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Not sure what book to pick up next? K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library’s Assistant Director Cara Perrion has got you covered. Whether you’re an avid reader or picking up a book for the first time in years, these picks will help readers of all ages find the next adventure to get lost in. 

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Bug Scouts Out in the Wild by Mike Lowery

“I promise to fly, I promise to crawl

Or make a cool web, or roll into a ball.

I pledge to be brave and adventurous too.

And do all of the things that bugs like to do!”

Meet members Doug, Abby, Josh and Luna of the Bug Scouts as they explore new ways of earning many new badges. They have to watch out so they don’t get eaten by frogs and other animals while earning their badges. This new graphic novel is perfect for beginning and newly independent readers. 

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The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Teen. ALL the kids loved this book and quite a few said they not only read the first one for book club, but nearly finished the rest of the series! They said they “got them at the (public) library.” Yay!

This is the first book in the Michael Vey series. There are seven books out currently and the eighth one comes out September 27, 2022. It has so many pre-orders that it is considered a number one bestseller on Amazon.

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The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Adult Fiction. Looking for a thriller? Ruth Ware IS the “It” girl of modern psychological thrillers. In her latest novel, The It Girl, Ware artistically crafts a story with subtle hints that builds suspense with every page. As with most thrillers, this story is fast paced and has a list of intriguing characters who find themselves in situations where they are forced to befriend the “It” girl to survive their stay at Oxford University. How far will this clique of students go to keep their university secrets buried? If you haven’t read Ruth Ware yet, this book will put her on your favorites list.

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Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Adult Fiction. One of the best books I have read this year. I usually don’t reach for a book that is even a little bit science fiction. However, Mandel creates engaging robust characters in such a compelling story that I couldn’t stop turning the pages. This book has it all, history, art, plagues, and romance all wrapped up in a mystery. Plot twists and turns take you from the year 1912 to 300 years in the future, from Vancouver Island to a colony on the moon. Open your mind and enjoy the journey of this amazing novel. Here is my favorite quote from the book:

“My point is, there’s always something. I think, as a species, we have a desire to believe that we’re living at the climax of the story. It’s a kind of narcissism. We want to believe that we’re uniquely important, that we’re living at the end of history, that now, after all these millennia of false alarms, now is finally the worst that it’s ever been, that finally we have reached the end of the world.” //