Saturday, May 30, 2015

BIG NEWS! - New Independent Bookstore Coming!

Just got word that Books, Inc. will be opening it's 12th store next July, 2016.  It will be located in Santa Clara Square in (surprise) Santa Clara.  This is a great chain that continues to grow and provide the entire Bay Area with beautifully-run and area-customized independent book stores.  Stay tuned.

Here is the 5-month rundown of books read so far:

29 books
9,790 pages

4.0 - 2
     Orphan Train - Christine Baker Kline
     Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Archer (#4, Clifton Chronicles)
3.5 - 2
     The Stranger - Harlan Coben
     The Given Day - Dennis Lehane
3.25 - 5
     The Martian - Andy Weir
     Forward to Camelot - Susan Sloat
     Dismal Mountain - John Billheimer
     Still Alice - Lisa Genova
     The Rosie Project - Graeme Samson
3.0 - 7
     Spectrum - Alan Jacobson
     Love Caters All - Nicci Carerra
     Ordinary Light - Tracy Smith
     Ten Days in Paradise - Linda Abbott
     Every Day - David Levithan
     Pure & Sinful - Killian McRae
     Cross Roads - Wm. Paul Young

16 out of 29 are 3.0 or higher.  That might be a smaller percentage than normal.  On top of that, I also have to add 2 books that are DNF (did not finish), including The Goldfinch.  I wasn't planning on reading it, but it's the Books, Inc. 4th Tuesday Night Book Club selection for June.  I read 19 pages and said "Eh, eh."  Couldn't do it.

Be looking for reviews of The Rosie Project, Simsion, and Cash Landing, Grippando.  I'll have those soon.


  1. You are incredibly lucky to have bookstores opening around you. So many of ours have closed down. Hope you and Joni have a lovely week!

  2. I agree that we are very lucky. I'm sorry to hear about the closings.
    You have a great week too.

  3. Thanks for the update! I loved The Rosie Project. Made me laugh...a lot, which is rare.

  4. Just read in Forbes that independent bookstores are a top new business in the U.S. Yay for the indies coming back to life. And congrats to Santa Clara for getting a new one.