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Asking for It
Kate Harding

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2015

Ask the Passengers
A.S. King

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2012

Assassins
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1999

As She Left It
Catriona McPherson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

As Simple As Snow
Gregory Galloway

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

Astronomer's Wife
Kay Boyle

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1936

Astrophil and Stella
Sir Philip Sidney

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1591

Asylum for Nightface
Bruce Brooks

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1989

As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II
Jacana Media

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 2020

At the Hands of Persons Unknown
Philip Dray

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2002

Augustine: Conversions and Confessions
Robin Lane Fox

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1966

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1977

Au Revoir Crazy European Chick
Joe Schreiber

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

Austenland
Shannon Hale

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2007

Autobiography of My Dead Brother
Walter Dean Myers

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

Autonomous
Annalee Newitz

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Avalon High
Meg Cabot

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

Avengers of the New World
Laurent Dubois

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2004

Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

The Accidental Asian
Eric Liu

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1998

The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2015

The Acharnians
Aristophanes

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 425

The Admirable Crichton
J. M. Barrie

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1902

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
Tobias Smollett

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1751

The Adventures of Roderick Random
Tobias Smollett

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1748

The Affair
C. P. Snow

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1960

The Affluent Society
John Kenneth Galbraith

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1958

The African Queen
C. S. Forester

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1935

The Afterlife
Donald Antrim

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2006

The Age Of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848
Eric Hobsbawm

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1962

The Agony of Alice
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Fiction | Novella | Middle Grade | Published in 1985

The Aguero Sisters: A Novel
Cristina García

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1997

The Aleph and Other Stories
Jorge Luis Borges

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 1949

The Alexandria Quartet
Lawrence Durrell

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1957

The Alex Crow
Andrew Smith

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2015

The Almost Moon
Alice Sebold

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2007

The Almost Sisters
Joshilyn Jackson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess
Leonard Shlain

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1998

The Amateur
Robert Littell

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1981

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2001

The Ambassadors
Henry James

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1903

The Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2000

The American
Henry James

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1877

The American Heiress
Daisy Goodwin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2010

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
Gordon S. Wood

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2004

The American Political Tradition
Richard Hofstadter

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1948

The American Way of Death Revisited
Jessica Mitford

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1998

The Anatomy of Wings
Karen Foxlee

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2008

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
Don DeLillo

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 2011

The Angelic Year
Ambika Wauters

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1995

The Anti-Politics Machine
James Ferguson

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1990

The Anxiety of Influence
Harold Bloom

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1973

The Apocalypse Now Book
Peter Cowie

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1979

The Apothecary
Maile Meloy

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2011

The Appeal
John Grisham

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

The Appointment
Herta Müller

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1997

The Arcades Project
Walter Benjamin

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1927

The Architect's Apprentice
Elif Shafak

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

The Armies of the Night
Norman Mailer

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1968

The Art Forger
B A. Shapiro

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2012

The Artist of Disappearance
Anita Desai

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2015

The Art of Choosing
Sheena Iyengar

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2010

The Art of Deception
Stephanie Burgis

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 2013

The Art of Fiction
John Gardner

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1983

The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

The Art of Happiness
Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1998

The Art of Keeping Cool
Janet Taylor Lisle

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2000

The Art of Love
A.B. Michaels

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

The Art of Memoir
Mary Karr

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2015

The Art of Resistance
Justus Rosenberg

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2020

The Art of the Commonplace
Wendell Berry

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 1977

The Art of the Personal Essay
Phillip Lopate

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 1994

The Art of the Wasted Day
Patricia Hampl

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2018

The Ash Garden
Dennis Bock

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2001

The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2009

The Assistant
Bernard Malamud

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1957

The Associate
Phillip Margolin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2001

The Association of Small Bombs
Karan Mahajan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl
Barry Lyga

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2006

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
M.T. Anderson

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2006

The Atlantis Plague
A.G. Riddle

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2006

The Auroras of Autumn
Wallace Stevens

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1950

The Auschwitz Escape
Joel C. Rosenberg

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

The Austere Academy
Lemony Snicket

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2000

The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Oscar Zeta Acosta

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1972

The Autobiography of an Execution
David R. Dow

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2010

The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens
Lincoln Steffens

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1931

The Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2010

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clayborne Carson

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1998

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Ernest J. Gaines

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1971

The Autobiography of My Mother
Jamaica Kincaid

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1996

The Autumn Republic
Brian McClellan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2013