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“What Are You Reading Now?” Complete Book List

As promised, here is the complete list of books and authors recommended by readers in Lackawanna County. Click on the link to put a certain title on hold or explore the catalog more on the website. Happy Reading!

Abington Community Library

All-American Murder: the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murders’ row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey

The Woman In the Window by A.J. Finn

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

Alice McDermott

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

President Reagan: The Role of A Lifetime by Lou Cannon

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Issacson

George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis

Improvement by Joan Silber

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances Fitzgerald

Required Writing: Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982 by Philip Larkin

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Jane Austen

Middlemarch by George Eliot

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

A Capitol Journey: Reflections on the Press, Politics, and the Making of Public Policy in Pennsylvania by Vincent P. Carocci

The Pigeon Tunnel: stories from my life by John Le Carre

Crow Country by Mark Cocker


Carbondale Public Library 

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

The Lying Gate by Ruth Ware

The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Serena by Ron Rash

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Brass by Zhenet Aliu

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Hillary’s America: the secret history of the Democratic Party by Dinesh D’Souza

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Still Life by Louise Penny

Killer Takes All by Erica Spindler

The Last Child by John Hart

Hush by John Hart

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Wish You Well by David Baldacci

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Gifts from the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindbergh

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple


Dalton Community Library 

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Charles Dickens

John Grisham

Thomas Hardy

Lisa Scottoline


Albright Memorial Library 

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley

The Book Thieves: the Nazi looting of Europe’s libraries and the race to return a literary inheritance by Anders Rydell; translated by Henning Koch

The Monuments Men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert Edsel

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Issacson

Coming to My Senses: the making of a counterculture cook by Alice Waters

Manhattan Project

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Negroland by Margo Jefferson

Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and mourning on the American right by Arlie R. Hochschild

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Georgette Hyer

Troubling A Star by Madeleine L’Engle

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

Honestly, Ben by Bill Konigsberg

Almost Human by Lee Berger

John Green

Percy Jackson

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

Jane Austen

Emma Straub

Barbara Taylor

Blankets by Craig Thompson

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Sarah MacLean

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


Valley Community Library 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Whistler by John Grisham

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara Taylor

Dracula by Bram Stoker

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Confederacy of Dunces by John Toole

A Slip Under the Microscope by H.G. Wells

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

7 Lessons From Heaven by Mary C. Neal, M.D.

Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen

Under the Dome by Stephen King

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne

Needful Things by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

The Dark Half by Stephen King

An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks

Fiddler In the Subway by Gene Weingarten

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code   by Dan Brown


Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobb

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Lights in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell

City of Women by David R. Gillham

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Garden of Beasts by Jeffrey Deaver

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

The Distant of Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Lisa Scottoline

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

A Stanger In the House by Shari Lapena

Posted by John David Anderson

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman


Taylor Public Library 

Anne Hazelwood

Janet Evanovich

Lisa Scottoline

Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

Defending Jacob by William Landay

19 Minutes and My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Mending Fences by Sherryl Woods

Jojo Moyes

James Patterson

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Marta Perry

Savannah Reid

Joanna Fluke

Lucy Stone

Melanie Travis

Grace Livingston Hill

Jude Deveraux

The Taster by V.S. Alexander

The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

The Red Thread by Ann Hood

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Buddha in the Attic by Julia Otsuka

Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons by Lorna Landvik

Steve Martini

Danielle Steel

Nicolas Sparks

Joanna Fowler

Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher

Lincoln Pierce

George Guy

The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Meg Cabot and Jenny Han

David Baldacci

Christina Kline

Adriana Trigiani

The Saddlemaker’s Wife by Earlene Fowler

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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