October Staff Picks

Don’t know what to read next? Let us be your guide! Here are some of our favorites this month.

Need even more ideas? Check out last month's picks.

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How to Walk Away: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250149060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 15th, 2018

A tragedy leaves Margaret needing to make the best of a bad situation. She finds inspiration and strength in unexpected places and meets someone who will change her life and give her hope. Throw in some family drama including a wacky sister and you've got this sweet story which will touch your heart and make you believe in fresh starts.

-Abbie


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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

The brilliant coming of age story of Kya, the local "marsh girl" in a small North Carolina coastal town. The story follows both her past and her present: as a self-sufficient child and as an adult on trial for murder. Owen writes beautifully of love, heartbreak, and terrible loos, all in the backdrop of the marsh. I absolutely adored this book. The story engulfed me from beginning to end. Those who love an entrancing piece of fiction will love this book!

-Ani


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Speak: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374300289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

A must-read for teen girls and, perhaps more importantly, boys. Centered on the after-effects of rape, this new graphic novel edition of Anderson's 1999 classic Speak captures high school experience so completely that every reader will find commonalities with Melinda and root for her to find her voice.

-Rachel


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Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780547724249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 28th, 2014

A great collection of comforting baked goods, unfussy and just right for fall days.

-Rachel


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Every Breath Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538728529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 16th, 2018

A troubled romance, North Carolina beaches and interesting character back stories. This time you’ll learn about Africa’s wilds from the perspective of a rugged safari guide and North Carolina’s wilds from an ER trauma nurse. They truly come from different worlds but when they connect, sparks fly. Bring a hankie for this one!

-Abbie