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Reader’s Advisory: Themes

9-11 Fiction

  • Double Vision by Pat Barker
  • Small Town by Lawrence Block
  • Crossers by Philip Caputo
  • The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein
  • Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Forever by Pete Hamill
  • True Honor by Dee Henderson
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
  • One Tuesday Morning; Beyond Tuesday Morning; Every Now and Then; Remember; Return by Karen Kingsbury
  • Blacklist: a V.I. Warshawski Novel by Sara Paretsky
  • Between Two Rivers by Nicholas Rinaldi
  • Absent Friends by S.J. Rozan
  • A Day at the Beach by Helen Schulman
  • The Writing on the Wall by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  • 9-11: Emergency Relief
  • 9-11: The World’s Finest Comic Book Artisits and Writers Tell Stories to Remember
  • 9-11: Artists Respond

African American Historical Fiction

  • A Long Way From Home by Connie Briscoe
  • Black Gold by Anita Richmond Bunkley
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Echo of Lions by Barbara Chase-Riboud
  • Free Enterprise by Michelle Cliff
  • Family by J. California Cooper
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines
  • The Bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton
  • A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly
  • One More River to Cross by Will Henry
  • Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Middle Passage by Charles Richard Johnson
  • Trip Wire by Brian Garfield
  • Chesapeake by James Michener
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • White Butterfly by Walter Mosley
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
  • Jubilee by Margaret Walker

Alternative Reality

  • Operation Luna by Poul Anderson
  • Voyage by Stephen Baxter
  • Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham
  • The Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood
  • Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card
  • Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
  • SS-GB by Len Deighton
  • The Two Georges by Richard Dreyfuss
  • Resurrection Day by Brenden Dubois
  • 1632 by Eric Flint
  • Difference Engine by William Gibson
  • 1945 by Newt Gingrich
  • Fatherland by Robert Harris
  • The Collaborators by Reginald Hill
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
  • Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Robinson
  • How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  • Roma Eterna by Robert Silverberg
  • Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
  • The Great War by Harry Turtledove
  • Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
  • Homeward Bound by Harry Turtledove
  • How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove
  • Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Amish Fiction

  • Carrie Bender
  • Wanda Brunstetter
  • Mindy Starns Clark
  • Amy Clipston
  • Colleen Coble
  • W. Dale Cramer
  • Dudley Delffs
  • Mary Ellis
  • Shelley Shepard Gray
  • B. J. Hoff
  • Beverly Lewis
  • Evie Yoder Miller
  • Tamar Myers
  • Marta Perry
  • Gayle Roper
  • Penelope Williamson
  • Beth Wiseman
  • Cindy Woodsmall

Animal Narrations

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Firmin: adventures of a metropolitan lowlife by Sam Savage
  • Dog on It: a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn
  • One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams
  • Sight Hound by Pam Houston
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Redwall series by Brian Jacques
  • Silent Sky; the incredible extinction of the passenger pigeon by Allan W. Eckert
  • Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown
  • Animal Farm by George orwell
  • Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain by William Kotzwinkle

Arthurian Legend

  • The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  • Guinevere by Sharan Newman
  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The Winter King: a Novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Return of Merlin by Deepak Chopra
  • Avalon: the Return of King Arthur by Stephen Lawhead
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  • The Road to Avalon by Joan Wolf
  • King Arthur by Thomas Mallory
  • The Discovery of King Arthur by Geoffrey Ashe
  • The Coming of the King: the First Book of Merlin by Nikolai Tolstoy
  • Merlin’s Mirror by Andre Norton
  • In Winter’s Shadow by Gillian Bradshaw
  • Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon by Lisa Goldstein
  • The Pendragon Chronicles: Heroic Fantasy from the Time of King Arthur edited by Mike Ashley

Autism in Fiction

  • The Children of Hamlin by Carmen Carter
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Regulators by Richard Bachman
  • By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Family Pictures by Sue Miller
  • The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian
  • I Lock My Door Upon Myself by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
  • California Angel by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
  • Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
  • Daniel Isn’t Talking by Marti Leimbach
  • Skychild by Suzanne Morris

Biblical Fiction

  • The Nazarene by Sholem Asch
  • Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin
  • Man on Fire by LeGette Blythe
  • Man of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess
  • Great Lion of God by Taylor Caldwell
  • A Time for Judas by Morley Callaghan
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Queenmaker by India Edghill
  • Zipporah, Wife of Moses by Marek Halter
  • Abigail by Lois Henderson
  • The Messiah by Marjorie Holmes
  • The Book of Samson by David Maine
  • Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann
  • King of Kings by Malachi Martin
  • A Love Divine by Alexandra Ripley
  • As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers
  • Jesus by Walter Wangerin
  • Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Wilson

Books for Boys (Hesitant Readers)

  • The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • Spy High Series by A.J. Butcher
  • The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
  • The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman
  • Hoot by Carl Hiassen
  • Left Behind Series by Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Hero by Mike Lupica
  • Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Soccer Shootout by Jake Maddox
  • The Devil in Ol’ Rosie by Louise Moeri
  • Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull
  • Edenville Owl by Robert B. Parker
  • The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith
  • The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

Books for Men

  • Return of Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
  • Rolling Thunder by Mark Berent
  • Warning of War by James Brady
  • Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
  • The Saint series by Leslie Charteris
  • Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Brules by Harry Combs
  • Bringing out the Dead by Joe Connelly
  • The Paperboy by Pete Dexter
  • Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
  • James Bond series by Ian Fleming
  • The Requiem Shark by Nicholas Griffin
  • King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  • The Fisherman’s Son by Michael Koepf
  • The Naval series by Dewey Lambdin
  • Last of the Breed by Louis L’Amour
  • The Sky Fisherman by Craig Lesley
  • Travis McGee series by John D. McDonald
  • Rogue Warrior series by Richard Marcinko
  • Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • Spencer series by Robert B. Parker
  • The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva
  • Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
  • Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson
  • The Virginian by Owen Wister
  • The Oxygen Man by Steve Yarbrough

Breast Cancer in Fiction

  • Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
  • Breathing Lessons by Ann Tyler
  • Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky
  • Dancing Through the Shadows by Theresa Tomlinson
  • Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
  • Life Before Death by Abby Frucht
  • Lightning by Danielle Steele
  • A Matter of Time by Jessamyn West
  • One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
  • The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney
  • Sing it to Her Bones: a Hannah Ives Mystery by Marcia Talley
  • Spence + Lila by Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Sudden Change of Heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg
  • What Girls Learn by Karin Cook
  • Harmful Intent by Baine Kerr
  • Season of Blessing by Beverly LaHaye
  • Camilla’s Roses by Bernice McFadden
  • Seaview Inn by Sherryl Woods

Bridget Jones’ Diary-like Titles

  • Cupid and Diana by Christina Bartolomeo
  • Until the Real Thing Comes Along by Elizabeth Berg
  • Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
  • Happy all the Time by Laurie Colwin
  • Ringing for You by Anouchka Forrester
  • Watermelon by Marion Keyes
  • Welcome to My Planet by Shannon Olson
  • Jackie by Josie by Caroline Preston
  • Something’s Wrong With Your Scale by Van Whitfield
  • Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman

Canadian Authors

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Mary Balogh
  • Sandra Birdsell
  • Giles Blunt
  • Marilyn Bowering
  • Dionne Brand
  • Bonnie Burnard
  • Douglas Coupland
  • Robertson Davis
  • John Farrow
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Wayne Johnston
  • Thomas King
  • Mary Lawson
  • Yann Martel
  • Rohinten Mistry
  • W.O. Mitchell
  • Farley Mowatt
  • Alice Munro
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Louise Penny
  • Carol Shields
  • Miriam Toews
  • Guy Vanderhaeghe

Cat Mystery

  • Lydia Adamson
  • Garrison Allen
  • Marion Babson
  • Linda Barnes
  • Lawrence Block
  • Lillian Jackson Braun
  • Rita Mae Brown
  • Blaize Clement
  • Clare Curzon
  • Barbara D’Amato
  • Janet Dawson
  • Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Diane Duane
  • Peter Gethers
  • Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Edward Gorman
  • Tanya Huff
  • Frances Lockridge
  • Charlotte McLeod
  • Shirley Rousseau
  • Willard Scott
  • Rosemary Stevens
  • Tad Williams
  • M.K. Wren

Chick Lit

  • Susan Anderson
  • Catherine Anderson
  • Mary Kay Andrews
  • Jane Austen
  • Patti Berg
  • Hester Browne
  • Candace Bushnell
  • Meg Cabot
  • Barbara Cartland
  • Marian Chesney
  • Jennifer Cruise
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Helen Fielding
  • Jane Green
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Marian Keyes
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • Susan Mallory
  • Terry McMillan
  • Carly Phillips
  • Jodie Picoult
  • Plum Skyes
  • Jennifer Weiner
  • Lauren Weisberger

Chocolate in Fiction

  • White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick
  • The Chocolate Box by Agatha Christie
  • Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Such Devoted Sisters by Eileen Goudge
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • The Big Bad City: a Novel of the 87th Precinct by Ed McBain
  • The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong
  • Chocoholic Mystery series by JoAnna Carl
  • Julia’s Chocolates by Cathy Lamb
  • Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Death by Chocolate by G. A. McKevett
  • Murder of a Chocolate Covered Cherry: a Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson
  • Death is Semisweet by Lou Jane Temple

Christmas Fiction

  • Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  • Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  • The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
  • The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Christmas Quilt: an Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Cape Light series by Thomas Kinkade
  • Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
  • The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
  • The Christmas Cottage by Mignon Franklin Ballard

Comedy

  • Douglas Adams
  • Robert Asprin
  • Nancy Atherton
  • Dave Barry
  • Robert Benchley
  • Irma Bombeck
  • Bil Bryson
  • Christopher Buckley
  • Meg Cabot
  • Jill Churchill
  • Jennifer Cruise
  • Fannie Flagg
  • Stephen Fry
  • Jonathon Gash
  • Olivia Goldsmtih
  • Lewis Grizzard
  • Jane Heller
  • Joan Hess
  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Anne Lamott
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Patrick McManus
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Spider Robinson
  • Mark Twain
  • P.G. Wodehouse

Contemporary Romance

  • Stephanie Bond
  • Barbara Bretton
  • Suzanne Brockman
  • Jennifer Cruise
  • Jude Deveraux
  • Lori Foster
  • Suzanne Forster
  • Barbara Freethy
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Linda Howard
  • Jayne Anne Krentz
  • Judith McNaught
  • Debbie Macomber
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Emilie Richards
  • Karen Robards
  • Nora Roberts
  • Sharon Sala

Cozy Mystery

  • Susan Wittig Albert
  • Nancy Atherton
  • Mignon Franklin Ballard
  • Jo Bannister
  • M.C. Beaton
  • Lawrence Block
  • Rhys Bowen
  • Lillian Jackson Braun
  • Simon Brett
  • Dorothy Cannell
  • Agatha Christie
  • Ann Cleeves
  • Amanda Cross
  • Mary Dahiem
  • Jeanne M. Dams
  • Earlene Fowler
  • Anne George
  • Ann Granger
  • Sarah Graves
  • Martha Grimes
  • Parnell Hall
  • Carolyn G. Hart
  • Joan Hess
  • Hazel Holt
  • Fred Hunter
  • Harry Kemelman
  • Charlotte MacLeod
  • Rett MacPherson
  • Leslie Meier
  • Eric Wright

CSI

  • Robin Cook
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • D.J. Donaldson
  • Tim Downs
  • Susan Dunlap
  • Aaron Elkins
  • Linda Fairstein
  • Brian Freemantle
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • Leonard Goldberg
  • Christopher Golden
  • Christine Green
  • Erin Hart
  • Michele Jaffe
  • Iris Johansen
  • Shirley Kennett
  • Richard La Plante
  • Sarah Lovette
  • Sharyn McCrumb
  • Darian North
  • James Patterson
  • Claire Rayner
  • Kathy Reichs
  • Karin Slaughter
  • Stephen White

Desert Survival

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Point Last Seen by Hannah Nyala
  • The Maze by Will Hobbs (e-audiobook only)
  • Rift by Liza Cody
  • Walkabout by James Vance Marshall (YA Fiction)
  • Sahara by Clive Cussler
  • The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen (YA Ficiton)
  • The Book of Saladin by Tariq Ali
  • Borderline by Nevada Barr
  • Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

Disabilities in Fiction

  • Loss of Senses:
    • An Equal Music by Vikram Seth (hearing loss)
    • Servants of the Map by Andrea Barrett (hearing loss)
    • The Stolen Gods by Jake Page (blindness)
    • Person or Persons Unknown by Bruce Alexander (blindness)
    • Blood Trail by Tanya Huff (blindness)
  • Disorders/Syndromes/Disease:
    • Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes (developmental disability)
    • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Asperger’s Syndrome)
    • Privileged Information by Stephen White (MS)
    • The Gift by Richard Paul Evans (Tourette Syndrome)
    • Skull Session by Daniel Hecht (Tourette Syndrome)
    • Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury (Downs Syndrome)
    • Jewel by Bret Lott (Downs Syndrome)
    • The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer (Asperger’s Syndrome)
    • The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (Capgras Syndrome)
    • Follow the Stars Home by Luanne Rice (Rett Syndrome)
    • More Than it Hurts You by Darin Strauss (Munchausen Syndrome)
    • Betrayed by Robert Tanenbaum (Tourette Syndrome)
    • Margin of Error by Edna Buchanan (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • The Obsession by Catherine Cookson (OCD)
    • Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse by Lee Goldberg (OCD)
    • Shannon by Frank Delaney (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • The World’s Tallest Woman by Rita Rose (Acromegaly)
  • Paralysis/Loss of Limbs:
    • Wild Life by Molly Gloss (wooden leg)
    • The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders by Marshall Browne
    • Slow Man by J. M. Coetzee (loss of leg)
  • Physical Deformity:
    • A Bride for Donnigan by Janette Oke (limb length discrepancy)
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (disfiguration)
    • Hugo, the Deformed by Horatio Alger (disfiguration)
    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell (disfiguration)

Dog Fiction

  • A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Dogs & Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich
  • Dog Stories by James Herriot
  • Sight Hound by Pam Houston
  • Dogged Pursuit by Lee Charles Kelley
  • A Dog Named Christmas by Gregory D. Kincaid
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • Watchers by Dean Koontz
  • Blind Bloodhound Justice by Virginia Lanier
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
  • The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Extraterrestrial Fiction

  • Aliens: 3 Novellas edited by Ben Bova
  • Conspirator by C. J. Cherryh
  • Jedi Eclipse by James Luceno
  • Alien Plot by Piers Anthony
  • The Golden One by Deborah Chester
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
  • Nimisha’s Ship by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
  • The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
  • Berserker Prime by Fred Saberhagen
  • Angel by Alton Gansky
  • The Wave by Walter Mosley
  • Atlantis Endgame by Andre Norton
  • Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Homeward Bound by Harry Turtledove

Factual Fiction

  • Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
  • Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
  • The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
  • The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • When the Legends Die by Hal Borland
  • The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
  • The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Family Saga

  • V.C. Andrews
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Philippa Carr
  • Catherine Cookson
  • Janet Dailey
  • Sara Donati
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • Fannie Flagg
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Roberta Gellis
  • Eileen Goudge
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Alex Haley
  • Frank Herbert
  • John Jakes
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Colleen McCullough
  • Fern Michaels
  • Kasey Michaels
  • Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Belva Plain
  • Mary Renault
  • Anne Rice
  • Evelyn Waugh

Fantasy

  • Poul Anderson
  • Piers Anthony
  • L.A. Banks
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Terry Brooks
  • Orson Scott Card
  • David Eddings
  • Raymond Fiest
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Terry Goodkind
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Robin Hobb
  • Brian Jacques
  • Diana Wynne Jones
  • Robert Jordan
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • L.E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Garth Nix
  • Andre Norton
  • Anne Rice
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Margaret Weis
  • Tad Williams

Fictional How-Tos

  • How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law by Dorothy Cannell
  • How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams by Dorothy Cannell
  • How the Good Tailor Got to Heaven by Homere Dansereau
  • How to Live Dangerously by Joan Fleming
  • How to be Good by Nick Hornby
  • How to Marry a Murderer by Amanda Matetsky
  • How to Breath Underwater by Julie Orringer
  • How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto
  • How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo
  • How to be Popular by Meg Cabot
  • If High School is a Game, Here’s How to Break the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott
  • How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
  • Learning How to Fall by Norma Klein

Fictional Diaries/Journals/Letters

  • The Adventures of Menahem-Mendel by Sholom Aleichem
  • Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
  • Vox by Nicholas Baker
  • The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
  • A Winding Path by Carrie Bender
  • Possession by A. S. Byat
  • The Count of Eleven by Ramsey Campbell
  • Love Letters by Eli Cantor
  • Thus was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
  • The Death of a King by P.C. Doherty
  • One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
  • Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardner
  • Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach
  • Where the Road Goes by Joanne Greenberg
  • Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
  • Lying in Bed by Mark Harris
  • White Lies by Jonellen Heckler
  • The Tattooed Map by Barbara Hodgson
  • The Last Voyage by Hammond Innes
  • Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
  • The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
  • Acts of Love by Judith Michael
  • Fan Mail by Ronald Munson
  • Between Earth and Sky by Karen Osborn
  • These is my words by Nancy Turner

Fictional Mysteries Featuring Real People

  • Jane Austen mystery series by Stephanie Barron
  • Ursula Blanchard series (Queen Elizabeth I) by Fiona Buckley
  • Stolen Away (Lindbergh) by Max Allan Collins
  • Another City Not My Own (OJ Simpson) by Dominick Dunne
  • Groucho Marx, Private Eye by Ron Goulart
  • Mark Twain mystery series by Peter Heck
  • Toby Peters series (Charlie Chaplin) by Stuart Kaminsky
  • Kill Me Tender (Elvis Presley) by Daniel Klein
  • The Mosaic Crimes (Dante) by Giulio Leoni
  • Print the Legend (Ernest Hemingway) by Craig McDonald
  • The Dante Club (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson & Dante) by Matthew Pearl
  • Rat Pack series by Robert J. Randisi
  • Eleanor Roosevelt mystery series by Elliott Roosevelt
  • Wilde West (Oscar Wilde) by Walter Satterthwait

Foster Care/Adoption

  • Frank Fowler, the Cash Boy by Horatio Alger
  • Returnable Girl by Pamela Lowell
  • White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  • The Child Called It series by Dave Pelzer
  • Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
  • Digging to America by Anne Tyler
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Parting Gifts by Charlotte Vale Allen
  • Reunion by Therese Fowler
  • A Mercy by Toni Morrison
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Run by Ann Patchett
  • A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt
  • The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
  • A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
  • Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve
  • Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
  • Rampage by Susan Taylor Chehak
  • The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  • The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
  • The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall

Grown-Up Children’s Stories

  • Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
  • The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
  • Echo by Francesca Lia Block
  • Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
  • Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
  • Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper
  • Pinocchio in Venice by Robert Coover
  • The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Drink Down the Moon by Charles De Lint
  • Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue
  • Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
  • Politically Correct series by James Finn Garner
  • Red as Blood: or, Tales from the Sisters Grimmer by Tanith Lee
  • Beauty: a Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
  • Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
  • Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
  • A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
  • Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  • Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier
  • Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Halloween Reads

  • The Haunting of Lamb House by Joan Aiken
  • The Exorcist by William Blatty
  • From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  • A Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford
  • Thomas Harris
  • Haunted Indiana by Mark Marimen
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Amityville Horror II by John Jones
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • I am Legend by Richard Matheson
  • Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve

Historical Fiction

  • Lynn N. Austin
  • Rhys Bowen
  • Celeste Bradley
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Cassie Edwards
  • Jane Feather
  • Ken Follett
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Patricia Gaffney
  • Virginia Henley
  • Judith Ivory
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Gilbert Morris
  • Walter Mosley
  • Judith Pella
  • Anne Perry
  • James Reasoner
  • Bodie Thoene
  • Susan Wiggs
  • Joan Wolf
  • Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Horror

  • Clive Barker
  • John Bellairs
  • Robert Bloch
  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Lincoln Child
  • Caroline B. Cooney
  • Ted Dekker
  • John Farris
  • Robert Fleming
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Ed Gorman
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Stephen King
  • Dean R. Koontz
  • Tanith Lee
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Robert McCammon
  • David Morrell
  • Frank E. Peretti
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • John Saul
  • Bram Stoker
  • Peter Straub
  • F. Paul Wilson
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Inspirational

  • Randy Alcorn
  • Lynn Austin
  • James Scott Bell
  • Terri Blackstock
  • Wanda Brunstetter
  • T. Davis Bunn
  • Brandilynn Collins
  • A.J. Cronin
  • Ted Dekker
  • Lloyd Douglas (Indiana author)
  • Philip Gulley
  • Neta Jackson
  • Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Jan Karon
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Tim Lahaye
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Beverly Lewis
  • Max Lucado
  • Joyce Meyer
  • Gilbert Morris
  • Janette Oke
  • Frank Peretti
  • Tracie Peterson
  • Francine Rivers
  • Lauraine Snelling
  • Brock and Brodie Thoene

Lad Lit (Literature for Guys by Guys)

  • About a Boy by Nick Hornby
  • How to be Good by Nick Hornby
  • Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
  • The Wishbones by Tom Perrotta
  • Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (YA Fiction)
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher (YA Fiction)
  • Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  • Welcome to Fred by Brad Whittington
  • I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (YA Fiction)
  • Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini (YA Fiction)
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (YA Fiction)

Medical Mysteries

  • Robin Cook
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Michael Crichton
  • Eileen Dreyer
  • Nancy Fisher
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • Christine Green
  • Thomas Harris
  • Iris Johansen
  • Mary Kittredge
  • Michael Palmer
  • Kathy Reichs
  • Karin Slaughter
  • James Tucker
  • Elaine Whitmore

Medieval Fiction

  • Book of Saladin by Tariq Ali
  • The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • The Archer’s Tale by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain
  • Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
  • Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • Duchess of Milan by Michael Ennis
  • The Physician by Noah Gordon
  • Knights Templar series by Michael Jecks
  • Madselin by Norah Lofts
  • Catherine Le Vendeur series by Sharan Newman
  • Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
  • Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters
  • Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley
  • Owen Archer series by Candace Robb
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Katherine by Anya Seton
  • Rite of Conquest by Judith Tarr
  • Sister Fidelma series by Peter Tremayne
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Music Biographies

  • And the Beat Goes On by Sonny Bono
  • Bob Marley by Stephen Davis
  • Coming Home to Myself by Wynonna Judd
  • Diary of a Player by Brad Paisley
  • Behind Sad Eyes by Marc Shapiro
  • Frank by James Kaplan
  • Hank Williams by Jay Caress
  • Heavier than Heaven by Charles Gross
  • Herion Diaries by Motley Crue
  • Iron Man by Tony Iommi
  • John Lennon by Tom Stockdale
  • Marty Robbins by Barbara Pruett
  • My Twenty- Five Years in Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood
  • Reba McEntire by Don Cusic
  • Tammy Wynette by Jimmy McDonaugh
  • This is a Call by Dave Grohl
  • This is Gonna Hurt by Nikki Sixx
  • Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd

Mystery

  • Lawrence Block
  • James Lee Burke
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • Lee Child
  • Agatha Christie
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Ian Fleming
  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Reginald Hill
  • P.D. James
  • Elmore Leonard
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • Ed McBain
  • Walter Mosley
  • Robert B. Parker
  • George Pelecanos
  • Bill Pronzini
  • Ellery Queen
  • Ian Rankin
  • Ruth Rendell
  • Dorothy Sayers
  • Georges Simenon
  • Scott Turow
  • Minette Walters

Native American Fiction

  • A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
  • Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
  • Lakota Dawn by Janelle Taylor
  • Faces in the Moon by Betty Louise Bell
  • The Girl with Braided Hair by Margaret Coel
  • Storm Rider by Cassie Edwards
  • The Old American by Ernest Hebert
  • Devil’s Backbone: the Modoc War, 1872-3 by Terry C. Johnston
  • Manitou’s Daughters by Paul Joseph Lederer
  • The Sharpest Sight by Louis Owens
  • Museum of Human Beings by Colin Sargent
  • Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
  • The Young Adventurer by Horatio Alger
  • City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
  • The Scouts of the Valley: a Story of Wyoming and the Chemung by Joseph A. Altsheler

Pirates

  • Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
  • Captive of my Desire by Johanna Lindsey
  • The Confusion by Neal Stephenson
  • Corsair by Clive Cussler
  • Dark Watch by Clive Cussler
  • Dangerous Waters by John S. Burnett
  • Djibouti by Elmore Leonard
  • The Pirate Prince by Barry Clifford
  • Fair Blows the Wind by Louis L’Amour
  • Kingston by Starlight by Christopher John Farley
  • Pirate Hunter by Richard Zacks
  • Pirate Latitude by Michael Crichton
  • The Requiem Shark by Nicholas Griffin
  • The Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean by David Cordingly
  • Wake of the Perdido Star by Gene Hackman
  • Wings of Morning by Lori Wick
  • Pirates of Pensacola by Keith Thomson
  • The Pirate King by Laurie R. King
  • Grania by Morgan Llywelyn

Post Apocalyptic Fiction

  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • The Postman by David Brin
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • Clay’s Ark by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • I am Legend by Richard Matheson
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
  • Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven
  • The Pack by Tom Pow
  • On the Beach by Nevil Shute
  • Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling
  • A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren

Quilting Fiction

  • Lizbie Brown
  • T. Davis Bunn
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Sandra Dallas
  • Earlene Fowler
  • Sara Frommer
  • Margaret Lawrence
  • Silas House
  • Sharyn McCrumb
  • Barbara Michaels
  • Whitney Otto
  • Katherine Page
  • Catherine Palmer
  • Jane Peart
  • Emilie Richards
  • Lauraine Snelling
  • Aliske Webb
  • Cindy Woodsmall

Recipes in Fiction

  • Thomas Fox Averill
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Laura Childs
  • Sheila Connolly
  • Isis Crawford
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • Laura Esquivel
  • Nancy Fairbanks
  • Fannie Flagg
  • Joanne Fluke
  • Judith Hendricks
  • Amulya Malladi
  • Marsha Mehran
  • Tamar Myers
  • Karen Stolz

Books for the Red Hat Society

  • Murder, She Wrote series by Donald Bain
  • Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan
  • Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
  • Dorothy Martin series by Jeanne Dams
  • My Friends series by Jane Duncan
  • Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  • Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
  • Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines
  • Southern Sisters series by Anne George
  • Mrs. Pollifax series by Dorothy Gillman
  • Henrie O. series by Carolyn Hart
  • My Life in Three Acts by Helen Hayes
  • Lonesome Traveler by Weldon Hill
  • Mrs. Malory series by Hazel Holt
  • Covington series by Joan Medlicott
  • Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
  • The Mammy by Brendan O’Carroll
  • The Shell Seekers; September; Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Julia and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
  • Miss Julia series by Ann Ross
  • Miss Melville series by Evelyn Smith
  • The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith
  • Night Gardening by E.L. Swann
  • The Joy Luck Club; The Kitchen God’s Wife; The Hundred Secret Senses; The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
  • Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers

Romance

  • Catherine Anderson
  • Jane Austen
  • Jo Beverly
  • Sandra Brown
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Jennifer Cruise
  • Jude Devereaux
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Patricia Gaffney
  • Julie Garwood
  • Georgette Heyer
  • Linda Howard
  • Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Johanna Lindsey
  • Dinah McCall
  • Judith McNaught
  • Fern Michaels
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • Amanda Quick
  • Karen Robards
  • Nora Roberts
  • LaVyrle Spencer
  • Kathleen Woodiwiss

Romantic Comedy

  • Susan Anderson
  • Leanne Banks
  • Jill Barnett
  • Patti Berg
  • Sarah Bird
  • Meg Cabot
  • Emily Carmichael
  • Laurie Colwin
  • Susan Rogers Cooper
  • Millie Criswell
  • Jennifer Crusie
  • Marcia Evanick
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Katie Fforde
  • Julie Garwood
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Emily Giffin
  • Jane Heller
  • Georgette Heyer
  • Sandra Hill
  • Wendy Holden
  • Linda Howard
  • Judith Ivory
  • Luanne Jones
  • Julie Kenner
  • Marian Keyes
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • Lynn Kurland
  • Cathie Linz
  • Teresa Medeiros
  • Kasey Michaels
  • Lynn Michaels
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Julia Quinn
  • Laura Resnick
  • Patricia Rice
  • Christie Ridgway
  • Dallas Schulze
  • Jill Shalvis

Royal Reads

  • Robert Alexander
  • Alan Bennett
  • Rhys Bowen
  • Sarah Bradford
  • Tina Brown
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • C. W. Gortner
  • Carolly Erickson
  • Margaret George
  • Laurie Graham
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Sandra Gulland
  • Karen Harper
  • Katherine Kurtz
  • Stephen Lawhead
  • Morgan Llywelyn
  • Norah Lofts
  • Robin Maxwell
  • Michelle Moran
  • Sharon Kay Penman
  • Jean Plaidy
  • Nora Roberts
  • Alison Weir

Science Fiction

  • Douglas Adams
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Piers Anthony
  • Ben Bova
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Arthur C. Clark
  • Michael Crichton
  • Philip K. Dick
  • William Gibson
  • Robert Heinlein
  • Frank Herbert
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • Ursula K. LeGuin
  • George Lucas
  • George Orwell
  • Carl Sagan
  • Mary Shelley
  • Dan Simmons
  • Neal Stephenson
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Jules Verne
  • H.G. Wells
  • Roger Zelazny

Songs as Books

  • She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb (performed by Johnny Cash)
  • Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith (performed by The Carter Family)
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot (performed by William Henry Monk)
  • Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway (performed by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton)
  • We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark (performed by Vera Lynn)
  • Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland (performed by The Beatles)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught (performed by Ella Fitzgerald)
  • In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming (performed by James Taylor)
  • Arkansas Traveler by Earlene Fowler (performed by Colonel Sanford C. Faulkner)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (performed by Guns N’ Roses)
  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer (performed by Buckcherry)
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Foer (performed by Nerina Pallot)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (performed by David Bowie)
  • Seven Chinese Brothers retold by Margaret Mahy (performed by R.E.M.)
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (peformed by Iron Maiden)

Steamy Romance

  • Susan Anderson
  • V. C. Andrews
  • Amanda Ashley
  • Mary Balogh
  • Sandra Brown
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Lori Foster
  • Emily Giffin
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Linda Howard
  • Lisa Jackson
  • E.L. James
  • Lorelei James
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Lora Leigh
  • Joan Elizabeth Lloyd
  • Susan Mallery
  • Karen Moning
  • Carly Phillips
  • Envy by Kathryn Harrison
  • Getting Some by Kayla Perrin
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Peeping Thomas by Robert Reeves
  • The Sensationist by Charles Palliser
  • Unmasqued: an Erotic Novel of the Phantom of the Opera by Colette Gale
  • Wifey by Judy Blume
  • Wicked Night Games by Kathleen Lawless
  • Wicked Ties by Shayla Black
  • Wolverton Blood by Brenda Williamson

Street/Urban Lit

  • Third and Indiana by Steve Lopez
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
  • Walkin’ the Dog by Walter Mosley
  • Bangers by Gary Phillips (e-audiobook)
  • High Hand by Gary Phillips(e-audiobook)
  • Push by Sapphire
  • The Preacher’s Son by Carl Weber (e-audiobook)
  • The Morning After by Kendra Norman-Ballamy (e-audiobook)
  • La Jill Hunt (e-audiobooks)
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Daaimah S. Poole (e-audiobooks)

Summer Fiction

  • A Summer in North Sparta by Horatio Alger
  • A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
  • Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
  • Summer of the Sioux by Tim Champlin
  • Summer of Enchantment by Julie Coffin
  • Summer’s End by Lyn Cote
  • The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin
  • The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
  • The Summer House by Jude Deveraux
  • The Summer We Got Saved by Pat Devoto
  • Summer Secrets by Barbara Freethy
  • Summer at the Lake by Andrew Greeley
  • The Summer Soldier by Nicholas Guild
  • Summer of the Redeemers by Carolyn Haines
  • Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • SummerHill Secrets by Beverly Lewis
  • Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
  • Summer of the Drums by Theodore Olsen
  • Summer Kisses by Kathleen Pieper
  • Summer in the City by Robyn Sisman

Superhero Fiction

  • It’s Superman! by Tom De Haven
  • The Death and Life of Superman by Roger Stern
  • Spider-Man by Diane Duane
  • Batman: Nightfall by Dennis O’Neil
  • Batman: No Man’s Land by Greg Rucka
  • Batman, the Ultimate Evil by Andrew Vachss
  • The Further Adventures of the Joker edited by Martin H. Greenberg
  • Hero by Perry Moore (YA Fic)
  • Super Human by Michael Carroll
  • Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (YA Fic)
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • Hidden Talents by David Lubar (YA Fic)

Supernatural

  • Kelley Armstrong
  • L.A. Banks
  • Patricia Briggs
  • Jim Butcher
  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Mary Janice Davidson
  • Charles deLint
  • Christina Dodd
  • Christine Feehan
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Kay Hooper
  • Tanya Huff
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Stephen King
  • Dean Koontz
  • Jayne Anne Krentz
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Robin McKinley
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Anne Rice
  • John Saul
  • Bram Stoker
  • Peter Straub
  • Whitley Strieber

Survival Stories

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
  • Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin
  • The Deep Dark Disaster & Redemption in America’s Richest Silver Mine by Gregg Olsen
  • Hell or High Water by Peter Heller
  • Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen
  • The Ice Master by Jennifer Niven
  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Brutal Journey by Paul Schneider
  • Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
  • Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
  • Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
  • Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler
  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
  • A Random Act by Cindi Broaddus
  • Return With Honor by Scott O’Grady
  • Terrible Hours by Peter Maas
  • Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
  • Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand

Thriller

  • Margaret Atwood
  • David Baldacci
  • Dale Brown
  • Dan Brown
  • Tom Clancy
  • Richard Condon
  • Michael Connelly
  • Stephen Coonts
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • Harold Coyle
  • Clive Cussler
  • Don DeLillo
  • P.T. Deuterman
  • Philip K, Dick
  • Umberto Eco
  • James Ellroy
  • Ian Fleming
  • Michael Flynn
  • Frederick Forsyth
  • Graham Greene
  • W.E.B. Griffin
  • Joseph Heller
  • Jack Higgins
  • Robert Ludlum
  • Daniel Silva

Train Fiction

  • The Train Boy by Horatio Alger
  • The Iron Tracks by Aron Appelfeld
  • Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  • Foamers by Jon Berson
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
  • Night Probe by Clive Cussler
  • Path of the Sun by Al Dempsey
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey
  • Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
  • Breakheart Pass by Alistair MacLean
  • Union Belle by Gilbert Morris
  • Orphan Train series by Jane Peart
  • Ribbons of Steel series by Judith Pella
  • Two Trains Running by Lucius Shepard

True Crime Titles

  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Under and Alone by William Queen
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Choking in Fear by Mike McCarty
  • Inside the Mind of the BTK Killer by John E. Douglas
  • For Laci by Sharon Rocha
  • Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
  • Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
  • The Death of Innocence by John Ramsey
  • If I Did It by O.J. Simpson
  • Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule
  • John Dillinger by Dary Matera
  • My Life Among the Serial Killers by Helen Morrison
  • Indiana Gothic by Pope Brock
  • Unsolved!: Classic True Murder Cases
  • America’s Dumbest Criminals by Daniel R. Butler
  • Bloodsworth: The Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA by Tim Junkin
  • Cold Kill by Jack Olson
  • Psychic Detectives by Jenny Randles

Truly Frightening Horror

  • Greg Bear
  • Max Brooks
  • John Connolly
  • Guillermo Del Toro
  • John Farris
  • Joe Hill
  • Gregg Hurwitz
  • Stephen King
  • Dean R. Koontz
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • Richard Matheson
  • John Saul
  • Scott Smith
  • Thomas Tessier

Vampires

  • Amanda Ashley
  • L.A. Banks
  • Christine Feehan
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Tanya Huff
  • Annette Curtis Klause
  • Tanith Lee
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • Anne Rice
  • Lynsay Sands
  • Darren Shan
  • R.L. Stine
  • Whitley Strieber
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Western

  • A.A. Baker
  • Tom W. Blackburn
  • Frank Bonham
  • B.M. Bower
  • Max Brand
  • Tim Champlain
  • Giff Cheshire
  • Walt Coburn
  • Dan Cushman
  • Peter Dawson
  • Leslie Ernenwein
  • Loren D. Estleman
  • Max Evans
  • Cliff Farrell
  • T.T. Flynn
  • Bennett Foster
  • Don Goldsmith
  • Zane Grey
  • A.B. Guthrie
  • Ernest Haycox
  • Ray Hogan
  • Elmer Kelton
  • Louis L’Amour
  • Larry McMurtry
  • Richard S. Wheeler

Who-Done-Its

  • David Baldacci
  • Lawrence Block
  • Simon Brett
  • Dan Brown
  • Raymond Chandler
  • Agatha Christie
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Michael Innes
  • James Patterson
  • Ellery Queen
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Rex Stout
  • Josephine Tey
  • Margaret Truman