What We’re Reading This Week



Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
On Sale July 29 – Available to Pre-Order

“From the author of The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway comes a mysterious and timeless new novel. It centers on a old and young man trying to communicate with one another, but not doing so very effectively. The Gone-Away World was the talk of the store when it came out, so Harkaway already has some eager readers awaiting the release of Tigerman.


Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood
On Sale August 14 – Available to Pre-Order

“So good! The last book in the series, so there is a lot of action and someone is going to die. We’ll finally get to figure out about that prophecy too, I’m so excited! These are my favorite sisters in a book.” [Editor’s Note: Ta’Necia was excited. I mean, really excited about this book.]


Station Elevenby Emily St. John Mandel
On Sale September 9 – Available to Pre-Order

“A fatal and fast moving flu strain has wiped out most of the world’s population. Those who weren’t killed by the flu struggle to survive in a world lacking all of the conveniences of modern life. A band of actors and musicians have joined together and roam from settlement to settlement in the middle of the country and perform Shakespeare and symphonies because as their mantra (stolen from a Star Trek episode) states: ‘Survival is insufficient.’ Emily St. John Mandel has created an entirely plausible apocalypse and placed her fully realized characters right at the center of it. She effortlessly winds their seemingly unrelated stories together – I wasn’t ready to say good-bye to her characters. It’s a post-apocalyptic novel with heart and it’s my favorite book of the year so far.


The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

“I just started, but I’m loving the dry humor. It’s a guy in a bookstore who is a complete curmudgeon. He’s definitely been in the business too long. I’m not sure what will happen, it’s going to be a big fun surprise.”

The Quick by Lauren Owen
On Sale June 17 – Available to Pre-Order

“Set in Victorian London, the book starts off as historical fiction. But, about a hundred pages in, the genre changes. This book doesn’t stick to the standard storytelling structures and keeps adding new characters to the fold. It really keeps you on your feet and reading.”


The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

“This book tackles some of life’s biggest issues: courage, responsibility, love, discipline, and the true meaning of being human. Written by a traditional psychoanalyst, it really ends well. If you are walking by our Self Improvement section, be sure to read the chapter about the myth of Orestes.”

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