IndieBound: Other Indie Favorites

From last week's Indie bestseller lists, available at, here are the recommended titles, which are also Indie Next Great Reads:

Signal Loss by Garry Disher (Soho Crime, $26.95, 9781616958596). "Set in Australia, the seventh in Disher's Challis and Destry series is just as action-packed and exciting as the previous books. Meth kingpins, hit men, and a serial rapist are the villains of this installment, and the Australian location adds interest and flavor." --Susan Taylor, The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, N.Y.

The Whispering Room: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $28, 9780345546807). "If you haven't read Dean Koontz's exciting new action-thriller series, you must! The first was The Silent Corner, and now, with The Whispering Room, I was totally blown away! Koontz is a master of the thriller, and FBI agent Jane Hawke is a kick-ass kind of woman that you will root for all the way!" --Stephanie Crowe, Page and Palette, Fairhope, Ala.

Elmet: A Novel by Fiona Mozley (Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616208424). "Elmet is a great read. The writing is beautiful, and I found myself totally entranced by both the characters and the scenery. I'm still mulling over the end. I love having something to think through after finishing a story!" --Randy Schiller, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, Mo.

For Ages 4 to 8
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! It's Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier and Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, $9.99, 9781484726471). "Another rambunctious addition to the Elephant & Piggie universe featuring great puns worthy of the new series. I especially liked seeing a protagonist of color!" --Summer Laurie, Books Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

For Ages 9 to 12
Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes (Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763690724). "Shirley Hughes is such a wonderful writer! She has mastered the middle-grade historical fiction genre, and I loved learning that much of Whistling in the Dark was based on her own memories. Anyone with an interest in World War II or good writing will love this!" --Molly Olivo, Barstons Child's Play, Washington, D.C.

For Teen Readers
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West (HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062675774). "A fun, cute read about a girl in love with her best friend, but her best friend doesn't reciprocate the feelings until it is almost too late. An easy read that would be great for a plane ride, the beach, or just to make you smile!" --Teresa Steele, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, Colo.

[Many thanks to IndieBound and the ABA!]

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