Reading Lists for Adults

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NextReads Newsletters new window
Sign up for e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. Choose from topics including Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Popular Culture, and more.

Agatha Awards new window
Honors the “traditional mystery,” books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others.

American Library Association Notable Books for Adults new window
A list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.

Edgar Awards new window
Search the Edgar Awards database to find winners of the prestigious award given to writers of mysteries.

Hugo Awards new window
Awards for science fiction, voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention.

Indie Next List new window
Inspired recommendations from indie booksellers.

Man Booker Prizes new window
The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded to an author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.

New York Times Bestsellers new window

RITA Awards new window
Recognizes excellence in romance fiction.

Spur Awards new window
Recognizes the best in Western literature.