West Seattle Bookshelf: Reading for a rainy day, perhaps?

June 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm | In West Seattle books, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

Lists courtesy of Square One Books

When we published last week’s WS Bookshelf, we were talking about hammock/lounge-chair reading … OK, today, it’s rainy-day reading! Every week, courtesy of Gretchen Montgomery @ Square One Books (WSB sponsor), we bring you her independent West Seattle bookstore’s 5 best-sellers in each of 4 key categories:

Hardcover:
1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
2. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
3. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
4. Priceless by Robert K. Wittman
5. Bike Snob by Bikesnobnyc

Paperback:
1. Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
2. Manhood For Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon
3. The Last Child by John Hart
4. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles
5. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Children/Young Adult:
1. City Dog, Country Dog by Mo Williams
2. Big Nate in a Class by Himself by Lincoln Pierce
3. The Red Pyramid Book 1 by Rick Riordan
4. Avalon Series/The Warlock Diaries by Rachel Roberts
5. Casper Babypants CDs by Chris Ballew

Teen:
1. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
5. The Cirque du Freak Series by Darren Shan

And a reminder that Square One is presenting a reading with two authors this week – featured in the teen list this week! – Thursday 6/24 – Phoebe Kitanidis, author of “Whisper” and Kimberly Derting, author of “The Body Finder,” will be at the Southwest Branch Library, 6:30-7:45 pm, to read, answer questions, and autograph; Square One will be selling copies of both books at the reading.

1 Comment

  1. In the “teen” category, try The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, with third book in trilogy to be released later this summer.

    Comment by sarelly — 2:39 am June 21, 2010 #

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