Need to Read

Adult Fiction

“The Beginning and the End” by Isaac Asimov

Well-known science fiction author Isaac Asimov produced a compilation of his essays in this title. Asimov discusses the science of life in terms of time. Pick up the informative book to read Asimov’s opinions about where we began in the past, where we are in the present, and where we might find ourselves in the future.

Adult Non-Fiction

“Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die” by Bob King

Mankind has always been fascinated by those tiny pinpoints of light in the night sky. Bob King shares 57 night sky wonders that everyone should experience. Complete with a comprehensive checklist to record your observations, this is a valuable resource for every stargazer.

Young Adult

“Mirror in the Sky” by Aditi Khorana

Tara Krishnan was not looking forward to her junior year at her prep school, Brierly. Just before the school year begins, NASA discovers the existence of an alternate Earth — a mirror planet. When Tara realizes that an alternate Earth means an alternate Tara, her life begins to change.


“Night Sky Watcher” by Raman Prinja

Did you know that the light reflected from Venus is sometimes bright enough in the night sky to cast a shadow on Earth? Did you know that only one side — always the same side — of the moon is ever visible from Earth? Did you know that, on a dark night, you can spot 20 or more satellites passing across the sky — every hour? Learn more fascinating facts and stargazer’s tips in this guide for the night sky watcher.

Titles selected for Picks of the Week are in the collection of Roanoke Rapids Public Library. Titles may not be present for check out at the time of a patron visit. The library staff will be glad to place a title on hold for a patron if the book is not available.