Books of the Month

Looking for the bestsellers? Here’s a link to the official New York Times Bestsellers!

Want to read a bestseller that’s a little more obscure? Try the Indie Bestsellers!

Want our personal recommendations? Here are our Staff Picks! All staff picks are 15% off, but these are our favorites this month.

Dylan’s pick for September is Professor Renoir’s Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights by Randall Platt.

His review:

Babe Killingsworth (6’9″ and 342 pounds) is willingly sold to a travelling circus in 1896, and soon discovers a world in which she might actually fit in. Within the circus, though, she is not only still different, but is realizing the true cruelty of the ringmaster. Babe joins together with those who she may not have seen eye to eye with before, bonded by a common enemy. This middle grade read is a phenomenal story of strength, perseverance, and unity no matter how old you are.

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Gabriella’s pick for September is Next Level Basic by Stassi Schroeder.

Her review:

If you’ve seen any of my other staff picks, I’m sure you’re just as surprised as I am that I read this–and what’s more, that I really enjoyed it! I’ve never watched Vanderpump Rules, so the appeal of this book to me was Stassi’s dedication to living her best life, enthusiastically embracing the things she loves, and how she wants you to do the same. So by picking this up and loving it, I’m living my NLB life, and it feels good!

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Ready for more? Come to the store and check out our Staff Picks shelf!

If you’re reading along with WCMY, here’s our book for discussion in September!

Goodreads Summary:

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….