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

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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 Dalebout

Parenting:  The Gift of Failure:  How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

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

Swing Time By Zadie Smith

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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

Graphic Novels:  The Legend of Wonder Woman (2015 -) Vol. 1:  Origins by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon

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;

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

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

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

Poetry:  Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Tales of a Severed Head by Rachida Mandani

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

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

Beneath the Ghost Moon by Jane Yolan

Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian

Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

The Best Thanksgiving Ever by Teddy Slater

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

Fall Ball by Peter McCarty

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell

Thanksgiving Day Thanks by Laura Elliot

Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia L. Andrews

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

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

 

 

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