Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

ISBN: 9781250049551
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 6th, 2015

I got my hands on an advanced copy a few days before it came out, and from 8:30pm to 5am I read Carry On and did very little else. I think I grinned the entire time; it was definitely worth getting so little sleep over.

In its bare bones, Carry On is Harry Potter fanfiction that lovingly pokes fun at the source material. It takes place in Simon Snow's final year at magic school and references past years as if previous books in the series existed, (including scenes explained in more detail in Fangirl) but it works very well on its own. It is just as wonderfully fluffy as the rest of Rainbow Rowell's books, and is well-balanced between the external action and character development.

Carry On is also really refreshing in its representation of different minorities. There are main characters who are bisexual or gay, minor offscreen lesbians, and a variety of different races and classes.

Readers of this may also enjoy: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman, and A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne.

The Gaslight Mysteries

Its one of the few series, everyone on staff has read and loved. We keep the first five new in the store. Thompson has put so much work into researching this series. If you are a fan of mysteries, history, or NYC, this series is a must read. We highly recommend The Gaslight Mysteries and strongly suggest that they are read in order. If you read them out of order, we will shame you. So, do it right people. 


ISBN: 9780425168967
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Published: Berkley Prime Crime - April 9th, 1999

Belk's Ladies Night Out

Please join us at Belk at The Forum, for Ladies Night Out. This will be our third Ladies Night Out. Belk will have a great sale, free horderves, and wine. We'll be there to sell Tracy Solheim new book, Sleeping With the Enemy. You should join us, it will be a lot of fun!

ISBN: 9780425281024
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Published: Berkley Books - September 1st, 2015

Hunters by Mercedes Lackey

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. 

ISBN: 9781484707845
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 1st, 2015

Ages 12 & up. A wonderful YA fantasy. I love Mercedes Lackey and she delivers yet again, another strong female protagonist for us to learn from. Joy has been a Hunter in her mountain community since she was a child, every Cit (citizen) without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. She is sent to Apex City, to patrol with the rest of the best Hunters that are there to protect the most important people. What she learns is that every hunter is recorded for their own TV station and it is more about popularity than protecting the Cit. She also learns that the Othersiders are getting into their world, and naturally she will do what she has to do to protect the hunters and Cit. Highly recommended, great adventure and great read!

Ruth Galloway Mysteries by Elly Griffiths

Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach.

ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

The Ruth Galloway mysteries take place in modern day England and combine a modern mystery with ancient bones and artifacts.  Ruth is a forensic archaeologist working at a local university and is called in to help with police investigations.  There are currently seven books in the series starting with The Crossing Places with the latest in the series being The Ghost Fields.  The author also includes an interesting set of supporting characters who grow and develop with the series.  Definitely read this series in order.

-The Mystery Maven

This series is a staff favorite. The Mystery Maven got us hooked. I wouldn't call the Ruth Galloway series a cosy. Its a bit smarter than a cosy. I love the bones, and the mythology and that Ruth is a bit of an anti hero. She's a little older, a little over weight, lives in the middle of nowhere and is annoyed everyone thinks of her as a cat lady. Because this isn't a true cosy series, Ruth relationship with DI Nelson is a bit unusual. Typically there's a long drawn out romance, which takes place over several books. I love that. For me, the mystery is number one, but I like some romance too. The romance in Ruth Galloway Mysteries is unconventional.  At first I was determined not to like their relationship, but then as I continued to read, I was driven to find out more. I loved this series. I consumed all 7 books in a week. Husband, children and pets had to fend for themselves, I was busy. We have the first in the series, "Crossing Places," new in the store for purchase. We also have Elly Griffiths newst book, "Zig Zag Girl".


The only thing you’ll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. – Peak Marcello

ISBN: 9780152062682
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Published: Harcourt Paperbacks - August 2008

I thought this book was fabulous! As a bookseller, I have been selling this book for years since it always on the reading list, but it was my first time reading Mr. Smith's book. "Peak" is a coming of age book that parallels the climbing of the mountain. The lessons learned are many, the writing is excellent. The information about climbing, death, the harshness of the climb and the friendships that are forged, all come together for a really great read. 

The Happy Hour Choir

From debut author Sally Kilpatrick comes a hopeful tale of love and redemption in a quiet Southern town where a lost soul finds her way with the help of an unlikely circle of friends. . .

ISBN: 9781617735684
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - April 28th, 2015

Praise for The Happy Hour Choir-

It is hard to believe that this is Kilpatrick’s debut novel. The characters are honest, lively and heartfelt. Beulah deals with a number of relatable challenges. No character is wasted, and they remind the reader that anything worth having is not easy. A good takeaway is that family is what we create, not restricted to bloodlines. Kilpatrick mixes loss and devastation with hope and a little bit of Southern charm. She will leave the reader laughing through tears. This is an incredible start from a promising storyteller. — RT Book Reviews, 4.5 of 5 Stars

The AJC Decatur Book Festival

Read It Again will be at The AJC Decatur Book Festival this year, helping out The Georiga Romance Writers. This will be our third year acting as GRW's vender and we are really excited. The last three years have been awesome. We'll have author talks, signings and fun book merchandise. Most of our authors are local, and LOVE to talk books and why aspiring authors should join GRW. So bring your water, sunblock and a big book bag, you're going to need it!


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