Our book guru Bryan Uecker shares his top picks to read this June.

Adult Fiction: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

Adult Non-Fiction: The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee


A New York Times Notable Book

A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?

Local – Book Club Book: The Drummond Girls by Mardi Jo Link

An inspiring and heartfelt memoir about the friendship between eight women forged over two decades.

Local Young Adult: Traveling Circus by Ingar Rudholm

Flynn Parkes feels alone in the small town of Whitehall, Michigan. After being bullied in high school and having an argument with his parents, Flynn runs away from his problems. On a bike ride into town, he's kidnapped by Salvatore, a crooked ringmaster of a mysterious traveling circus.

Children: Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon


Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want. Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it. The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet.

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