Some of our favorite books (and more!)

1.The Outsider by Stephen King. Published in May, 2018, this new Stephen King novel is described as one of the author’s “most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.”. With the anticipated release of an HBO miniseries based on this book, it is sure to be popular over the summer months. Brock Township has copies available in regular print and audio CD, and it is also available as an ebook and e-audiobook in Overdrive

2. Vox, by Christina Dalcher. “Christina Dalcher’s debut novel, set in a recognizable near future and sure to beg comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale, asks: if the number of words you could speak each day was suddenly and severely limited, what would you do to be heard? A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo, VOX (Berkley) presents an exaggerated scenario of women lacking a voice: in the United States, they are subject to a hundred-word limit per day (on average, a human utters about 16,000). Considering the threat of a society in which children like the protagonist’s six-year-old daughter are deprived of language, VOX highlights the urgency of movements like #MeToo, but also of the basic importance of language.”—Vanity Fair. Brock Township has a copy in regular print, large print, and audio CD, and it is also available in Overdrive as an ebook and e-audiobook.

3. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Recommended by staff member Sylvia, this book that takes place in northern England.

4. Red Dead Redemption II by Rockstar Games. Borrow one of the most anticipated games of 2018 and winner of the most awards in 2018, this western themed action adventure game is often described as Grand Theft Auto with horses. Take on the role of Arthur Morgan as you explore the open-word and lead your posse through gun fights, shoot outs and adventures. This game is available for both XBox One and PS4 and boasts one of the best stories available in games today. For a peak at what the game play looks like, click here.

5.  American Agent: a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear. This is the 15th novel in the Maisie Dobbs series. Loved for the strong female lead character, this series revolves around nurse Maisie as she solves mysteries in post WWI England. Brock Township has many of the novels in the series available in regular and large print, and more are available in ebook and e-audiobook. For a complete list of all the Maisie Dobbs novels in order, click here.

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