The Reading List

About the The Reading List The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.

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NameTitleYear
Me Before YouMe Before You2014 - Winner
Love Minus EightyLove Minus Eighty2014 - Winner
Any Duchess Will DoAny Duchess Will Do2014 - Winner
Murder as a Fine ArtMurder as a Fine Art2014 - Winner
Last DaysLast Days2014 - Winner
The OutcastsThe Outcasts by Kathleen Kent2014 - Winner
ViciousVicious2014 - Winner
Red SparrowRed Sparrow2014 - Winner
The RitualThe Ritual2013 - Winner
Gone GirlGone Girl2013 - Selection
Bring Up the BodiesBring Up the Bodies2013 - Winner
The RookThe Rook2013 - Winner
The Gods of GothamThe Gods of Gotham2013 - Winner
Caliban’s WarCaliban’s War2013 - Winner
The Care and Handling of Roses with ThornsThe Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns2013 - Winner
FirelightFirelight2013 - Winner
Rules of CivilityRules of Civility2012 - Selection
DeadwoodDeadwood2012 - Selection
EttaEtta2012 - Selection
Gunman’s RhapsodyGunman’s Rhapsody2012 - Selection
Bright and Distant ShoresBright and Distant Shores2012 - Selection
LionheartLionheart2012 - Selection
The RidgeThe Ridge2012 - Selection
The Sea Captain’s WifeThe Sea Captain’s Wife2012 - Selection
The Dead PathThe Dead Path2012 - Selection
Those Across the RiverThose Across the River2012 - Selection
HarborHarbor2012 - Selection
The Night Strangers,The Night Strangers2012 - Selection
The Magician KingMagician King2012 - Selection
DocDoc2012 - Selection
The WoodcutterThe Woodcutter2012 - Selection
Zoo CityZoo City2012 - Selection
The Wise Man’s FearThe Wise Man’s Fear2012 - Selection
Daughter of Smoke and BoneDaughter of Smoke and Bone2012 - Selection
PrestigePrestige2012 - Selection
Shadow of the WindShadow of the Wind2012 - Selection
Jonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellJonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell2012 - Selection
The Night CircusThe Night Circus2012 - Selection
You’re NextYou’re Next2012 - Selection
The White DevilThe White Devil2012 - Selection
SpiralSpiral2012 - Selection
Now You See MeNow You See Me2012 - Selection
MementoMemento2012 - Selection
Shutter IslandShutter Island2012 - Selection
The LikenessThe Likeness2012 - Selection
Before I Go To SleepBefore I Go To Sleep2012 - Selection
Raising Stony MayhallRaising Stony Mayhall2012 - Selection
The Last WerewolfThe Last Werewolf2012 - Selection
The Devotion of Suspect XThe Devotion of Suspect X2012 - Selection
Up Against ItUp Against It2012 - Selection
What Alice ForgotWhat Alice Forgot2012 - Selection
The Weird SistersThe Weird Sisters2012 - Selection
Joy for BeginnersJoy for Beginners2012 - Selection
Deep Down TrueDeep Down True2012 - Selection
OutOut2012 - Selection
The Lost GardenThe Lost Garden2012 - Selection
Like FamilyLike Family2012 - Selection
The Language of FlowersThe Language of Flowers2012 - Selection
When She WokeWhen She Woke2012 - Selection
Ready Player OneReady Player One2012 - Selection
The Quantum ThiefThe Quantum Thief2012 - Selection
EmbassytownEmbassytown2012 - Selection
The Quiet WarThe Quiet War2012 - Selection
Pandora’s StarPandora’s Star2012 - Selection
White OleanderWhite Oleander2012 - Selection
Leviathan WakesLeviathan Wakes2012 - Selection
Silk is for SeductionSilk is for Seduction2012 - Selection
Think of a NumberThink of a Number2012 - Selection
SherlockSherlock2012 - Selection
Claire DeWitt and the City of the DeadClaire DeWitt and the City of the Dead2012 - Selection
Killed at the Whim of a HatKilled at the Whim of a Hat2012 - Selection
A Trick of the LightA Trick of the Light2012 - Selection
The SnowmanThe Snowman2012 - Selection
Dangerous in DiamondsDangerous in Diamonds2012 - Selection
The Raven PrinceThe Raven Prince2012 - Selection
Untie My HeartUntie My Heart2012 - Selection
Dragon BoundDragon Bound2012 - Selection
A Lady’s Lesson in ScandalA Lady’s Lesson in Scandal2012 - Selection
My One And OnlyMy One And Only2012 - Selection
When Beauty Tamed the BeastWhen Beauty Tamed the Beast2012 - Selection
The Magician KingThe Magician King2011 - Honorable Mention
2011 The REading list2011 - Selection
Roberts, NoraVision in White 2010 - Honorable Mention
McDonald, IanBrasyl2010 - Selection
Sterling, BruceDistraction2010 - Selection
Bacigalupi, PaoloThe Windup Girl 2010 - Winner
Boyle, ElizabethLove Letters from a Duke 2010 - Selection
Willig, LaurenThe Temptation of the Night Jasmine 2010 - Honorable Mention
Dare, TessaGoddess of the Hunt 2010 - Honorable Mention
Strong, AnthonyChemistry for Beginners 2010 - Honorable Mention
Baker, KageThe Empress of Mars 2010 - Honorable Mention
Stross, CharlesAccelerando 2010 - Selection
McNeil, GilThe Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club 2010 - Honorable Mention
Baxter, StephenFlood2010 - Honorable Mention
McAuley, Paul. J.The Quiet War 2010 - Honorable Mention
Kress, NancySteal Across the Skies 2010 - Honorable Mention
Trigiani, AdrianaVery Valentine 2010 - Winner
Weiner, JenniferGood in Bed 2010 - Selection
Hendricks, Judith RyanBread Alone 2010 - Selection
McInerney, MonicaGreetings from Somewhere Else 2010 - Selection
Buxbaum, JulieAfter You 2010 - Honorable Mention
Dallas, SandraPrayers for Sale 2010 - Honorable Mention
Fay, JulietShelter Me 2010 - Honorable Mention
Dare, TessaGoddess of the Hunt 2010 - Selection
Roberts, NoraThe Winning Hand 2010 - Selection
Quinn, JuliaWhat Happens in London 2010 - Winner
Bazell, JoshBeat the Reaper2010 - Honorable Mention
Martin, George R.R.Game of Thrones2010 - Selection
Whyte, JackThe Templar Trilogy 2010 - Selection
Cornwell, BernardAgincourt2010 - Winner
Brett, Peter V.The Warded Man 2010 - Honorable Mention
Sanderson, BrandonWarbreaker2010 - Honorable Mention
Redick, Robert V.S.Red Wolf Conspiracy 2010 - Honorable Mention
Durham, David AnthonyAcacia. Book One, The War With the Mein 2010 - Selection
Goodkind, TerryWizards First Rule2010 - Selection
Scholes, KenLamentation2010 - Winner
Pressfield, StephenGates of Fire2010 - Selection
Steinhauer, OlenThe Tourist2010 - Honorable Mention
Robotham, MichaelShatter2010 - Honorable Mention
Gardner, LisaThe Neighbor2010 - Honorable Mention
Box, C.J.Below Zero2010 - Selection
Ludlum, RobertThe Bourne Identity2010 - Selection
Eisler, BarryThe John Rain series2010 - Selection
Child, LeeGone Tomorrow2010 - Winner
Bradley, AlanSweetness at the Bottom of the Pie2010 - Honorable Mention
Willocks, TimThe Religion2010 - Selection
Butcher, JimTurn Coat2010 - Honorable Mention
Moran, MichelleCleopatra's Daughter 2010 - Honorable Mention
Harwood, JohnThe Séance 2010 - Honorable Mention
Quinn, SpencerDog On It 2010 - Honorable Mention
Johnson, CraigThe Dark Horse 2010 - Honorable Mention
Penny, LouiseThe Brutal Telling 2010 - Honorable Mention
Kolpan, GeraldEtta2010 - Honorable Mention
McClure, JamesSalamander Cotton 2010 - Selection
Stanley, MichaelA Carrion Death 2010 - Selection
Nunn, MallaA Beautiful Place to Die 2010 - Winner
Sokoloff, AlexandraThe Unseen2010 - Honorable Mention
Heat of the SunHeat of the Sun2010 - Selection
Waters, SaraThe Little Stranger 2010 - Honorable Mention
Ballard, J.G.Crash2010 - Selection
King, StephenMisery2010 - Selection
Stockbridge, SaraGrace Hammer2010 - Honorable Mention
Elliott, WillPilo Family Circus 2010 - Selection
Evenson, BrianLast Days2010 - Winner
Maitland, KarenThe Owl Killers2010 - Honorable Mention
Cottam, F.G.The House of Lost Souls 2010 - Honorable Mention
Shaffer, Mary AnnThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 2009 - Selection
Atkinson, RickAn Army at Down: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 2009 - Selection
Pressfield, StevenKilling Rommel 2009 - Selection
Russell, DoriaDreamers of the Day 2009 - Selection
Lehane, DennisThe Given Day 2009 - Selection
Barrows, AnnieThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 2009 - Selection
Pekearo, NicholasThe Wolfman 2009 - Selection
Liss, DavidThe Whiskey Rebels 2009 - Selection
Barlow, TobySharp Teeth 2009 - Winner
Armstrong, KelleyBitten 2009 - Selection
Huston, CharlieThe Joe Pitt series 2009 - Selection
Braunbeck, Gary A.Coffin County 2009 - Selection
Shaara, JeffThe Steel Wave 2009 - Winner
Sigler, ScottInfected 2009 - Selection
Cornwell, BernardSharpe series 2009 - Selection
Pearson, RidleyKiller Weekend 2009 - Selection
Butcher, JimSmall Favor 2009 - Honorable Mention
Frost, GregoryShadowbridge 2009 - Honorable Mention
Bear, ElizabethInk and Steel 2009 - Honorable Mention
Baker, KageThe House of the Stag 2009 - Honorable Mention
de Lint, CharlesForests of the Heart 2009 - Selection
Card, Orson ScottEnchantment2009 - Selection
Connolly, JohnThe Book of Lost Things 2009 - Selection
Wilkins, KimVeil of Gold2009 - Winner
Reich, ChristopherRules of Deception 2009 - Honorable Mention
Parker, T. JeffersonL.A. Outlaws 2009 - Honorable Mention
Corben, HarlanHold Tight 2009 - Honorable Mention
Gardiner, MegThe Dirty Secrets Club 2009 - Honorable Mention
Leonard, ElmoreHombre2009 - Selection
Child, LeeNothing to Lose 2009 - Selection
Pekearo, NicholasThe Wolfman 2009 - Selection
Pyper, AndrewThe Killing Circle 2009 - Selection
Martinez, A. LeeThe Automatic Detective 2009 - Selection
Hewson, DavidThe Garden of Evil 2009 - Winner
Silverberg, RobertDownward to the Earth 2009 - Selection
Kring, SandraThank You for All Things 2009 - Selection
Allen, Sarah AddisonThe Sugar Queen 2009 - Selection
Weiner, JenniferCertain Girls 2009 - Selection
de los Santos, MarisaBelong to Me 2009 - Selection
Berg, ElizabethThe Year of Pleasures 2009 - Selection
Humphreys, HelenThe Lost Garden2009 - Selection
Kallos, StephanieBroken for You 2009 - Selection
Maloy, KateEvery Last Cuckoo 2009 - Winner
Kenyon, KayA World Too Near 2009 - Selection
Banks, Iain M.Matter 2009 - Selection
Bear, GregCity at the End of Time 2009 - Selection
Morgan, Richard K.Thirteen 2009 - Selection
Longyear, Barry B.Enemy Mine 2009 - Selection
Martin, George R.R.Hunter's Run 2009 - Winner
Reverte, Arturo PerezThe Flanders Panel 2009 - Selection
Chase, LorettaYour Scandalous Ways 2009 - Selection
Willig, LaurenThe Seduction of the Crimson Rose 2009 - Selection
Thomas, SherryPrivate Arrangements 2009 - Selection
Bourne, JoannaMy Lord and Spymaster 2009 - Selection
Pickens, AndreaSeduced by a Spy 2009 - Selection
Quinn, JuliaIt's in His Kiss 2009 - Selection
Quick, AmandaScandal 2009 - Selection
Bourne, JoannaThe Spymaster's Lady 2009 - Winner
Tallis, FrankVienna Blood 2009 - Selection
Penny, LouiseThe Cruelest Month 2009 - Selection
Wolfe, Inger AshThe Calling2009 - Selection
Bayard, LouisThe Black Tower 2009 - Selection
Santlofer, JonathanThe Death Artist 2009 - Selection
Leon, DonnaDressed for Death 2009 - Selection
Box, C.J.Blue Heaven2009 - Winner