Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 01/14/20

Is it Friday yet? Who cares, we’re probably going to stay up all night reading anyways. So, for those who’d like to join us…


Check out Bookstr’s Three to Read, the three books we’ve picked for you to read this week!


Voices in the snow

by Darcy Coates



No One Escapes the Stillness

Clare remembers the cold. She remembers abandoned cars and children’s toys littered across the road. She remembers dark shapes in the snow and a terror she can’t explain. And then…nothing. When she wakes, aching and afraid in a stranger’s gothic home, he tells her she was in an accident. He claims he saved her. Clare wants to leave, but a vicious snowstorm has blanketed the world in white, trapping them together, and there’s nothing she can do but wait.

At least the stranger seems kind…but Clare doesn’t know if she can trust him. He promised they were alone here, but she sees and hears things that convince her something else is creeping about the surrounding woods, watching. Waiting. Between the claustrophobic storm and the inescapable sense of being hunted, Clare is on edge…and increasingly certain of one thing:

Her car crash wasn’t an accident. Something is waiting for her to step outside the fragile safety of the house… something monstrous, something unfeeling.

Something desperately hungry.



USA Today Bestselling author, Darcy Coates, takes us on a horrific adventure in her new book, Voices in the Snow.  When Clara crashes her car in the forest, she wake up in a larger mansion with no memory of what happened. A snowstorm ends up locking her in the house with Dorran, the owner of the mansion and the man who saved her life. The story unfolds when Clara starts seeing human-like monsters that Dorran can’t see. Will these two be safe for long? Well, we’re getting cozied up to find out!



Coffee Shop read

This is not how it ends

by Rochelle B. Weinstein




When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans to marry. But just as they should be getting closer, Charlotte feels Philip slipping away.

Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. When she meets Ben, she ignores the pull, but the supportive single dad is there for her in ways she never knew she desired. Soon Charlotte finds herself torn between the love she thought she wanted and the one she knows she needs.

As a hurricane passes through Islamorada, stunning revelations challenge Charlotte’s loyalties and upend her life. Forced to reexamine the choices she’s made, and has yet to make, Charlotte embarks on an emotional journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice—knowing that forgiveness is a gift, and the best-laid plans can change in a heartbeat.

This Is Not How It Ends is a tender, moving story of heartbreak and healing that asks the question: Which takes more courage—holding on or letting go?



Love only happens once right? Well, when Charlotte and Philip meet on a plane, they immediately form a deep connection. Fast forward a couple of years and they’re planning their wedding. However, with Philip constantly traveling for work, Charlotte feels him getting distant day by day. So, what happens when she meets Ben and feels drawn to him? Now, she’s torn between discovering who and what she really wants! All we can say is, get ready for a long ride of heartbreak and healing. Library Journal praises the Weinstein’s book saying “The journey to the inevitable ending still manages to take some fascinating turns along the way.”



dARK horse

The Schrödinger Girl

by Laurel Brett




Garrett Adams, an uptight behavioral psychology professor who refuses to embrace the 1960s, is in a slump. The dispirited rats in his latest experiment aren’t yielding results, and his beloved Yankees are losing. As he sits at a New York City bar watching the Yanks strike out, he knows he needs a change.

At a Columbus Circle bookstore he meets a mysterious young woman, Daphne, who draws him into the turbulent and exciting world of Vietnam War protest politics and the music of Bob Dylan and the Beatles. He starts to emerge from the numbness and grief over his father’s death in World War II.

When Daphne evolves into four separate versions of herself, Garrett’s life becomes complicated as he devotes himself to answering questions about character and destiny raised by her iterations. His obsession threatens to upend his relationship with Caroline, a beautiful art historian, destroy his teaching job, and dissolve his friendship with his old pal Jerry.

The Daphnes seem to exist in separate realities that challenge the laws of physics and call into question everything Garrett thought he knew. He must decide what is vision, what is science, and what is delusion.



Set in the 1960s, this novel dives into the life of Garrett Adams, a behavioral psychology professor, who has many personal struggles. One day, at a bookstore, he meets Daphne, a puzzling young woman, who seems to exist in four separate reality. He becomes obsessed with solving this matter, jeopardizing his relationship, friendship, and career. Get ready to engage in a mind-blowing story! Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man, glorifies the novel saying, “This absorbing novel vividly mines the physics and psychology of reality, and the reader’s reward is a moving story of love and loss.”



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