It’s time for a Thursday Theme, when we shine a spotlight on some of the titles featured in this week’s Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association regional bestseller list. In much of our region, this week has a sense of seasonal transition. The bestseller list reflects the urge to read for summer and autumn.
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Hardcover Fiction #15) is about an early summer road trip.
Beach Read by Emily Henry (Paperback Fiction #14) takes place over a summer, as does We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (#9 Young Adult).
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (#4 Children’s Illustrated) and Berry Song by Michaela Goade (#2 Children’s Illustrated) are full of the flavors of the end of summer.
Bluey: The Pool (#5 Children’s Illustrated) and Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas (#10 Middle Readers) are both full of chlorine, like so many summer memories.
The Magic of Mushrooms by Sandra Lawrence (#15 Paperback nonfiction) reflects that fall is a high season for mushrooms.
For most places, it was back to school time: Llama Llama Back to School by Anna Dewdney, JT Morrow (Illus.), and Reed Duncan (Illustrated #6) helps younger students prepare, and Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (#3 Young Adult) is a pageturner of fantasy adventure about a very exciting first year at college.
Even though some of us are waiting to take down the Back to School Displays before we go full Halloween, the spooky season is almost upon us, as reflected by Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Illus.) (#8 Children’s Illustrated).
Speaking of seasonal changes, cook seasonally (and reframe your seasonal thinking) with Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden (#11 Hardcover nonfiction).