Each month, the booksellers at the Barnes & Noble in Hampton’s Peninsula Town Center compile a list of suggestions for readers, from old favorites to the newest hot titles. Here are recent recommendations, in their words.
"Something from the Nightside" by Simon Green (2003)
This is the first in the Nightside series by this author. It is one of the darker British Dresden files. The London saying "Where it's always 3 a.m." is very true to this story, which is populated by myths, monsters, gods, and angels.
"Divergent" by Veronica Roth (2012)
Did you love the "Hunger Games"? Well, check out this new series call Divergent. It follows the story of a young girl named Beatrice who lives in a separated world known as factions. She is born into abnegation, the selfless and service-oriented faction. Beatrice knows that abnegation is not where she actually belongs, but will she have the guts to leave her friends and family behind to transfer factions? If so, which faction should she choose? Find out what it means to be divergent.
"Slide" by Jill Hathaway (2013)
Enter the mind of a teen who witnesses the murder of her friend, but can't reveal how she was there at the scene of the crime.
“City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare (2008)
This is the first book in the 6-book Mortal Instruments series by this author. With the movie just recently being released now is the time to start this series. A fantastic tale of teen fantasy adventure featuring Shadowhunters, demons, werewolves, romance, and magic you don’t want to miss reading this page-turner. It will leave you ready to read book 2!
"Orphan Train" by Cristina Bakerline (2013)
This is a contemporary & depression-era fictional story written around a real event between 1854-1929 of abandoned children sent to the mid-west farm to be adopted. This turns out to be the current system for a young foster girl.
"Cursed Pirate Girl" by Jeremy Bastian (2012)
Every little girl wants to be a fearsome pirate captain! You'll want a magnifying glass as you get lost in the incredibly detailed and wondrous illustrations. A whimsical departure from an everyday novel, this graphic novel will bring imagination forward!
"Ball Four" by Jim Bouton (1990)
Nothing like reading a book that caused a ballplayer to be blackballed and make half of major league baseball angry. We need more whistleblowers!
"Out With It" by Katherine Preston (2013)
This is a sweet and funny biography about a woman who struggles with stuttering. She discovers, with difficulty, that there is more to who she is than stuttering.
"Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel (2010)
King Henry VIII wishes to annul his marriage of 20 years so that he can marry Anne Boleyn, who kept him agonizingly in the hunt for her love. One man crafts a scheme that will help him accomplish this act, though with consequences.