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Best of 2019

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FICTION

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  • 99 nights in Logar. Jamil Jan Kochai. Fic KOC PEN/Hemingway Award finalist
  • The affairs of the Falcóns. Melissa Rivero. Fic RIV New American Voices Award winner, First Novel Prize long list, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, PEN/Hemingway Award longlist
  • Afternoon of a faun. James Lasdun. Fic LAS Boston Globe
  • The age of light. Whitney Scharer. Fic SCH Booklist top 10 first novels, Glamour
  • Agent running in the field. John le Carré. Fic LEC NPR, USA Today, Vogue
  • Akin. Emma Donoghue. Fic DON, CD Fic DON Christian Science Monitor
  • All this could be yours. Jami Attenberg. Fic ATT Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 60, Library Journal, USA Today, Vogue
  • American pop. Snowden Wright. Fic WRI NPR
  • American spy. Lauren Wilkinson. Fic WIL NPR, First Novel Prize short list, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, Good Housekeeping, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, Chicago Tribune 10 best, Edgar Award nominee, Barry Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju. Kim Newman. Fic NEW Washington Post best horror
  • The Ash family. Molly Dektar. Fic DEK Glamour, Booklistadult books for young adults
  • Ask again, yes. Mary Beth Keane. Fic KEA, Large Type Fic KEA, CD Fic KEA, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, NPR, Vogue, People
  • The atlas of reds and blues. Devi S. Laskar. Fic LAS, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 first novels, Washington Post, Asian/Pacific American Award winner
  • Backlash: a thriller. Brad Thor. Fic THO, CD Fic THO, EBook Barry Award nominee
  • Bangkok wakes to rain. Pitchaya Sudbanthad. Fic SUD First Novel Prize short list, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable
  • The beekeeper of Aleppo. Christy Lefteri. Fic LEF, Ebook Amazon top 80, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist
  • Blood orange. Harriet Tyce. Fic TYC Booklist top 10 debut crime novels
  • Blue moon. Lee Child. Fic CHI, Large Type Fic CHI, CD Fic CHI, Ebook Amazon top 100, Barnes & Noble
  • The border. Don Winslow. Fic WIN, Ebook NPR, Booklist, top 10 crime novels, Washington Post, Barry Award nominee
  • Bowlaway. Elizabeth McCracken. Fic MACC Booklist top 10 historical fiction, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly 10 best
  • The burglar. Thomas Perry. Fic PER, Ebook, EAudiobook Barry Award nominee
  • Cari Mora. Thomas Harris. Fic HAR, Ebook Amazon top 40
  • Cantoras. Carolina De Robertis. Fic DER NPR, Kirkus Prize finalist, Stonewall Book Award winner, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls. Anissa Gray. Fic GRA, Large Type Fic GRA, Ebook  Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Glamour
  • Celestial bodies. Jokha Alharthi. Fic ALH Kirkus Reviews,  Booker International Prize winner
  • Cemetery Road. Greg Iles. Fic ILE, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Chances are… Richard Russo. Fic RUS, CD Fic RUS, Ebook Amazon top 80, Christian Science Monitor
  • Cherokee America. Margaret Verble. Fic VER New York Times 100 notable, Spur Award winner
  • City of girls. Elizabeth Gilbert. Fic GIL, Large Type Fic GIL, CD Fic GIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Town & Country  
  • Cold storage. David Koepp. Fic KOE, EAudiobook RUSA Adrenaline shortlist
  • Confessions of an innocent man. David R. Dow. Fic DOW Wall Street Journal
  • A cosmology of monsters. Shaun Hamill. Fic HAM New York Public Library, Washington Post best horror
  • Crossing. Pajtim Statovci. Fic STA National Book Award finalist, Library Journal
  • Daisy Jones & the Six. Taylor Jenkins Reid. Fic REI, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 40, Booklist, NPR, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Book Riot, Glamour
  • Daughter of Moloka’i. Alan Brennert. Fic BRE USA Today
  • The dearly beloved. Cara Wall. Fic WAL, Ebook First Novel Prize long list, Library Journal
  • The deep. Rivers Solomon. Fic SOL NPR, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Booklist, Nebula Award finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Deep river. Karl Marlantes. Fic MAR, CD Fic MAR, EBook, EAudiobook Amazon top 40, top 20 literature & fiction
  • The devil aspect: the strange truth behind the occurrences at Hrad Orlů Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Craig Russell. Fic RUS RUSA horror shortlist
  • Devil’s daughter: the Ravenels meet the Wallflowers. Lisa Kleypas. Fic KLE, CD Fic KLE, Ebook, EAudiobook BookPage
  • Disappearing Earth. Julia Phillips. Fic PHI First Novel Prize short list, National Book Award finalist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 100, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Times 10 best, New York Public Library top 10, NPR, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, Chicago Tribune, BookPage, John Leonard Prize finalist, USA Today
  • A door in the earth. Amy Waldman. Fic WAL Good Housekeeping
  • Doxology. Nell Zink. Fic ZIN Oprah, USA Today, Good Housekeeping
  • The dreamers. Karen Thompson Walker. Fic WAL, EAudiobook Good Housekeeping, Glamour
  • Drive your plow over the bones of the dead. Olga Tokarczuk. Fic TOK, Ebook National Book Award longlist, Booker International Prize shortlist, Warwick Prize for Women in Translation shortlist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 40, Time, NPR, New York Public Library, Book Riot, PEN Translation Prize finalist, Boston Globe
  • Dual citizens. Alix Ohlin. Fic OHL Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist
  • Ducks, Newburyport. Lucy Ellmann. Fic ELL, Ebook Booker Prize shortlist, New York Times 100 notable, Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune 10 best, Book Riot
  • The Dutch house. Ann Patchett. Fic PAT, Large Type Fic PAT, CD Fic PAT, Ebook, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage, Oprah, NPR, Amazon top 20, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, USA Today, Vogue, Book Riot, Boston Globe, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Echoes: the Saga anthology of ghost stories. Fic ECH Library Journal, Bram Stoker Award finalist
  • The editor. Steven Rowley. Fic ROW NPR
  • Elevator pitch. Linwood Barclay. Fic BAR Library Journal
  • Evvie Drake starts over. Linda Holmes. Fic HOL, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, BookPage, Booklist, RUSA relationship shortlist
  • Exquisite Mariposa. Fiona Alison Duncan. Fic DUN Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The far field. Madhuri Vijay. Fic VIJ, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 book group books, Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, top 10 first novels, Washington Post, Dylan Thomas Prize longlist, PEN/Hemingway Award longlist
  • The farm. Joanne Ramos. Fic RAM, Ebook First Novel Prize long list, Booklist,top 10 first novels, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Glamour, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • Feast your eyes. Myla Goldberg. Fic GOL, Large Type Fic GOL Carnegie Medal shortlist, Booklist, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle award finalist
  • Fleishman is in trouble. Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Fic BRO, Ebook National Book Award longlist, GQ, Amazon top 100, Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Booklist,top 10 first novels, Kirkus Reviews, BBC, Good Housekeeping, New York Public Library top 10, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, BookPage, John Leonard Prize finalist, USA Today, Vogue, Town & Country, Book Riot, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, Jewish Book Award finalist
  • The flight portfolio. Julie Orringer. Fic ORR Kirkus Reviews, BBC
  • Frankissstein. Jeanette Winterson. Fic WIN Booker Prize longlist, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Washington Post, Over the Rainbow list
  • Full throttle: stories. Joe Hill. Fic HIL, CD Fic HIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Washington Post best horror, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, New York Times 100 notable
  • Game of snipers. Stephen Hunter. Fic HUN Publishers Weekly
  • Gingerbread. Helen Oyeyemi. Fic OYE NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Book Riot, Glamour
  • Girl. Edna O’Brien. Fic OBR New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, BBC, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • The giver of stars. Jojo Moyes. Fic MOY, Large Type Fic MOY, CD Fic MOY, Ebook, EAudiobook Christian Science Monitor (one other early list, not sure which)
  • The girl he used to know. Tracey Garvis Graves. Fic GAR, Ebook Good Housekeeping
  • Golden child. Claire Adam. Fic ADA, Large Type Fic ADA Good Housekeeping, Jhalak Prize long list
  • The gone dead. Chanelle Benz. Fic BEN, Ebook, EAudiobook First Novel Prize long list, New York Times 100 notable, PEN/Hemingway Award longlist
  • Good girl, bad girl. Michael Robotham. Fic ROB, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Edgar Award nominee
  • Goodnight stranger. Miciah Bay Gault. Fic GAU First Novel Prize long list
  • Grace after Henry. Eithne Shortall. Fic SHO Booklist top 10 women’s fiction, Library Journal
  • The grammarians. Cathleen Schine. Fic SCH, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 80, Kirkus Reviews, New York Times 100 notable, NPR
  • Grand union: stories. Zadie Smith. Fic SMI BBC, Oprah, Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 40, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, Story Prize finalist
  • Growing things and other stories. Paul Tremblay. Fic TRE EAudiobook Booklist,top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, Washington Post best horror, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, Chicago Tribune 10 best, Bram Stoker Award finalist
  • The Guardians. John Grisham. Fic GRI, Large Type Fic GRI, CD Fic GRI, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, Barnes & Noble, Washington Post
  • The guest book. Sarah Blake. Fic BLA, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 40, Jewish Book Award finalist
  • The heavens. Sandra Newman. Fic NEW Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, NPR
  • Henry, himself. Stewart O’Nan. Fic ONA Kirkus Reviews
  • Home remedies: stories. Xuan Juliana Wang. Fic WAN Library Journal, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize finalist, Story Prize longlist
  • How could she. Lauren Mechling. Fic MEC Glamour
  • The huntress. Kate Quinn. Fic QUI, Ebook Good Housekeeping
  • In the full light of the sun. Clare Clark. Fic CLA Boston Globe
  • In West Mills. De’Shawn Charles Winslow. Fic WIN First Novel Prize winner, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Inland. Téa Obreht. Fic OBR, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Entertainment Weekly, BookPage, USA Today, Town & Country, Dylan Thomas Prize longlist
  • The Institute. Stephen King. Fic KIN, CD Fic KIN, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, Chicago Tribune
  • The island of sea women. Lisa See. Fic SEE, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 historical fiction, top 10 book group books, Christian Science Monitor
  • It would be night in Caracas. Karina Sainz Borgo. Fic SAI, EAudiobook NPR
  • The lager queen of Minnesota. J. Ryan Stradal. Fic STR, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, USA Today
  • Lanny. Max Porter. Fic POR, EAudiobook Booker Prize longlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, New York Public Library, NPR, RUSA notable books
  • The last romantics. Tara Conklin. Fic CON, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 80, Glamour
  • The last thing you surrender. Leonard Pitts, Jr. Fic PIT, Ebook Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • The last train to London. Meg Waite Clayton. Fic CLA, EAudiobook Jewish Book Award finalist
  • Late in the day. Tessa Hadley. Fic HAD Washington Post, BookPage, Boston Globe
  • Lights all night long. Lydia Fitzpatrick. Fic FIT, Large Type Fic FIT, Ebook Amazon top 100
  • Lock every door. Riley Sager. Fic SAG, Large Type Fic SAG, CD Fic SAG, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist
  • Look how happy I’m making you: stories. Polly Rosenwaike. Fic ROS Kirkus Reviews, Glamour
  • Lost and wanted. Nell Freudenberger. Fic FRE Vogue, Town & Country, Boston Globe
  • Lost children archive. Valeria Luiselli. Fic LUI Women’s Prize for fiction longlist, Kirkus Prize finalist, Booker Prize longlist, Carnegie Medal winner, Time, Oprah, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, NPR, New York Times 10 best, Washington Post, GQ, New York Public Library, Entertainment Weekly, Booklist, Chicago Tribune 10 best, RUSA notable books, National Book Critics Circle award finalist
  • The lost girls of Paris. Pam Jenoff. Fic JEN, Ebook, EAudiobook Glamour
  • Lot: stories. Bryan Washington. Fic WAS NPR, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage, John Leonard Prize finalist, Dylan Thomas Prize longlist, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize finalist, Story Prize longlist, Stonewall Book Award honor, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • A lush and seething hell: two tales of cosmic horror. John Hornor Jacobs. Fic JAC Library Journal
  • Maggie Brown & others. Peter Orner. Fic ORN Kirkus Reviews, Oprah, New York Times 100 notable, Story Prize longlist
  • The man who saw everything. Deborah Levy. Fic LEV Booker Prize longlist, Publishers Weekly top 10, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Marilou is everywhere. Sarah Elaine Smith. Fic SMI NPR, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction finalist
  • The memory police. Yoko Ogawa. Fic OGA National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, Chicago Tribune 10 best
  • Metropolis. Philip Kerr. Fic KER Barry Award nominee
  • A minute to midnight. David Baldacci. Fic BAL, Large Type Fic BAL, CD Fic BAL, Ebook, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • Miracle Creek. Angie Kim. Fic KIM, EAudiobook New American Voices Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 40, Library Journal, Washington Post, BookPage, Edgar Award winner
  • Mission critical. Mark Greaney. Fic GRE, Ebook Barry Award nominee
  • The most fun we ever had. Claire Lombardo. Fic LOM, Ebook First Novel Prize long list, Town & Country, Amazon top 60, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • Mrs. Everything. Jennifer Weiner. Fic WEI, Large Type Fic WEI, Ebook New York Times 100 notable, Amazon top 40, Washington Post, NPR, Glamour, Good Housekeeping
  • Natalie Tan’s book of luck & fortune. Roselle Lim. Fic LIM, Large Type Fic LIM Book Riot
  • The need. Helen Phillips. Fic PHI National Book Award longlist, Publishers Weekly, Oprah, Amazon top 80, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Time, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, New York Public Library, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, BookPage
  • Never have I ever. Joshilyn Jackson. Fic JAC, EAudiobook Booklist
  • The new girl. Daniel Silva. Fic SIL, Large Type Fic SIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense
  • The Nickel boys. Colson Whitehead. Fic WHI, Large Type Fic WHI, CD Fic WHI, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize winner, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award longlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly top 10, Amazon top 20, Good Housekeeping, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Library Journal, Washington Post, Time, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, New York Public Library, Christian Science Monitor, BookPage, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, USA Today, BBC, Town & Country, RUSA notable books, Alex Award, Booklist,adult books for young adults, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Night boat to Tangier. Kevin Barry. Fic BAR New York Times 10 best, Booker Prize longlist, Booklist, Library Journal, New York Public Library, NPR, BBC 
  • The night tiger. Yangsze Choo. Fic CHO, CD Fic CHO, Ebook Amazon top 40, Washington Post, BookPage, USA Today, Glamour
  • The night visitors. Carol Goodman. Fic GOO Mary Higgins Clark Award winner
  • Ninth house. Leigh Bardugo. Fic BAR, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, NPR, New York Public Library, BookPage, USA Today, Book Riot, RUSA Fantasy shortlist, Booklist adult books for young adults
  • Normal people. Sally Rooney. Fic ROO, Ebook Man Booker longlist, Costa Award winner, People, Dylan Thomas Prize longlist, Women’s Prize for fiction longlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Book Riot, Kirkus Reviews, Oprah, Amazon top 60, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, New York Public Library top 10, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage, Booklist, adult books for young adults RUSA notable books, NPR, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, Town & Country, Glamour
  • Nothing to see here. Kevin Wilson. Fic WIL, EAudiobook Amazon top 80, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, USA Today, Town & Country, People
  • The Old Drift. Namwali Serpell. Fic SER Booklist top 10 historical fiction, First Novel Prize long list, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 80, BookPage, New York Times 100 notable, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction finalist, Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction finalist
  • Olive, again. Elizabeth Strout. Fic STR, Large Type Fic STR, CD Fic STR, Ebook Kirkus Reviews, Oprah, Amazon top 60, Good Housekeeping, NPR, New York Public Library, BookPage, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, People
  • On earth we’re briefly gorgeous. Ocean Vuong. Fic VUO, Ebook Kirkus Prize finalist, National Book Award longlist, First Novel Prize short list, Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist top 10 first novels, Amazon top 20, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Time, Library Journal, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post top 10, New York Public Library top 10, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, BookPage, Book Riot, GQ, PEN/Hemingway Award longlist, USA Today, RUSA notable books, Stonewall Book Award honor, Dylan Thomas Prize longlist, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Asian/Pacific American Award honor
  • On swift horses. Shannon Pufahl. Fic PUF Spur Award winner, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Opioid, Indiana. Brian Allen Carr. Fic CAR Amazon top 100, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist
  • Orange world and other stories. Karen Russell. Fic RUS Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, NPR, BBC, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Town & Country, Story Prize longlist
  • An orchestra of minorities. Chigozie Obioma. Fic OBI Booker Prize shortlist, Publishers Weekly, BBC, Amazon top 80, New York Public Library
  • The other Americans. Laila Lalami. Fic LAL, Ebook Kirkus Prize finalist, National Book Award finalist, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, NPR, Washington Post, New York Public Library, BookPage
  • Out of darkness, shining light: (being a faithful account of the final years and earthly days of Doctor David Livingstone and his last journey from the interior to the coast of Africa, as narrated by his African companions, in three volumes). Petina Gappah. Fic GAP Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • Oval. Elvia Wilk. Fic WIL First Novel Prize long list, Kirkus Reviews
  • The Oysterville sewing circle. Susan Wiggs. Fic WIG, CD Fic WIG, Ebook Library Journal
  • The paper wasp. Lauren Acampora. Large Type Fic ACA, Ebook First Novel Prize long list
  • The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi. Isabella Hammad. Fic HAM, Ebook Amazon top 40, New York Times 100 notable, Christian Science Monitor, Vogue, Walter Scott Prize longlist
  • Patsy. Nicole Dennis-Benn. Large Type Fic DEN, EAudiobook Good Housekeeping, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Oprah, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Washington Post, People, Stonewall Book Award honor, PEN/Faulkner Award longlist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The perfect wife. JP Delaney. Fic DEL, Ebook Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, New York Public Library
  • Prairie fever. Michael Parker. Fic PAR, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist
  • The promise. Silvina Ocampo. Fic OCA Kirkus Reviews
  • The pursuit of William Abbey. Claire North. Fic NOR NPR
  • Queenie. Candice Carty-Williams. Fic CAR NPR, Booklist top 10 women’s fiction, Good Housekeeping, Book Riot, RUSA relationship shortlist, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, Jhalak Prize long list
  • Quichotte. Salman Rushdie. Fic RUS NPR, Booker Prize shortlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20, Booklist top of the list – adult fiction
  • Rabbits for food. Binnie Kirshenbaum. Fic KIR Kirkus Reviews, New York Times 100 notable, NPR
  • Recursion. Blake Crouch. Large Type Fic CRO, CD Fic CRO, Ebook Amazon top 60, NPR, Book Riot
  • Red at the Bone. Jacqueline Woodson. Fic WOO, CD Fic WOO, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews, Oprah, Amazon top 20, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Library Journal, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library top 10, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Book Riot, Town & Country, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, NAACP Image Award nominee, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Red birds. Mohammed Hanif. Fic HAN, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist
  • Red metal. Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings IV. Fic GRE Publishers Weekly
  • The remainder. Alia Trabucco Zerán. Fic TRA Booker International Prize shortlist, Kirkus Reviews, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The revisioners. Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. Fic SEX Good Housekeeping, New York Times 100 notable, NAACP Image Award winner
  • Right after the weather. Carol Anshaw. Fic ANS Kirkus Reviews
  • The right swipe. Alisha Rai. Fic RAI Amazon top 20 romance, Library Journal, Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Book Riot
  • The river. Peter Heller. Fic HEL, CD Fic HEL, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 40, Edgar Award nominee
  • Rules for visiting. Jessica Francis Kane. Fic KAN Oprah, Good Housekeeping, RUSA relationship shortlist
  • Sabrina & Corina: stories. Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Fic FAJ National Book Award finalist, RUSA notable books, Kirkus Reviews, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize finalist, Story Prize finalist, Library Journal, New York Public Library
  • The secrets we kept. Lara Prescott. Fic PRE, Large Type Fic PRE, Ebook Amazon top 60, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Public Library, NPR, Edgar Award nominee, RUSA historical fiction winner
  • The shadow king. Maaza Mengiste. Fic MEN NPR, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage #4, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • A single thread. Tracy Chevalier. Fic CHE, Large Type Fic CHE Good Housekeeping, New York Public Library, USA Today 
  • The snakes. Sadie Jones. Fic JON Washington Post
  • Soon. Lois Murphy. Fic MUR Washington Post best horror
  • Spring. Ali Smith. Fic SMI Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, NPR
  • Stalingrad. Vasily Grossman. Fic GRO Publishers Weekly
  • The starless sea. Erin Morgenstern. Fic MOR, CD Fic MOR, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, Good Housekeeping, NPR, BookPage
  • The stranger inside. Lisa Unger. Fic UNG, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Stay up with Hugo Best. Erin Somers. Fic SOM Vogue
  • Strangers and cousins. Leah Hager Cohen. Fic COH Washington Post top 10, Christian Science Monitor
  • Such a fun age. Kiley Reid. Fic REI Amazon top 100, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • Sugar run. Mesha Maren. Fic MAR, Ebook, EAudiobook Good Housekeeping, Over the Rainbow list
  • Supper Club. Lara Williams. Fic WIL Kirkus Reviews, Vogue
  • The suspect. Fiona Barton. Fic BAR, EAudiobook Glamour
  • The swallows. Lisa Lutz. Fic LUT Alex Award
  • Tell me everything. Cambria Brockman. Fic BRO, EAudiobook Good Housekeeping, BookPage
  • The tenth muse. Catherine Chung. Fic CHU BookPage #5
  • Territory of light. Yuko Tsushima. Fic TSU Kirkus Prize finalist 
  • The testaments. Margaret Atwood. Fic ATW, CD Fic ATW, EAudiobook Amazon best book of 2019, Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, Booker Prize winner, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Time, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage, BBC, USA Today, New York Public Library, Town & Country, People
  • There’s a word for that. Sloane Tanen. Fic TAN, Large Type Fic TAN Good Housekeeping
  • Things you save in a fire. Katherine Center. Fic CEN, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 80
  • Th1rte3en. Steve Cavanagh. Fic CAV Barry Award nominee
  • This is happiness. Niall Williams. Fic WIL Washington Post, Walter Scott Prize longlist
  • This tender land. William Kent Krueger. Fic KRU, Large Type Fic KRU, CD Fic KRU, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Tinfoil butterfly. Rachel Eve Moulton. Fic MOU First Novel Prize long list, Washington Post best horror, Library Journal
  • Today we go home. Kelli Estes. Fic EST, Ebook Library Journal
  • The toll. Cherie Priest. Fic PRI RUSA horror shortlist
  • The Topeka school. Ben Lerner. Fic LER Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 60, Washington Post top 10, Time, New York Times 10 best, NPR, GQ, New York Public Library, Chicago Tribune, Vogue, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, RUSA notable books, PEN/Faulkner Award longlist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist , Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Travelers. Helon Habila. Fic HAB Boston Globe
  • Trust exercise. Susan Choi. Fic CHO National Book Award winner, Publishers Weekly top 10, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, Time, New York Public Library, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Town & Country, Book Riot, RUSA notable books
  • Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts: an adventure. Kate Racculia. Fic RAC Kirkus Reviews
  • The turn of the key. Ruth Ware. Fic WAR, Ebook Amazon top 80, Washington Post, New York Public Library
  • The twisted ones. T. Kingfisher. Fic KIN RUSA horror winner, Washington Post best horror, Library Journal
  • Under currents. Nora Roberts. Fic ROB, Large Type Fic ROB, CD Fic ROB, Ebook, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • The unlikely escape of Uriah Heep. H.G. Parry. Fic PAR Christian Science Monitor
  • The unpassing. Chia-Chia Lin. Fic LIN First Novel Prize short list, Booklist top 10 first novels, Washington Post, John Leonard Prize finalist
  • The vexations. Caitlin Horrocks. Fic HOR Wall Street Journal
  • Violet. Scott Thomas. Fic THO Library Journal, RUSA horror shortlist
  • The volunteer. Salvatore Scibona. Fic SCI New York Public Library 
  • The warehouse. Rob Hart. Fic HAR Kirkus Reviews
  • The water cure. Sophie Mackintosh. Fic MACK Man Booker longlist, Good Housekeeping, NPR, Glamour
  • The water dancer. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Fic COA, Large Type Fic COA, CD Fic COA Library Journal, First Novel Prize long list, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Kirkus Reviews, New York Public Library, Oprah, Amazon top 20, NPR, Booklist,top 10 first novels, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Town & Country, RUSA notable books, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • We cast a shadow. Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Fic RUF NPR, First Novel Prize long list, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Washington Post, PEN Open Book Award finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist 
  • We went to the woods. Caite Dolan-Leach. Fic DOL NPR
  • When you read this. Mary Adkins. Fic ADK Good Housekeeping, RUSA relationship winner
  • The whisper man. Alex North. Fic NOR, CD Fic NOR, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 60
  • Window on the bay. Debbie Macomber. Fic MACO, Large Type Fic MACO, CD Fic MACO, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • The winter of the witch. Katherine Arden. Fic ARD Amazon top 60
  • A woman is no man. Etaf Rum. Fic RUM, CD Fic RUM, Ebook Amazon top 40, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • Women talking. Miriam Toews. Fic TOE, Ebook Booklist top 10 book group books, Library Journal,  Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, USA Today, Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, New York Times 100 notable, NPR
  • A wonderful stroke of luck. Ann Beattie. Fic BEA Good Housekeeping
  • The world doesn’t require you: stories. Rion Amilcar Scott. Fic SCO Publishers Weekly, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Public Library, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist, USA Today, Story Prize longlist
  • The world that we knew. Alice Hoffman. Fic HOF, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20, Jewish Book Award winner, Christian Science Monitor

MYSTERY

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  • The adventure of the peculiar protocols: adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D. Nicholas Meyer. Mystery MEY Hammett Prize nominee
  • Alice’s island. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo. Mystery SAN Publishers Weekly
  • Bad Axe County. John Galligan. Mystery GAL Kirkus Reviews, BookPage
  • A better man. Louise Penny. Mystery PEN, CD Fic PEN, Ebook, EAudiobook Wall Street Journal, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, Agatha Award nominee, Barnes & Noble
  • The better sister. Alafair Burke. Mystery BUR, Ebook, EAudiobook Washington Post     
  • Beyond all reasonable doubt. Malin Persson Giolito. Mystery PER Washington Post  
  • The bird boys. Lisa Sandlin. Mystery SAN New York Times, Edgar Award nominee
  • The bitterroots. C.J. Box. Mystery BOX, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble
  • Blood relations. Jonathan Moore. Mystery MOO Edgar Award nominee, Hammett Prize nominee
  • The bone fire. S. D. Sykes. Mystery SYK Publishers Weekly, BookPage  
  • Borrowed time. Tracy Clark. Mystery CLA Sue Grafton Memorial Award winner
  • The chain. Adrian McKinty. Mystery MACK, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist, Booklist, USA Today, Barry Award nominee
  • The chestnut man. Søren Sveistrup. Mystery SVE, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, Library Journal, New York Times, Barry Award nominee, RUSA mystery shortlist  
  • Conviction. Denise Mina. Mystery MIN NPR, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post, BookPage, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist
  • Curious toys. Elizabeth Hand. Mystery HAN Booklist adult books for young adults
  • The current. Tim Johnston. Large Type Fic JOH, Ebook, EAudiobook New York Public Library, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense  
  • The Darwin affair. Tim Mason. Mystery MAS, Ebook, EAudiobook Wall Street Journal
  • A deadly divide. Ausma Zehanat Khan. Mystery KHA Library Journal  
  • Deception cove. Owen Laukkanen. Mystery LAU Kirkus Reviews  
  • Dread of winter. Susan Alice Bickford. Mystery BIC Edgar Award nominee
  • A dream of death. Connie Berry. Mystery BER Agatha Award nominee
  • The eighth sister. Robert Dugoni. Mystery DUG Amazon top 60
  • Fake like me. Barbara Bourland. Mystery BOU Edgar Award nominee
  • Girl gone missing. Marcie R. Rendon. Mystery REN Sue Grafton Memorial Award nominee
  • The good cop. Peter Steiner. Mystery STE Wall Street Journal  
  • The good detective. John McMahon. Mystery MACM Booklist top 10 debut crime novels, New York Times best crime, Edgar Award nominee 
  • Heaven, my home. Attica Locke. Mystery LOC, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, NPR, New York Times, BookPage, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The Hotel Neversink. Adam O’Fallon Price. Mystery PRI Edgar Award winner
  • If she wakes. Michael Koryta. Mystery KOR Barry Award nominee
  • The invited. Jennifer McMahon. Mystery MACM Library Journal
  • Knife. Jo Nesbø. Mystery NES, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Lady in the lake. Laura Lippman. Mystery LIP, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, New York Public Library, NPR, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Booklist, Barnes & Noble, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist 
  • Land of wolves. Craig Johnson. Mystery JOH, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense
  • The long call. Ann Cleeves. Mystery CLE, Large Type Fic CLE, CD Fic CLE, EAudiobook Library Journal, Agatha Award nominee  
  • The lost man. Jane Harper. Mystery HAR, Large Type Fic HAR, EAudiobook Thriller Award winner, Macavity Award nominee, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, BookPage, Barry Award nominee, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist        
  • Love and death among the cheetahs. Rhys Bowen. Mystery BOW Agatha Award nominee
  • The missing ones. Edwin Hill. Mystery HILL Sue Grafton Memorial Award nominee, Agatha Award nominee  
  • The murder list. Hank Phillippi Ryan. Mystery RYA Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, Agatha Award nominee  
  • Murder once removed. S.C. Perkins. Mystery PER Agatha Award nominee
  • My lovely wife. Samantha Downing. Mystery DOW, Large Type Fic DOW, Ebook New York Public Library, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Edgar Award nominee
  • The nanny. Gilly Macmillan. Mystery MACM New York Public Library  
  • The never game. Jeffery Deaver. Mystery DEA, CD Fic DEA New York Times  
  • The New Iberia blues. James Lee Burke. Mystery BUR, CD Fic BUR New York Times  
  • The night fire. Michael Connelly. Mystery CON, Large Type Fic CON, CD Fic CON, Ebook New York Times, Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense, Barnes & Noble, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist     
  • The night Olivia fell. Christina McDonald. Mystery MACD Booklist top 10 debut crime novels
  • Nothing more dangerous. Allen Eskens. Mystery ESK Library Journal  
  • The old success. Martha Grimes. Mystery GRI, Ebook New York Times
  • One night gone. Tara Laskowski. Mystery LAS Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, Agatha Award nominee 
  • The other end of the line. Andrea Camilleri. Mystery CAM Washington Post, NPR
  • Paper son. S.J. Rozan. Mystery ROZ BookPage, RUSA mystery shortlist 
  • Restoration Heights. Wil Medearis. Large Type Fic MED Booklist top 10 debut crime novels
  • The right sort of man. Allison Montclair. Mystery MON, CD Fic MON RUSA mystery winner, BookPage
  • Sarah Jane. James Sallis. Mystery SAL Library Journal, New York Times, Booklist  
  • The Satapur moonstone. Sujata Massey. Mystery MAS, EAudiobook Sue Grafton Memorial Award winner
  • Save me from dangerous men. S.A. Lelchuk. Mystery LEL Booklist top 10 debut crime novels, Kirkus Reviews, USA Today, Barry Award nominee
  • The scholar. Dervla McTiernan. Mystery MACT, EAudiobook RUSA mystery shortlist
  • Scrublands. Chris Hammer. Mystery HAM Barry Award winner
  • The sentence is death. Anthony Horowitz. Mystery HOR, Ebook NPR, Wall Street Journal  
  • Shamed. Linda Castillo. Mystery CAS, CD Fic CAS, Ebook, EAudiobook Sue Grafton Memorial Award nominee
  • The silent patient. Alex Michaelides. Mystery MIC, Large Type Fic MIC, CD Fic MIC, Ebook, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, Amazon best mystery of 2019, Barry Award nominee       
  • Smoke and ashes. Abir Mukherjee. Mystery MUK Edgar Award nominee
  • Someone we know. Shari Lapeña. Mystery LAP, Ebook USA Today
  • The stranger diaries. Elly Griffiths. Mystery GRI, EAudiobook Edgar Award winner
  • Strangers at the gate. Catriona McPherson. Mystery MACP, EAudiobook Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee
  • This poison will remain. Fred Vargas. Mystery VAR Publishers Weekly
  • Three-fifths. John Vercher. Mystery VER Edgar Award nominee   
  • Twisted at the root. Ellen Hart. Mystery HAR Lambda Literary Award finalist  
  • Unto us a son is given. Donna Leon. Mystery LEO, Ebook Booklist top 10 crime novels
  • The whisperer. Karin Fossum. Mystery FOS Amazon top 20 mystery, thriller, & suspense
  • The wolf and the watchman. Niklas Natt och Dag. Mystery NAT NPR
  • The wolf wants in. Laura McHugh. Mystery MACH Library Journal
  • Your house will pay. Steph Cha. Mystery CHA Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, Library Journal, Wall Street Journal, Booklist, Barry Award nominee, Book Riot, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist

SCIENCE FICTION

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  • 10,000 bones. Joe Ollinger. Sci. Fic OLL Booklist top 10 debut SF/Fantasy & Horror
  • The archive of alternate endings. Lindsey Drager. Sci. Fic DRA NPR, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The bird king. G. Willow Wilson. Sci. Fic WIL, Large Type Fic WIL, Ebook NPR, New York Public Library, Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, Booklist adult books for young adults, PEN/Faulkner Award longlist
  • Black leopard, red wolf. Marlon James. Sci. Fic JAM, Ebook NPR, National Book Award finalist, GQ, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post top 10, Time, New York Public Library, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Town & Country, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow top 10, Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction finalist
  • Blood of an exile. Brian Naslund. Sci. Fic NAS Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • A boy and his dog at the end of the world. C.A. Fletcher. Sci. Fic FLE Kirkus Reviews, Alex Award, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • Broken stars: contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation. Sci. Fic BRO New York Public Library
  • The burning white. Brent Weeks. Sci. Fic WEE Barnes & Noble
  • Chilling effect. Valerie Valdes. Sci. Fic VAL Library Journal, Book Riot
  • A choir of lies. Alexandra Rowland. Sci. Fic ROW BookPage
  • The city in the middle of the night. Charlie Jane Anders. Sci. Fic AND, EAudiobook NPR
  • Dark age. Pierce Brown. Sci. Fic BRO, Ebook NPR, Barnes & Noble
  • Do you dream of Terra-Two? Temi Oh. Sci. Fic OH NPR, Alex Award
  • Escaping exodus. Nicky Drayden. Sci. Fic DRA Booklist adult books for young adults
  • Exhalation. Ted Chiang. Sci. Fic CHI NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, New York Times 10 best, New York Public Library, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Booklist, Bram Stoker Award finalist, Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction finalist
  • Fall; or, Dodge in hell. Neal Stephenson. Sci. Fic STE, Ebook Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, Kirkus Reviews, New York Times 100 notable
  • The future of another timeline. Annalee Newitz. Sci. Fic NEW New York Public Library, NPR, RUSA science fiction shortlist
  • Gideon the ninth. Tamsyn Muir. Sci. Fic MUI Amazon best science fiction of 2019, Library Journal, New York Public Library, NPR, BookPage, Booklist, Book Riot, RUSA science fiction shortlist, Over the Rainbow top 10, Nebula Award finalist
  • Gods of jade and shadow. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Sci. Fic MOR Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, New York Public Library, NPR, BookPage, Book Riot, RUSA Fantasy winner, Barnes & Noble, Nebula Award finalist
  • Hound of justice. Claire O’Dell. Sci. Fic ODE Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • How Rory Thorne destroyed the multiverse. K. Eason. Sci. Fic EAS Kirkus Reviews
  • Inspection. Josh Malerman. Sci. Fic MAL, Ebook Booklist top 10 book group books, Bram Stoker Award finalist
  • Jade war. Fonda Lee. Sci. Fic LEE NPR, Library Journal
  • The kingdom of copper. S.A. Chakraborty. Sci. Fic CHA, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • Lent. Jo Walton. Sci. Fic WAL BookPage
  • The lesson. Cadwell Turnbull. Sci. Fic TUR Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal
  • The library of the unwritten. A.J. Hackwith. Sci. Fic HAC Library Journal
  • The light brigade. Kameron Hurley. Sci. Fic HUR Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly
  • The little animals. Sarah Tolmie. Sci. Fic TOL Philip K. Dick Award nominee
  • A little hatred. Joe Abercrombie. Sci. Fic ABE, Ebook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Barnes & Noble
  • Magic for liars. Sarah Gailey. Sci. Fic GAI NPR, Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, RUSA mystery shortlist
  • Mars: stories. Asja Bakic. Sci. Fic BAK Publishers Weekly
  • A memory called empire. Arkady Martine. Sci. Fic MAR Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, NPR, Library Journal, BookPage, RUSA science fiction winner, Nebula Award finalist
  • A people’s future of the United States: speculative fiction from 25 extraordinary writers. Sci. Fic PEO Booklist,top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, Publishers Weekly
  • Polaris rising. Jessie Mihalik. Sci. Fic MIH Amazon top 20 romance, Washington Post
  • The priory of the orange tree. Samantha Shannon. Sci. Fic SHA, Ebook Amazon top 100, BookPage, Barnes & Noble, Over the Rainbow top 10, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Radicalized. Cory Doctorow. Sci. Fic DOC Wall Street Journal
  • The rage of dragons. Evan Winter. Sci. Fic WIN Booklist top 10 debut SF/Fantasy & Horror, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Barnes & Noble
  • The Raven tower. Ann Leckie. Sci. Fic LEC NPR
  • Realm of ash. Tasha Suri. Sci. Fic SUR Book Riot
  • The Rosewater redemption. Tade Thompson. Sci. Fic THO Philip K. Dick Award nominee
  • The ruin of kings. Jenn Lyons. Sci. Fic LYO NPR, Booklist top 10 debut SF/Fantasy & Horror, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, RUSA Fantasy shortlist
  • Silver in the wood. Emily Tesh. Sci. Fic TES RUSA Fantasy shortlist
  • A song for a new day. Sarah Pinsker. Sci. Fic PIN NPR, Nebula Award finalist
  • Sooner or later everything falls into the sea. Sarah Pinkster. Sci. Fic PIN Booklist top 10 debut SF/Fantasy & Horror, Philip K. Dick Award nominee
  • Steel crow saga. Paul Krueger. Sci. Fic KRU Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • Storm of locusts. Rebecca Roanhorse. Sci. Fic ROA Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • Supernova era. Cixin Liu. Sci. Fic LIU NPR
  • The ten thousand doors of January. Alix E. Harrow. Sci. Fic HAR Amazon top 80, NPR, Book Riot, Nebula Award finalist
  • This is how you lose the time war. Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone. Sci. Fic ELM Booklist,top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, NPR, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Nebula Award finalist, Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction finalist
  • Tiamat’s wrath. James S.A. Corey. Sci. Fic COR, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • To be taught, if fortunate. Becky Chambers. Sci. Fic CHA Library Journal, RUSA science fiction shortlist
  • Velocity weapon. Megan E. O’Keefe. Sci. Fic OKE Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror, Philip K. Dick Award nominee
  • Wanderers. Chuck Wendig. Sci. Fic WEN, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, BookPage, Bram Stoker Award finalist
  • Westside. W.M. Akers. Sci. Fic AKE New York Times 100 notable

RELIGIOUS FICTION

  • The baggage handler. David Rawlings. Rel. Fic RAW, CD Fic RAW, Ebook Christy Award winner debut
  • Brunch at Bittersweet Café. Carla Laureano. Rel. Fic LAU, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award finalist
  • Light from distant stars. Shawn Smucker. Rel. Fic SMU Christianity Today book award
  • Of fire and lions. Mesu Andrews. Rel. Fic AND Christy Award finalist
  • A reluctant belle. Beth White. Rel. Fic WHI, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance
  • The seamstress. Allison Pittman. Rel. Fic PIT, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • We hope for better things. Erin Bartels. Rel. Fic BAR, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award finalist
  • Whose waves these are. Amanda Dykes. Rel. Fic DYK, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • With this pledge. Tamera Alexander. Rel. Fic ALE, CD Fic ALE, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award winner

ROMANCE

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  • Ayesha at last. Uzma Jalaluddin. Romance JAL, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, New York Public Library, NPR, Christian Science Monitor
  • Brazen and the beast. Sarah Maclean. Romance MACL Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 romance, Book Riot
  • The bride test. Helen Hoang. Romance HOA Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 romance, Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, BookPage, Book Riot, RUSA romance shortlist
  • Bringing down the duke. Evie Dunmore. Romance DUN Booklist top 10 romance debuts, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, New York Public Library
  • The bromance book club. Lyssa Kay Adams. Romance ADA Amazon best romance of 2019
  • The devil in the saddle. Julia London. Romance LON Publishers Weekly
  • The flatshare. Beth O’Leary. Romance OLE, CD Fic OLE Washington Post, USA Today, RUSA Romance winner
  • The friend zone. Abby Jimenez. Romance JIM Booklist top 10 romance debuts, Amazon top 20 romance
  • Get a life, Chloe Brown. Talia Hibbert. Romance HIB Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 romance, BookPage 
  • How to love a duke in ten days. Kerrigan Byrne. Romance BYR Kirkus Reviews
  • Lady Derring takes a lover. Julie Anne Long. Romance LON Booklist,top 10 romance, Library Journal, RUSA romance shortlist
  • The lady’s guide to celestial mechanics. Olivia Waite. Romance WAI Library Journal, Booklist top 10 romance debuts, Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, RUSA romance shortlist, Over the Rainbow top 10
  • The mister. EL James. Romance JAM, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Pride, prejudice, and other flavors. Sonali Dev. Romance DEV, CD Fic DEV NPR
  • A prince on paper. Alyssa Cole. Romance COL Booklist top 10 romance, Kirkus Reviews, New York Public Library, NPR, BookPage
  • Red, white & royal blue. Casey McQuiston. Romance MACQ Booklist,top 10 romance debuts, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 romance, Library Journal, New York Public Library, NPR, BookPage, Vogue, Barnes & Noble, Alex Award, Over the Rainbow list
  • The rose. Tiffany Reisz. Romance REI BookPage
  • Royal holiday. Jasmine Guillory. Romance GUI RUSA romance shortlist
  • Sisters of Summer’s End. Lori Foster. Romance FOS Booklist top 10 romance
  • Unbreak me. Michelle Hazen. Romance HAZ Booklist top 10 romance
  • An unconditional freedom. Alyssa Cole. Romance COL Book Riot
  • The unhoneymooners. Christina Lauren. Romance LAU, Ebook Amazon top 20 romance
  • The wedding party. Jasmine Guillory. Romance GUI, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 romance, NPR, Barnes & Noble
  • When a duchess says I do. Grace Burrowes. Romance BUR Library Journal

GRAPHIC FICTION

  • Cosmoknights. Hanna Templer. Graphic Fic TEM New York Public Library
  • Grease bats. Archie Bongiovanni. Graphic Fic BON, Ebook Over the Rainbow list
  • Mister Miracle. Tom King. Graphic Fic KIN, Ebook Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Eisner Award winner, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Public Library
  • Off season. James Sturm. Graphic Fic STU Booklist top 10 graphic novels, New York Public Library
  • Penny Nichols. MK Reed, Greg Means. Graphic Fic REE New York Public Library
  • Rusty Brown. Chris Ware. Graphic Fic WAR Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, New York Public Library, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist
  • Swimming in darkness. Lucas Harari. Graphic Fic HAR NPR
  • The Umbrella Academy. Volume 3, Hotel Oblivion. Gerard Way. Graphic Fic WAY, Ebook Barnes & Noble

GRAPHIC NONFICTION

  • Commute: an illustrated memoir of female shame. Erin Williams. 305.42 WIL, Ebook Book Riot
  • A fire story. Brian Fies. Graphic 363.37 FIE, Ebook Booklist top 10 graphic novels
  • Good talk: a memoir in conversations. Mira Jacob. Graphic B Jacob Publishers Weekly top 10, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library top 10, Chicago Tribune 10 best, Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, PEN Open Book Award longlist
  • Kid gloves: nine months of careful chaos. Lucy Knisley. Graphic 618.24 KNI Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Ignatz Award nominee, Harvey Award nominee, Washington Post
  • Making comics. Lynda Barry. Graphic 741.51 BAR Booklist adult books for young adults
  • They called us enemy. George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott. Graphic B Takei Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20, School Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Public Library, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, Asian/Pacific American Award winner, Booklist adult books for young adults, ALSC notable

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • The American dream?: a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito: a graphic memoir. Shing Yin Khor. Y 741.5 KHO NPR
  • Are you listening? Tillie Walden. Y 741.5 WAL NPR, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Bloom. Kevin Panetta. Y 741.5 PAN Kirkus Reviews
  • The crossover. Kwame Alexander. Y 741.5 ALE, J Graphic ALE, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Guts. Raina Telgemeier. Y 741.5 TEL, J Graphic TEL Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Washington Post, New York Times, Horn Book, NPR
  • Harley Quinn: breaking glass. Mariko Tamaki. Y 741.5 TAM, Ebook School Library Journal, NPR, New York Public Library, Book Riot
  • I was their American dream: a graphic memoir. Malaka Gharib. Y 741.5 GHA New York Public Library, School Library Journal, NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • In waves. AJ Dungo. Y 741.5 DUN NPR, New York Public Library, Alex Award
  • Ironheart. [1]: those with courage. Eve Ewing. Y 741.5 EWI New York Public Library
  • Kiss number 8. Colleen Af Venable. Y 741.5 VEN National Book Award longlist, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library top 10 teens, Boston Globe
  • Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me. Mariko Tamaki. Y 741.5 TAM Booklist,top 10 graphic novels for youth, Ignatz Award winner, Washington Post, NPR, Harvey Award winner, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Rise: A feminist book project list, Printz honor book, Walter Award winner, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The life of Frederick Douglass: a graphic narrative of a slave’s journey from bondage to freedom. David F. Walker. Y 741.5 WAL Library Journal
  • Our dreams at dusk. 1. Yuhki Kamatani. Y 741.5 KAM Harvey Award nominee, New York Public Library
  • Pumpkinheads. Rainbow Rowell. Y 741.5 ROW Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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  • 96 words for love. Rachel Roy, Ava Dash. Y Fic ROY Kirkus Reviews
  • All-American Muslim girl. Nadine Jolie Courtney. Y Fic COU Kirkus Reviews, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • Aurora rising. Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff. Y Fic KAU, Ebook Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror for youth, Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List
  • The beast player. Nahoko Uehashi. Y Fic UEH Kirkus Reviews, Printz honor book, Batchelder honor
  • The birds, the bees, and you and me. Olivia Hinebaugh. Y Fic HIN NPR
  • Birthday. Meredith Russo. Y Fic RUS, EAudiobook New York Public Library top 10 teens, Boston Globe
  • Black enough: stories of being young & black in America. Y Fic BLA, EAudiobook School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • Call down the hawk. Maggie Stiefvater. Y Fic STI Amazon, Barnes & Noble
  • Children of virtue and vengeance. Tomi Adeyemi. Y Fic ADE, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon, NPR, USA Today, Barnes & Noble
  • Cicada. Shaun Tan. Y Fic TAN Kirkus Reviews
  • Courting darkness. Robin LaFevers. Y Fic LAF, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Crier’s war. Nina Varela. Y Fic VAR Washington Post  
  • A curse so dark and lonely. Brigid Kemmerer. Y Fic KEM New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews
  • Dear Haiti, love Alaine. Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite. Y Fic MOU, EAudiobook NPR
  • Deposing Nathan. Zack Smedley. Y Fic SME Kirkus Reviews, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Dig. A.S. King. Y Fic KIN School Library Journal, Horn Book, Printz Award winner, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The fever king. Victoria Lee. Y Fic LEE Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List
  • The fountains of silence. Ruta Sepetys. Y Fic SEP, Ebook Booklist top 10 arts for youth, Amazon, New York Public Library, New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book, Wall Street Journal
  • Frankly in love. David Yoon. Y Fic YOO, Ebook NPR, Booklist top 10 romance for youth, Amazon, School Library Journal, New York Times, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Morris Award finalist, Asian/Pacific American Award honor
  • The gilded wolves. Roshani Chokshi. Y Fic CHO Booklist top 10 historical fiction for youth
  • Girls with sharp sticks. Suzanne Young. Y Fic YOU Rise: A feminist book project list, Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List
  • The good luck girls. Charlotte Nicole Davis. Y Fic DAV New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • Have a little faith in me. Sonia Hartl. Y Fic HAR Rise: A feminist book project list
  • Heroine. Mindy McGinnis. Y Fic MACG, Ebook School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • His hideous heart: thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe’s most unsettling tales reimagined. Y Fic HIS Kirkus Reviews
  • Hot dog girl. Jennifer Dugan. Y Fic DUG Boston Globe
  • House of salt and sorrows. Erin A. Craig. Y Fic CRA Amazon, Wall Street Journal
  • How it feels to float. Helena Fox. Y Fic FOX Kirkus Reviews
  • I hope you get this message. Farah Naz Rishi. Y Fic RIS, Ebook Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List
  • I wish you all the best. Mason Deaver. Y Fic DEA, EAudiobook NPR, Book Riot
  • If it makes you happy. Claire Kann. Y Fic KAN Book Riot
  • Kingdom of souls. Rena Barron. Y Fic BAR, Ebook School Library Journal
  • Last bus to Everland. Sophie Cameron. Y Fic CAM New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews
  • The last true poets of the sea. Julia Drake. Y Fic DRA Publishers Weekly, Booklist,top 10 first novels for youth, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews
  • Let me hear a rhyme. Tiffany D. Jackson. Y Fic JAC, Ebook Booklist, top 10 arts for youth, Kirkus Reviews
  • Light it up. Kekla Magoon. Y Fic MAG, Ebook School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • Love from A to Z. S.K. Ali. Y Fic ALI, Ebook School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • The music of what happens. Bill Konigsberg. Y Fic KON, Ebook, EAudiobook New York Public Library top 10 teens, Booklist
  • On the come up. Angie Thomas. Y Fic THO, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize finalist, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award honor, Booklist, top 10 arts for youth, Washington Post, New York Public Library, NPR, Horn Book, Rise: A feminist book project list, Boston Globe, Glamour, CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist
  • Opposite of always. Justin A. Reynolds. Y Fic REY, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, School Library Journal
  • Patron saints of nothing. Randy Ribay. Y Fic RIB, Ebook National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly, Amazon, NPR, New York Public Library top 10 teens, Kirkus Reviews, USA Today, Edgar Award nominee, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist
  • Pet. Akwaeke Emezi. Y Fic EME, EAudiobook National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly, Amazon, School Library Journal, NPR, New York Public Library top 10 teens, New York Times, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, Rise: A feminist book project list, Walter Award honor, Stonewall honor, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The queen of nothing. Holly Black. Y Fic BLA, Ebook Amazon, Barnes & Noble
  • Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee. Jeff Zentner. Y Fic ZEN, Ebook New York Public Library
  • The revolution of Birdie Randolph. Brandy Colbert. Y Fic COL, Ebook Booklist
  • The secret commonwealth. Philip Pullman. Y Fic PUL Amazon top 80, NPR
  • Slay. Brittney Morris. Y Fic MOR, Ebook Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library top 10 teens, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • Spin. Lamar Giles. Y Fic GIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 crime fiction for youth, Kirkus Reviews
  • Starsight. Brandon Sanderson. Y Fic SAN Barnes & Noble
  • Supernova. Marissa Meyer. Y Fic MEY, Y AUDIO Playaway MEY Barnes & Noble
  • Tell me how you really feel. Aminah Mae Safi. Y Fic SAF Rise: A feminist book project list
  • There’s something about Sweetie. Sandhya Menon. Y Fic MEN, Ebook NPR, Booklist top 10 romance for youth, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all. Laura Ruby. Y Fic RUB, Ebook National Book Award finalist, NPR, Amazon top 20 young adult, School Library Journal, New York Times, BookPage, Booklist, Rise: A feminist book project list top 10
  • The toll. Neal Shusterman. Y Fic SHU, Ebook Amazon, Barnes & Noble
  • Two can keep a secret. Karen M. McManus. Y Fic MACM, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, Agatha Award nominee
  • War girls. Tochi Onyebuchi. Y Fic ONY, Ebook New York Public Library, Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List
  • Watch us rise. Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan. Y Fic WAT, Ebook School Library Journal, Rise: A feminist book project list&
  • Wayward son. Rainbow Rowell. Y Fic ROW, Y AUDIO Playaway ROW Barnes & Noble
  • We rule the night. Claire Eliza Bartlett. Y Fic BAR Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Rise: A feminist book project list
  • We set the dark on fire. Tehlor Kay Mejia. Y Fic MEJ, Ebook, EAudiobook School Library Journal,  Booklist,top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror for youth, Kirkus Reviews, Rise: A feminist book project list top 10
  • Where the world ends. Geraldine McCaughrean. Y Fic MACC Kirkus Reviews, Printz honor book
  • White Rose. Kip Wilson. Y Fic WIL, Ebook School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • The wicked king. Holly Black. Y Fic BLA, Ebook  Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror for youth
  • With the fire on high. Elizabeth Acevedo. Y Fic ACE, Ebook, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, NPR, School Library Journal, New York Public Library, Horn Book, Rise: A feminist book project list, Walter Award honor

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

  • Brave face: a memoir. Shaun David Hutchinson. Y 616.8584 HUT, Ebook Booklist, top 10 biographies for youth
  • Dreamland: the true tale of America’s opiate epidemic. Sam Quinones. Y 362.293 QUI New York Public Library
  • Enough is enough: how students can join the fight for gun safety. Michelle Roehm McCann. Y 363.33 MACC Booklist
  • An indigenous peoples’ history of the United States for young people. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Y 970.004 DUN School Library Journal, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, American Indian Youth Literature honor, ALSC honor
  • Ink knows no borders: poems of the immigrant and refugee experience. Y 811.008 INK New York Public Library
  • One person, no vote: how not all voters are treated equally. Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden. Y 324.62 AND Kirkus Reviews
  • The (other) F word: a celebration of the fat & fierce. Y 158.1 OTH New York Public Library
  • A queer history of the United States for young people. Michael Bronski. Y 306.766 BRO School Library Journal
  • Shout: a poetry memoir. Laurie Halse Anderson. Y 811 AND, EAudiobook National Book Award longlist, Booklist, top 10 biographies for youth, NPR, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Rise: A feminist book project list top 10, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • A thousand sisters: the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II. Elizabeth Wein. Y 940.5449 WEI Kirkus Reviews, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction finalist
  • Viral: the fight against AIDS in America. Ann Bausum. Y 362.1969 BAU School Library Journal
  • We are here to stay: voices of undocumented young adults. Susan Kuklin. Y 325.73 KUK

NONFICTION

Ebook and eaudiobook editions of some of these titles are available at
https://myepl.overdrive.com/myepl-goshenpublic/content/collection/1059538

  • 1919. Eve L. Ewing. 811.6 EWI, Ebook NPR
  • Aloha rodeo: three Hawaiian cowboys, the world’s greatest rodeo, and a hidden history of the American West. David Wolman, Julian Smith. 978.719 WOL NPR, BookPage
  • American moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the great space race. Douglas Brinkley. 629.409 BRI, CD 629.409 BRI, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist
  • American predator: the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century. Maureen Callahan. 364.1523 CAL Amazon top 20 nonfiction, Edgar Award nominee
  • An American summer: love and death in Chicago. Alex Kotlowitz. 364.1509 KOT Washington Post, Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice winner, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 100, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Lukas Book Prize shortlist
  • An American sunrise: poems. Joy Harjo. 811.54 HAR, CD 811.54 HAR NPR
  • Anointed with oil: how Christianity and crude made modern America. Darren Dochuk. 261.85 DOC Christianity Today book award
  • The apology. Eve Ensler. 818.54 ENS Amazon top 40
  • Archaeology from space: how the future shapes our past. Sarah Parcak. 930.1 PAR Amazon top 20 science, Kirkus Reviews
  • The art of statistics: how to learn from data. David Spiegelhalter. 519.5 SPI NPR
  • Assad or we burn the country: how one family’s lust for power destroyed Syria. Sam Dagher. 956.9104 DAG Kirkus Reviews
  • Audience of one: Donald Trump, television, and the fracturing of America. James Poniewozik. 302.23 PON, CD 302.23 PON Publishers Weekly top 10, NPR, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews
  • Axiomatic. Maria Tumarkin. 814.6 TUM National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Publishers Weekly
  • Ballpark: baseball in the American city. Paul Goldberger. 796.357 GOL Booklist top 10 sports
  • Bar chef: handcrafted cocktails. Christiaan Röllich, Carolynn Carreño. 641.874 ROL Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Be recorder. Carmen Giménez Smith. 811.6 GIM National Book Award finalist, Washington Post, NPR, PEN Open Book Award finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Beneath the tamarind tree: a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram. Isha Sesay. 363.325 SES, CD 363.325 SES, EAudiobook Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • Biased: uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do. Jennifer L. Eberhardt. 303.33 EBE Esquire, Kirkus Reviews
  • Bless this mess: a modern guide to faith and parenting in a chaotic world. Molly Baskette, Ellen O’Donnell. 248.845 BAS Library Journal
  • Blowout: corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth. Rachel Maddow. 338.2728 MAD, CD 338.2728 MAD, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Bobby at home: fearless flavors from my kitchen. Bobby Flay. 641.5 FLA NPR
  • The body: a guide for occupants. Bill Bryson. 612 BRY, Large Type 612 BRY, CD 612 BRY, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science, USA Today, Washington Post, BookPage, PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award longlist
  • Bottle of lies: the inside story of the generic drug boom. Katherine Eban. 615.1 EBA New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • A bound woman is a dangerous thing: the incarceration of African American women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland. DaMaris B. Hill. 305.488 HIL Booklist top 10 diverse nonfiction, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • The British are coming: the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Rick Atkinson. 973.3 ATK Publishers Weekly top 10, Amazon top 20 history, Washington Post, BookPage, New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews
  • Broke: hardship and resilience in a city of broken promises. Jodie Adams Kirshner. 336.36 KIR Lukas Book Prize shortlist
  • The buried: an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution. Peter Hessler. 962.056 HES Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle award finalist
  • Burnout: the secret to unlocking the stress cycle. Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski. 155.9042 NAG Book Riot
  • Chamber music: Wu-Tang and America (in 36 pieces). Will Ashon. 782.4216 ASH Booklist top 10 arts
  • Charged: the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration. Emily Bazelon. 345.7 BAZ Publishers Weekly, Lukas Book Prize shortlist, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Bernstein Award finalist, Library Journal, NPR, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The city game: triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team. Matthew Goodman. 796.323 GOO Jewish Book Award finalist
  • The code: Silicon Valley and the remaking of America. Margaret O’Mara. 338.761 OMA Publishers Weekly, Lukas Book Prize shortlist
  • Coffeehouse knits: knitting patterns and essays with robust flavor. 746.432 KNI, Ebook Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • The color of compromise: the truth about the American church’s complicity in racism. Jemar Tisby. 305.896 TIS, EAudiobook Library Journal
  • Company of one: why staying small is the next big thing for business. Paul Jarvis. 658.022 JAR Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • Conscience: the origins of moral intuition. Patricia S. Churchland. 171.6 CHU PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award finalist
  • Cook like a local: flavors that can change how you cook and see the world. Chris Shepherd. 641.59 SHE Booklist top 10 cookbooks, Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Country music: an illustrated history. Dayton Duncan. 781.642 DUN Spur Award winner
  • Coventry: essays. Rachel Cusk. 814.6 CUS NPR, Kirkus Reviews, BBC
  • Cribsheet: a data-driven guide to better, more relaxed parenting, from birth to preschool. Emily Oster. 649.1 OST NPR
  • The crowded hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century. Clay Risen. 973.89 RIS New York Times 100 notable
  • Deaf republic. Ilya Kaminsky. 811.6 KAM National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, NPR, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist, RUSA notable books, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, Jewish Book Award winner
  • Dignity: seeking respect in back row America. Chris Arnade. 362.5097 ARN Wall Street Journal
  • Dinner for everyone: 100 iconic dishes made 3 ways–easy, vegan, or perfect for company. Mark Bittman. 641.54 BIT Amazon top 20 cookbooks, Library Journal
  • Doomstead days. Brian Teare. 811.6 TEA National Book Award longlist, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Down from the mountain: the life and death of a grizzly bear. Bryce Andrews. 599.784 AND Amazon top 20 science, Library Journal
  • Dreams of El Dorado: a history of the American West. H.W. Brands. 978.02 BRA Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • Dreyer’s English: an utterly correct guide to clarity and style. Benjamin Dreyer. 808.02 DRE Oprah
  • Drive-thru dreams: a journey through the heart of America’s fast-food kingdom. Adam Chandler. 647.95 CHA Amazon top 100, NPR
  • Dunce. Mary Ruefle. 811.54 RUE NPR, National Book Award longlist, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • East meets vegan: the best of Asian home cooking, plant-based and delicious. Sasha Gill. 641.5636 GIL Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • The edge of anarchy: the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America. Jack Kelly. 331.89 KEL Booklist
  • El Norte: the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America. Carrie Gibson. 973.0468 GIB Lynton History Prize shortlist
  • Elderhood: redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life. Louise Aronson. 362.6 ARO Carnegie Medal longlist, RUSA notable books, Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • An elegant defense: the extraordinary new science of the immune system: a tale in four lives. Matt Richtel. 616.079 RIC Kirkus Reviews
  • The end of the myth: from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America. Greg Grandin. 973 GRA, EAudiobook Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award longlist, BookPage
  • The Europeans: three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture. Orlando Figes. 940.28 FIG Kirkus Reviews
  • Fall and rise: the story of 9/11. Mitchell Zuckoff. 973.931 ZUC Kirkus Reviews
  • Falter: has the human game begun to play itself out? Bill McKibben. 909.83 MACK Washington Post top 10
  • Father’s day. Matthew Zapruder. 811 ZAP Washington Post
  • Felon: poems. Reginald Dwayne Betts. 811.6 BET NPR, NAACP Image Award winner, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Fentanyl, Inc.: how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic. Ben Westhoff. 362.29 WES, Ebook Kirkus Reviews
  • Fifty things that aren’t my fault: essays from the grown-up years. Cathy Guisewite. 814.6 GUI, Ebook, EAudiobook Good Housekeeping
  • Fight like a mother: how a grassroots movement became the gun lobby’s worst nightmare–and how women everywhere can organize to bring about change. Shannon Watts. 363.33 WAT Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice shortlist
  • The first cell: and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last. Azra Raza. 616.994 RAZ Amazon best science book of 2019
  • Floating coast: an environmental history of the Bering Strait. Bathsheba Demuth. 508.31 DEM Library Journal, NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • For the love of men: a new vision for mindful masculinity. Liz Plank. 155.332 PLA Esquire
  • Furious hours: murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee. Casey Cep. 364.1523 CEP, CD 364.1523 CEP, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Time, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Amazon best nonfiction of 2019, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, Agatha Award nominee, Book Riot
  • Gardentopia: design basics for creating beautiful outdoor spaces. Jan Johnsen. 712.6 JOH Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Gene eating: the science of obesity and the truth about dieting. Giles Yeo. 613.25 YEO Publishers Weekly
  • Girl, stop apologizing: a shame-free plan for embracing and achieving your goals. Rachel Hollis. 158.1082 HOL, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 business/leadership, Library Journal
  • God save the queens: the essential history of women in hip-hop. Kathy Iandoli. 782.4216 IAN NPR
  • Goliath: the 100-year war between monopoly power and democracy. Matt Stoller. 338.82 STO Amazon top 20 history
  • A good American family: the Red Scare and my father. David Maraniss. 973.921 MAR Washington Post, NPR
  • A good provider is one who leaves: one family and migration in the 21st century. Jason DeParle. 304.82 DEP Library Journal, Washington Post top 10, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Bernstein Award finalist, RUSA notable books
  • Grace will lead us home: the Charleston Church Massacre and the hard, inspiring journey to forgiveness. Jennifer Berry Hawes. 364.1523 HAW, Ebook New York Times 100 notable, Lukas Book Prize shortlist
  • Greek to me: adventures of the comma queen. Mary Norris. 480 NOR, EAudiobook BookPage
  • The guarded gate: bigotry, eugenics, and the law that kept two generations of Jews, Italians, and other European immigrants out of America. Daniel Okrent. 342.082 OKR New York Times 100 notable, Jewish Book Award winner
  • Guns down: how to defeat the NRA and build a safer future with fewer guns. Igor Volsky. 363.33 VOL Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice shortlist
  • Half baked harvest super simple: more than 125 recipes for instant, overnight, meal-prepped, and easy comfort foods. Tieghan Gerard. 641.5 GER Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Happiness is baking: cakes, pies, tarts, muffins, brownies, cookies: favorite desserts from the queen of cake. Maida Heatter. 641.86 HEA NPR
  • The heartbeat of Wounded Knee: native America from 1890 to the present. David Treuer. 970.1 TRE National Book Award finalist, Washington Post, Time, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Amazon top 20 nonfiction, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, New York Public Library, BookPage, Booklist, Boston Globe, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The heartland: an American history. Kristin L. Hoganson. 977 HOG NPR
  • Here all along: finding meaning, spirituality, and a deeper connection to life–in Judaism (after finally choosing to look there). Sarah Hurwitz. 296 HUR Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality, Jewish Book Award finalist
  • Highway of Tears: a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Jessica McDiarmid. 362.8808 MACD RBC Taylor Prize shortlist
  • A history of the Bible: the story of the world’s most influential book. John Barton. 220.09 BAR Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • Holy envy: finding God in the faith of others. Barbara Brown Taylor. 261.2 TAY, CD 261.2 TAY, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality, Library Journal
  • How to: absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems. Randall Munroe. 031.02 MUN NPR, Amazon top 20 science
  • How to be an antiracist. Ibram X. Kendi. 305.896 KEN, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 60, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Boston Globe
  • How to hide an empire: a history of the greater United States. Daniel Immerwahr. 973 IMM NPR, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune 10 best, Lynton History Prize shortlist
  • The human swarm: how our societies arise, thrive, and fall. Mark W. Moffett. 301 MOF Kirkus Reviews
  • Humanimal: how Homo sapiens became nature’s most paradoxical creature: a new evolutionary history. Adam Rutherford. 599.938 RUT, Ebook Amazon top 20 science
  • Hybrida: poems. Tina Chang. 811.6 CHA NPR, Publishers Weekly
  • Hymns of the Republic: the story of the final year of the American Civil War. S.C. Gwynne. 973.7 GWY Amazon top 20 history, Kirkus Reviews
  • I see you: how love opens our eyes to invisible people. Terence Lester. 277.3083 LES Library Journal
  • I think you’re wrong (but I’m listening): a guide to grace-filled political conversations. Sarah Stewart Holland, Beth Silvers. 261.7 HOL, Large Type 261.7 HOL Library Journal
  • The ice at the end of the world: an epic journey into Greenland’s buried past and our perilous future. Jon Gertner. 559.82 GER Carnegie Medal longlist, Library Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor
  • I’m telling the truth, but I’m lying: essays. Bassey Ikpi. 155.2 IKP Good Housekeeping
  • The impeachers: the trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation. Brenda Wineapple. 973.81 WIN Publishers Weekly, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, RUSA notable books
  • In the valleys of the noble beyond: in search of the Sasquatch. John Zada. 001.944 ZAD, EAudiobook Amazon top 60
  • Inconspicuous consumption: the environmental impact you don’t know you have. Tatiana Schlossberg. 363.7 SCH Booklist
  • Indistractable: how to control your attention and choose your life. Nir Eyal. 153.733 EYA, Ebook Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for men. Caroline Criado Perez. 305.42 PER, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • (It’s great to) suck at something: the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters. Karen Rinaldi. 158.1 RIN Publishers Weekly
  • Job: a new translation. Edward L. Greenstein. 223.1 GRE Library Journal
  • The joy of seafood: the all-purpose seafood cookbook with more than 900 recipes. Barton Seaver. 641.692 SEA Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • Kochland: the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America. Christopher Leonard. 338.766 LEO Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal
  • Lakota America: a new history of indigenous power. Pekka Hämäläinen. 970.3 HAM Lynton History Prize shortlist, Spur Award winner
  • The last whalers: three years in the far Pacific with a courageous tribe and a vanishing way of life. Doug Bock Clark. 639.28 CLA New York Times 100 notable
  • Last witnesses: an oral history of the children of World War II. Svetlana Alexievich. 940.5347 ALE Washington Post
  • Late migrations: a natural history of love and loss. Margaret Renkl. 818.6 REN, Ebook New York Public Library, BookPage, RUSA notable books
  • The less people know about us: a mystery of betrayal, family secrets, and stolen identity. Axto Betz-Hamilton. 364.1633 BET Edgar Award winner
  • Library of small catastrophes. Alison C. Rollins. 811.6 ROL New York Public Library
  • Lima: limón. Natalie Scenters-Zapico. 811.6 SCE NPR, New York Public Library, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award finalist
  • Losing Earth: a recent history. Nathaniel Rich. 363.7387 RIC Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist, PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award finalist
  • The lost art of Scripture: rescuing the sacred texts. Karen Armstrong. 208.2 ARM New York Times 100 notable, Publishers Weekly, Christian Science Monitor
  • The lost Gutenberg: the astounding story of one book’s five-hundred-year odyssey. Margaret Leslie Davis. 093 DAV Kirkus Reviews
  • Love poems for married people. John Kenney. 811.6 KEN NPR
  • Maangchi’s big book of Korean cooking: from everyday meals to celebration cuisine. Maangchi. 641.5951 MAA Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Magical negro: poems. Morgan Parker. 811.6 PAR National Book Critics Circle award winner
  • Make it scream, make it burn: essays. Leslie Jamison. 814 JAM NPR, Esquire, BookPage, PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award finalist
  • Mama’s last hug: animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves. Frans de Waal. 591.5 WAA, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, BookPage, Amazon top 20 science, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews, RUSA notable books, PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award winner
  • Meander, spiral, explode: design and pattern in narrative. Jane Alison. 808.02 ALI Publishers Weekly
  • Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster. Adam Higginbotham. 363.1799 HIG, Ebook Time, Carnegie Medal winner, Amazon top 20 science, New York Times 10 best, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, RUSA notable books, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Midwest made: big, bold baking from the heartland. Shauna Sever. 641.815 SEV New York Times
  • The moment of lift: how empowering women changes the world. Melinda Gates. 305.42 GAT, EAudiobook Good Housekeeping
  • Moneyland: the inside story of the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world. Oliver Bullough. 364.1323 BUL NPR
  • The Mueller report. 973.933 MUE, Ebook Washington Post
  • Music: a subversive history. Ted Gioia. 780.9 GIO Booklist top 10 arts, Library Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor
  • No hard feelings: the secret power of embracing emotions at work. Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy. 158.7 FOS NPR
  • No stopping us now: the adventures of older women in America history. Gail Collins. 305.262 COL Glamour
  • No visible bruises: what we don’t know about domestic violence can kill us. Rachel Louise Snyder. 362.8292 SNY Kirkus Prize finalist, New York Times 10 best, Publishers Weekly, Esquire, Amazon top 80, Library Journal, BookPage, Boston Globe, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Bernstein Award finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Nobody’s looking at you: essays. Janet Malcolm. 814.54 MAL NPR
  • Nobody’s victim: fighting psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls. Carrie Goldberg. 345.7 GOL Esquire
  • Norco ’80: the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history. Peter Houlahan. 364.1552 HOU, Ebook NPR, Edgar Award nominee, Hammett Prize nominee
  • Nothing fancy: unfussy food for having people over. Alison Roman. 642.2 ROM Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • The octopus museum: poems. Brenda Shaughnessy. 811 SHA Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, New York Times 100 notable
  • Oculus: poems. Sally Wen Mao. 811.6 MAO Library Journal, NPR, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • On the road with Saint Augustine: a real-world spirituality for restless hearts. James K. S. Smith. 248 SMI Publishers Weekly, Christianity Today book award
  • One day: the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America. Gene Weingarten. 973 WEI Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune
  • The only plane in the sky: an oral history of 9/11. Garrett M. Graff. 973.931 GRA Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 history, nonfiction, Washington Post
  • Opium: how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world. John H. Halpern, David Blistein. 362.293 HAL NPR
  • The optimist’s telescope: thinking ahead in a reckless age. Bina Venkataraman. 153.83 VEN NPR, Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • The outlaw ocean: journeys across the last untamed frontier. Ian Urbina. 639.2 URB NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 60, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Bernstein Award finalist
  • Parkland: birth of a movement. Dave Cullen. 371.782 CUL Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews
  • Pastry love: a baker’s journal of favorite recipes. Joanne Chang. 641.865 CHA NPR, Booklist top 10 cookbooks, Amazon top 20 cookbooks, New York Times
  • The Peanuts papers: writers and cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the gang, and the meaning of life. 741.5973 PEA NPR, Chicago Tribune
  • A pilgrimage to eternity: from Canterbury to Rome in search of a faith. Timothy Egan. 263.0424 EGA Kirkus Reviews
  • The pioneers: the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West. David McCullough. 977 MACC, CD 977 MACC, Ebook Amazon top 20 history
  • Places and names: on war, revolution, and returning. Elliot Ackerman. 956.7044 ACK NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist
  • The plateau. Maggie Paxson. 362.87 PAX BookPage
  • A primer for forgetting: getting past the past. Lewis Hyde. 153.12 HYD Wall Street Journal
  • The privileged poor: how elite colleges are failing disadvantaged students. Anthony Abraham Jack. 378.1982 JAC NPR
  • Pruning simplified: a visual guide to 50 trees and shrubs. Steven Bradley. 631.542 BRA Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world. David Epstein. 153.9 EPS NPR, Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • Real queer America: LGBT stories from red states. Samantha Allen. 306.766 ALL NPR, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Reboot: leadership and the art of growing up. Jerry Colonna. 158.4 COL Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • The Regency years: during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern. Robert Morrison. 941.073 MOR RBC Taylor Prize longlist
  • Represent: the woman’s guide to running for office & changing the world. June Diane Raphael, Kate Black. 324.973 RAP Glamour
  • Rough magic: riding the world’s loneliest horse race. Lara Prior-Palmer. 798.4 PRI, Ebook, EAudiobook Esquire, Good Housekeeping
  • Ruffage: a practical guide to vegetables: 100+ recipes and 230+ variations. Abra Berens. 641.65 BER Library Journal
  • Running with Sherman: the donkey with the heart of a hero. Christopher McDougall. 636.182 MACD Amazon top 80
  • Salt & time: recipes from a Russian kitchen.Alissa Timoshkina. 641.5947 TIM Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • Savage appetites: four true stories of women, crime, and obsession. Rachel Monroe. 364.374 MON Esquire
  • Say nothing: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland. Patrick Radden Keefe. 364.1523 KEE, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize finalist, Amazon best history book of 2019, National Book Award longlist, GQ, Carnegie Medal longlist, Orwell Prize winner, Library Journal, Washington Post top 10, Time, New York Times 10 best, New York Public Library, NPR, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, Chicago Tribune 10 best, BookPage, Wall Street Journal, National Book Critics Circle award winner, RUSA notable books, Boston Globe
  • Sea people: the puzzle of Polynesia. Christina Thompson. 996 THO BookPage
  • The second founding: how the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the Constitution. Eric Foner. 342.73 FON Amazon top 20 history
  • The Seine: the river that made Paris. Elaine Sciolino. 944.36 SCI Kirkus Reviews
  • Separate: the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s journey from slavery to segregation. Steve Luxenberg. 342.0873 LUX, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 history, New York Times 100 notable
  • She said: breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement. Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey. 305.4209 KAN Publishers Weekly, Esquire, Amazon top 40, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library top 10, NPR, Boston Globe, Town & Country, Kirkus Reviews, Bernstein Award finalist
  • Shoot for the moon: the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11. James Donovan. 629.454 DON Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 science
  • Sight lines. Arthur Sze. 811.54 SZE National Book Award winner
  • Slime: how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us. Ruth Kassinger. 579.8 KAS Amazon top 20 science, Library Journal, BookPage, Booklist adult books for young adults
  • Soulless: the case against R. Kelly. Jim DeRogatis. 780.92 DER NPR
  • The source of self-regard: selected essays, speeches, and meditations. Toni Morrison. 818 MOR, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Washington Post, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, BBC, Glamour, NAACP Image Award winner
  • Spying on the South: an odyssey across the American divide. Tony Horwitz. 976 HOR, Ebook Washington Post, NPR
  • Steak and cake: more than 100 recipes to make any meal a smash hit. Elizabeth Karmel. 641.662 KAR Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • Stillness is the key. Ryan Holiday. 128.4 HOL Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • Stony the road: Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 973.0496 GAT New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • Superior: the return of race science. Angela Saini. 305.8 SAI Library Journal, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Supreme glamour. Mary Wilson, Mark Bego. 782.4216 WIL NPR
  • Syria’s secret library: reading and redemption in a town under siege. Mike Thomson. 956.9104 THO Booklist
  • They were her property: white women as slave owners in the American South. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. 975.004 JON, EAudiobook L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • They will have to die now: Mosul and the fall of the caliphate. James Verini. 956.7044 VER NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • This land: how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West. Christopher Ketcham. 333.73 KET Kirkus Reviews
  • This land is our land: an immigrant’s manifesto. Suketu Mehta. 305.906 MEH Time, NPR
  • This land is their land: the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the troubled history of Thanksgiving. David J. Silverman. 974.4 SIL Kirkus Reviews
  • Three women. Lisa Taddeo. 306.7082 TAD, Ebook Esquire, Amazon top 20, NPR, New York Public Library top 10, Entertainment Weekly, BBC, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, BookPage, Town & Country
  • The tiny journalist: poems. Naomi Shihab Nye. 811 NYE Washington Post
  • To the wren: collected & new poems 1991-2019. Jane Mead. 811.54 MEA Publishers Weekly
  • The tradition. Jericho Brown. 811.6 BRO Pulitzer Prize winner, Library Journal, National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, RUSA notable books, Over the Rainbow list, NAACP Image Award nominee, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The trial of Lizzie Borden: a true story. Cara Robertson. 345.0252 ROB Booklist,top 10 book group books
  • Trick mirror: reflections on self-delusion. Jia Tolentino. 973.93 TOL, Ebook Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library top 10, Town & Country, NPR, Chicago Tribune, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, BBC, John Leonard Prize finalist, Glamour, Esquire, Book Riot, GQ, PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award finalist
  • Ultralearning: master hard skills, outsmart the competition, and accelerate your career. Scott Young, James Clear. 370.1523 YOU Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • Underland: a deep time journey. Robert Macfarlane. 551.44 MACF, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 40, Library Journal, Time, New York Times 100 notable, New York Public Library, NPR, Chicago Tribune, BBC, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal, RUSA notable books
  • Unexampled courage: the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring. Richard Gergel. 323.1196 GER NPR
  • The uninhabitable earth: life after warming. David Wallace-Wells. 304.28 WAL Carnegie Medal longlist, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, GQ, RUSA notable books, PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award longlist
  • Until we reckon: violence, mass incarceration, and a road to repair. Danielle Sered. 364.68 SER Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice shortlist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a village caught in between. Michael Dobbs. 940.5318 DOB Jewish Book Award winner
  • Vegetables illustrated: an inspiring guide with 700+ kitchen-tested recipes. 641.65 VEG Booklist top 10 cookbooks, NPR
  • Vegetables unleashed: a cookbook. José Andrés, Matt Goulding. 641.65 AND NAACP Image Award nominee, Amazon top 20 cookbooks, Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • Vietnamese food any day: simple recipes for true, fresh flavors. Andrea Nguyen. 641.5959 NGU NPR, Library Journal
  • Volume control: hearing in a deafening world. David Owen. 617.8 OWE Library Journal
  • A way to garden: a hands-on primer for every season. Margaret Roach. 635 ROA Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • We are the weather: saving the planet begins at breakfast. Jonathan Safran Foer. 363.7 FOE, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science
  • What do we need men for?: a modest proposal. E. Jean Carroll. 818.6 CAR Washington Post
  • What matters most: the get your sh*t together guide to wills, money, insurance, and life’s “what-ifs”. 346.05 REY EAudiobook Chanel Reynolds. Library Journal
  • When kids ask hard questions: faith-filled responses for tough topics. 248.845 WHE Library Journal
  • Where cooking begins: uncomplicated recipes to make you a great cook. Carla Lalli Music. 641.5 MUS Library Journal, NPR
  • Wildhood: the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans and other animals. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Kathryn Bowers. 591.5 NAT
  • The witches are coming. Lindy West. 305.4209 WES Esquire, NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • Women rowing north: navigating life’s currents and flourishing as we age. Mary Pipher. 305.262 PIP NPR
  • Women’s work: a reckoning with home and help. Megan K. Stack. 362.712 STA New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews
  • Woodcraft: master the art of green woodworking with key techniques and inspiring projects. Barn the Spoon. 684.08 BAR Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Working daughter: a guide to caring for your aging parents while making a living. Liz O’Donnell. 305.26 ODO Library Journal

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

  • 26 marathons: what I learned about faith, identity, running, and life from my marathon career. Meb Keflezighi. B Keflezighi Booklist top 10 sports
  • Acid for the children: a memoir. Flea. B Flea NPR, Publishers Weekly
  • Agent Jack: the true story of MI5’s secret Nazi hunter. Robert Hutton. 940.5486 HUT Kirkus Reviews
  • All the powers of Earth: the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1856-1860. Sidney Blumenthal. 973.7092 BLU Kirkus Reviews
  • Barack and Joe: the making of an extraordinary partnership. Steven Levingston. 973.932 LEV  Washington Post
  • The beautiful ones. Prince. B Prince Washington Post, USA Today, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination. Brian Jay Jones. B Seuss Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The beneficiary: fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father. Janny Scott. B Scott NPR, New York Times 100 notable
  • Black is the body: stories from my grandmother’s time, my mother’s time, and mine. Emily Bernard. 305.488 BER NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Christopher Isherwood Prize
  • Black radical: the life and times of William Monroe Trotter. Kerri K. Greenidge. 323.092 GRE Lynton History Prize shortlist
  • Blood: a memoir. Allison Moorer. B Moorer NPR
  • The book of eating: adventures in professional gluttony. Adam Platt. 641.5092 PLA BookPage
  • Breathe: a letter to my sons. Imani Perry. B Perry Kirkus Reviews, NAACP Image Award nominee
  • The broken road: George Wallace and a daughter’s journey to reconciliation. Peggy Wallace Kennedy. 976.1063 KEN NPR
  • Brown, white, black: an American family at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and religion. Nishta Mehra. 306.8743 MEH Over the Rainbow list
  • Build yourself a boat. Camonghne Felix. 811.6 FEL National Book Award longlist, Booklist, PEN Open Book Award finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Call sign chaos: learning to lead. Jim Mattis. B Mattis, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 history
  • Casting into the light: tales of a fishing life. Janet Messineo. 799.1 MES Booklist top 10 sports
  • Catch and kill: lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators. Ronan Farrow. 364.153 FAR, Large Type 364.153 FAR, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 nonfiction, Library Journal, Washington Post, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Book Riot, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age. Leo Damrosch. 941.07 DAM Publishers Weekly, New York Times 10 best, Kirkus Reviews, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The contender: the story of Marlon Brando. William J. Mann. B Brando Booklist, top 10 arts, Publishers Weekly, Christian Science Monitor
  • D-Day girls: the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II. Sarah Rose. 940.5486 ROS Amazon top 20 history, Booklist top 10 biographies
  • A dream about lightning bugs: a life of music and cheap lessons. Ben Folds. 782.4216 FOL NPR
  • Edison. Edmund Morris. B Edison, Ebook, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
  • The education of an idealist: a memoir. Samantha Power. B Power Publishers Weekly, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Glamour
  • Face it. Debbie Harry. 782.4216 HAR Amazon top 100, USA Today
  • First: Sandra Day O’Connor. Evan Thomas. B O’Connor, Ebook Washington Post, NPR, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • Five days gone: the mystery of my mother’s disappearance as a child. Laura Cumming. 362.8297 CUM NPR, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Boston Globe
  • The five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Hallie Rubenhold. 362.88 RUB Washington Post, Agatha Award nominee
  • Formation: a woman’s memoir of stepping out of line. Ryan Leigh Dostie. 355.0092 DOS Esquire, Amazon top 40
  • Free Cyntoia: my search for redemption in the American prison system. Cyntoia Brown-Long. 365.6092 BRO NAACP Image Award nominee
  • The ghosts of Eden Park: the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz-age America. Karen Abbott. 345.7 ABB, Ebook Amazon top 100, BookPage, Edgar Award nominee
  • Go ahead in the rain: notes to A Tribe Called Quest. Hanif Abdurraqib. 782.4216 ABD Kirkus Prize finalist, National Book Award longlist, Library Journal, NPR, Chicago Tribune 10 best, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, GQ
  • The grave on the wall. Brandon Shimoda. 973.0495 SHI PEN Open Book Award winner
  • The great successor: the divinely perfect destiny of brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un. Anna Fifield. B Kim Kirkus Reviews
  • Grinnell: America’s environmental pioneer and his restless drive to save the West. John Taliaferro. B Grinnell PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award longlist
  • A guest of the Reich: the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre’s dramatic captivity and escape from Nazi Germany. Peter Finn. 940.5472 FIN Washington Post
  • Haben: the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law. Haben Girma. B Girma Library Journal, BookPage
  • Here we are: American dreams, American nightmares. Aarti Namdev Shahani. 305.891 SHA Library Journal, NPR
  • High school. Sara Quin, Tegan Quin. 782.4216 QUI, Ebook, EAudiobook Alex Award
  • Hitler: a biography. Peter Longerich. B Hitler Booklist
  • Horror stories: a memoir. Liz Phair. 782.4216 PHA NPR
  • How we fight for our lives: a memoir. Saeed Jones. B Jones Kirkus Prize winner, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Library Journal, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage, Stonewall Book Award winner, Over the Rainbow list, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • If you lived here you’d be home by now: why we traded the commuting life for a little house on the prairie. Christopher Ingraham. 070.92 ING NPR, BookPage  
  • IM: a memoir. Isaac Mizrahi. B Mizrahi Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The impossible climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life. Mark Synnott. 796.522 SYN Amazon top 100
  • In pain: a bioethicist’s personal struggle with opioids. Travis Rieder. 362.293 RIE NPR
  • In the country of women: a memoir. Susan Straight. B Straight, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • In the dream house: a memoir. Carmen Maria Machado. B Machado Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Esquire, Amazon top 100, Library Journal, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, BookPage, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, USA Today, Book Riot, Stonewall Book Award honor, Over the Rainbow top 10, Glamour, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Inheritance: a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love. Dani Shapiro. B Shapiro, Ebook BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Jewish Book Award winner
  • Janis: her life and music. Holly George-Warren. 782.4216 GEO Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly
  • Know my name: a memoir. Chanel Miller. 364.1532 MIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Library Journal, Washington Post top 10, Time, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle award winner, People, Book Riot, Glamour, Boston Globe
  • Last boat out of Shanghai: the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao’s revolution. Helen Zia. 941.042 ZIA NPR, Christian Science Monitor, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award finalist
  • The last pirate of New York: a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation. Rich Cohen. 364.1092 COH Amazon top 60
  • Leaving the witness: exiting a religion and finding a life. Amber Scorah. 289.92 SCO Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Good Housekeeping
  • The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini. Joe Posnanski. B Houdini BookPage
  • The life and loves of E. Nesbit: Victorian iconoclast, children’s author, and creator of The railway children. Eleanor Fitzsimons. B Nesbit Washington Post, Booklist
  • Life undercover: coming of age in the CIA. Amaryllis Fox. 327.1273 FOX Amazon top 80, Library Journal
  • The light years: a memoir. Chris Rush. B Rush Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The lives of Lucian Freud / The Restless Years, 1922-1968. William Feaver. 759.2 FEA Publishers Weekly
  • Love thy neighbor: a Muslim doctor’s struggle for home in rural America. Ayaz Virji. Large Type 610.92 VIR Publishers Weekly
  • Madame Fourcade’s secret war: the daring young woman who led France’s largest spy network against Hitler. Lynne Olson. 940.5486 OLS NPR, Washington Post
  • Maid: hard work, low pay, and a mother’s will to survive. Stephanie Land. 331.4 LAN Amazon top 60, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews, Glamour
  • Making a life: working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live. Melanie Falick. 745.5 FAL Publishers Weekly
  • Mama’s boy: a story from our Americas. Dustin Lance Black. 306.766 BLA Book Riot, Over the Rainbow list
  • The man who solved the market: how Jim Simons launched the Quant revolution. Gregory Zuckerman. 332.6092 ZUC Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • The mastermind: drugs, empire, murder, betrayal. Evan Ratliff. 364.1092 RAT NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews
  • The matriarch: Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty. Susan Page. B Bush, CD B Bush, EAudiobook Washington Post, USA Today
  • Me. Elton John. B John, Large Type B John, CD B John, Ebook, EAudiobook Chicago Tribune
  • More than enough: claiming space for who you are (no matter what they say). Elaine Welteroth. 070.92 WEL Booklist adult books for young adults, NAACP Image Award winner
  • My parents: an introduction; This does not belong to you. Aleksandar Hemon. B Hemon Kirkus Reviews
  • No walls and the recurring dream: a memoir. Ani DiFranco. 782.4216 DIF Over the Rainbow list
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes: a life in war, law, and ideas. Stephen Budiansky. B Holmes Wall Street Journal, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award finalist
  • Once more we saw stars. Jayson Greene. 155.937 GRE Amazon top 40, Library Journal, Good Housekeeping, BookPage, Book Riot, Glamour
  • One soul at a time: the story of Billy Graham. Grant Wacker. B Graham Christianity Today book award
  • Ordinary girls: a memoir. Jaquira Diaz. B Diaz Library Journal, Good Housekeeping, BookPage, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Permanent record. Edward Snowden. B Snowden, Ebook NPR
  • The Queen: the forgotten life behind an American myth. Josh Levin. 364.163 LEV Washington Post, National Book Critics Circle award winner, Boston Globe, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award longlist
  • The queens of animation: the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history. Nathalia Holt. 791.43 HOL Booklist top 10 arts, Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor
  • Running home: a memoir. Katie Arnold. B Arnold Booklist top 10 sports
  • Save me the plums: my Gourmet memoir. Ruth Reichl. B Reichl, EAudiobook Amazon top 40, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country
  • Sea stories: my life in special operations. William H. McRaven. 359.0092 MACR Amazon top 20 history
  • She came to slay: the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Erica Armstrong Dunbar. B Tubman Booklist adult books for young adults
  • Silver, sword, and stone: three crucibles in the Latin American story. Marie Arana. 980 ARA Carnegie Medal longlist, Washington Post, Booklist top of the list
  • Sissy: a coming-of-gender story. Jacob Tobia. B Tobia Over the Rainbow list, Booklist adult books for young adults
  • The sixth man: a memoir. Andre Iguodala. B Iguodala Booklist top 10 sports
  • Solitary: unbroken by four decades in solitary confinement. My story of transformation and hope. Albert Woodfox. 365.6092 WOO, Ebook National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly top 10, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Sontag: her life and work. Benjamin Moser. B Sontag Pulitzer Prize winner, Oprah, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award finalist, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine. Barry Strauss. 937.06 STR Amazon top 20 history
  • Things we didn’t talk about when I was a girl: a memoir. Jeannie Vanasco. 364.1532 VAN Esquire, Amazon top 20, Kirkus Reviews
  • This much country: a memoir. Kristin Knight Pace. 798.83 PAC Booklist top 10 sports
  • Trouble maker for justice: the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington. Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegl, Michael G. Long. 323.092 HOU School Library Journal
  • The undying: pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care. Anne Boyer. 616.9944 BOY Pulitzer Prize winner, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist
  • Unfollow: a memoir of loving and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. Megan Phelps-Roper. 286.5 PHE Amazon top 80
  • The ungrateful refugee: what immigrants never tell you. Dina Nayeri. B Nayeri Kirkus Prize finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize finalist
  • The unwinding of the miracle: a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after. Julie Yip-Williams. B Yip-Williams, Large Type B Yip-Williams, Ebook Amazon top 40, New York Times 100 notable, Good Housekeeping
  • What is a girl worth?: my story of breaking the silence and exposing the truth about Larry Nassar and USA gymnastics. Rachael Denhollander. 364.153 DEN, Ebook Christianity Today book award
  • What you have heard is true: a memoir of witness and resistance. Carolyn Forché. 972.84 FOR NPR, National Book Award finalist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable
  • Wild game: my mother, her lover, and me. Adrienne Brodeur. B Brodeur, Ebook Amazon top 20, best biography/memoir of 2019, Library Journal, NPR,  Washington Post, BookPage, Town & Country, People
  • A woman of no importance: the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II. Sonia Purnell. 940.5486 PUR, Ebook NPR, Booklist, top 10 biographies, Amazon top 100, New York Public Library, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award longlist
  • Working: researching, interviewing, writing.  Robert A. Caro. 818.5409 CAR Esquire, Amazon top 20 history, Town & Country
  • The world’s fastest man: the extraordinary life of cyclist Major Taylor, America’s first Black sports hero. Michael Kranish. 796.62 KRA Booklist top 10 biographies, top 10 sports
  • Year of the monkey. Patti Smith. B Smith, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR
  • The yellow house. Sarah M. Broom. B Broom, Ebook National Book Award winner, New York Times 10 best, Carnegie Medal longlist, Washington Post top 10, Time, New York Public Library, NPR, Chicago Tribune 10 best, Entertainment Weekly 10 best, BookPage, John Leonard Prize for Best First Book, Town & Country, RUSA notable books, Boston Globe, NAACP Image Award nominee