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Up Lit: Feel-Good Fiction NEW
Tired of unreliable narrators or never saw the appeal? Burned out on despicable characters doing despicable things? Refresh your reading palate with an Up Lit title from this list to see the better side of humanity and feel good after finishing a book!
The Reading List 2019: 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, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.
2019 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.”
From Book to Screen in 2019
Read the books that inspired the movies and TV shows.
2019 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)
2019 Winner:
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The Great Believers

by Rebecca Makkai
2019 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)
2019 Winner:
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Heavy: An American Memoir

by Kiese Laymon
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. See all the finalists and a link to see how all the titles ranked.
The winner:
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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
The Reading List 2018: 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, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.
Books Becoming 2018 Movies
Read the books that inspired the movies.
Parents' Library
Parenting titles purchased with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Mystery & Thriller Authors
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Romance Authors
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African American Authors
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