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August Reading List – Library Staff Picks

See what the Library Staff is reading for the month of August! Click on a book title or cover to access it in the CLAMS catalog and check a copy out for yourself.

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Adult Collection

A colorful book cover with two people about to kiss, titled "Love in Color."

Love in Color: Mythical Tales From Around The World, Retold
by Bolu Babalola
Genre: Romance / Folk Tales / Adaptation

A white book cover with a knight riding a horse, with pink accents, titled "The Story of Silence."

The Story of Silence
by Alex Myers
Genre: Fantasy Fiction / Speculative Fiction

A blue book cover with a gold Trojan war helmet, titled "The Song of Achilles."

The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
Genre: Fiction / Greek Myth/ Romance

A book cover with a blue building with one yellow light on in a window, titled "When No One is Watching."

When No One Is Watching
by Alyssa Cole
Genre: Psychological Thriller

A book cover with a red-hued image of the city, and three men walking, titled "Button Man."

Button Man
by Andrew Gross
Genre: Historical Fiction / Gangsters

A light blue book cover with a black image of a wolf with open jaws above a young girl holding a knife in a forest, titled "The Second Bell."

The Second Bell
by Gabriela Houston
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

A book cover with a woman wearing an apron holding a journal against her chest, titled "The Kitchen Front."

The Kitchen Front
by Jennifer Ryan
Genre: Historical Fiction

A colorful book cover with an image of a snake, titled "Somebody's Daughter."

Somebody’s Daughter:
A Memoir

by Susanna Clark
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Young Adult Collection

A book cover with a woman surrounded by bird feathers, titled "Six Crimson Cranes."

Six Crimson Cranes
by Elizabeth Lim
Genre: YA Fantasy Fiction

A graphic novel cover with a young woman and a bull, titled "The Black Bull of Norroway."

Norroway Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway
by Kit and Cat Seaton
Genre: Graphic Novels / Fairy Tales Retold

Mirage
by Somaiya Daud
Genre: YA Fantasy Fiction

Prairie Lotus
by Linda Sue Park
Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Children’s Collection

A colorful cover with a young girl holding a suitcase, titled "Turtle in Paradise, The Graphic Novel."

Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel
by Jennifer L. Holm
Genre: Graphic Novel

A book cover black whale and a row boat, titled "Wow! Ocean!"


Wow! Ocean!
by Robert Neubecker
Genre: Sea Stories / Realistic Fiction

A young boy wearing a sheet as a mermaid tail, titled "Julián Is a Mermaid."

Julián Is a Mermaid
by Jessica Love
Genre: Imagination / Mermaids

A book cover titled "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales."

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka and
Lane Smith
Genre: Comedy / Fairy Tales

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