Your weekly West Seattle Bookshelf, 2nd edition

March 18, 2010 at 4:27 am | In West Seattle books, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 8 Comments

Lists courtesy of Square One Books

Once again this Thursday, courtesy of Gretchen Montgomery @ Square One Books (WSB sponsor), we bring you her store’s five best-sellers in four key categories. (We’re testing the title suggested by Mark Matassa in comments following edition #1 – what do you think?)

Hardcover:
1. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
3. Anthill by E.O. Wilson
4. Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
5. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Paperback:
1. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
2. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
4. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
5. Ex-Cop by Warren Hammond

Children:
1. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 by Jeff Kinney
3. The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
4. In My Meadow by Sara Gillingham
5. The Witches by Roald Dahl

Teen:
1. Dealing with Dragons #1 by Patricia Wrede
2. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
3. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Speaking of young readers, Square One has a special bookselling event tonight at Madison Middle School — offering books that are popular with middle-schoolers, and Square One pays the tax, which means you get the equivalent of a 9.5% discount.

8 Comments

  1. (We’re testing the title – what do you think?)

    Rather cutesy, and certainly not “my” bookshelf, so I don’t know why one would use “Your” instead of “The.”

    If you stick with Bookshelf, perhaps just “West Seattle Bookshelf,” “West Seattle Reading List,” or “West Seattle Best Sellers.”

    Comment by rw — 7:53 am March 18, 2010 #

  2. Love that you’re doing this! I would also be interested in seeing Gretchen’s personal recommendations if you can make room for it. Great new addition to the blog!

    Comment by laura — 8:10 am March 18, 2010 #

  3. I like the new feature and I think the title works well.

    Comment by Shannon — 8:38 am March 18, 2010 #

  4. I like it. :)

    PS – I’m SO excited to see a Patricia C Wrede book on the list! I adore her series! :D

    Comment by jedifarfy — 1:45 pm March 18, 2010 #

  5. Laura,
    We do have a section on our website: http://www.square1books.com where we list staff recommendations. I’ll admit I do not update this as often as I should, but I will have new staff picks posted within the next week or so. We are also featuring Staff Picks in the front of the store, and some of my picks are currently on display. Glad you like the new blog feature!

    Comment by Gretchen Montgomery — 3:00 pm March 18, 2010 #

  6. Please, come visit at Madison’s Literacy Night! Books to buy, trade, games to play, students reading their writing, student writing to read! It will be a good time!

    Comment by teachermom — 5:59 pm March 18, 2010 #

  7. This is a great addition to the blog; thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Garden_nymph — 7:40 pm March 18, 2010 #

  8. I think this is a great feature, whatever title you eventually settle on. I love the idea of highlighting Gretchen’s picks, and I think it would be cool if WSB’ers listed what they’re reading; then it truly would be a West Seattle Bookshelf.

    I’ll offer one:
    I’m reading “Let the Great World Spin,” by Collum McCann. About two-thirds through and loving it.

    What’s on your nightstand?

    Comment by Mark Matassa — 11:20 pm March 20, 2010 #

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