October 2017

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: October

Adult Title

I Let You Go

Place a hold on our October selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
“When a 5-year-old Jacob dies on a road in Bristol, England after letting go of his mother's hand as they walk home from school on a wet and nasty day, the driver of the car that hit him keeps on going. His death spurs DI Ray Stevens and his colleagues Kate, a new addition to the Criminal Investigations Division, to pull out all the stops looking for the killer. Meanwhile, Jenna, haunted by the boy's death, pulls up stakes and moves to a tiny coastal town in Wales as she discovers an emptiness that she may never fill in Mackintosh's engrossing debut.”

Teen Title


Flying by Carrie Jones
“Jones’s humorous sci-fi romp pits a spunky cheerleader against (what else?) aliens. 17-year-old Mana is a petite, biracial, penguin-loving flyer—a cheerleader who gets lifted and tossed by her squad. At a basketball game, Mana’s doing her best to focus on her tumbling passes instead of hunky Dakota when a man in the crowd drags him off. Mana follows them to the locker room, where she discovers (a) Dakota is actually an acid-spitting alien; (b) she has superhuman abilities; and (c) China (the mystery man) is an alien-hunter. What’s more, Mana’s mom is China’s partner, and she is missing...Jones delivers a campy, action-packed story that balances its many laughs with tenderness, during which Mana comes into her own while trying to rescue her mother and save the world.”

Children’s Title

The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
“In this first installment in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, after the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.”

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!