Recommendation Lists for Adult Fiction Readers

Veteran Fiction
These great reads feature veterans finding their way in life.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

October 2021 New Books
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Historical Fiction
Women rule these historical novels.  From spies to nurses, these women characters contribute to the cause.  And make for great reading!  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Cozy Mysteries
Mysteries featuring amateur sleuths who solve crime but without graphic violence, language or sex.  Lots of eccentric small town characters, animals, food and small cozy villages.  Good clean fun, well, except for the crime part!  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

September 2021 New Books
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Black Romance
Celebrate Romance Awareness Month with these great romances – by Black authors featuring Black characters.  Click on the book cover to place  a hold.

Bridgerton Romance
Sure, there’s the Duke (oh, yes, the Duke!) and Daphne, but there’s more to the story than just these two lovebirds.  These stories tell the tale of each Bridgerton sibling.  And before the Bridgertons, there were the Rokesbys.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

August 2021 New Books
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Pulitzer Prize Winners
Catch up on these Pulitzer Prize winning fiction titles.  2021 winner is The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

Suspense Novels That Kill It
People behaving badly makes for such good reading!  These suspense novels kill it – literally!  Click on the cover to place a hold.

Classic Books
These books stand the test of time.  How many have you read?  Pick 3 and read them this year!  Click on the cover to place a hold.

July 2021 New Books
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LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels
Celebrate Pride Month with these great graphic novels.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

LGBTQ+ Fiction Books
Celebrate Pride Month with these great fiction reads.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

June 2021 New Books
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Best Debut Novels
There have been some famous debut novels through the years: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Carrie by Stephen King, to name a few.  Of course, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling might be the most famous of all!   Maybe one of these debut novels will make the list someday.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

New Diverse Books
Read more diversely this year.  Check out these new books from authors and cultures around the world.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

Native American Fiction
Read more diversely this year.    These great Native American authors give you great stories featuring Native Americans – both historical and contemporary characters.   Click on the book cover to place a hold.

May 2021 New Books
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Middle Eastern Authors
Check out these beautifully written books from Middle Eastern authors.  Click on the book cover to place a hold.

April 2021 New Books
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March 2021 New Books
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February 2021 New Books
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January 2021 New Books
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December 2020 New Books
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November 2020 New Books
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Tis’ the Season…to Read Scary Books!
We’ve got you covered with these great reading lists.  Books That Go Bump in the Night, More Books That Go Bump in the Night, Scary Books to Scary Movies, Ghastly Graphic Novels, and More Ghastly Graphic Novels.

Read Before You Stream
The book is always better.  It’s a known fact.  Read these great books before you stream them.

Mysteries & Thrillers
These mysteries and thrillers will keep you on the edge of your seat.

If You Like The Handmaid’s Tale Then You’ll Love These Reads….
But first read the follow up to The Handmaid’s TaleThe Testaments – by Margaret Atwood.

Dystopian Fiction
If utopia is the perfect world, then you can imagine what dystopia is: rebellion, oppression, revolutions, wars, overpopulation, disasters.  You know – all the light and fluffy stuff.

Books to Scar You for Life!
More Books to Scar You for Life!
Don’t be afraid – we don’t mean to literally scar you – these are just reads that will stay with you for awhile.  A good long, creepy while.  (I still think about Flowers in the Attic anytime I have to go up in the attic!)

Been Awhile Since You’re Read Something?
Check out these sure fire reads for reigniting your love of reading.

Bone Chilling Books
More Book Chilling Books
It’s the season for scary books.  Check out these bone chilling reads.

October 2020 New Books
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20 Fiction Books by African Authors
African authors are exploding on the U.S. literary scene.  Finally.  Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart was published in 1958 and is considered the preeminent work to come out of Africa.  Now we have many choices when reading works from the ethnically and culturally diverse continent of Africa. Click on the titles for a direct link to our catalog.

September 2020 New Books
Keep up with all the new books arriving this month!  New feature:  click on the title you’re interested in and you’ll go directly to our catalog to place a hold.

Own Voices – Fiction Reads for Adults
Own voices features diverse characters written by authors who can authentically speak to those diverse traits and cultures.

2020 Kansas Notable Books
See this year’s selection of 15 notable books by a Kansas writer, set in Kansas or about Kansas.  The list features nonfiction, fiction and children’s titles.

August 2020 New Books
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Bestseller Roundup
Behind in your reading?  This list of popular authors will help.  Go!

African American Interest
New titles by African American authors.  There’s a happy list of nonfiction, biography and fiction.  Read them all!

Looking for Some Thrills?
We’ve got you covered with these great thrillers!  Get busy.

We Missed You – Said These Great SciFi/Fantasy Books!
While you were sheltering at home the last few months, these great scifi/fantasy books arrived. Check them out now!

We Missed You – Said These Great Fiction Books!
While you were sheltering at home the last couple of months, these great books arrived.  Check them out now!

July 2020 New Books
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June 2020 New Books
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May 2020 New Books
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April 2020 New Books
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March 2020 New Books
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Best Reads of February
Check out our picks for February.

African American SciFi Reads
Let’s start talking about black FUTURE month!  SciFi books by and about African Americans.

African American Fiction
Great reads with African American protagonists.

African American Fiction Reads 2.0
More great reads with African American protagonists.

Black History Month Fiction Reads
Enjoy these great reads to honor Black History Month.

February 2020 New Books
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January 2020 New Books
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Best Books of 2019!
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best books from each category as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.

Best Fiction Reads of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best fiction reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

Best Fantasy Reads of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best fantasy reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

Best Science Fiction of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best science fiction reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Recursion by Blake Crouch.

Best Historical Fiction of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best historical fiction reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold.

Best Horror of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best horror reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.   The 2019 winner is The Institute by Stephen King.

Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best mystery & thriller reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Best Romance of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best romance reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.

Best Graphic Novel of 2019
It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on the year.  Here’s the list of best graphic novel reads as voted on by the GoodReads Choice Awards.  The 2019 winner is Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell.

Winter Reads
Winter is coming….   More great reads to keep you busy this winter.  Did you know we have an Adult Winter Reading program?  It runs January 1-February 29, 2020.  See library website or staff for details.  Happy Reading!

December 2019 New Books
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FA LA LA LA LA
Are you in the Christmas spirit?  Sometimes its romance, sometimes it murder.  Sometimes it’s both.  These books are sure to help you get in the mood.

Winter Mysteries
It’s cold.  It’s deadly.  It’s chilling mysteries!

Winter Reads
Looking for a good book this winter?  Here’s a list that’s sure to keep you busy.  Did you know we have an Adult Winter Reading program?  It runs January 1-February 29, 2020.  See library website or staff for details.  Happy Reading!

Christmas Romance
Snuggle up to some holiday romance reads!

November 2019 New Books
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Pulitzer Prize Fiction
Catch up on these Pulitzer Prize winning fiction titles.  2019 winner is The Overstory by Richard Powers.

WWII Fiction
These great titles will transport you back in time – from the stark The Boy in the Striped Pajamas to the atmospheric All the Light You Cannot See.

Sci-Fi for Beginners
Here’s a list for readers who think they don’t like sci-fi.  These titles are a guaranteed entertaining introduction to Science Fiction.

Fantasy for Beginners
You’ve heard of a little known show called Game of Thrones?  Or how about Princess Bride?  Of course those were great fantasy books BEFORE they were shows.  You think you don’t like fantasy, but you will.

Multicultural Mysteries
Explore the thrill of crime while immersing yourself in another culture.

Cooking Up A Crime
Murder and cooking.  Wait.  Does that go together?  It sure does in these food related mysteries.  Check out the recipes, too!

Cozy Mysteries
A softer take on murder mysteries.  Softer on the details like sex and violence.  Well, someone usually dies, so there’s violence but it’s not terribly graphic.  These amateur sleuths are on the case and ready to spy on their neighbors!

Animals Telling Stories
Dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs and bees all have tales to tell!

Gumshoes & Flatfoots
What’s a gumshoe?  It’s a colloquial word for amateur detective with a measure of stealthiness thrown in due to shoes made from gum rubber, allowing the wearer to be quiet and sneaky.  Flatfoots are generally just the po po.  Happy reading!

Police Procedurals
More po po.  But this time the focus is on the investigative aspect and has a realistic approach.

The Book is ALWAYS Better!
It’s true – without great books there would be no movies.  Okay, maybe fewer movies.  The book is always better than the movie!

Campfire Stories
Ready to be scared?  Here’s some spooky stories to give you goosebumps!

Never Stop Believing in Magic!
You’re never to old to suspend logic and enter the magical realm of fantasy reading.

Crafty Crimes
Who knew knitting, beading and other crafts could be so deadly?  We did – with these great reads!

Fatally Funny Mysteries
Murder and mayhem is no laughing matter – unless you’re reading these fatally funny mysteries!

Hardboiled Mysteries
Hardboiled, not scrambled.  If you like your mysteries with a touch of earthy realism, these are for you.

Romance Mysteries
Come for the mystery, stay for the romance.  Or is it come for the romance, stay for the mystery?  Either way, you’ll love these reads!

SciFi Fantasy Mysteries
Out of this world mysteries featuring thrillers and noirs set in worlds of fantasy or the future.  J.D. Robb, Laurell Hamilton and Kim Harrison to name a few.

Supernatural Mysteries
Like a little magic with your mystery?  These great reads combine supernatural effects with the traditional mystery story.

Vacation Interrupted
Whether it’s mystery on a cruise ship, beach or hot vacation spot – vacation can be deadly!