Adult Picks

Current books we've read or are reading and are in love with. We hope you like them too.

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781579654764
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Artisan Publishers - March 27th, 2012

This is a terrific graduation gift!

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416586296
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 7th, 2010

Sarah is loving her latest book club selection, Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls.For the first 10 years of her life, Lily Casey Smith, the narrator of this true-life novel by her granddaughter, Walls, lived in a dirt dugout in west Texas. Assailed by flash floods, tornadoes and droughts, Lily never gets far from hardscrabble drudgery in several states—New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois—but hers is one of those heartwarming stories about indomitable women that will always find an audience.

March Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143036661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2006

One of Keela's favorites is March by Geraldine Brooks.

Look Again Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312380731
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 9th, 2010

Cherise loves this book! Ellen is a reporter and mother to the young boy she adopted. Her world is changed completely when she finds a postcard in her mail that reads "Have you seen this child?" over a picture that looks just like her son. This is an amazing novel with heart-stopping suspense, action and an ending that I never expected. A terrific read!

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ISBN: 9780375714368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

To quote Keela: "Extraordinary - a book that will stay with you. One of the best of the best!" This was the Indie Fiction Pick of the Year for 2009.

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ISBN: 9781451625332
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Published: Pocket Star - January 25th, 2011

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans is an amazing work of fiction. The characters in this book became so real for me that I started looking for updates about them on the evening news. When Alan Christoffersen loses everything he decided to walk across the country, and you'll want to hear about every step of his journey! Also look for the sequel, Miles to Go.

Miles to Go: The Second Journal of the Walk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439191378
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

This is the sequel to The Walk and it is just as amazing as the first! I love these books! -Cherise

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 9th, 2009

An incredible story told by Enzo (a dog) and his life with his owner, Denny. Enzo wants to be a human in his next life and this is his story of how he tries to get there and the lives he touches along the way. This is a must-read for all dog-lovers!

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ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley Books - April 5th, 2011

"This book made me feel like I was IN the south at the start of the civil rights movement - I really liked the characters." A wonderful read and the #1 Indie Pick for the Year in 2009. - Sarah

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ISBN: 9780312642365
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 9th, 2010

Cherise and Marc both loved The Last Child, by John Hart. A year after 12-year-old Alyssa Merrimon disappeared on her way home from the library in an unnamed rural North Carolina town, her twin brother, Johnny, continues to search the town, street by street, even visiting the homes of known sex offenders, in this chilling novel from Edgar-winner Hart.