Genres

 Historical Fiction:  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Girls by Emma Cline

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

We Shall Not all Sleep by Estep Nagy

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

 Memoir:  –When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi;

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty;

The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

The Drive by Teresa Bruce

Biography:  “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” By Amy Ellis Nutt;

“Trump This! The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized Biography” by Marc Shapiro

Self-Help:  “Let It Out: A journey through Journaling” by Katie Dale bout

Literary Fiction:  “Fates and Furies,” by Lauren Groff;

My Name is Lucy Barton,” by Elizabeth Strout;

“Ways to Disappear,” by Idra Novey;

Forty Rooms,” by Olga Grushin;

“Among the Ten Thousand Things” by Julia Pierpont;

“Zero K” by Don DeLillo;

“A Gambler’s Anatomy” by Jonathan Lethem;

“Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett;

“The Animators” by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Popular Fiction:  “The Most Dangerous Place on Earth” by Lindsey Lee Johnson;

“All The Ugly and Wonderful Things” by Bryn Greenwood

Contemporary Fiction:  “Woman No. 17” by Edan Lepucki

Women’s Fiction: “Rich and Pretty” by Rumaan Alam

“Maybe in Another Life” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Practicing Normal” by Cara Sue Achterberg

Retellings:  Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood;

Eligible by Curtis Stifled

Plays:  The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Comics:  Girl Over Paris #1 by Gwenda Bond

Owly, Vol 1:  The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton

Short Stories: Man & Wife by Katie Chase;

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen;

Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

Thriller:  “You” by Caroline Kepnes;

“Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris;

“I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh;

“Ill Will” by Dan Chaon

Science Fiction:  “The Heart Goes Last,” by Margaret Atwood;

“High Rise” by J. G. Ballard

Social Satire:  “The Invoice” by Jonas Karlsson;

“Nicotine” by Nell Zink

Coming-of-Age:  “My Sunshine Away,” by M. O. Walsh;

“Miller’s Valley,” by Anna Quindlen;

“Sweetbitter” by Stephanie Danler;

“Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson

“The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” by Hannah Tinti

Fantasy:  My Grandmother asked me to tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman;

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Poetry:  Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Non-Fiction:  We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Born to Run:  A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Cookbooks:  Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner — and Make-Ahead Lunches, Too by The Editors of Food52

Young Adult:  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Children’s Literature:  “Too Many Moose!” by Lisa Bakos;

“The Most Magnificent Thing,” by Ashley Spires;

Herbie’s Big Adventure by Jennie Poh;

The Night the Stars Went Out by Suz Hughes;

Pedro, First Grade Hero by Fran Manushkin;

Gracie Meets a Ghost by Keiko Sena;

The Pruwahaha Monster by Jean-Paul Mulders;

Striker, Slow Down by Emma Hughes;

Non-Fiction Animal Books

Eloise by Kay Thompson & Hiliary Knight

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Ladybug Girl by David Soman & Jacky Davis

My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry

Middle Grade:  The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis,

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

 

 

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