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2019 Librarians' Choice

Chosen by the Dover Public Library's Librarians

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Best Fiction Books for Adults

The second sleep :
Olive, again /
Don't you forget about me : a novel /
Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts :
The butterfly girl :
Full throttle : stories /
Drowning with others /
A cosmology of monsters :
No judgments : a novel /
A single thread /
The testaments.
Akin /
The secrets we kept /
Well met /
The chocolate maker's wife /
Pumpkinheads /
Tidelands /
Snow, glass, apples /
All the flowers in Paris :
Inland :
Ellie and the harpmaker /
Never have I ever :
The book charmer /
The women of the copper country :
The lager queen of Minnesota /
Lady in the lake :
The nickel boys : a novel /
Ask again yes :
The Chain /
Lock every door :
The gifted school :
Evvie Drake starts over :
Aug 9-fog /
Her daughter's mother /
Mrs. Everything :
Natalie Tan's book of luck and fortune /
The spies of Shilling Lane : a novel /
The flatshare /
The night before /
Orange world and other stories /
The den /
The unhoneymooners /
Disappearing Earth :
Sunset beach /
The Paris diversion :
Pride, prejudice, and other flavors :
The book woman of Troublesome Creek /
The mother-in-law :
The summer cottage /
Miracle Creek /
The last /
The night visitors :
Chronicles of a radical hag (with recipes) :
A dangerous collaboration /
The river :
The stranger diaries /
Before she knew him : a novel /
Daisy Jones & the Six :
Cherokee America /
The huntress :
The familiars /
Daughter of Moloka'i /
You know you want this :
Bowlaway :
The silent patient /
The golden tresses of the dead :
As long as we both shall live :
No exit : a novel /
The red address book /
The blue /
Ghost wall /
In an absent dream /
The Paragon Hotel /
The light over London /
The boy :
Once upon a river : a novel /
Kitchen yarns :
My sister, the serial killer :
An elderly lady is up to no good :
Little /
The craftsman /
The winters :
Buried beneath the baobab tree /
Where the crawdads sing /

2019 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

The movie musical! /
Dear girls :
How to catch a mole :
We are the weather :
Nights in White Castle :
Will my cat eat my eyeballs? :
The conscious closet :
The yellow house /
They called us enemy /
Where the lost dogs go :
Rest : why you get more done when you work less /
From scratch :
The honey bus :
Southern Lady Code : essays /
The enchanted hour :
Maybe you should talk to someone :
Save me the plums :
Coders :
Inheritance :
The impossible climb :
Kid gloves :
Dreyer's English :
Deep Creek :
Notes on a nervous planet /
Cosy :

2018 Best Books for Adults

There there :
The comforts of home /
Elevation /
Marilla of Green Gables : a novel /
Pieces of her /
Lethal white /
The Golden State /
Sheets /
French exit /
Where the crawdads sing /
Vox /
The masterpiece :
Our house /
Summer on the river /
Give me your hand /
Women of the dunes :
April in Paris, 1921 : a Kiki Button mystery /
Southernmost /
Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel /
Trail of lightning /
Harry's trees /
Little moments of love /
Dreams of falling /
The death of Mrs. Westaway /
Tin man : a novel /
The endless beach :
The high tide club /
Runaways 1. find your way home /
The girl who never read Noam Chomsky :
You think it, I'll say it : stories /
After Anna /
The other mother : a novel /
The missing wife /
The darkling bride :
I'll be your blue sky /
The house of broken angels : a novel /
The bad daughter :
Hotel silence /
Dreadful young ladies and other stories /
White houses : a novel /
The Kremlin's candidate :
An American marriage : a novel /
Speak : the graphic novel /
The grave's a fine and private place :
Red clocks :
The immortalists :
A treacherous curse :
Beneath the sugar sky /
The music shop :
The wolves of winter :
Less :

2018 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

An unexplained death /
Beautiful country burn again :
In pieces : a memoir /
The good neighbor :
Small animals :
Open mic night in Moscow  :
Calypso /
My twenty-five years in Provence :
The creative curve :
The traveling feast :
The best cook in the world :
The librarian's guide to homelessness : an empathy-driven approach to solving problems, preventing conflict, and serving everyone /
Look alive out there :
Bad stories :
The little book of feminist saints /
The pretty dish :
Brazen :
I'll be gone in the dark :
Educated :
I am, I am, I am :
The culture code :
Just sit :
Sting-ray afternoons : a memoir /
The last black unicorn /
Total cat mojo :

2017 Best FictionBooks for Adults

Pachinko /
Deadly cure :
Strange weather :
Seven days of us :
The rules of magic /
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine : a novel /
The end of the world running club /
Little fires everywhere /
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel /
Sourdough /
Fever :
No place I'd rather be /
How to stop time /
Young Jane Young :
Reincarnation blues :
The twelve lives of Samuel Hawley : a novel /
Rituals /
Girls of Ennismore
The Wildling sisters /
Goodbye, vitamin : a novel /
Gather the daughters :
Into the water : a novel /
The almost sisters /
Final girls : a novel /
Reason you're alive /
The waking land /
She rides shotgun /
The little French bistro :
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore : a novel /
The Marsh King's daughter /
Down among the sticks and bones /
The heirs :
The Essex Serpent : a novel /
The stars are fire : a novel /
Standard deviation :
Gwendy's button box /
Lilli de Jong : a novel /
The scribe of Siena :
The garden of small beginnings /
Trajectory /
The boy on the bridge /
Beartown : a novel /
The night the lights went out /
Feral /
Miss you /
Rabbit cake /
Before this is over :
The hate u give /
Celine :
The widow's house /
Lincoln in the bardo :
Setting free the kites /
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir :
On Turpentine Lane /
Behind her eyes : a novel /
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel /
A perilous undertaking /
The most dangerous place on earth : a novel /
The sleepwalker /
The bear and the nightingale : a novel /
The dry : a novel /
Leopard at the door /
Wonder Woman : the true Amazon /
The ice beneath her : a novel /
Small admissions /
News of the world : a novel /
March. Book three /

2017 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

Lifelong kindergarten :
The secret life of the mind : how your brain thinks, feels, and decides /
Bored and brilliant :
Morningstar :
The hue and cry at our house : a year remembered /
Al Franken, giant of the Senate /
This is what a librarian looks like :
Theft by finding :
My life with Bob :
Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions /
The financial diaries :
Irresistible :
California dreamin' /
The stranger in the woods :
A really good day :
I hate everyone, except you /
The Lost City of the Monkey God /
Books for living /

2016 Best Fiction Books for Adults

The Twenty-three : a Promise Falls novel /
Faithful /
The sun is also a star /
News of the world : a novel /
Today will be different /
The lost boy :
The tea planter's wife :
Razor girl :
Letters from Paris /
Here I am /
A great reckoning /
Blood wedding /
The language of sisters /
Good morning, midnight :
The dollhouse /
The girl who drank the moon /
Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Book one /
The city baker's guide to country living /
Another Brooklyn : a novel /
I will send rain :
To the bright edge of the world :
Patsy Walker, a.k.a. Hellcat! Vol. 1, Hooked on a feline /
Harry Potter and the cursed child :
Truly madly guilty /
The course of love : a novel /
Saga. Volume six /
How to set a fire and why :
Siracusa /
Julian Fellowes's Belgravia /
Barkskins : a novel /
Homegoing :
Just one damned thing after another /
The city of mirrors :
Flight patterns /
The children : a novel /
The fireman : a novel /
Roses and rot /
The assistants /
Everyone brave is forgiven /
The versions of us /
The Loney /
Sleeping giants /
Tumbledown Manor /
The last painting of Sara De Vos : a novel /
Every heart a doorway /
Miller's Valley /
The Nest.
Paladin's odyssey /
Jane Steele /
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery :
The immortals /
Black Rabbit Hall /
At the edge of the orchard : a novel /
Sweetgirl /
The girl from everywhere /
The girl in the red coat /
The vegetarian : a novel /
The stargazer's sister :
The Swans of Fifth Avenue :
Girl through glass /
A taste for nightshade : a novel /
American housewife /
The children's home :
The visitors :

2016 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

Love warrior :
They left us everything :
When breath becomes air /
Holistic home :
National geographic rarely seen :
Hold still :


2015 Best Fiction Books for Adults

The fate of the Tearling :
The lake house : a novel /
The storms of war /
Slade house : a novel /
Illuminae /
The secret chord /
Fates and furies /
Those we left behind /
The gilded hour /
One year after /
The gates of Evangeline /
The book of lost and found : a novel /
The girl on the train /
The nature of the beast :
Ms. Marvel. v. 1
The girl who wrote in silk /
The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro /
The other daughter /
Circling the sun : a novel /
Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel /
My very best friend /
A necessary end /
The hand that feeds you /
Gotham Academy. Volume 1 : Welcome to Gotham Academy /
Positive : a novel /
The border /
The truth according to us : a novel /
I take you : a novel /
Palace of treason : a novel /
Our souls at night /
The mapmaker's children :
Uprooted /
Disclaimer /
The knockoff :
Church of Marvels /
The wonder garden /
The sound of glass /
The fatal flame /
Paris red : a novel /
The Turner house /
The silver witch /
Girl underwater /
The strangler vine /
At the water's edge : a novel /
Captain Marvel. vol 1 :
Hausfrau :
The half brother : a novel /
The fire sermon : a novel /
Fiercombe Manor /
First frost /
The nightingale /
The swimmer :
Single, carefree, mellow : stories /
If I fall, if I die :
As chimney sweepers come to dust :
The magician's lie :
Vanessa and her sister :
Moriarty :
Abroad /
The wind is not a river /
Still Alice :

2015 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

Furiously happy :
You're Never Weird on the Internet - Almost :
The soul of an octopus :
The upside of stress :
Passionate nutrition :
Just mercy :
Being mortal :
The Romanov sisters :


2014 Best Fiction Books for Adults

All the light we cannot see :
Lucky us :
A hundred pieces of me /
Broken monsters /
You should have known /
Season of the dragonflies :
The Sea garden :
Driving with the top down /
The visitors :
Elizabeth is missing /
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street :
Mr. Mercedes :
I am Pilgrim :
A Paris apartment /
The blessings /
Vintage /
I don't know what you know me from :
The Museum of Extraordinary Things :
Murder of crows :
The invention of wings :
Lost Lake /
This house is haunted /
The signature of all things :
The girls of Atomic City :
Behind the shattered glass :


2014 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

As you wish :
Travels with Casey /
Only in Spain :
Lucky dog /
The horse lover :
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? /
Falling in Honey :
The opposite of loneliness :
The smartest kids in the world :


2013 Best Fiction Books for Adults

The Rosie project :
The wall :
Me before you :
The cuckoo's calling /
The October list /
Mrs. Poe /
Fangirl /
Doctor Sleep :
Seven for a secret /
The fault in our stars /
The chaperone /
The Stockholm octavo :
The last runaway /
The lost art of mixing /
The burn palace /
Speaking from among the bones :
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker :
Airtight /
The boyfriend /
Blood money /
The Ashford affair /
The list :
The Interestings /
The dinner :
Art of Hearing Heartbeats
NOS4A2 :
Gillespie and I :
The Burgess boys :
Eleanor & Park /
Ghostman /
The Andalucian friend :
The teleportation accident :
A natural history of dragons :
Ladies' night /
Choke point /
The ocean at the end of the lane /
Red sparrow :
A spear of summer grass /
The engagements :
Looking for me /
Son :
The perfume collector :
Until she comes home /
The lavender garden ; a novel /
The ghost bride :
Bellman & Black :


2013 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

Life below stairs :
Overbooked :
Ten trees and a truffle dog :
Lean in :
The possibility dogs :
A street cat named Bob :
Dogtripping :


2012 Best Fiction Books for Adults

Daughter of smoke and bone /
The casual vacancy /
Under the never sky /
The Buddha in the attic /
Property of a lady /
An American spy /
The year of the gadfly :
The expats :
The summer house /
Nocturnal /
The shoemaker's wife /
The twelve rooms of the Nile /
Where'd you go, Bernadette :
Seating arrangements /
The secret keeper :
Elsewhere :
The age of miracles :
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore /
The girl on the cliff :
The light between oceans :


2012 Best Non-fiction Books for Adults

Behind the beautiful forevers :
Talking with my mouth full :
Le road trip :
Drift :
The bluebird effect :
Crossing the borders of time :
Polar wives :
The secret race :
Heads in beds :