Monthly Archives: December 2015

Book Club Corner – January 2016!


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Welcome to our Book Club Corner, where each month we highlight books new to paperback we think would make perfect picks for your next book club discussion. If you’re looking to join a book club, we host a wide variety of free, bookseller-run book clubs right here at BookPeople. Join us! We love to talk books.

Featured Books of the Month

9780770433253On her twentieth birthday, Andie Mitchell stepped onto the scale and discovered that she weighed nearly 300 pounds. At 5’9″—even knowing that she was big and hating herself for it—she was stunned. Without following wild diet trends, she lost 135 pounds over thirteen months.

It Was Me All Along shares the at times heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting and motivating, story of how Andie kicked her habit of binge eating, which she developed during a traumatic childhood, and developed a healthy…

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the year in books: 2015.

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i managed to read twenty-seven books for pleasure this year, including the first five booker award winners of my lifetime. my goal at the beginning of the year was to read fifteen books for fun, and i am pretty proud that i passed that halfway through the year.

i have done individual write-ups on each book throughout the year, but i thought i would also do a quick overview of my favourites from the year.

my top reads of 2015:

all the light we cannot see [number one read of 2015, hands down];the silver star; to kill a mockingbird; zeitoun; number the stars; i was told there’d be cake; the little prince; the diary of a young girl; i know why the caged bird sings; moon tiger

open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.

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More New Releases


The wonderful Powell’s in Portland, Oregon has released a list of their picks of the year.  As any good reader, I immediately perused this, and furiously scribbled down around half of their choices.  These are the real standouts for me, and those which I hope to get to during 2016.

97805474858501. 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories, edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor
‘”The Best American Short Stories”is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what…

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Short Story Review: Ashes by Philip Hemplow

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Review: Edge of Black by J.T. Ellison


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Dr. Samantha Owens is starting over: new city, new job, new man, new life. She’s trying to put some distance between herself and the devastating loss of her husband and children, but old hurts leave scars.

Before she’s even unpacked her office at Georgetown University’s forensic pathology department, she’s called to consult on a case that’s rocked the capital and the country. An unknown pathogen released into the Washington Metro has caused nationwide panic. Three people died, just three.

A miracle and a puzzle.

Amid the media frenzy and Homeland Security alarm bells, Sam painstakingly dissects the lives of those three victims and makes an unsettling conclusion. This is no textbook terrorist causing mayhem with broad strokes, but an artist wielding a much finer, more pointed instrument of destruction. An assassin, whose motive is deeply personal and far from understandable.

Xander Whitfield, a former army ranger and…

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