Adult Reading Lists

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Are you looking for a certain kind of book to read?  Adult Services has compiled a series of lists just for you!  Check the online catalog for item availability.  These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

Award Winners

Fiction
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
Man Booker Prize
Man Booker International Prize
National Book Awards for Fiction
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Nobel Prize in Literature
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Mystery
The Agatha Award
The Edgar Award

Romance
The RITA Award

Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Hugo Award
The Nebula Award

Horror
The Bram Stoker Award

Nonfiction
National Book Awards for Nonfiction
National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, Autobiography, and Biography
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
Pulitzer Prize for History

Recommended Lists by Adult Services

Annual Lists and Other Top Rated Titles 
ALA Notable List
The Notable Books Council best fiction and nonfiction of the year.

The Guardian’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books
The Guardian’s selections for best nonfiction books.

The Guardian’s 100 Greatest Novels of All Time
The Guardian’s selections for best novels.

Indie Next
Fiction recommendations from Indie booksellers across the country.

The Kirkus Prizes
Kirkus Reviews selects best fiction and nonfiction of the year.

LibraryReads
Monthly top ten novels nominated by librarians.

Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction
Modern Library’s best picks for nonfiction books of the 20th century.

Modern Library 100 Best Novels
Modern Library’s best picks for novels of the 20th century.

National Review’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Century
Editor’s choices for the best nonfiction of the 20th century.

New York Times 100 Notable Books
Best fiction and nonfiction from The New York Times Book Review.

NPR’s Book Concierge
An interactive website that has NPR’s best picks of the year.

 

Keep Your Books Organized
Goodreads
LibraryThing

Fun Websites for Book Lovers
Book Riot
Bookish
BookPage
Bookreporter
Electric Literature
Read.gov by The Library of Congress
Literary Hub
The Millions
The Rumpus

Book Recommendation Services
Allreaders
BookBub
Literature-Map

Whichbook

Librarians Recommend
NoveList
Booklist
Genrefluent
Shelf Talk

Book Podcasts
Audio Bookclub
Book Club Girl On Air
Bookworm
Dear Book Nerd
The Librarian Is In
Stitcher Radio

Questions?  Let us know!

Call (708) 598-8446 ext. 120 or email adultservices@greenhillslibrary.org