I get that a lot. But the first thing you learn when you buy a book store is that you no longer have time to read. Oh, I do read. I read the first chapters of best sellers, so I can get a sense of the writer's style and the story. That way I'll know which of my customers might like it. And I read a lot of synopses. And catalogs. And I read the New York Times Book Review. I just don't get to read a lot of books.
Every once in a while, one of those "first chapters" gets my attention to the point that I have to finish the book. The last time that happened was a book called Before I Go to Sleep by a new writer named S.J. Watson. It's a good book for women who don't love the slow pace of "book club" books. If you want to find it at Black Bear Books, it's on my "staff picks" shelf. Or you can order it from our website.
I have a fantasy that I'll have time to read books and write reviews when my son gets out of school for the summer. We shall see. In the meantime, I'll tell you what I'd be reading right now, if I had the time to read.
Best Seller - Hardcover Fiction: Stay Close by Harlan Coben. I hate to be tacky and go with #!, but that's the one that I'd like to read. Reading the synopsis makes me wish I had a tropical vacation planned. Sounds like a good book to read on the balcony of some hotel, early in the morning when my child is asleep.
Best Seller - Paperback Fiction: The Art of Racing in the Rain. I have a thing for race car drivers, and cute dogs. How could you lose with both of them?
Young Adult: After the Snow by S.D. Crocket. A futuristic survival story for young adults. I've been a fan of those ever since I read Pearl S. Buck's The Big Wave as a kid.
If you're reading anything that you're excited about, let me know so I can recommend it. After I read the first chapter, of course.