October 2019 - Adventures!

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Are you ready for an adventure? Bags are packed? Destination set? Then we've got books for you.

October's Year In Reading Challenge is Adventure, so hang on to your hat, because we're about to get started! 


L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
Description: "The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head, literally."--Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
John Dennis, Alistair MacLean
Description: They answer to no one - officially they don't exist. Created to battle a growing army of super-criminals and international terrorists, the United Nations Anti-Crime Organization comprises elite specialists from around the world.
Call Number: FIC Den
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
James Rollins
Description: Pregnant veterinarian Maura Kelly, along with U.S. Marshall Jack Menard, risks everything, including the life of her unborn child, to unravel the mystery of a smuggler's cache of mutated animals, a puzzle that involves fractal intelligence, stem-cell research, and a secret history of the Book of Genesis.
Call Number: LP FIC Rol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Dan Brown
Description: "World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization--the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Longdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth ... the long-forgotten Illuminati lair."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Jennifer Cox
Call Number: 306.73 Cox
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Oliver Bowden
Description: Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio vows to exact his revenge and restore his family's honor by using the skills he has learned from such great minds as Da Vinci and Macchiavelli to become a righteous assassin.
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Winter Morgan
Description: When a TNT explosion destroys the academy on graduation day, it's up to Lucy, Jane, and Phoebe to use their training to battle the evil force that is taking over the Overworld.
Call Number: J FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Arlene Blum
Call Number: B Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Ben Tyler
Description: The year is 1881. Clint Ramsay is a renowned troubleshooter for the Underwood Detective Agency. He has been summoned to San Reale, Texas, by an old friend who needs his help. Ramsay soon discovers that danger is lurking behind every bush and rock in the small cattle town. He finds himself drawn into a complex web of treachery, greed, and murder. Who can he trust? And what is the secret everyone but him seems to know?
Call Number: LP FIC Tyl
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
John Birmingham
Description: Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a horrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his side. The last thing he needs is an explosion at work. A real explosion. On his off-shore oil rig. But this is no accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame. He knows because he killed one of the things responsible. Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has transformed the overweight, balding safety manager into something else entirely. A foul-mouthed, beer-loving monster slayer, and humanity's least worthy Champion.
Call Number: FIC Bir
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
J. G. Ballard
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Lori Haskins Houran, Macky Pamintuan, Jeff Brown
Description: A latest early reader tale starring the whimsical Flat Stanley finds him trying out for the baseball team and outwitting the best players until the fairness of his "flat-vantage" is called into question.
Call Number: Ei Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Edmund Hillary
Call Number: 796.522 Hil 2013
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Betty Hechtman, Margaret Strom
Description: When Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of Ellen Sheridan, the leader of a weekly crochet group, her complicated past with Ellen makes her a prime suspect. But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge, the killer is at large.
Call Number: FIC Hec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Alison DeCamp
Description: In 1895 Michigan, Stan, eleven, will do almost anything to help his mother financially, even babysitting, but his long-lost father shows up and proves to be a big disappointment.
Call Number: J FIC DeC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Kate Alice Marshall
Description: "Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined. Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father . . . and she wants revenge."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
Description: "The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiaiton, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro--the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people united around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro--and maybe the whole of humanity."--Container.
Call Number: FIC Glu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Philip Reeve, Ian McQue
Description: "In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares. But Anna Fang -- pilot, adventurer, spy -- isn't afraid. These three stories show gripping, moving, exciting moments in Anna Fang's life: her childhood as a slave aboard the moving city Arkangel, a showdown against a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control, and her free life as an intelligence agent for the Anti-Traction league."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Don Pendleton
Description: "Attacked by a horde of feral, rampaging villagers infected by a synthetic virus, Mack Bolan barely escapes the isolated mountain town in time to witness a mysterious black ops team as they raze the place and kill all its inhabitants. Determined to find the source of this powerful bioweapon, Bolan tracks the virus to a secret facility, where scientists are working to make the infected victims stronger, swifter and more deadly. But the wealthy industrialist who turns out to be funding this research has his sights set on all-out toxic warfare. Now that it's ready, the germ will be unleashed on a mass scale across the European Union, targeting specific ethnic groups for destruction. With millions of lives at stake, Bolan has no choice but to embark on a seek-and-destroy mission"--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Craig Nelson, George Guidall
Description: The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows, moment by moment, the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history.
Call Number: 940.5426 Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch
Description: "Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance." -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC McE
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Charles Brokaw
Description: When the ancient ruins of Atlantis are discovered along the Spanish coast, linguist and archaeologist Thomas Lourds joins a violent competition to be the first of its explorers, an effort marked by a series of puzzles that must be solved in order to gainentry into the lost civilization.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
H. K. Varian
Description: When four middle schoolers start developing powers, including the ability to transform into mythological animals, they discover they are part of a line of magical shapeshifters who must save their town from a powerful warlock.
Call Number: J FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
David Baldacci
Description: Will Robie, a freelance hitman working for the government, rescues a teenage girl whose parents' disappearance may be linked to a vast, high-level cover-up.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Matt de la Peña
Description: After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.
Call Number: YA FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Catherine Lowell
Description: Since Samantha Whipple's father died, she is the presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts passed down from the Brontë family-- a trove which may be just another fiction. When Samantha enrolls at Oxford University, long lost objects from the past begin rematerializing in her life. Her father’s distinctive copy of Jane Eyre, which should have perished in the fire that claimed his life, is the first of many clues in an elaborate scavenger hunt derived from the world's greatest literature.
Call Number: FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
A. C Wise
Description: "Who are the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron? If you need to ask then you have not been anywhere near a television, computer, or disco recently. No other superheroes are as dedicated or dazzling as these gals. Some of them tuck, some of them are pure trout, but they kick ass in high heels and rollerskates. A.C. Wise's debut collection of heroic tales is half whimsy and half 1950s pulp reborn for the 21st century"--from Amazon page.
Call Number: FIC Wis
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
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A Blade So Black
L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
YA FIC McK
I Almost Died. Again
Alison DeCamp
J FIC DeC
Air Force One Is Down
John Dennis, Alistair MacLean
FIC Den
I Am Still Alive
Kate Alice Marshall
YA FIC Mar
Altar Of Eden [Large Print]
James Rollins
LP FIC Rol
Metro 2033 [Audiobook]
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
FIC Glu
Angels & Demons
Dan Brown
FIC Bro
Night Flights
Philip Reeve, Ian McQue
YA FIC Ree
Around The World In 80 Dates
Jennifer Cox
306.73 Cox
Nightmare Army
Don Pendleton
FIC Pen
Assassin's Creed : Renaissance
Oliver Bowden
FIC Bow
Pearl Harbor [Audiobook] : From Infamy To Greatness
Craig Nelson, George Guidall
940.5426 Nel
Battle In The Overworld
Winter Morgan
J FIC Mor
The Adventure Zone. Here There Be Gerblins
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch
YA FIC McE
Breaking Trail : A Climbing Life
Arlene Blum
B Blu
The Atlantis Code
Charles Brokaw
FIC Bro
Echoes Of Massacre Canyon [Large Print]
Ben Tyler
LP FIC Tyl
The Gathering Storm
H. K. Varian
J FIC Var
Emergence
John Birmingham
FIC Bir
The Innocent
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
Empire Of The Sun
J. G. Ballard
FIC Bal
The Living
Matt de la Peña
YA FIC De L
Flat Stanley At Bat
Lori Haskins Houran, Macky Pamintuan, Jeff Brown
Ei Hou
The Madwoman Upstairs : A Novel
Catherine Lowell
FIC Low
High Adventure : Our Ascent Of The Everest
Edmund Hillary
796.522 Hil 2013
The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves The World Again
A. C Wise
FIC Wis
Hooked On Murder [Audiobook]
Betty Hechtman, Margaret Strom
FIC Hec