New Titles for August!

By Tim Cheng | August 23 2017 | College & University ReadsAll-School ReadsCommunity Reads

As the summer winds down we wanted to highlight our titles that have just been added to the Common Reads site. If you’re looking for some inspiration to get outdoors in the final weeks of the season, consider reading Trespassing Across Americaby Ken Ilgunas. Or if you’re considering fiction titles for a younger audience, Indie Next List Selection Goodbye Days, by Jeff Zentner was one of the most highly praised 2016 YA titles.  And brand new title Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, by Reshma Saujani has just released this week through a partnership between Girls Who Code and Penguin Young Readers!

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Adult Titles

Dodgers, by Bill Beverly

Food Fight: GMO’s and the Future of the American Diet, by McKay Jenkins

How  I Became a North Korean, by Krys Lee

Human Acts, by Han King

Irresistable: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked, by Adam Alter

Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder

Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, by Syrbrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World, by Nilofer Merchant

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel

Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Been-Done-Before (And Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland, by Ken Ilgunas

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, by Franklin Foer

Young Adult Titles

Goodbye Days, by Jeff Zentner

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers’ Edition, by Saroo Brierly

Middle Grade & Children’s Titles

Lost and Found Cat: The True of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey, by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes

Fenway & Hattie, by Victoria J. Cole

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code & Change the World, by Reshma Saujani