Notable Books for Adults

Published annually, and selected by the Reference and User Services Association division of the ALA, recognizing the year’s 25 most important books.

127 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Breasts and Eggs Book - 2020 Europa Editions Adult Fiction Book
Deacon King Kong
Book Club Kit
Book Club Kit Hennepin County Library Book Club Kit
Hamnet
A Novel of the Plague
Book - 2020 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Leave the World Behind
A Novel
Book - 2020 Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Adult Fiction Book
Little Eyes Book - 2020 Riverhead Books Adult Fiction Book
Piranesi Book - 2020 Bloomsbury Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc Adult Fiction Book
Run Me to Earth
A Novel
Book - 2020 Simon & Schuster Adult Fiction Book
Shuggie Bain
A Novel
Book - 2020 Grove Press Adult Fiction Book
Temporary Book - 2020 Coffee House Press Adult Fiction Book
The Office of Historical Corrections
A Novella and Stories
Book - 2020 Riverhead Books New Adult Fiction Book
The Vanishing Half Book - 2020 Riverhead Books Adult Fiction Book
Dominiucana Book
Everything Inside
Stories
Book - 2019 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Girl, Woman, Other Book - 2019 Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic Adult Fiction Book
Lanny
A Novel
Book - 2019 Graywolf Press Adult Fiction Book
Lost Children Archive Book - 2019 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Normal People
[a Novel]
Book - 2019 Hogarth Adult Fiction Book
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A Novel
Book - 2019 Penguin Press Adult Fiction Book
Sabrina & Corina
Stories
Book - 2019 One World Adult Fiction Book
The Innocents Book - 2019 Doubleday Adult Fiction Book
The Nickel Boys
A Novel
Book - 2019 Doubleday Adult Fiction Book
The Topeka School Book - 2019 Farrar, Straus and Giroux Adult Fiction Book
The Water Dancer
A Novel
Book - 2019 One World Adult Fiction Book
Trust Exercise
A Novel
Book - 2019 Henry Holt and Company Adult Fiction Book
An American Marriage
Book Club Kit
Book Club Kit Hennepin County Library Book Club Kit
Don't Skip Out on Me
A Novel
Book - 2018 HarperPerennial Adult Fiction Book
Friday Black Book - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adult Fiction Book
The Great Believers Book - 2018 Viking Adult Fiction Book
The House of Broken Angels
A Novel
Book - 2018 Little, Brown and Company Adult Fiction Book
The Mars Room
A Novel
Book - 2018 Scribner Adult Fiction Book
The Overstory
A Novel
Book - 2018 W. W. Norton & Company Adult Fiction Book
There There Book - 2018 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Waiting for Eden Book - 2018 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Warlight Book - 2018 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Washington Black Book - 2018 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
American War Book - 2017 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
Days Without End
A Novel
Book - 2016 Viking Adult Fiction Book
Exit West
A Novel
Book - 2017 Riverhead Books Adult Fiction Book
Here in Berlin
A Novel
Book - 2017 Counterpoint Adult Fiction Book
Human Acts
A Novel
Book - 2016 Hogarth Adult Fiction Book
Less
A Novel
Book - 2017 A Lee Boudreaux Book, Little, Brown and Company Adult Fiction Book
Lincoln in the Bardo
A Novel
Book - 2017 Random House Adult Fiction Book
Pachinko Book - 2017 Grand Central Publishing Adult Fiction Book
Sing, Unburied, Sing
A Novel
Book - 2017 Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc Adult Fiction Book
Solar Bones Book - 2017 Soho Press, Inc Adult Fiction Book
Stay With Me Book - 2017 Alfred A. Knopf Adult Fiction Book
The Last Ballad
A Novel
Book - 2017 William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Adult Fiction Book
An Unrestored Woman Book - 2016 Flatiron Books Adult Fiction Book
Behold the Dreamers
A Novel
Book - 2016 Random House Adult Fiction Book
Christodora
A Novel
Book - 2016 Grove Press Adult Fiction Book
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