August Adult Staff Picks

We rounded up some more fantastic titles to keep you reading!

Room Room
by Emma Donoghue


Jack has spent his life in a small space his mother calls Room, and while Jack uses his imagination to create fantasies to entertain himself, his mother finds a way for them to escape.

Phantom Instinct Phantom Instinct
by Meg Gardiner


In Edgar Award–winning author Meg Gardiner’s new stand-alone thriller, an injured cop and an ex-thief hunt down a killer nobody else believes exists.

Mr. Mercedes Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King


There are no scary clowns or paranormal activity in this Stephen King book. This time it is the man driving the car that is terrifying, not the car!

The City The City
by Dean Koontz


Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences.

Defending Jacob Defending Jacob
by William Landay


When his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant D.A. Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light.

Rockefeller Suit The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter
by Mark Seal

364.163 SEA

“The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” is the incredible page-turning true story of the German-born scam artist who rose to wealth and prominence with a progressive line of false identities.

Bento Everyday Bento
by Wendy Copley

641.53 COP

Your kids will look forward to lunch every single day with the delightful collection of recipes in Everyday Bento! The bento food movement teaches us that foods can be attractive, nutritious, fun and delicious all at the same time. Kids love to try foods that bring a smile to their faces, and will often eat things they wouldn’t otherwise try.

Manual The manual to manhood : how to cook the perfect steak, change a tire, impress a girl & 97 other skills you need to survive
by Jonathan Catherman

646.7 CAT

There’s a lot a young man in the making needs to succeed as he grows up and prepares to make his way in the world. Many of the most important skills and character traits he should acquire he might not be quick to ask how to do because, well then, people would know he doesn’t know what he is doing, yet For all the guys who want some great advise from world class experts about getting life together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know.

A Long Way Gone A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah

966.404 BEA

Difficult and heartbreaking to read because of the graphic descriptions of war and the lives of the child-soldiers of Sierra Leone, but definitely worth it.
-Jennifer S.

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