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New Books Coming
Books being published in the next couple of months ready for your holds.
2021 Best Summer Reads
A list of the best fiction and nonfiction books to read this summer compiled from recommendations from Esquire, Oprah Daily, PopSugar, Southern Living, Time, and The Washington Post .
The 2021 Reading List: Honoring Outstanding Genre Fiction
The Reading List Council seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by adult readers. The eight genres currently included are adrenaline titles (suspense, thrillers, and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, relationship, romance, and science fiction. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.
2020 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction
The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America and are overseen by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
2021 Lariat List of Recommended Adult Fiction
Outstanding fiction published during the preceding 2 years that the Texas Librarians on the Lariat List Committee found to be “a pleasure to read.”
2021 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)
2021 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)
2020 LibraryReads: eBooks & eAudiobooks
LibraryReads lists the top ten books published each month that librarians across the country love. These are titles from each month's list owned by the Carrollton Public Library as eBooks or eAudiobooks.
Up Lit: Feel-Good Fiction
Tired of unreliable narrators and characters you just don't like? Give these titles affirming positive human connections a try. Even as characters confront tough circumstances, they also encounter kindness, humor, hope, compassion, empathy, and the best of ordinary humanity.
The Reading List 2020: Honoring Outstanding Genre Fiction
The Reading List Council seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by adult readers. The eight genres currently included are adrenaline titles (suspense, thrillers, and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, relationship, romance, and science fiction. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.
2020 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)
2020 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)
The Great American Read
Titles owned by the Carrollton Public Library from PBS's list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read.
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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