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2017 Best Summer Books NEW
A list of the best fiction and nonfiction books to read this summer compiled from recommendations from Cosmopolitan, Elle, Forbes, The New York Times, PBS, Southern Living, USA Today, and The Washington Post.
2017 Reading List for Excellence in Genre Fiction
The Reading List Council seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by adult readers. Titles and summaries courtesy of the Reading List page. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.
2017 Lariat List of Recommended Adult Fiction
Outstanding fiction published during the preceeding 2 years that the Texas Librarians on the Lariat List Committee found to be “a pleasure to read.”
Books for Fans of S•Town
Short stories, southern fiction, rural noir, and nonfiction for fans of the S•Town podcast
Books Becoming Movies in 2017
Read the books that inspired the movies.
2017 Carnegie Medal for Fiction Nominees
Nominees for the best fiction book for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. (American Library Association)
2017 Winner: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2017 Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction Nominees
Nominees for the best nonfiction book for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. (American Library Association)
2017 Winner: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Books for Fans of Stranger Things
NetFlix's Stranger Things was a mixture of fantasy, science fiction, creepy horror, 1980's pop culture, and coming-of-age themes. Try these books that capture some of the same feel and qualities while you wait for Season 2!
Notable Debut Novels of 2016
A list of notable first novels published so far in 2016 compiled from Library Journal articles.
2016 Reading List for Excellence in Genre Fiction
The Reading List Council seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by adult readers. Titles and summaries courtesy of the Reading List page. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.
Parents' Library
Parenting titles puchased with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Mystery & Thriller Authors
Author searches grouped by mystery and thriller categories, sorted with newest books first.
Romance Authors
Author searches grouped by romance categories, sorted with newest books first.
African American Authors
African American author searches sorted by genre.

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