SEPTEMBER Titles for Adults

Holly’s Pick

Cats Are Capable of Mind Control: and 1,000+ uberFacts You Never Knew You Needed to Know
by Kris Sanchez
Who doesn’t like random facts?! And when the information just seems unbelievable, it always seems to make me want to dig deeper to see if it is really true. Books like these are great for conversation starters, and studying up for winning a game of trivia.

Kortney’s Pick

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries From a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
Did you know the forest is a social network? Learn how trees behave like family units and even warn each other of danger. This book will change they way you see a simple walk in the park and give you a deeper understanding of the  wonder of nature.

Laura’s Pick

Zoology: The Secret World of Animals
This book is packed with amazing photos and facts on the animal kingdom. A great read and supplemental text, before or after an in-person or virtual trip the zoo.

Nancy’s Pick

Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies: A Field Guide
by Jim Weber, Lynne Weber, and Roland H. Wauer
I've been poring over butterfly field guides since my dad made our first butterfly nets as kids. The Library is updating its Texas field guide collection. I look for color photos, geographical range maps, logical organization, and ease of use in field guides. This fits my requirements.

Sarah’s Pick

How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
by Lisa Feldman Barrett
Psychology Professor, Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, has been researching the science of emotions and our perceptions of it for over twenty years. Dr. Feldman Barrett explains what parts of the brain trigger our emotions and how we are more swayed by our feelings than by facts.

Sharon’s Pick

The Cut Out Girl
by Bart van Es
A great biography of Lientje de Jong, a young Jewish girl who, during WWII lived in a network of foster homes. The author of this book was a member of one of those homes and found Lientje, now in her 80's to tell her story.