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Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

 

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119685
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

 

“A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter or Twilight. . . . An irresistible tale of wizardry, science and forbidden love.”
People

“Romantic, erudite, and suspenseful . . . Harkness attends to every scholarly and emotional detail with whimsy, sensuality, and humor.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

A thoroughly grown-up novel packed with gorgeous historical detail and a gutsy, brainy heroine to match. . . . Harkness writes with thrilling gusto about the magical world.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Harkness conjures up a scintillating paranormal story. . . . Discover why everyone’s talking about this magical book.”
USA Today

“Delightfully well-crafted and enchantingly imaginative . . . It has some of the same ineluctable atmosphere that made Anne Rice’s vampire books such a popular success.”
Miami Herald


A Discovery of Witches Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101475690
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Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2011

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

In September, we're reading Banthology: Stories from Banned Nations, a short story collection edited by Sarah Cleave.

We'll discuss the first half on September 11th and the second half on September 25th.

Banthology: Stories from Banned Nations Cover Image
By Sarah Cleave (Editor), Anoud (Contribution by), Wajdi Al-Ahdal (Contribution by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920732
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - April 24th, 2018

This timely, emotional anthology brings together powerful stories by writers from the seven nations included in Trump’s original “Muslim travel ban.”

 

In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – from entering the United States, effectively slamming the door on refugees seeking safety and tearing families apart. Mass protests followed, and although the order has since been blocked, amended and challenged by judges, it still stands as one of the most discriminatory laws to be passed in the US in modern times. Banthology brings together specially commissioned stories from the original seven ‘banned nations’. Covering a range of approaches – from satire, to allegory, to literary realism – it explores the emotional and personal impact of all restrictions on movement, and offers a platform to voices the White House would rather remained silent.


Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

In September, we're reading Banthology: Stories from Banned Nations, a short story collection edited by Sarah Cleave.

We'll discuss the first half on September 11th and the second half on September 25th.

Banthology: Stories from Banned Nations Cover Image
By Sarah Cleave (Editor), Anoud (Contribution by), Wajdi Al-Ahdal (Contribution by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920732
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - April 24th, 2018

This timely, emotional anthology brings together powerful stories by writers from the seven nations included in Trump’s original “Muslim travel ban.”

 

In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – from entering the United States, effectively slamming the door on refugees seeking safety and tearing families apart. Mass protests followed, and although the order has since been blocked, amended and challenged by judges, it still stands as one of the most discriminatory laws to be passed in the US in modern times. Banthology brings together specially commissioned stories from the original seven ‘banned nations’. Covering a range of approaches – from satire, to allegory, to literary realism – it explores the emotional and personal impact of all restrictions on movement, and offers a platform to voices the White House would rather remained silent.


BookCulture: Peru

BookCulture Club

All ages are welcome, with five different reading level choices all set in the same country each week. At the meetings, we'll discuss culture, history, and language while eating food popular in the featured country.

This week's destination: PERU

Hector and Hummingbird Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545857017
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 29th, 2016

Read to Me


Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780316506359
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2017

Early Reader

Only available as an ebook.


Lost in the Amazon (Lost #3): A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545928274
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - January 30th, 2018

Middle Grade


Charity Chip Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781462116690
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Published: Sweetwater Books - June 9th, 2015

Young Adult


The Bedlam Stacks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781620409695
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 15th, 2018

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$12.80
ISBN: 9781620409688
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - July 31st, 2017

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

 

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey.

There are a limited number of used copies in stock.  Call 281-578-7770 to reserve one, or stop by the store.

Dark Currents: Agent of Hel Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780451414830
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Published: Ace - October 2013

THE FIRST AGENT OF HEL NOVEL!

 

"Jacqueline Carey proves her versatility with this compelling and delightful piece of urban fantasy."--#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris

 

The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload--not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres, and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.

 

To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it's home. And as Hel's enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it's up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly.

 

But when a young man from a nearby college drowns--and signs point to eldritch involvement--the town's booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime--and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she's ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.

 


Dark Currents Cover Image
$2.99
ISBN: 9781101615409
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Published: Ace - October 1st, 2012

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

The Child Finder: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062659064
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 7th, 2018

A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl

 

“Intense.... Innovative... Heartbreaking, surprising.... The conclusion will leave readers breathless.”—Publishers Weekly
 

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as “the Child Finder,” Naomi is the Culvers’ last hope.

 

Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she, too, was a lost girl.

 

As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

 

Told in the alternating voices of Naomi and a deeply imaginative child, The Child Finder is a breathtaking, deeply atmospheric, and exquisitely rendered literary page-turner.


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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062659071
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Published: Harper - September 4th, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

Premeditated Peppermint (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496706430
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Published: Kensington - September 25th, 2018

Someone’s sweet on revenge…

Christmas is Bailey King’s favorite time of year. For her first Yuletide in Harvest, Ohio, the former big-city chocolatier is recreating a cherished holiday treat: peppermint combined with molten white chocolate. But her sugar high plummets when her former boyfriend walks into the candy shop she now runs with her Amish grandmother. New York celebrity chef Eric Sharp and his TV crew have arrived to film an authentic Amish Christmas. Bailey’s not about to let her beloved town—and Swissmen Sweets—be turned into a sound bite. Unfortunately, she gets more publicity than she bargained for when Eric’s executive producer is found strangled to death—and Eric’s the prime suspect.

With Bailey’s sheriff deputy boyfriend out to prove Eric’s guilt, her bad-boy ex tries to sweet-talk her into helping him clear his name…and rekindle their romance to boost ratings for his show. Now, between a surplus of suspects and a victim who wasn’t who she seemed, Bailey’s edging dangerously close to a killer who isn’t looking to bring joy to the world—or to Bailey—this deadly Noel…

Recipe Included!


Premeditated Peppermint Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496706447
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Published: Kensington Books - September 30th, 2018

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Crimson Lake by Candice Fox.

A limited number of free copies will be available, courtesy of Macmillan Publishers.  Email read@katybooks to reserve a copy. 

Crimson Lake: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765398482
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Published: Forge Books - March 6th, 2018

The major US launch of #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox's atmospheric and thrilling suspense series

Crimson Lake by Sydney-based, Ned Kelly Award—winning author Candice Fox, whom James Patterson calls "a bright new star of crime fiction," is a thrilling contemporary crime novel set in Queensland, Australia, perfect for fans of atmospheric thrillers with complex characters and readers of authors like Patterson, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, and Tana French.

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time—that's all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of the brutal abduction of a thirteen-year-old girl, Ted is now a free man—and public enemy number one. He flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

There, Ted’s lawyer introduces him to private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Perhaps it’s the self-isolation and murderous past that makes her so adept at tracking lost souls in the wilderness, but her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own.

Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation, a case full of deception and obsession, while secretly digging into her troubled past. The residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move . . . once Ted’s true identity becomes known, the threats against him become violent and the town offers no place to hide.

 

"This compelling first solo by one of James Patterson’s many coauthors boasts full-bodied characters, suspense with a quirky edge, and a strong sense of place."

— Michele Leber - Booklist Starred Review


Crimson Lake Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765398505
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Published: Forge Books - March 5th, 2018

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben.

 

Due to our Semiannual Sale, this meeting will be held in a lounge at Serene Beans in Katy.

Don't Let Go: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101984277
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Published: Dutton - May 22nd, 2018

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother, Leo, and Leo’s girlfriend, Diana, were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for.

When Maura’s fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that lead only to more questions—about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana—whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.


Don't Let Go Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780698411661
Availability: Available Now
Published: Dutton - September 25th, 2017

BookCulture: Ghana

BookCulture Club

All ages are welcome, with five different reading level choices all set in the same country each week. At the meetings, we'll discuss culture, history, and language while eating food popular in the featured country.

This week's destination: GHANA

 

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Cover Image
By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780449817445
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 6th, 2015

Read to Me


Cultural Traditions in Ghana (Cultural Traditions in My World) Cover Image
$9.85
ISBN: 9780778781035
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Published: Crabtree Publishing Company - August 22nd, 2017

Early Reader


The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781627200608
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Published: Apprentice House - May 2015

Middle Grade


The Door of No Return Cover Image
$12.09
ISBN: 9781416968252
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 10th, 2009

Young Adult


Door of No Return Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9781444907346
Availability: Available Now
Published: Hachette Children's - October 5th, 2011

Young Adult eBook


Wife of the Gods: A Novel (A Darko Dawson Mystery #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812979367
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2010

Adult


Wife of the Gods Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781588368577
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Published: Random House - July 13th, 2009

Adult eBook


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