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

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

The Agatha Award
The Edgar Award

The RITA Award

Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Hugo Award
Nebula Award

The Bram Stoker Award

National Book Award 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.

Kirkus Reviews Best Books by Category
Kirkus Reviews selects best fiction and nonfiction of the year including history, biographies, memoirs, science, technology, heartrending nonfiction, and more.

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.

People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of the Year
People Magazine’s best picks including fiction and nonfiction.

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books
Time Magazine top ten nonfiction titles of the year.

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Novels
Time Magazine top ten fiction titles of the year.

Keep Your Books Organized

Fun Websites for Book Lovers
Book Riot
Electric Literature
Library of Congress
Literary Hub
The Millions
The Rumpus

Book Recommendation Services


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Shelf Talk

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

Book Vlogs

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