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Derrick's Picks

Claudia Cravens' debut western novel was fantastic. It had everything you want in a western novel. Gunfighters, shoot outs, gambling, all set in a Dodge City brothel What more could you ask for!? I devoured this book in a few sittings! A new classic for the western genre.


Fantastic! Super scary! I was looking into dark corners while I was reading it in bed! I loved every minute!


Loved it! Paul Newman is one of my favorite actors and to read about not only his life, but how he relates to things and why he chose acting was phenomenal.


This book is NUTS and I loved every minute of it!!! I will drop everything I am doing to read Pinborough! I am obsessed!


Jennifer does a great job in her new novel, which is a semi retelling of the classic Frankenstein! That's all I'll say, don't want to spoil anything!


Loved this heart warming book by the author of The Honey Bus! A dog that is LITERALLY afraid of everything taught me how to be brave myself and not to rush anything!


Alma does it again in her new horror book! This one is centered around a suspicious disease and the Japanese internment camps! Read if you dare!!


What can I say about the sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek?! It was fantastic. I didn't want this lovely book to end. I was swept back to the coal mining towns and reading it was like seeing a dear, old friend you haven't seen in a long time. I read the whole book with a smile on my face because I enjoyed reading it so much. Although, there were times I wanted to throw the book because of certain characters.


Wow, wow, wow!! What a thrill ride this was! I didn't see the ending coming at all! Psychological thriller at its best! Jason is my new favorite author!!


What an awesome read! Finished in two days. I couldn't wait to find out the ending and just when I thought I knew what was going on, nope Kimi twisted it! Loved it!


What a whirl wind of a book! I couldn't put this one down. You can't trust anyone in this psychological thriller!!


What a great read! For fans of Where the Crawdads Sing, Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and Girls in the Stilt House will love this book about two sisters and their family!


I loved this book! I can't wait to read the rest of the series when it comes out. A corpse sniffing dog, a mystery, what else could you ask for! Fantastic!


What a roller coaster of a book. Part horror, part thriller. I couldn't put this one down. Creepy and disturbing yet redeeming and forgiving. What a debut!!


What a fantastic sophomore novel by Alex! I read this in two sittings! It was great! That is all I am going to say because I don't want to spoil any of the fun!!


What a fast paced thrill ride! Like the movie Speed but in the air! I couldn't put this one down and can't wait to sell it to our customers!


I loved this middle school novel by one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Lebron James! Read this in one sitting! Can't wait to see if he writes more! I will read them all!


Chris Whitaker's We Begin at the End is exactly the kind of book we need right now in these uncertain times. Great escapism. Heart breaking at times, with a slight edge of humor. I couldn't put this down and you won't be able to either! My favorite book in a few years!! A piece of excellent literature with a slight mystery element. I cried out a few times during the last few chapters. Didn't see it coming at all!!


What an awesome book! Couldn't put this one down. Will definitely read his backlist. A Nazi hunter, a cult, a huge dog all wrapped up into a thriller! What more could you want!!!!


I will read anything by Sharon Creech! If she put out a book on bio-genetic engineering I would read it! Great book about finding your true self and what it means to be you! Can't wait to see what she comes out with next!


What a great follow up to A Wolf Called Wander! This time in the Salish Sea!! When an orca brother and sister are separated from their pod, they need to find their way back! While they are trying to find their way back, they help others along the way. I learned a lot about the orcas and their ecosystem in this great book! This book shows the true meaning of family and what it means to love them eternally, while finding how to be your true self!


This was creepier than his last one (Whisper Man). A few twists and turns and you don't know who or what is going on until the final few pages. All centered around lucid dreaming, North does a great job at creeping you out and describing haunting ideas!


This novel is a witty and funny one about two kids who happen to spontaneously combust when they get agitated. Don't let this funky premise turn you off though. It is quite moving. I finished it in two days, just couldn't put it down!


Wow, Wow, Wow!! What a debut by Alex Michaelides! This was such a page turner I was late for work a few times because I couldn't put it down. Dive into Alicia's life after she kills her husband and hasn't uttered a word since! WHOA! Such a great twist at the end too, had my jaw on the floor!! Best mystery I have read in years!!


This novel had me hearing whispers every time I read it! It's creepy but SO GOOD! This has everything: Copy Cat crimes, twists, turns, look over your shoulder while you read-ness! Loved it!!

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