Recommended Reads

The library staff has compiled a list of themed reading lists that can be accessed digitally. If you are looking for something to watch instead, visit our Recommended Watches page

Apocalyptic Fiction
Books that make you laugh
Ghost Stories
Southern Gothic Fiction
Quick Reads
Start a New Series
Monster Mash!
Kentucky Authors
Books You Should Have Read in High School (But Probably Didn’t)
Go on an Adventure!
Travel by Book
Medieval Reads
Epic Fantasy Starters
Put Me in Coach: Sports Biographies

Readings for Racial Justice

Reads for Recent Grads

Apocalyptic Fiction

The Stand by Stephen King (Overdrive/Libby)

Swan Song by Robert McCammon (Hoopla)

The Fireman by Joe Hill (Hoopla)

Year One by Nora Roberts (Overdrive/Libby)

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Overdrive/Libby)

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Hoopla)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Overdrive/Libby)

Wastelands: The New Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams (Overdrive/Libby)

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (Overdrive/Libby)

Bird Box by Josh Malerman (Hoopla)

Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (Overdrive/Libby)

Oryx and Crake (Overdrive/Libby)

World War Z by Max Brooks (Overdrive/Libby)

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (Overdrive/Libby)

A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond Villareal (Overdrive/Libby)

Monster Nation: A Zombie Novel by David Wellington (Hoopla)

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro (Hoopla)

Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling (Overdrive/Libby)

Positive by David Wellington (Hoopla)

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey (Overdrive/Libby)

V-Wars: A Chronicle of the Vampire Wars by Jonathan Maberry, et al. (Hoopla)

Zone One by Colson Whitehead (Overdrive/Libby)

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (Overdrive/Libby)

The Last Man by Mary Shelley (Overdrive/Libby)

Books that Make You Laugh



Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Overdrive)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (Overdrive)

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (Overdrive)

David Sedaris titles (Hoopla & Overdrive)

Don’t Put Me in Coach by Mark Titus (Overdrive)

Furiously Happy (Overdrive) & Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (Overdrive) by Jenny Lawson

Humans:  A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up (Hoopla)

Mobituaries:  Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca (Overdrive)

Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman (Overdrive)

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling (Overdrive)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Overdrive/Libby

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby


Dear Girls by Ali Wong (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby


Would Everybody Please Stop? By Jenny Allen (audiobook) Hoopla

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? By Caitlin Doughty (Overdrive)

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (Overdrive)

Your Dad Stole My Rake by Tom Papa (Hoopla)


American Housewife by Helen Ellis (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (audiobook) Hoopla

Man Seeking Woman by Simon Rich (audiobook) Hoopla

Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Christopher Moore titles (Hoopla)

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Overdrive)

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Hoopla)

Fat Vampire by Adam Rex (Hoopla)

The Jeeves & Wooster Series (Hoopla)

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Overdrive)

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Overdrive)

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Overdrive)

Where’d You Go Bernadette? By Maria Semple (Overdrive)

Ghost Stories

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe HIll (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Nightmare House by Douglas Clegg (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Bag of Bones by Stephen King (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Other Child by Joanne Fluke (Hoopla) Ebook

Ghost Music by Graham Masterton (Hoopla) Ebook

The Influence by Ramsey Campbell (Hoopla) Ebook

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood by Algernon Blackwood (Hoopla) Ebook

The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling (Hoopla) Ebook

In the Night Room by Peter Straub (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories by Ambrose Bierce (Hoopla) Ebook

Ghost stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James (Hoopla) Ebook/Audiobook

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (Hoopla) Ebook/Audiobook

The House on Cold Hill by Peter James (Hoopla) Ebook

Rooms by Lauren Oliver (Hoopla) Ebook

Riddance by Shelley Jackson (Hoopla) Ebook/Audio

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Little Stranger by Sarah Walters (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue (Hoopla) Audiobook

Southern Gothic Fiction

The Lost Country by William Gay (Hoopla)

Twilight by Willaim Gay (Overdrive/Libby)

Citrus County by John Brandon (Hoopla)

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (Overdrive/Libby)

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy (Overdrive/Libby)

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor (Overdrive/Libby)

The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor (audio) (Overdrive/Libby)

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (Hoopla)

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (Hoopla)

If The Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss (Hoopla)

Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin (Overdrive/Libby)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (Overdrive/Libby)

Swamplandia! By Karen Russell (Overdrive/Libby)

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Joe by Larry Brown (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook           

Dirty Work by Larry Brown (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Fay by Larry Brown (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell (audio) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell (audio)(Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

Wyoming by J P Gritton (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Dry County by Jake Hinkson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Heaven’s Crooked Finger by Hank Early (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Country Dark by Chris Offutt (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Cottonmouths by Kelly J Ford (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Weight of this World by David Joy (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

Quick Reads – Books under 250 Pages

All Grown Up by Jami Attenbergg (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

American Housewife by Helen Ellis (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten (audiobook) Hoopla

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (audibook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Beast in View by Margaret Millar (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Calvin by Martine Leavitt (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Chemistry by Wieke Wanb (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Edinburgh by Alexander Chee (ebook) Hoopla

The End We Start From (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Fox 8 by George Saunders (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Heart Berries (memoir) by Terese Marie Mailhot (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (audiobook) Hoopla

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

How to be a Good Creature (memoir) by Sy Montgomery (audiobook) Hoopla

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

My Sister, the Serial Killer (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Nutshell by Ian McEwan (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander (audiobook) Hoopla

A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood (audiobook) Hoopla

Sisters by Lily Tuck (ebook) Hoopla

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Start a New Series

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber (ebook) Hoopla

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby 

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon (audiobook) RBDigital (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Carter & Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard (audiobook) Hoopla

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward (audiobook) RBDigital (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge (ebook) Overdrive/Libby 

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkein (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby 

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods (ebook) Hoopla

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Killing Floor by Lee Child (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Manitou by Graham Masterson (ebook) Hoopla

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (audiobook) RBDigital (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (audiobook) RBDigital (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (ebook) Hoopla

Still Life by Louise Penny (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Triptych by Karin Slaughter (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Warm Bodies by Isaac Maron (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Wild Cards by George R. R. Martin (ebook) Overdrive/Libby



The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Overdrive/Libby Ebook and Hoopla Audiobook)

Dracula by Bram Stoker (Hoopla) Ebook/Audiobook

Dracul by J. D. Baker and Darce Stoker (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

Blood Lite by Kevin J. Anderson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Prisoner of Midnight by Barbara Hambly (Hoopla) Ebook

In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson (Hoopla) Ebook

Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Hoopla) Ebook

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman (Hoopla) Audiobook


Frostbite by David Wellington (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

Moonshiners, Vol. 1 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (Hoopla) Graphic Novel

Ravenous by Ray Garton (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Anathema, Vol. 1: The Evil Men Do by Rachel Deering (Hoopla) Graphic Novel

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

Coyotes, Vol. 1 by Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarksy (Hoopla) Graphic Novel

Brokeheart by Kevin Wolf (Hoopla) Ebook

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones (Hoopla) Ebook/Audiobook

Red Moon by Benjamin Pearcy (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Frankenstein’s Monster!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  (Of course!) (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein by Dave Zeltserman (Hoopla) Ebook

Frankenstein’s Bride by Hilary Bailey (Hoopla) Ebook

The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler (nonfiction) (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Prodigal Son: Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein, Book 1 by Dean Koontz (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook/Audiobook

The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo (nonfiction) (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer by Victor LaValle and Diedrich Smith (Hoopla) Graphic Novel

The Passion of Frankenstein by Marvin Kaye (Hoopla) Ebook

In the Shadow of Frankenstein by various authors (Hoopla) Audiobook

Human Monsters!

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook/Ebook

The Collector by John Fowles (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

I am not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

I’ll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (Hoopla) Audiobook – non-fiction

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook 

(Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (Hoopla) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook – non-fiction

We are Monsters by Brian Kirk (Hoopla) Ebook

You by Caroline Kepnes (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Kentucky Authors

James Lane Allen (Overdrive/Libby)

Harriett Simpson Arnow (Overdrive/Libby)

Wendell Berry (Overdrive/Libby)

Sallie Bingham (Hoopla)

Harry M. Caudill (Overdrive/Libby)

Rebecca Caudill (Overdrive/Libby)

Billy C. Clark (Overdrive/Libby)

Thomas D. Clark (Overdrive/Libby)

Irvin S. Cobb (Overdrive/Libby)

Jude Deveraux (Overdrive/Libby)

John Fox, Jr. (Overdrive/Libby)

Robert Gipe (Overdrive/Libby)

Sue Grafton (Overdrive/Libby)

Silas House (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

Abigail Keam (Overdrive/Libby)

Barbara Kingsolver (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

George Ella Lyon (Overdrive/Libby)

Bobbie Ann Mason (Overdrive/Libby)

Ed McClanahan (Overdrive/Libby

Thomas Merton (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

William Montell (Overdrive/Libby)

Chris Offutt (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

Kim Michele Richardson (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

Karen Robards (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

Gwyn H Rubio (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla)

Verna Mae Slone (Overdrive/Libby)

James Still (Overdrive/Libby)

Frank X Walker (Overdrive/Libby)

Robert Penn Warren (Overdrive/Libby)


Bannon by Louis L’amour (Hoopla) Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook

The Best of Max Brand by Max Brand (Hoopla) Ebook

Bitter Trail by Elmer Kenton (Hoopla) Audiobook

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Cutthroats: A Slash and Pecos Western by William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Death Along the Cimmaron by Ralph Compton (Hoopla) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Doc by Mary Doria Russell (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The First Mountain Man by William H. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone (Hoopla) Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook 

The Fronteirsman: Damnation Valley by William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone (Hoopla) Eboo

Hanging Judge by Elmer Kelton (Hoopla) Audiobook. 

Killer Take All: A Duff MacCallister Western by William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone (Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla) Ebook 

The Last Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone (Hoopla) Ebook

The Last of the Plainsman by Zane Grey (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Louis L’amour Collection by Louis L’amour (Hoopla) Audiobook

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/LIbby) Ebook

A Man Called Trent by Louis L’amour Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook (Hoopla

The O’Malleys of Texas by Dusty Richards (Hoopla) Ebook

Ride Away: A Corrigan Brothers Western by Cotton Smith (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Showdown Trail by Louis L’amour (Hoopla) Ebook and Audiobook

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt (Hoopla) Audibook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Son by Philipp Meyer (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Stagecoach to Purgatory: The Violent Days of Lou Prophet, Bounty Hunter by Peter Brandvold (Hoopla) Ebook

True Grit by Charles Portis (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Way of the West by Elmer Kelton, Cotton Smith, and Max Brand (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Zane Grey Collection by Zane Grey (Hoopla) Ebook

    Books You Should Have Read in High School (But Probably Didn’t)

1984 by George Orwell (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (ebook) Hoopla

The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Night by Elie Wiesel (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby 

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Go on an Adventure!

The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams (Hoopla) Audiobook

Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Atlantis by David J. L. Gibbins (Hoopla) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Blue Gold by Clive Cussler (Hoopla) Audiobook

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Deep by Peter Benchley (Hoopla) Audiobook

Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler (Overdrive/LIbby) Ebook

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Lost World by Michael Crichton (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Meg by Steve Alten (Hoopla) Audiobook

Napoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich (Hoopla) Ebook

Overkill by Ted Bell (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Pirate by Ted Bell (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Sandstorm by James Rollins (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly (Hoopla) Audiobook

Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Vulcan’s Forge by Jack Du Brul (Hoopla) Audiobook

Travel By Book

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Josh Foer, Ella Morton, and Dylan Thuras (Hoopla) Ebook

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (Hoopla) Audiobook

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters (Hoopla) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival by Tim Jarvis (Hoopla) Ebook

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart (Hoopla) Ebook

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia by Jeffrey Alford (Hoopla) Ebook

Into the Wild by John Krakauer (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/LIbby) Ebook

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (Overdrive/LIbby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Lost City of Z by David Grann (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Stephen Fry in America: Fifty States and the Man Who Set Out to See Them All by Stephen Fry (Hoopla) Ebook

A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain  (Hoopla) Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayer (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet by Will Hunt (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific West Trail by Cheryl Strayed (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Medieval Reads

A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick (ebook) Hoopla

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak (audiobook) Hoopla 

The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury (ebook) Hoopla

The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick (ebook) Hoopla

Illuminations by Mary Sharratt (ebook) Hoopla

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

Katherine by Anya Seton (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Hoopla

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

(ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (ebook) Hoopla

The Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron (audiobook) Hoopla

Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Shadows of the PomegranateTree by Tariq Ali (ebook) Hoopla

Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth (audiobook) Hoopla

The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar (ebook) Hoopla

The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby 

Epic Fantasy

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (Hoopla) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/ Libby) Ebook

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Hoopla) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook Ebook (Overdrive/Libby

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks (Hoopla) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind (Overdrive/LIbby) Ebook

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkein (Hoopla) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisen (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Hoopla) (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Way (Overdrive/LIbby) Ebook

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind (Hoopla) Ebook

Put Me In, Coach: Sports Biographies

Adolf Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball by James Duane Bolin (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer by Tom Callahan (Hoopla) Ebook

Bear by Paul “Bear” Bryant and John Underwood (Hoopla) Ebook

Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground: An Autobiography by David Beckham (Hoopla) Ebook

Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love by Larry Bird and Jackie MacMullin (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Champ: My Year with Muhammad Ali by Michael Gaffney (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides (Hoopla) Ebook 

Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History by Jeremy Schaap (Hoopla) Ebook

Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity by Drew Brees (Hoopla) Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero by David Marannis (HooplaAudiobook

Don’t Put Me in Coach:  My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus (OverdriveAudiobook

The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of Andre the Giant by Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laparde (Hoopla) Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook

The Game by Ken Dryden (Hoopla) Ebook

The Life You Imagine by Derek Jeter (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out by John Calipari and Michael Sokolove (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made by David Halberstam (Hoopla) Ebook

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laruen Hillenbrand (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Accomplishing Your Goals by Michael Strahan and Veronica Chambers (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats by Doug Brunk (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra by Phil Pepe (Hoopla) Ebook

Biographies & Memoirs

American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Becoming by Michelle Obama (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

The Best Cook in the World by Rick Bragg (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Merchado (audiobook) Hoopla

Just Kids by Patti Smith (ebook & audiobook) Hoopla

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Know My Name by Chanel Miller (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Life by Keith Richards (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Look Me in the Eye by Josh Elder Robison (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith (audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Negroland by Margo Jefferson (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (audiobook) Hoopla

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (ebook & audiobook) Overdrive/Libby

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (ebook & audiobook) Hoopla a

Readings for Racial Justice

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) B X

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (audiobook & ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) B Coat

Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) 305.8 Phil

Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) 365.9747 Thom

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson (audiobook) Hoopla (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) 364.134 Tyso 

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper (audiobook) Hoopla (library copy) BK Cooper

Evicted by Matthew Desmond (audiobook & ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) 339.4 Desm

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) BK Baldwin

Forty Million Dollar Slaves by William C. Rhoden (audiobook) Hoopla

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis (audiobook) Hoopla

The Half has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Heavy by Kiese Laymon (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) 305.896 Laym

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendie (audiobook & ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) 305.800973 Kend

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones (audiobook & ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres (audiobook & ebook) Hoopla

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) B Stev

The Lynching by Laurence Leamer (audiobook & ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) 364.134 Leam

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad (ebook) Hoopla (library copy) 305.8009 Saad

Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington (audiobook) Hoopla

Medical Bondage by Dierdre Cooper Owens (audiobook) Hoopla

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) LT B Ward

A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School by Carlotta Walls Lanier (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin (audiobook & ebook) Hoopla

Mothers of Massive Resistance by Elizabeth Gillespie McRae (audiobook) Hoopla

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Anderson (ebook) Hoopla (library copy) 364.973 Alex

Pushout by Monique W. Morris (audiobook & ebook) Hoopla

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (audiobook & ebook) Hoopla

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (audiobook) Hoopla

(library copy) 305.800973 Kend

They Were Her Property by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers (audiobook) Hoopla

Thick by Tressie McMillam Cottom (ebook) Hoopla

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) 304.80973 Wilk

Welcome to the Terrordome by Dave Zirin (ebook) Hoopla

What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha (ebook) Overdrive/Libby

(library copy) 615.9 Hann

When Affirmative Action was White by Ira Katznelson (audiobook) Hoopla

When and Where I Enter by Paula J. Giddings (ebook) Hoopla 

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors (audiobook) Hoopla 

(library copy) BK Khan-Cullors

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) 305.8 DiAn

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (ebook) Overdrive/Libby (library copy) B Zeit

For the New Graduate, For the New Adult

Clean Up

The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersly (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla) Ebook 

Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla) Audiobook (Hoopla) Ebook

How to Clean and Organize Your Home: Speed Cleaning, Decluttering, Organizing by Ema Green (Hoopla) Audiobook

M.O.M-Master Organizer of Mayhem: Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy to Your Home by Kristi Clover (Hoopla) Ebook

7-Day Cleaning and Organizing: Discover 7 Key Steps to Keep Your House Clean and Organized All Year Around by Various Authors (Hoopla) Ebook

What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in Your Mess and Reclaim Your Life by Kerri L. Richardson (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Eat Well

Amazing 7-Minute Meals: Over 100 Recipes Ready in Less Than 7 Minutes Cooking Time by Yvonne Stephens (Hoopla) Ebook

The Basic Basics: How to Cook Anything from A-Z: All You Need to Know to Prepare Over 150 Basic Foods by Janet MacDonald (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Betty Crocker Quick & Healthy Meals by Various Authors (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook (Hoopla) Ebook

Come and Get It! Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy, Busy Lives (Part of the “Pioneer Woman Cooks” Series) by Ree Drummond (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook (Hoopla) Ebook

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on 4$/Day by Leanne Brown (Overdrive/Libby) (Hoopla) Ebook

How to Cook Everything: The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food–With 1,000 Photos by Mark Bittman (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

Get a Job

Almost Hired: What’s Really Standing Between You and the Job You Want by Jackie Ducci (Hoopla) Ebook

Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview by Thea Kelly (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

Getting Your First Job for Dummies by Roberto Angulo (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

101 Great Résumés by Ron Fry (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook (Hoopla) Ebook

101 Small Rules for a Big Job Search: New Guidelines for Today’s Job Seeker by Tony Beshara (Hoopla) Ebook

21st Century Networking by David Sole and Belinda Roberts (Hoopla) Ebook

Save Money

Budgeting Doesn’t Have to Suck by Jim MIller (Hoopla) Ebook

Clever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money, and Build Real Wealth by Bola Sokumbi (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach and John David Mann (Overdrive/Libby) Audiobook

No More Mac N’ Cheese: The Real World Guide for Managing Your Money for 20-Somethings by Lise Andreana (Hoopla) Ebook

One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, The Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Regina Leeds and Russell Wild (Overdrive/Libby) Ebook

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget by the Writers of Wise Bread (Hoopla) Ebook

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