October Staff Picks

by Susan on 2019-10-25 12:00:00

Sara: First Comes Love by Emily Griffin (2016) – After their brother dies in a car accident, Meredith and Josie’s lives are never the same.  A good rainy day read, this book explores their relationships over the following years as one gets married and one stays single – in and out of love.

Hannah: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (2019) – Josiah and Deja are seasonal best friends – they have worked together at a pumpkin patch every autumn through high school, but do not hang out the rest of the year.  Now, they are seniors and Deja has a plan to make their last shift together an adventure, and to get Josiah to finally talk to the girl he has had a crush on for three years.  This super cute and festive graphic novel is sure to get you in the October spirit.  (YA)

Terika: Versions of Her by Andrea Lochen (2019) – This book is the makings for a Hallmark movie, written by West Bend native, Andrea (Kurtz) Lochen.  A chick lit novel about two sisters who find a mysterious hidden door in their childhood lake home, the sisters discover they can directly view their mother’s younger years.  Delving into her memories is fun at first, but they soon discover difficult truths.

Emily: 11/22/63 by Stephen King (2011) – A genre-blending favorite, high school teacher Jake Epping goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, thus changing the course of history.  Meandering and thrilling, this award winner is a good choice for historical fiction fans looking for something a bit different.

Amy: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (2019) – At the height of the Cold War two secretaries have a mission to smuggle the book, Dr. Zhivago, out of the USSR where no one would dare publish it.  It is a literary love story woven with the thrill of having a masterpiece finally published.

Terika: Frindle by Andrew Clements (1998) - If you need to pass 1 hr. 40 minutes in the car, this is a fun audio book for ages 4+.  Nick Allen really likes to liven things up at school and he has always had plenty of great ideas.  When he learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he gets the inspiration for his best plan ever – the frindle!  Who says a pen has to be called a pen?  Why not call it a frindle?