Each month, the booksellers at the Barnes and Noble store at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton compile a list of reading recommendations for their customers. Here, in their words, is this month's list. (You might even find a scary read or two here!)
“All our Yesterdays” by Cristin Terrill (2013)
Time travel romance at its best! This teen fantasy adventure novel will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to solve the mystery. Gripping plot…a definite page-turner! This is a can’t miss read for 2013!
"Ashes" by Ilsa J. Bick (2011)
This is the first in the Ashes Trilogy, which takes place during the apocalypse. This novel is a modern day story of survival with a healthy dose of the undead thrown in.
"The Keeper of Secrets" by Julie Thomas (2012)
A priceless violin, a Holocaust survivor, a Russian immigrant and a grandson with a gift all come together to bring courage, hope and create beautiful music. A truly touching story wonderfully written in a way that allows you to imagine you are in the same room as the music.
"Monster Hunter International" by Larry Correia (2009)
The world is full of things that go bump in the night. Luckily, this novel is here to bump back; often with an overabundance of explosives. The first in Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series, "Monster Hunter International" offers a wide variety of supernatural goodies, such as: werewolves, vampires, and even old ones straight out of Lovecraft! A perfect book for anyone looking to start a new series.
"Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and SoCalled Hospitality" by Jacob Tomsky (2012)
Hotel industry secrets from an expert. A comical look at how to and how not act, what to ask for, what not to ask for and a reminder that a simple 'thank you' can go a long way.
"Foundation" by Isaac Asimov (2004)
The first book in the Foundation series is a great masterwork of science fiction. Asimov's novel is renowned for its' extensive almost prophetic vision.
"Unnatural Issue" by Mercedes Lackey (2012)
The sixth book in the Elemental Masters series is remarkably darker than her others in the series. With vivid descriptions of the trenches during WWII, this novel in the series is not for the faint of heart. For those who like science fiction/fantasy, try this dystopian alternate historical fantasy.
"Unnecessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain (2013)
The author brings to light the Eugenics Sterilization Program that occurred from 1929-1975, thus, bringing together two women during this turbulent time. One stands up for what is right no matter the consequences. A beautifully written story that keeps the reader turning the page.
"The Girl in the Blue Beret" by Bobbie Ann Mason (2011)
If you've read Bobbie Ann Mason before, you know this book more than measures up to her "can't put the book down" status. A WWII pilot is shot down over France only to be taken in by some locals, where he encounters a girl with a blue beret. After the war, he becomes a pilot for American Airlines. He finally retires and goes back to retrace his life in France and to find the girl in blue beret.