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:
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.