Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mockingjay on Sale Today--Now What Should You Read? We've Got Some Suggestions.

Well, we double checked all our numbers on Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay, the conclusion of the Hunger Games trilogy. We had to back up our publisher order with some copies from a wholesaler, when one of our reorders didn't make it to the publisher in time for the first printing.

It's on sale today!

We have our largest amount of holds on this book since The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Now we have high expectations for Freedom, but our holds on Franzen's novel pale in comparison.

Really, we are excited about Freedom! Here's Conrad's rec on the new book:
No one writes about dysfunctional families and individuals better than Jonathan Franzen. The struggle to achieve personal independence and identity–battling the constraints of family, friends, lovers, society, and the unrealistic expectations (both our own and other people's for us) that map our lives- is explored with hilarious results in this splendid new novel. If you liked The Corrections, you'll love this!

Back to the Hunger Games trilogy and Mockingjay. Another book on sale today is the paperback release of Maze Runner, the first book in the Maze Runner trilogy. A lot of booksellers are highly recommending James Dashner's series to folks who like Suzanne Collins. Book two in that series, The Scorch Trials, goes on sale October 12th, and we're having an event with Dashner at Boswell on Friday, October 15th.

We don't often have booksellers fighting over galleys (well, actually we do) but Dashner was one that was on four Boswellians' must-read lists.

Another idea for fans of young adult dystopia is Michael Grants Gone series. We are actually co-sponsoring an event for Michael Grant at the Whitefish Bay Library on Friday, October 1st, at 6:30. It's for his new middle-grade book, The Magnificent 12: The Call, but I exepect fans of Gone, Hunger, and Lies to show up too.

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