Afterlife by Julia Alvarez 

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 

Nightboat To Tangier by Kevin Barry

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Trojan War Museum by Ayse Papatya Bucak

Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi 

Greenwood by Michael Christie

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahesi Coates 

Dominica by Angie Cruz 

Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich 

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo 

Stay And Fight by Madeline Fitch 

The Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Things In Jars by Sue Monk Kidd

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

The Institute by Stephen King 

Last Night In Nuuk by Niviaq Korneliussen

The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy 

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel 

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Trans(re)lating by Poopeh Missaghi 

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma 

Inland by Tea Obreht 

Weather by Jenny Offill

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis 

The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott 

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk 

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 

Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson 

Braised Pork by An Yu

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang



She Lover of Death by Boris Akunin

The Killing Tide by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay 

The Herd by Andrew Bartz

Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen

The Sixth Conspirator by Max Byrd 

The Other End of the Line by Andrea Camilleri

One Last Lie by Paul Doiron

Under Occupation by Alan Furst 

C’est La Vie by Pascal Garnier 

Divers Paradise by Davin Goodwin  

Camino Winds by John Grisham 

Takes One To Know One by Susan Isaacs

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson 

This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman 

Agent Running In the Field by John Le Carre

Trace Elements by Donna Leon

Heaven My Home by Attica Locke 

A Silent Death by Peter May 

Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean by Bart Paul 

A Better Man by Louise Penny

Death In Focus by Ann Perry 

Sara Jane by Jim Sallis 

Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming

The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss

Coyotes of Carthage by Steven Wright 


Fantasy and Science Fiction

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

Mun Mun by Jesse Andrews

Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden 

The Wolf and the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky 

Blue Window by Adina Gewirtz

The Library of the Unknown by A. J Hackwith 

Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher 

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse 

Empire of Grass by Tad Williams 



The Clearing by Allison Adair

American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander 

How To Love A Country by Richard Blanco 

Hamlet: Poem Unlimited by Harold Bloom 

Til I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems by Harold Bloom

The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems From Many Cultures by Robert Bly

The Tradition by Jericho Brown 

New and Selected Poems by Tori Derricotte 

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

In Mad Love And War by Joy Harjo

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky 

Mr. Memory and Other Poems by Phyllis Levin 

Whereas by Layla Long Soldier 

The Rumi Collection by Rumi 

The Best Of It by Kay Ryan 

The Pajamaist by Matthew Zapruder 



Abstract Expressionism by David Anfam 

Vija Celmins: To Fix An Image in Memory by Gary Carrels

Shara Hughes: Landscapes by Mia Locks 

Video Art: The First 50 Years by Barbara London 

Art = by the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Art for All: The Color Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900 by Tobias G. Nutter

Gerhard Richter: Painting After All by Sheena Wagstaff 


Non Fiction: History, Science, Social Science, Essays

The Lost Art of Scripture by Karen Armstrong

Upheaval by Jared Diamond

Bottle of LIes: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich by Peter Fritzsche

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning by Alex Halberstadt

Seaweed Soul by Larch Hanson 

Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 edited by Sam Kean

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

The Absent Hand by Susannah Lessard

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

Underland by John MacFarland

Landmarks by Robert MacFarland

Blowout by Rachel Maddow

On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch

Stamped by Jason Reynolds

Sun Gardens by Larry Schaef

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake 

Science Set Free by Rupert Sheldrake

What It’s Like To Be A Bird by David Sibley

Eat Like A Fish by Bren Smith

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David Wagner

Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World’s Great Physicists by Ken Wilbur 

Erosion by Terry Tempest Williams


Biography and Memoir

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me by Deirdre Bair 

The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton 

Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom 

Philosophers of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard by Clare Carlisle

A Drop of Midnight by Jason Diakite

I Want You To Know We Are Still Here by Esther Safran Foer

Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren 

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

What We Carry by Maya Lang

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Frantz Fanon by David Macey 

Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser

The House of Kennedy by James Patterson 

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby 

Square Hunting by Francesca Wade 


Young Adult

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Wunderling by Mira Bartok 

Douglas by Randy Cecil 

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo 

Louisania’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo 

Race To The Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eager 

No Map, Great Trip by Paul Fleischman 

Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs 

Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales 

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly 

Mythologica by Steve Kershaw 

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney

Wild Honey From the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel 

Quest of the Cubs by Kathryn Lasky 

On the Horizon by Lois Lowry 

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis 

Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter

My Parents Think I’m Sleeping by Jack Prelutsky 

Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin 

Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids by Christina Herkert Schul

Born To Fly by Steve Sheinkin

Zora & Me by T.R. Simon 

Cody and the Heart of a Champion by Tricia Springstubb

Malamander by Thomas Taylor 

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

My Sweet Orange Tree by Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos 

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan

Martians by Blythe Woolston 


Children’s Picture Books

Maybe Tomorrow by Charlotte Agell

The Flight of Mr. Finch by Thomas Baas

Just Because by Mac Barnett

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II To Peace by Ashley Bryan 

What Does An Anteater Eat? By Ross Collins 

Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry

Madame Badobedah by Sophie Dahl

The Backyard Bug Book for Kids by Lauren Davidson 

Malo and the Merry-go-round by Maria Dek

Llama Llama Loves Camping by Anna Dewdney

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

Home by Carson Ellis 

This Is Baby by Jimmy Fallon

Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera

Walls by Brad Holdgrafer

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel

Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel 

This Way, Charlie by Carol Levis

Over and Under the Rainforest by Kate Messner

I’ve Got A Tail! by Julie Murphy 

Typewriter by Yevgenia Nayberg

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Ode to an Onion by Alexandria Giardino

How To Put A Whale In A Suitcase by Guridi 

Bunny Overboard by Claudia Rueda

Hungry Jim by Laurel Snyder 

The Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon 

Scared of the Dark? It’s Really Scared of You by Peter Vegas

Our House Is On Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call To Save The Planet by Jeanette Winter

My Bison by Gaya Wisniewski

The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz


Special thanks to: Michael Gourley, Sandip Wilson, Susan Hirschman and Lara Tupper for gifting us books this year! All other books were selected by the Librarian and the Book Committee. Come read!