A Fall Harvest of “Hand Picked” Books!

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Here’s my newest harvest of books to sweeten your ever growing yield for an autumn reading list. You’ll discover books for all age groups & a plethora of genres to meet everyone’s special interests.
As always, I’ve included new books from several of my revered authors: Oliver Potzsch, Jo Nesbo, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bill Bryson, Jamie Ford, Anna Dewdney, & Karen Beaumont.

Take special note of the Middle Grade fiction book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, I’ve singled out. This fall at my school, Wonder, is being read individually by all of our 7th graders and our 5th, 6th, & 8th grade teachers are using it as a read aloud. Many book aficionados are calling this a modern day classic, a must school wide reading book, and a story that is not limited to only middle grade students. As adults we all can empathize with the angst of growing up in middle school & you’ll soon discover a bond with Auggie Pullman.
“I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks.” (Wonder, Palacio)

I now have two very special & critical new book reviewers, pictured above, my 2-year-old grandsons, Bryce & Kashton! They’ve helped to choose a few of their favorite read-aloud books to share with you! A superb read-aloud book for them qualifies ONLY if it can be read over & over again — continuously if I might add, in one sitting!

Happy Reading!
Kathy

ADULT FICTION

The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold

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Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

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The Devil’s Necktie by John Lansing

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Help for the Haunted by John Searles

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Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt

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The Mourning Hours by Paula T. DeBoard

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Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Potzsch

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Police (Book 10 Harry Hole Series) by Jo Nesbo

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Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

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The Tilted World by Tom Franklin

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Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

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Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

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The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow

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Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle

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ADULT NON-FICTION

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, & a Magical Baseball Season by Chris Ballard

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One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America by Mark Kurlansky

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Shattered Image: “My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brian Cuban

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YA FICTION

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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CHILDREN’S FICTION

Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

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Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira

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Where’s My Truck? By Karen Beaumont

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