Recommended Reads


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

  1. The President Is Missing – Clinton, Bill
  2. Cottage by the sea – Macomber, Debbie
  3. Tailspin – Brown, Sandra
  4. Paradox v.22 – Coulter, Catherine
  5. Feared – Scottoline, Lisa
  6. Shelter in place – Roberts, Nora
  7. The Perfect Couple – Hilderbrand, Elin
  8. All we ever wanted : a novel – Giffin, Emily
  9. Liar, Liar – Jackson, Lisa
  10. 17th suspect v.17 – Patterson, James
  11. Juror 3 – Patterson, James/ Allen, Nancy
  12. The good fight : a novel – Steel, Danielle
  13. Ambush – Patterson, James/ Born, James O
  14. The Reckoning – Grisham, John
  15. The other woman – Jones, Sandie
  16. Double blind – Johansen, Iris
  17. Pale as death v.25 – Graham, Heather
  18. Texas Ranger – Patterson, James
  19. A gathering of secrets v.10 – Castillo, Linda
  20. A noise downstairs : a novel – Barclay, Linwood
  21. A spark of light : a novel – Picoult, Jodi
  22. Impostor’s Lure – Neggers, Carla
  23. Marry me by sundown – Lindsey, Johanna
  24. Spymaster v.18 : a thriller – Thor, Brad
  25. The Moscow Deception v.2 – Robards, Karen
  26. The cast : a novel – Steel, Danielle
  27. The keto reset diet : the ketogenic plan to reboot your metabolism in 21 days and burn fat forever – Sisson, Mark
  28. Unbridled v.46 – Palmer, Diana
  29. A Willing Murder – Deveraux, Jude
  30. After Anna – Scottoline, Lisa
  31. Alaskan holiday : a novel – Macomber, Debbie
  32. Between you and me : a novel – Wiggs, Susan
  33. Dark Sacred Night – Connelly, Michael
  34. Dog Man : a tale of two kitties – Pilkey, Dav.
  35. Dog Man unleashed – Pilkey, Dav
  36. Every breath – Sparks, Nicholas
  37. The Mark – Evanovich, Janet/ Benson, Raymond
  38. The disappeared v.18 – Box, C. J.
  39. The fallen v.4 – Baldacci, David
  40. The family gathering v.3 – Carr, Robyn
  41. Accidental heroes : a novel – Steel, Danielle
  42. Christmas Cake Murder – Fluke, Joanne
  43. Diary of a wimpy kid v.1 – Kinney, Jeff
  44. Holy Ghost – Sandford, John
  45. I’ve got my eyes on you : a novel – Clark, Mary Higgins
  46. The adventures of Captain Underpants v.1 – Pilkey, Dav
  47. The sixth day v.5 – Coulter, Catherine
  48. Toucan keep a secret – Andrews, Donna
  49. Vendetta – Johansen, Iris
  50. Walking Shadows – Kellerman, Faye
  51. American Girl character encyclopedia – Anton, Carrie
  52. Bad Kitty school daze v.6 – Bruel, Nick
  53. Before and again : a novel – Delinsky, Barbara
  54. Debbie Macomber’s table : sharing the joy of cooking with family and friends – Macomber, Debbie
  55. Eva and the lost pony v.8 – Elliott, Rebecca
  56. Fade to Black v.24 – Graham, Heather
  57. Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl – O’Connor, Jane
  58. Iron Man – Van Lente, Fred
  59. Meet Tracker! – Smith, Geof
  60. Miss Julia raises the roof v.19 – Ross, Ann B.
  61. Murder in Paradise : Library Edition – Patterson, James
  62. Night moves v.33 : an Alex Delaware novel – Kellerman, Jonathan
  63. One last breath – Jackson, Lisa
  64. Parting Shot – Barclay, Linwood
  65. Plants vs. zombies. Rumble at Lake Gumbo – Tobin, Paul
  66. Red Alert v.5 : An Nypd Red Mystery – Patterson, James/ Karp, Marshall
  67. Red war : a Mitch Rapp novel – Mills, Kyle
  68. Shattered mirror v.23 – Johansen, Iris
  69. The Breakers – Muller, Marcia
  70. The death of Mrs. Westaway – Ware, Ruth
  71. The girl in the woods – Macdonald, Patricia
  72. The lost vintage : a novel – Mah, Ann
  73. The money shot – Woods, Stuart
  74. The outsider – King, Stephen
  75. The rooster bar : a novel – Grisham, John
  76. Then she was gone : a novel – Jewell, Lisa
  77. Truth or Dare v.4 – Michaels, Fern
  78. Turbulence v.46 – Woods, Stuart
  79. When we found home – Mallery, Susan
  80. Amazing Spider-Man. v.3 :Worldwide – Slott, Dan
  81. American girl around the world cookbook
  82. As you wish v.3 – Deveraux, Jude
  83. Baby teeth : a novel – Stage, Zoje
  84. Batman Detective Comics : rebirth deluxe edition. Book 1 – Tynion, James
  85. Batman’s dark secret – Puckett, Kelley
  86. Battle bugs of outer space – Mason, Jane B.
  87. Before we were yours : a novel – Wingate, Lisa
  88. Bring me back : a novel – Paris, B. A.
  89. Caged – Cooper, Ellison
  90. Captain Underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space v.3 – Pilkey, Dav
  91. Captain Underpants and the perilous plot of Professor Poopypants v.4 – Pilkey, Dav
  92. Chicken story time – Asher, Sandy
  93. Clock dance – Tyler, Anne
  94. Diary of a wimpy kid v.3 : the last straw – Kinney, Jeff
  95. Diary of a wimpy kid v.4 : dog days – Kinney, Jeff
  96. Double Down v.11 : Diary of a wimpy kid – Kinney, Jeff
  97. Fancy Nancy : super secret surprise party – O’Connor, Jane
  98. Feeding time at the zoo – Shahan, Sherry
  99. Felicity Fox’s wild Wonderwood adventure v.2 – O’Ryan, Ellie
  100. Fifty, fifty v.2 – Patterson, James
  101. Happy Pig Day! – Willems, Mo
  102. Happy birthday Bad Kitty v.2 – Bruel, Nick
  103. Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers – Patterson, James
  104. Hop, Hop, and Away! – Scarry, Richard
  105. I am going! : an Elephant & Piggie book – Willems, Mo
  106. If you give a cat a cupcake – Numeroff, Laura Joffe
  107. Jingle bells, Batman smells! (P.S. so does May.) v.25 – Park, Barbara
  108. Leverage in death : an Eve Dallas novel – Robb, J. D.
  109. Locker hero; 1 – Russell, Rachel Renee
  110. Lost Creed v.4 – Kava, Alex
  111. Lost December : a novel – Evans, Richard Paul
  112. On the first day of kindergarten – Rabe, Tish
  113. Orphan train : a novel – Kline, Christina Baker
  114. Pete the cat and the bad banana – Dean, James
  115. Pieces of Her – Slaughter, Karin.
  116. Plants vs. zombies : garden warfare – Tobin, Paul
  117. Poison v.17 – Lescroart, John T.
  118. Pokemon adventures. v.1 – Kusaka, Hidenori
  119. Ruff justice v.22 – Berenson, Laurien
  120. Saving Fiona : the story of the world’s most famous baby hippo – Maynard, Thane
  121. Scooby-Doo! v.4 : the pizza place ghost – Duendes Del Sur
  122. Shadow Tyrants : Clive Cussler – Cussler, Clive/ Morrison, Boyd
  123. Should I share my ice cream? – Willems, Mo
  124. Smile – Telgemeier, Raina
  125. The Berenstain Bears around the world – Berenstain, Mike
  126. The Pharaoh Key v.5 – Preston, Douglas/ Child, Lincoln
  127. The Polar Bear Express v.11 – Dadey, Debbie/ Avakyan, Tatevik
  128. The amazing book of My Little Pony – March, Julia
  129. The cardboard kingdom – Sell, Chad
  130. The challenge of Samukai! v.1 ; v.2 – Farshtey, Greg
  131. The chocolate chase v.67 – Stilton, Geronimo
  132. The escape artist – Meltzer, Brad
  133. The first family – Palmer, Michael
  134. The gray ghost v.10 – Cussler, Clive
  135. The great alone – Hannah, Kristin
  136. The high tide club – Andrews, Mary Kay
  137. The incredible Elastigirl – Bouchard, Natasha
  138. The last time I lied : a novel – Sager, Riley
  139. The other lady vanishes – Quick, Amanda
  140. The other sister – Zettel, Sarah
  141. The patchwork bride – Dallas, Sandra
  142. The principal strikes back – Krosoczka, Jarrett
  143. The rising sea v.15 : a novel from the NUMA files – Cussler, Clive
  144. The road home – Lewis, Beverly
  145. The ruins of Gorlan v.1 – Flanagan, John
  146. Treat yourself! : how to make 93 ridiculously fun no-bake crispy rice treats – Siskin, Jessica
  147. When life gives you lululemons : a novel – Weisberger, Lauren
  148. Willow the duckling v.4 – Clarke, Jane
  149. You’ve Got Talent, Charlie Brown – Schulz, Charles M.
  150. Zeg and the egg – Tillworth, Mary
  151. A big guy took my ball! – Willems, Mo
  152. A ninja’s path – West, Tracey
  153. A sin such as this : a novel – Hopkins, Ellen
  154. All-American Murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended in murderers’ row – Patterson, James
  155. American Girl parties : delicious recipes for holidays & fun occasions
  156. Barbie video game hero v. 1 – Howard, Tini
  157. Batman : Nightwalker – Lu, Marie
  158. Bigfoot goes on vacation : a spectacular seek and find challenge for all ages! – Miller, D. L.
  159. Biscuit and the little pup – Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
  160. Bumblebee at Super Hero High – Yee, Lisa
  161. Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets v.2 – Pilkey, Dav
  162. Charmed bones v.18 / A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery – Haines, Carolyn
  163. Daddies are awesome – Costain, Meredith
  164. Daniel visits the library – Testa, Maggie
  165. Day at the Beach – Booth, Tom
  166. Dead girl running – Dodd, Christina
  167. Desolation mountain : a novel – Krueger, William Kent
  168. Disney Pixar Coco: The Junior Novelization – Cervantes, Angela
  169. Duel to the death v.13 – Jance, Judith A.
  170. Echoes of Evil – Graham, Heather
  171. Force of nature : a novel – Harper, Jane
  172. Harry Potter and the goblet of fire v.4 – Rowling, J. K.
  173. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban v.3 – Rowling, J. K.
  174. Her fear v.5 – Gray, Shelley Shepard
  175. Heroes in Action – Taylor, Victoria
  176. His risk v.4 – Gray, Shelley Shepard
  177. Hug a tree, geronimo v.69 : Geronimo Stilton – Stilton, Geronimo
  178. I Am Baymax
  179. If I live v.3 – Blackstock, Terri.
  180. In dreams forgotten v.2 – Peterson, Tracie
  181. In his father’s footsteps : a novel – Steel, Danielle
  182. Indy’s adventures – Kent, Lindsay
  183. Island of the mad v.11 : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes – King, Laurie R.
  184. LEGO minifigure year by year : a visual history – Farshtey, Greg
  185. Like to die v.16 – Housewright, David
  186. Llama Llama mad at mama – Dewdney, Anna
  187. Love & luck v.2 – Welch, Jenna Evans
  188. Meet Shimmer and Shine! – Tillworth, Mary
  189. Meet Vidia – Sisler, Celeste
  190. Minecraft combat handbook – Milton, Stephanie
  191. My Kind of Christmas – Dailey, Janet
  192. Noah and the Great Big Ark : Genesis 6-9 – Alonso, Denis
  193. Not so normal Norbert – Patterson, James
  194. Olivia and the rain dance – Testa, Maggie
  195. Pinkalicious: Pinkie Promise – Kann, Victoria/ Kann, Victoria
  196. Plants vs. zombies : petal to the metal – Tobin, Paul
  197. Plants vs. zombies. : Timepocalypse – Tobin, Paul
  198. Pokemon adventures. v.2 – Kusaka, Hidenori
  199. Pokemon adventures. v.5 – Kusaka, Hidenori
  200. Reds against blues!
  201. Rise of the Rogues – Davies, Beth
  202. Rocking in my school shoes – Litwin, Eric
  203. Safe and Sound – Michaels, Fern
  204. Save the date – Matson, Morgan
  205. Serpentine – Hamilton, Laurell K.
  206. Shallow grave v.4 – Harper, Karen
  207. Shoot first v.45 – Woods, Stuart
  208. Snappsy the alligator (did not ask to be in this book!) – Falatko, Julie
  209. Something in the water : a novel – Steadman, Catherine
  210. Sometimes I lie – Feeney, Alice
  211. Sonic / Mega Man: Worlds Collide 3
  212. Star wars : the story of Darth Vader – Saunders, Catherine
  213. Suffer the Children – Black, Lisa
  214. Super Saurus saves kindergarten – Underwood, Deborah
  215. Surprise me : a novel – Kinsella, Sophie
  216. Syd Hoff’s Danny and the dinosaur : too tall – Hale, Bruce
  217. The Avengers: Return of the first avenger – Siglain, Michael
  218. The BFG – Dahl, Roald
  219. The Beach Bandit v.1 – Redbank, Tennant
  220. The Berenstain Bears are superbears! – Berenstain, Mikei
  221. The Berenstain Bears’ new kitten – Berenstain, Stan
  222. The Catnapped Caper v.1 – Barbo, Maria S.
  223. The Giant Book of Hacks for Minecrafters A Giant Unofficial Guide to Minecraft Featuring Tips and Tricks Other Guides Won’t Teach You. – Miller, Megan
  224. The Loud house. v. 3, Live life loud! – Savino, Chris
  225. The Moscow offensive : a novel – Brown, Dale
  226. The Nuts : keep rolling! – Litwin, Eric
  227. The bad beginning v.1 – Snicket, Lemony
  228. The bad daughter : a novel – Fielding, Joy
  229. The crooked staircase v.3 : a Jane Hawk novel – Koontz, Dean R.
  230. The empty city v.1 – Hunter, Erin
  231. The family next door – Hepworth, Sally
  232. The hate u give – Thomas, Angie
  233. The other woman v.18 – Silva, Daniel
  234. The secret life of cows – Young, Rosamund
  235. The tales of Beedle the Bard – Rowling, J. K.
  236. The ultimate unofficial guide to Robloxing : everything you need to know to build awesome games! – Majaski, Christina
  237. The woman in the woods v.16 – Connolly, John
  238. To the Moon and Back v.3 – Kingsbury, Karen
  239. Twisted prey v.28 – Sandford, John
  240. Waking the rainbow dragon v.10 – West, Tracey
  241. Warm Hearts Day v.5 – Elliott, Rebecca
  242. Warriors of stone v.6 – Farshtey, Greg
  243. Welcome to Shopville! – Simon, Jenne
  244. What to do if an elephant stands on your foot – Robinson, Michelle

Staff Picks

catsSuper Cats: The True Stories of Felines That Made History by Elizabeth MacLeod
Super Cats explores and celebrates some amazing feats of felines from all over the world since the beginning of time. Not only does the book include history and stories; there are also colorful pictures of famous purr paws who have made a difference. Whether you want to read about cats that saved people lives or look at pictures of kitty Internet sensations, then Super Cats is the right book for you!

boyfriendThe Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista
Stella has a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Will. The problem is that Cam is too overprotective of his little sister. Since Stella hasn’t told anyone about her crush, her best friend, Franklin, encourages her to start a boyfriend bracket. The end result is a colorful chart which contains the names of ten “eligible bachelors” from their high school. As soon as Stella begins seeing the guys, Cam and Will always find a way to sabotage her dates. Though Will is sometimes used as an extra “bodyguard” for Stella, he can’t help but have feelings for her, too. How many other bracket guys will she date? Can Stella find a way to make things work with Will while receiving Cam’s blessing? Read The Boyfriend Bracket to find out!

awakenAwakened by James S. Murray
Awakened is a novel filled with suspense and adventure. The Z Train was supposed to be a convenient means of transportation for those living in New York, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas on the Hudson, but it turns into a nightmare during its maiden voyage. When the cart carrying the passengers fails to return safely after the trial run, there is cause for grave concern. What was first suspected as an act of terrorism quickly launches the entire nation into a panic. Whatever caused all the carnage and destruction is not human. This leads the president, the mayor, and various members of a rescue team to venture into the underground. Their main objective is to rescue any survivors, but they also need to find a way to stop the ugliness which resides deep underneath the city. 

thbTBH, This May Be TMI by Lisa Greenwald
This is a unique novel because it’s written mostly in text and emojis. Cecily, Gabby, and Prianka anticipate their summer vacation and the fun camping trip which they will enjoy as a group. As the school year winds down, they make new friends, as well as learn the importance of peace and unity. Though the young girls like to text, e-mail, and write notes to each other, face to face interactions make their friendships grow even stronger.

25My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now by Peter Mayle
Peter Mayle’s final book is about his life in the rural town of Provence, France. He and his wife, Jennie, were English expatriates who originally came to the new location in search of a change of scenery. While Peter wrote about some difficulties he faced living in the beautiful, rustic town, including hordes of tourists and the lack of some modern creature comforts, he truly loved Provence, which he was able to call home for the last twenty-five years of his life.