Popular Fiction Collection
We have handpicked a special collection of diverse, award-winning, best-selling fiction books from the last five years in order to provide you with current and transformative reading material.
The collection’s physical location is on the first floor of the library, just to the left of the main staircase. Items are first come, first serve; what you see is what you get. We hope you enjoy these titles. Happy Reading!
Blind Date with a Book
Choose me if you like:
LGBTQ+ fiction, science fiction, giant robots.
Murder in Westminster
Choose me if you like:
Detective mysteries, or Regency Era.
The Last Cuentista
Choose me if you like:
Sci-fi, or dystopian novels.
Newly Added Books:
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
A scientist from the 1960s career takes a stark u-turn as she becomes a chef.
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an ambitious wedding planner has to deal with her social ambitions, absent mother, and her Puerto Rican roots.
Author’s first name is pronounced “So-Cheel”.
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Martha has a midlife crisis in the midst of her divorce.
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
Maali Almeida has seven moons to lead the two people he loves most to the photographs that will rock Sri Lanka. One problem: he’s dead.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russel
Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield.
Antkind by Charlie Kaufman
B. Rosenberger Rosenberg finds a film that is destroyed except for a single frame and he must find a way to recreate the lost masterpiece.
Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule
It’s the golden age, when a ship is destroyed in hyper space and the shrapnel threatens the entire galaxy and throws everything into the Dark Side.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Nora Stephens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away–with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story, but Nora keeps running into a rival instead of a new lover.
Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada
Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is now remembered as “the land of sushi.” and as Hiruko searches for anyone who can still speak her mother tongue, she soon makes new friends
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade
The Five Wounds spans a baby’s first year as five generations of the Padilla family converge: Amadeo’s mother, Yolanda, reeling from a recent discovery; Angel’s mother, Marissa, whom Angel isn’t speaking to; and disapproving Tíve, Yolanda’s uncle and keeper of the family’s history. Each brings expectations that Amadeo, who often solves his problems with a beer in his hand, doesn’t think he can live up to.
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot giant transforming robots that can battle the aliens that lurk beyond.
Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
A Black woman from Oakland stumbles into a justice system conspiracy.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
Bird Gardner goes on a life-changing adventure to find out what happened to her by using her banned books.
Author’s last name is pronounced “-ing”.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Klara is an artificial friend waiting for someone to come buy her.
A thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
Miuko is cursed to turn into a demon and she must go on a quest to find a way to reverse it.
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
Petra is the last human who remembers what Earth was like, and she is the only one able to stop the Collective from erasing all the history of it.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Guests gather on an island to celebrate the union of two people, but as the ceremony winds down, someone turns up dead.
True Biz by Sarah Novic
At a residential school for the deaf, Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy; and February, the hearing headmistress who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact.
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
This book traces the lives of two young Taiwanese-American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.
Stories from Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana
Root for this tight-knit cast of characters as they weave in and out of one another’s narratives, working to escape their pasts and blaze new paths forward for themselves and the people they love
Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley
Lady Abigail Worthing, a black noblewoman, finds her neighbor murdered on her lawn and she cannot give her alibi as she was at an abolitionist meeting. Her neighbor’s husband decides to lie for her while Abigail works to find the murderer
Read this if you love…regency era fiction, or detective mysteries.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
When one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
A prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy, this book follows Coriolanus Snow as he mentors a district 12 tribute.