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New Books Coming
Ordering of most new physical materials has been temporarily suspended, but New Books Coming June have been ordered and are available for your holds.
Books being published in the next couple of months ready for your holds.
2020 LibraryReads: eBooks & eAudiobooks NEW
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.
The Reading List 2020: Honoring Outstanding Genre Fiction eBooks & eAudiobooks Noted
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 Winner:
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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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)
2020 Winner:
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
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2019 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.
2019 Best Summer Books
A list of the best fiction and nonfiction books to read this summer compiled from recommendations from Bloomberg, CNN Travel, Dallas News, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Magazine, Southern Living, and The Washington Post .
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 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.”
Books Becoming 2019 Movies
Read the books that inspired the movies.
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)
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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