Archive for September, 2018

 

September 18, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

Oh hello, folks. It feels like it’s been ages since I last talked about books that wasn’t what my customers bought. I haven’t been in a reading mood, outside of fanfiction (LOL), but I did start (or forever reading) some Young Adult books!

Currently Reading will act as my check-in, letting you guys know what I’m forever reading at the moment, and what I’m enjoying about it. I’m not gonna discuss books that are on my priority October TBR list. Instead, I’m gonna talk about the books I picked up on a whim this month.

A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina’s cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother—a bond Bina thought was unbreakable.

Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her. She has an old suitcase, a fresh black eye, and a room waiting for her at Catherine House, a young women’s residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history, a vow of confidentiality, and dark, magical secrets. There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. As Bina’s lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why she’s come to Catherine House and what it will take for her to leave…

Why did I want to read A Room Away from the Wolves? I see “magical” in a synopsis, and my interest in a book shoots 110%. It gives me gothic vibes, especially with this women’s residence that is full of history—maybe good and definitely bad. I want to see what secrets the Catherine House holds.

What do I like about it so far? I may not know what the heck is going on, but it does exude that gothic creepiness that I looooove reading in book. I gotta know why these young women are at this House, and why Bina’s mother never wanted Bina to go there. Lots of mysteries I want to uncover.

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September 6, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

During the last week of February, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of May. Let’s take a look.

FICTION

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan | Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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