”Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?” by Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin is the host of the Ask a Mortician YouTube Channel and, in this book, she answers some of the more thought-provoking questions asked by her younger viewers. One of her goals is to help people become more comfortable with talking about death. If you don’t think the subject is too taboo given current events, her other books “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “From Here to Eternity” are available as e-books in the Library System’s Libby app.

- Jessica Pratt, general services librarian, Carbondale Library

”I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” by Michelle McNamara

I love non-fiction memoirs and autobiographies, but “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” was one of the first true crime books I’ve read. McNamara did an amazing job researching the Golden State Killer so that the reader could easily be invested in the story. Although the story was terrifying at times, I couldn’t put this book down!

-Kristen Wallo, adult programming librarian, Valley Community Library

”Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch

So this book is quite the doozy so far. To name just a few of its wonderful features, there’s a multiverse, some scientific contraption that traverses it, and a reasonably healthy dose of romance that doesn’t overpower. The author explores topics such as isolation, the human psyche, and where the line is concerning being oneself — issues that are handled stunningly and with all the grit and faults in real life.

- Angelina Estadt, page at Valley Community Library

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