Often we like to shine the spotlight on the individuals behind our counters, the ones who keep our shelves stocked with mesmerizing stories and endless adventures. Today, it's all about Cassidy, one of Sundog's dedicated booksellers. With an eclectic taste and a keen eye for gripping narratives, Cassidy has curated a selection of books that span genres and tug at emotions.
Here’s a closer look at Cassidy’s chosen gems:
1. “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The world is on the brink of the End Times. The birth of the son of Satan should signal the onset of the Apocalypse. However, angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley have other ideas. After all, they've grown quite fond of their cozy lives in England. The book delves deep into a humorous tale of misplaced Antichrists, English societal norms, and the unexpected camaraderies that form on the edge of the Apocalypse.
2. “Meddling Kids” by Edgar Cantero
Childhood memories are not always rosy. For a group of former teen detectives, an unsolved case continues to haunt them. Decades later, they decide to revisit the mystery that changed their lives. What they discover is chilling: the monsters from their youth weren't just figments of imagination – they were very real.
3. “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Snow, touted as the Chosen One, is a disaster waiting to happen. His magical mishaps at Watford School of Magicks are legendary. Things get even more complicated when his arch-nemesis, Baz (who’s also a vampire), goes missing. Rowell weaves a magical tale of rivalry, mystery, and unexpected alliances.
4. “The Martian” by Andy Weir
When space missions go wrong, they can go very wrong. Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mars after a sandstorm forces his crew to evacuate, leaving him behind. Armed with ingenuity, resilience, and a wicked sense of humor, Watney must find a way to survive on the desolate planet and signal Earth of his plight.
5. “Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz
A chance meeting at a swimming pool in El Paso brings Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana together. Despite their contrasting personalities, the two form an inseparable bond. Through trials, tribulations, and self-discovery, their friendship is a testament to the profound impact of connections in our lives.
6. “I Kissed Shara Wheeler” by Casey McQuiston
After her rival Shara skips town weeks before their graduation, overachiever Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to Shara and her small Alabama town than she thought. McQuiston delivers a heartwarming tale of young love set against the backdrop of academic pressures and self-discovery.
Cassidy’s picks are a testament to the diverse world of literature and the joys of discovering stories that resonate on multiple levels. The next time you find yourself in Sundog Books, don't hesitate to ask our booksellers for their recommendations. They're passionate about sharing the worlds they've explored, page by page. Whether you shop with us in-store or online, there’s a book waiting to captivate you. And remember, the joy of reading is amplified when shared. Happy reading!