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October Reading List – Library Staff Picks

See what the Library Staff is reading for the month of October! 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 black and red cover of a man holding a sword surrounded by blood taking the shape of wild animals, titled "Empire of the Vampire."

Empire of the Vampire
by Jay Kristoff
Genre: Epic Fantasy / Vampires

Woman wearing red lipstick and holding a piece of paper, titled "Dream Girl."

Dream Girl
by Laura Lippman
Genre: Thriller / Psychological Fiction

The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Genre: Fantasy / Magic / Monsters

‘Salem’s Lot
by Stephen King
Genre: Horror / Vampires / Fiction

A book cover with a blue Greek vase, titled "A Thousand Ships."

A Thousand Ships
by Natalie Haynes
Genre: Greek Mythology / Historical Fiction / Trojan War / Goddesses

A book cover with a librarian leaning against a marble staircase, titled "The Personal Librarian."

The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
Genre: Historical Fiction

A colorful book cover with a black tree, titled "The Madness of Crowds."

The Madness of Crowds
by Louise Penny
Genre: Mystery / Detective

Young Adult Collection

A blue book cover with a headstone, titled "The Graveyard Book."

The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
Genre: YA Fiction / Ghosts

A pastel book cover with two teens lying in a pumpkin field, titled "Pumpkinheads."

by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Genre: YA Graphic Novels / Friendship

An orange and yellow book cover with black mountains, titled "In the Wild Light."

In the Wild Light
by Jeff Zentner
Genre: YA Coming of Age / Boarding School / Friends

The Last Legacy
by Adrienne Young
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy

Children’s Collection

A book cover with a blue warthog with a small bear with wings on its forehead, titled "Willowdeen."

by Katherine Applegate
Genre: Fantasy / Magic

Prickly Hedgehogs!
by Jane McGuinness
Genre: Nonfiction / Animals

by M̕u̕ọn Thị Văn
Genre: Ocean Voyage / Hope

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