Reading Lists for Adults

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LibraryAware Newsletters external link
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 external link
Honors the “traditional mystery,” books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others.

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

Edgar Awards external link
Search the Edgar Awards database to find winners of the prestigious award given to writers of mysteries.

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

Indie Next List external link
Inspired recommendations from indie booksellers.

Man Booker Prizes external link
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 external link

RITA Awards external link
Recognizes excellence in romance fiction.

Spur Awards external link
Recognizes the best in Western literature.