You know that I don't usually post a lot of RBC (Recycle Book Club) news. But I'm making an exception in this case. Why, you ask? Because moving forward we're doing a lot of genre-busting. From the time we started at Village House of Books back in January of 2014 (we moved to Recycle Books, Campbell, in September of last year), we have been focusing on literary fiction and memoirs. That was true through January of this year. But in February we had our 1st mystery - Spectrum, by Alan Jacobson. Then in March it was our 1st YA (young adult) - The Princess of Las Pulgas, by C. Lee McKenzie. And last month we did another mystery - Dismal Mountain, by John Billheimer.
We already had June - August lined up. But in 1 week's time, we added 5 authors/books. We're now set through January, 2016. Here's the lineup and the genre starting with this month:
Wednesday, June 24 - The Home for the Friendless, Betty Auchard - Childhood Memoir
Tuesday, July 14 - Wyndano's Cloak, A. R. Silverberry - YA Fantasy
Wednesday, August 12 - From Sleepy Lagoon to the Corner of the Cats, Steve Sporleder -
Thursday, September 24 - Herb of Grace, Shelley Bates - Religious Fiction (Amish)
Tuesday, October 27 - Breathless in Love, Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully - Romance
Thursday, November 19 - Under Wraps, Hannah Jayne - Urban Fantasy (paranormal)
Wednesday, December 16 - Private Offerings, Ann Bridges - Literary Fiction
Tuesday, January 19 - The Angels' Share, Rayme Waters - Literary Fiction
To summarize, in 2015 we've got 4 literary fiction, 2 mystery, 1 YA, 1 YA fantasy, 1 memoir, 1 religious fiction, 1 romance, and 1 urban fantasy. It will be interesting to see if our members like these new genres...or if they pull a Queen of Hearts and scream "Off with his head!" I'll keep you posted.