read this week:

BEACH READS

  • The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult
  • The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith
CUSTOMER PICKS

  • Bone and Silence by Reginald Hill
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 1313 by Teresa Toten
  • Name of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley
  • The Third Twin by Ken Follett
  • The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
  • Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynaud
  • Dust by Patricia Cornwell
  • Leftover Women and the Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
  • Haunted Hotels by Jo-Anne Christensen
  • Hardball by Sara Paretsky
  • Bad Boy by Peter Robinson
  • Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
  • The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro
  • The Cat with the Yellow Star by Susan Goodman Rubin
  • Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
 
HISTORICAL FICTION

  • A Town Called Alice by Neville Shute
 
HUMOUR

  • Check, Please by Rick Kirkman
  • Let’s Just Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
 
MYSTERIES, THRILLERS & TRUE CRIME

  • Date with the Devil by Donald Lasseter with Ronald E. Bowers
  • Chambre 426 by Madeleine Robitaille
  • Deadly Little Secrets by Kathryn Casey
 
ROMANCE

  • Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley
 
SENSE OF PLACE

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Cool Water by Dianne Warren
 
SHORT STORIES & POETRY

  • Married Love and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
  • Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro
  • Tales from the Underworld by Hans Fallada
  • Among the Missing by Don Chaon
 
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE

  • Infrared by Nancy Huston
 
STAFF PICKS

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich