OCTOBER Titles for Adults
Trick-or-Treat, Read Something Sweet
Stuffed: The Sandwich Cookie Book
by Heather Mubarak
This baking book is completely devoted to the art of sandwich cookies, and has 65 sweet mix-and-match recipes to get creative with.
The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook: More than 150 Favorite Southern Recipes
by Sherryl Woods with Chef Teddi Wohlford
Whether you are fan of the book series by Woods or the Netflix series based on the books, this title has fun nods to both; as well as recipes galore, including a whole section on Chef Erik's Decadent Desserts. Cinnamon roll bread pudding and pumpkin cake rolls are just two that sound perfect for the season.
Silver Alert: A Novel
by Lee Smith
The sweetest book I’ve read this year has quirky, endearing characters treated with great compassion by Lee Smith. Crusty Herb at 83 is trying to manage care of his younger wife Sue who is deep in dementia. The only person who can calm Sue is singing manicurist/art therapist Renee aka Dee-Dee. Herb and Dee-Dee take a crazy detour in his vintage Porsche convertible to see the Disney princesses on the way to the continuing care facility. You’ll love going along for the ride.
50 Things to Bake Before You Die
by Allyson Reedy
Featuring decadent recipes from an assortment of professional bakers and celebrity chefs, there’s something here to satisfy any sweet tooth.
The House in the Cerulean Sea
by TJ Klune
Klune gives us a wonderfully sweet, contemporary fantasy with cozy themes of family and belonging. These characters could teach us all a lesson in the acceptance of others.
Love, Theoretically: A Novel
by Ali Hazelwood
Downloadable audiobook available on Libby
Elsie Hannaway is many things to many different people. She is a daughter forced to be the mediator of her family. An adjunct professor toiling away teaching more classes than should be possible. The perfect mentee to her demanding and sometimes obtuse mentor. A fake girlfriend for hire who taps into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs. But more than anything Elise is a passionate theoretical physicist who wants to finally earn enough to focus on her research. And Elise is sooo close to landing her dream job at MIT! The only thing the seems to be standing in her way is Jonathan Smith Turner. The same man and experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career, undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere with a single publication...and just happens to be the brother to her current Fake Girlfriend client. To make matters worse she can’t help but feel attracted to Jonathan. How will Elise navigate the convoluted world of STEM Academia with her career, dignity, and heart intact?
The Joy of Cookies
by The Cookie Monster
One of the most beloved cast members of “Sesame Street” has some wise words to share about life, love, and his favorite confection. This lighthearted read is short and sweet, and you can find some wonderful recipes for Cookie Monster approved treats.