Notable Books for Adults

Published annually, and selected by the Reference and User Services Association division of the ALA, recognizing the year’s 25 most important books.

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A Knock at Midnight
A Knock at Midnight
A Knock at Midnight
Book Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Brittany K. Barnett
Becoming Wild
Becoming Wild
Becoming Wild How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace By Safina, Carl, 1955-
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Carl Safina
591.782 Safin 2020
All copies in use. Availability details
Breasts and Eggs
Breasts and Eggs
Breasts and Eggs
Book Fiction, 2021
Nominees: Mieko Kawakami
Carville’s Cure
Carville’s Cure
Carville’s Cure
Book Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Pam Fessler
Caste
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Isabel Wilkerson
305.512 Wilke 2020
All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 11 on 2 copies
Children of the Land
Children of the Land
Children of the Land
Book Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Deacon King Kong
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: James McBride
McBri
Available in some locations
Hamnet
Hamnet
Hamnet
Book Fiction, 2021
Nominees: Maggie O’Farrell
Hidden Valley Road
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Robert Kolker
616.898 Kolke 2020
Available in some locations
Just Us: An American Conversation
Just Us: An American Conversation
Just Us: An American Conversation
Book Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Claudia Rankine
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