Book Lists for Adult Reading Program

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ACTION & ADVENTURE

Killing Floor, by Lee Child

Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown*

The Drifter, by Nick Petrie*

The Opening Chase, by Cap Daniels*

The Spy Coast, by Tess Gerritsen*

Treasure, by Clive Cussler

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Orphan X, by Gregg Hurwitz*

The Lions of Lucerne, by Brad Thor

Sandstorm, by James Rollins

The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry

 

BIOGRAPHY

Educated, by Tara Westover*

Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai*

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand*

Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance*

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah*

The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough

Becoming, by Michelle Obama*

My Name is Barbra, by Barbra Streisand

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls*

 

CONTEMPORARY FICTION

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett*

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng*

Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman*

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt*

Normal People, by Sally Rooney

Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid*

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni

My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

South of Superior, by Ellen Airgood*

 

COZY MYSTERY

May Day, by Jess Lourey*

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, by Joanne Fluke

Wish You Were Here, by Rita Mae Brown

Death on Tap, by Ellie Alexander*

Sew Deadly, by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Blessings in Disguise, by Nancy Mehl*

The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman

Old World Murder, by Kathleen Ernst*

The Inspector & Mrs. Jeffries, by Emily Brightwell*

 

DYSTOPIAN

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins*

Divergent, by Veronica Roth*

1984, by George Orwell*

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood*

Anthem, by Ayn Rand

Matched, by Ally Condie*

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Vox, by Christina Dalcher

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Giver, by Lois Lowry*

Blindness, by Jose Saramago

 

FANTASY

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien*

A Court of Thorns & Roses, by Sarah J. Maas*

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle*

Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson*

The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer*

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, by Tad Williams

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare*

When Women Were Dragons, by Kelly Barnhill

The Magicians, by Lev Grossman*

A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness*

 

GENERAL NONFICTION

Outlive, by Peter Attia, MD

Astrophysics For People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson*

A Child Called ‘It,’ by Dave Pelzer*

Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD*

The Anxious Generation, by Jonathan Haidt*

When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer*

Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

Winter Garden, by Kristin Hannah*

The Alice Network, Kate Quinn*

Silence, by Shusaku Endo*

The Constant Soldier, by William Ryan*

A Girl Called Samson, by Amy Harmon*

Giants in the Earth, by O.E. Rolvaag*

The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich*

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini*

The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead*

Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan*

The Forest of Vanishing Stars, by Kristin Harmel*

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride

 

HISTORICAL NONFICTION

With the Old Breed, by Eugene Sledge*

Dark Invasion, by Howard Blum*

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann*

The Day the World Came to Town, by Jim DeFede*

The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

Confederates in the Attic, by Tony Horwitz*

River of Blood, by Richard Cahan*

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, by Brian Kilmeade

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

 

HORROR

Dracula, by Bram Stoker*

House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Only Good Indians, by Stephen Graham Jones*

The Institute, by Stephen King*

Bird Box, by Josh Malerman*

How to Sell a Haunted House, by Grady Hendrix*

Mexican Gothic, by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

It, by Stephen King

Watchers, by Dean Koontz

The Push, by Ashley Audrain

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley*

Tender is the Flesh, by Agustina Maria Bazterrica

 

HUMOR

Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson*

The Do Over, by Sharon M. Peterson*

Big Gay Wedding, by Byron Lane*

The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg*

Dear Girls Above Me, by Charlie McDowell*

The Jesus Cow, by Michael Perry*

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg*

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, by Kelly Harms*

 

LGBTQ+

Annie On My Mind, by Nancy Garden

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

George, by Alex Gino

The Pants Project, by Cat Clarke

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid*

Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Waters

Small Beauty, by Jia Qing Wilson-Yang

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli*

This Book is Gay, by Juno Dawson

Call Me By Your Name, by Andre Aciman

 

MYSTERY

The Quarry Girls, by Jess Lourey*

The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens*

Thief River Falls, by Brian Freeman*

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson*

Stone Cold, by Robert B. Parker*

Sworn to Silence, by Linda Castillo*

Happiness Falls, by Angie Kim

My Sister’s Grave, by Robert Dugoni*

Naked in Death, by JD Robb

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

 

POLITICAL/SPY THRILLER

Absolute Power, by David Baldacci*

The Holcroft Covenant, by Robert Ludlum

The Pelican Brief, by John Grisham

Need to Know, by Karen Cleveland*

One Rough Man, by Brad Taylor

The Paladin, by David Ignatius*

The Spy Who came in from the Cold, by John le Carre*

American Assassin, by Vince Flynn

I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes*

The Dictator’s Wife, by Freya Berry*

The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware*

Confessions on the 7:45, by Lisa Unger*

Tear Me Apart, by J.T. Ellison*

Good Half Gone, by Tarryn Fisher*

The Housemaid, by Freida McFadden*

The Guests, by Margot Hunt*

None of This is True, by Lisa Jewell*

Verity, by Colleen Hoover*

The Good Daughter, by Karin Slaughter*

Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris*

 

ROMANCE

In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle*

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes*

Truly, Madly, Deeply, by Karen Kingsbury*

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion*

Part of Your World, by Abby Jimenez

It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover*

Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Normal People, by Sally Rooney

The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks*

Virgin River, by Robyn Carr

 

SCIENCE FICTION

Dune, by Frank Herbert

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline*

The Martian, by Andy Weir

Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson*

Leviathan Wakes, by James S. A. Corey

Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card*

Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle*

Ringworld, by Larry Niven

 

SELF HELP

Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts, by Jennie Allen

Atomic Habits An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long & Happy Life, by Hector Garcia

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World, by Admiral William H. McRaven

Anxious For Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, by Max Lucado

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan B. Peterson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson

 

TRUE CRIME

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson

Gitchie Girl, by Phil Hamman*

If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood, by Gregg Olsen*

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann*

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote*

Dear Jacob, by Patty Wetterling*

Murder in Gales: A Rose Hanged Twice, by Patricia Lubeck*

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, by Ronan Farrow

 

WESTERN

The Searchers, by Alan Le May*

The Wintering Place, by Kevin McCarthy*

1,000 White Women, by Jim Fergus

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry*

Butcher’s Crossing, by John Williams

Whiskey When We’re Dry, by John Larison*

Shane, by Jack Schaefer

Where the Lost Wander, by Amy Harmon

The Whip, by Karen Kondazian*

Comstock Lode, by Louis L’Amour

 

WOMEN’S FICTION

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, by Kelly Harms*

Where Butterflies Wander, by Suzanne Redfearn*

Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus*

The Seven Sisters, by Lucinda Riley*

Looking For Jane, by Heather Marshall

Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson

One Italian Summer, by Rebecca Serle

The Tobacco Wives, by Adele Myers*

The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

 

YOUNG ADULT

The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen*

Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell*

Looking For Alaska, by John Green

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas*

Holes, by Louis Sachar*

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson*

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sanchez

Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi

Th1rteen R3asons Why, by Jay Asher*