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.


33013893Dylan’s pick for November is Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. His review: 

When editorial assistant Alice is hired to keep a reclusive author on track for her latest project, she never expects that the author’s 9-year-old son will end up being the most intriguing part of the job. Frank dresses only in 1930’s garb, is more intelligent than most, and is reclusive in his own right, due to misunderstood eccentricities. It is Frank’s arsenal of quirks that make the story as addicting as it is.

Goodreads Summary of Be Frank With Me.

 

 

Gabriella’s staff pick for November is Sadie by Courtney Summers. Her review:

34810320

If you’re on the true crime train and you picked up this book because one of the perspectives is a true crime podcast–but you think this time the mystery won’t go unsolved, because this is a book and not real life–then Sadie’s story is not for you. This book is raw, and it feels like it could have stepped out of one of countless news stories in real life, and like we just don’t know about it because, as one character puts it, the death that is the catalyst for Sadie (her little sister Mattie) is “yet another dead girl” among many, from a trailer park in the middle of nowhere. But Mattie–and any murdered girl–is important, and she deserves justice. And if she can’t have justice, revenge. And Sadie, who’s already lost all that she can lose, is going to get it for her, no matter the cost.

Goodreads Summary of Sadie.

 

 

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 November!

34275215

Goodreads Summary:

This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.

This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.

This is how children change…and then change the world.

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.

When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.