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August Staff Picks

Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others.

Tonja from PCR recommends Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb for our #JPLPicks! “I love Robb and this was exceptional. Anyone who likes mysteries will like her work. With this one you get a good ‘who done it’ with romance, adventure, thrills and even some futuristic elements.” Find your next Robb mystery here.


Mandy from PCR recommends the Starling, a pulse-pounding read, for #JPLPicks by Lesley Livingston. “[This is] Not your typical fairy-tale," she said, "as it uses Norse Mythology to weave the tale of a fencing star in a college town.”


Looking for a read that has stood the test of time? Jason from PCR recommends The Color Purple by Alice Walker for our #JPLPicks. He says, “This is a timeless tale of a woman’s journey of self-discovery, a task we all have to go through at some point.”

“If you like cheap thrills and creepy stories with psychotic women, pick this one up,” says Stacey of PCR for our #JPLPicks. "Readers of Gone Girl will appreciate this novel.” Find The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison at your local branch.


This #JPLPicks comes from Siu at PRC this week. She recommends Cooking with an Asian Accent by Ying Chang Compestine. “I am happy when I cook and enjoy food with my friends and family.” Try out some of your own recipes today.

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