Jodi's Recommendations

odi is a former forensic toxicologist and current book seller/substitute teacher.
odi is a former forensic toxicologist and current book seller/substitute teacher.

Hi! I’m Jodi Golis, former forensic toxicologist and current book seller/substitute teacher. Some of my favorite authors are Liane Moriarty, Lisa Jewell, Diane Chamberlain, and Taylor Jenkins Reid. I also love to read books by local authors like Rebecca Drake and Marie Benedict. With elementary and middle school age boys at home, I’m always always looking for books that engage children. Some recent favorites of ours are Wishtree (and everything Katherine Applegate) and Al Capone Does My Shirts. I like to mix some social justice and history into our fiction to spur important conversations. I look forward to talking to you when you visit us at Riverstone!

Recommendations: 

The Maidens: A Novel By Alex Michaelides Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250304452
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Published: Celadon Books - June 15th, 2021

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, 'The Maidens,' is finally here...the premise is enticing and the elements irresistible."
—The New York Times


Rock Paper Scissors: A Novel By Alice Feeney Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250266101
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 7th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Feeney lives up to her reputation as the “queen of the twist”…This page-turner will keep you guessing.” —Real Simple
Think you know the person you married? Think again…


Faye, Faraway By Helen Fisher Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781982142674
Published: Gallery Books - January 26th, 2021

A heartfelt, spellbinding, and irresistible debut novel for fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Outlander that movingly examines loss, faith, and love as it follows a grown woman who travels back in time to be reunited with the mother she lost when she was a child.

Faye is a thirty-seven-year-old happily married mother of two young daughters.


Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel By Jessica Knoll Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476789644
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2016

*SOON TO BE A NETFLIX MOTION PICTURE STARRING MILA KUNIS*

Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at this “perfect page-turner” (People)—that Reese Witherspoon describes as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!” This instant New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novel follows an unfor


The Dream Daughter: A Novel By Diane Chamberlain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250087317
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 4th, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child.


What Alice Forgot By Liane Moriarty Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425247440
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Published: Berkley - April 24th, 2012

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES AND APPLES NEVER FALL

A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”


Ghosted: A Novel By Rosie Walsh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525522799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 28th, 2019

Instant New York Times bestseller!

"I absolutely loved this book and didn't want it to end." --Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies

“This is an ‘accidentally stayed up until 4 a.m. because it's impossible to put down’ kind of novel.” --USA Today


The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188787
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 12th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A superb suspense writer…Brava, Ruth Ware.


Bossypants By Tina Fey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316056878
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 3rd, 2012

Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and SNL (Sunday Telegraph).

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that sh


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and &ldq


Next Year in Havana By Chanel Cleeton Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399586682
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Published: Berkley - February 6th, 2018

A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK

“A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice.”—Reese Witherspoon


The Rosie Project: A Novel By Graeme Simsion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476729091
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

The international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided itR


The Mother-in-Law: A Novel By Sally Hepworth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250120939
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 10th, 2020

"Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick"
Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List"
O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far"
Bustle "Best Book of April"
Refinery29 "Best Book of April"
Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April"


Then She Was Gone: A Novel By Lisa Jewell Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501154652
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed family drama” (People) that delves into the lingering aftermath of a young girl’s disappearance.

Ellie Mack was the perfect


Only Ever You: A Novel By Rebecca Drake Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250215536
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 9th, 2019

"Suspense at its best." - Lisa Scottoline

A gripping, edge-of-your-seat domestic thriller, Rebecca Drake's Only Ever You will leave you breathless as you race to the end.


Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family By Mitch Albom Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062952394
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Published: Harper - November 5th, 2019

"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can’t help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic.” --Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club and The Art of Memoir


The Family Upstairs: A Novel By Lisa Jewell Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501190117
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Published: Atria Books - June 2nd, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB PICK

“Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.” —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author

“A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way


Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I By Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062562685
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 3rd, 2017

An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918), Last Christmas in Paris explores the ruins of war, the strength of love, and the enduring hope of the Christmas season.

New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.


A Woman Is No Man: A Novel By Etaf Rum Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062699770
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 4th, 2020

A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist for Best Fiction and Best Debut • BookBrowse's Best Book of the Year • A Marie Claire Best Women's Fiction of the Year • A Real Simple Best Book of the Year • A PopSugar Best Book of the Year All Written By Females • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A


Nothing to See Here By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


Beach Read By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION AND BOOK LOVERS!

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.


Writers & Lovers By Lily King Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick
A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection


The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel By Lisa Wingate Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819888
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.


The Authenticity Project: A Novel By Clare Pooley Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9781984878618
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 4th, 2020

WASHINGTON POST “FEEL-GOOD BOOK guaranteed to lift your spirits”

“A warm, charming tale about the rewards of revealing oneself, warts and all.”
—People

The story of a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love


Oona Out of Order: A Novel By Margarita Montimore Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250236609
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

AMAZON EDITORS' 20 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR PICK

"With its countless epiphanies and surprises, Oona proves difficult to put down." —USA Today

"By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read." —The Guardian


In Five Years: A Novel By Rebecca Serle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick

In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists

Perfect for


The Lies That Bind: A Novel By Emily Giffin Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780399178955
Published: Ballantine Books - June 2nd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this irresistible novel from the author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . .