Recommended Reads


Most Checked Out & Requested Books in October
at Charlestown-Clark County Public Library

  1. Juror #3 – Patterson, James/ Allen, Nancy
  2. Past tense – Child, Lee
  3. Ambush – Patterson, James
  4. The reckoning – Grisham, John
  5. Every breath – Sparks, Nicholas
  6. Look alive – Evanovich, Janet
  7. Alaskan holiday – Macomber, Debbie
  8. Holy ghost – Sandford, John
  9. Target – Patterson, James
  10. Dark sacred night – Connelly, Michael
  11. Girl, wash your face : stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be – Hollis, Rachel
  12. A spark of light – Picoult, Jodi
  13. Long Road to Mercy – Baldacci, David
  14. Vendetta – Johansen, Iris
  15. You don’t own me : an Under Suspicion Novel – Clark, Mary Higgins
  16. A Willing Murder – Deveraux, Jude
  17. Echoes of Evil v.26 – Graham, Heather
  18. Dry – Shusterman, Neal
  19. Red war v.15 : a Mitch Rapp novel – Mills, Kyle
  20. Of Blood and Bone – Roberts, Nora
  21. Paradox v.22 – Coulter, Catherine
  22. Texas Ranger – Patterson, James
  23. Christmas cake murder v.23 – Fluke, Joanne
  24. Nine perfect strangers – Moriarty, Liane
  25. Shelter in place – Roberts, Nora
  26. Tailspin – Brown, Sandra
  27. The Mark – Evanovich, Janet/ Benson, Raymond
  28. The Noel Stranger – Evans, Richard Paul
  29. Desperate measures – Woods, Stuart
  30. In pieces – Field, Sally
  31. Leverage in death – Robb, J. D.
  32. The next person you meet in Heaven – Albom, Mitch
  33. Wyoming Legend – Palmer, Diana
  34. A delicate touch – Woods, Stuart
  35. Consumed v.1 – Ward, J. R.
  36. Cottage by the sea – Macomber, Debbie
  37. Elevation – King, Stephen
  38. Five little pumpkins Dean, James
  39. kingdom of ash v.7 – Maas, Sarah J.
  40. Lark! the herald angels sing v.24 : a Meg Langslow mystery – Andrews, Donna
  41. Liar, Liar – Jackson, Lisa
  42. Safe and Sound v.29 – Michaels, Fern
  43. The cast – Steel, Danielle
  44. The clockmaker’s daughter – Morton, Kate
  45. Tom Clancy oath of office / Oath of Office – Cameron, Marc
  46. Where the crawdads sing – Owens, Delia
  47. After Anna – Scottoline, Lisa
  48. Algernon Graeves is scary enough – Bollinger, Peter
  49. Beauchamp Hall – Steel, Danielle
  50. Catching Christmas – Blackstock, Terri
  51. Cooking with Sam-I-Am – Carbone, Courtney
  52. Crazy rich Asians – Kwan, Kevin
  53. Dear Evan Hansen : the novel – Emmich, Val
  54. Field of bones v.18 – Jance, Judith A.
  55. Fright Club – Long, Ethan
  56. Heads you win – Archer, Jeffrey
  57. Parting Shot – Barclay, Linwood
  58. Shadow Tyrants v.13 : Clive Cussler – Cussler, Clive/ Morrison, Boyd
  59. Silver anniversary murder v.25 : a Lucy Stone mystery – Meier, Leslie
  60. The Moscow Deception v.2 – Robards, Karen
  61. The Witch Elm – French, Tana
  62. The fallen v.4 – Baldacci, David
  63. The other woman – Jones, Sandie
  64. 17th suspect v.17 – Patterson, James
  65. A big book of face painting / Funny Faces – Verrecas, Charlotte
  66. A map of days v.4 – Riggs, Ransom
  67. All we ever wanted – Giffin, Emily
  68. An easy death – Harris, Charlaine
  69. Dead girl running – Dodd, Christina
  70. Death of a neighborhood Scrooge v.16 – Levine, Laura
  71. Double blind – Johansen, Iris
  72. Fear : Trump in the White House – Woodward, Bob
  73. Feared v.6 – Scottoline, Lisa
  74. Guinness world records 2019.
  75. In his father’s footsteps – Steel, Danielle
  76. Inside a house that is haunted : a rebus read-along story – Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
  77. Leadership in turbulent times / In Turbulent Times – Goodwin, Doris Kearns
  78. Marry me by sundown – Lindsey, Johanna
  79. Moonlight – Rylant, Cynthia
  80. Murder in Paradise : Library Edition – Patterson, James
  81. Princess v.14 : Library Edition Patterson, James/ Jones, Rees
  82. Queen of air and darkness – Clare, Cassandra
  83. Sea of greed from the Numa files – Cussler, Clive
  84. The President Is Missing – Clinton, Bill.
  85. The Sweetest Thing – McNaught, Judith
  86. The dead ringer : an Agatha Raisin mystery – Beaton, M. C.
  87. The fix v.3 – Baldacci, David
  88. The good fight – Steel, Danielle
  89. The money shot – Woods, Stuart
  90. The outsider – King, Stephen
  91. War of the wolf v.11 – Cornwell, Bernard
  92. Abandoned v.5 – Brennan, Allison
  93. Before and again – Delinsky, Barbara
  94. Between you and me – Wiggs, Susan
  95. Blood communion : a tale of Prince Lestat – Rice, Anne
  96. Charmed v.2 – Calonita, Jen
  97. Courtney’s War – Smith, Wilbur A.
  98. DIY dollhouse : a recycling activity book for young architects and furniture designers – Henrion, Alexia
  99. I’ve got my eyes on you – Clark, Mary Higgins
  100. If you give a cat a cupcake – Numeroff, Laura Joffe
  101. Impostor’s Lure v.9 – Neggers, Carla
  102. In times gone by v.3 – Peterson, Tracie
  103. John Woman – Mosley, Walter
  104. Komodo dragon vs. king cobra – Pallotta, Jerry
  105. Lethal White v.4 – Galbraith, Robert
  106. Light years / Kass Morgan. – Morgan, Kass
  107. Muse of nightmares v.2 – Taylor, Laini
  108. Nightwing Book 2 : Rebirth deluxe edition – Seeley, Tim
  109. Not that I could tell – Strawser, Jessica
  110. Sadie – Summers, Courtney
  111. Sludgment day v.3 Kloepfer, John
  112. Texas Free v.5 – Dailey, Janet
  113. The Boy – Hoag, Tami
  114. The Trickster v.3 – Anderson, Laurie Halse
  115. The crooked staircase v.3 : a Jane Hawk novel – Koontz, Dean R.
  116. The dream daughter – Chamberlain, Diane
  117. The forbidden door v.4 : a Jane Hawk novel – Koontz, Dean R.
  118. The gray ghost v.10 – Cussler, Clive
  119. The high tide club – Andrews, Mary Kay
  120. The house that Drac built – Sierra, Judy
  121. The lost vintage – Mah, Ann
  122. The sixth day v.5 – Coulter, Catherine
  123. The tattooist of Auschwitz – Morris, Heather
  124. Treasure Hunt v.13 – Barbo, Maria S.
  125. Unbridled v.46 – Palmer, Diana
  126. When we were young – Kingsbury, Karen
  127. Who knew? 10,001 household solutions : money-saving tips, DIY cleaners, kitchen secrets, and other easy answers to everyday problems – Lubin, Bruce
  128. Why Not Tonight – Mallery, Susan
  129. Winter in paradise v.1 – Hilderbrand, Elin

Staff Picks

seaSea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

This story is inspired by the sad image of three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, who was found washed up dead on the shore of Turkey in 2015. Sea Prayer is written as a letter from a father to his son as they flee the shores of persecution and begin the dangerous journey to freedom. The text is lyrical, and the beautiful illustrations add to the mental images which Khaled Hosseini wishes to portray.

drawingDrawing Baby Animals by Sarah Eason
Many find it hard to resist the cuteness of baby animals, so wanting to draw them might only seem natural. This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to draw puppies, kittens, lambs, and other adorable little ones. It also provides factual information about their relationship with their mothers. Drawing baby animals is both fun and educational for artists of all ages.

unbeleivablyUnbelievably Boring Bartby James Patterson
Bartholomew Bean and his father have just moved from Philadelphia to Hollywood. Not only is Bart homesick for his old town, but he is having trouble making friends at his new school. All the other kids either ignore or ridicule them. During every free moment he gets, the young genius develops a video game app. Once the app becomes popular, Bart tries to decide whether he should reveal his identity or remain hidden in the shadows. Read this exciting book to see how everything plays out!

unbrokenUnbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens edited by Marieke Nijkamp

Unbroken contains thirteen stories about resilient teens who must cope with physical and mental disabilities. The featured characters come from diverse backgrounds, and they all have in common their will to survive. Read all about these brave adolescents as they interact with the world around them.

garfieldGarfield Complete Works, 1978 & 1979 by Jim Davis
This work is comprised of the original Garfield comic strips from 1978-1979. See and read about Garfield, Odie, Jon, Nermal, and Lyman as they were presented to the world originally. Once you start reading, you won’t stop laughing until you reach the end!