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!

Check out our entire popular fiction collection here:

Newly Added Books:

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

An adventurous tale involving the undead and a magical witch. 

Read if you love… queer fiction or fantasy. 

Your Absence Is Darkness by Jón Kalman Stefánsson with Philip Roughton (Translator)

A story about what it means to love focusing on an amnesiac in Iceland.  

Read if you love… atmospheric fiction or star-crossed lovers.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

This is a reinvention of  Arthurian mythology set in North Carolina. 

Read if you love… YA or modern magic

A Psalm for the Wild-built by Becky Chambers

A short tale on robots returning to humanity after leaving for the wild. 

Read if you love… solar punk

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

This is a story about an ex-soldier opening a coffee shop in a high fantasy setting. 

Read if you love…queer fiction, found family, or D&D. 

Yellowface by RF Kuang

Yellowface explores issues of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation as a white author claims to be their Asian-American rival.

Read if you love… satire or literary fiction.

Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

Two rival journalists must work together to overcome the Gods in this fantasy setting.

Read if you love… enemies to lover or YA.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

Overlapping stories about the struggle of living in white, Christian America. 

Read if you love… reflective fiction. 

Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson

A story set in the realm of Cosmere about a girl learning to become a pirate.

Read if you love… fantasy or The Princess Bride

Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda

A detective returns home and discovers long-lost secrets. 

Read if you love… mysteries

The Black Girl Survives in This One by Desiree Evans and Saraciea J. Fennell

An anthology of horror stories that focus on Black women surviving them.

Read this if you love… Horror.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

A social worker helps a foster family and realizes how corrupt his organization is. 

Read if you love…found family and queer fiction. 

The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov with Boris Dralyuk (Translator) `{`add link`}`

A detective’s first case set after World War I in Ukraine. 

Read if you love… mysteries.

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

Kiva works as a healer in a Prison and risks her life to save a Rebel. 

Read if you love… YA or Fantasy. 

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin `{`add link`}`

Spanning thirty years, this novels examines the love and loss of two video game developers.

Read if you love… emotional and reflective fiction.

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson

Ernest Cunningham’s family is made of killers, but it’s not clear who Ernest has murdered. 

Read if you love… mysteries or dark comedy.

Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree

In the same setting at Legends & Lattes, this novels focuses on Viv  as they recuperate from their injuries in a bookstore before she opened her coffee shop.

Read if you love… D&D or found family

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Alix Summers meets Josie Fair on their shared birthday, but just as soon as Josie comes into Alix’s life, she disappears. She leaves behind crime that targets Alix.

Read if you love… dark mysteries

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

A gothic retelling of the tale of Lizzie Borden 

Read if you love…Gothic fiction.

The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty

Amina al-Sirafi is an infamous pirate about to take her last job that will make her and her crew legends. 

Read if you love… pirates and adventures.

The Woods All Black by Lee Mandelo

Nurse Leslie Bruin is assigned to a rural Appalachian town and discovers horror within the local congregation.

Read this if you love…Appalachian horror or Trans fiction.

Weyward by Emilia Hart

Focusing on 3 women in 3 time periods, Weyward weaves a narrative of women surviving and nature thriving.

Read this if you love… magical realism or historical fiction.