Cloud Library Booklists

Latinx Heritage Month

Mexican Gothic—Silvia Morena-Garcia
Untamed Shore—Silvia Morena Garcia
Cantoras—Carolina De Robertis
Afterlife—Julia Alvarez
Children of the Land— Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
A Long Petal of the Sea—Isabel Allende
The Devil’s Highway—Luis Alberto Urrea
Into the Beautiful North -- Luis Alberto Urrea
Last Train to Key West—Chanel Cleeton
Fruit of the Drunken Tree— Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The King is Always Above the People—Daniel Alarcon
Dominicana—Angie Cruz
Hurricane Season— Fernanda Melchor

Fiction Anti-Racism Reads

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
Everywhere You Don
The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead
Such a Fun Age - Kiley Reid
The Water Dancer - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The World Doesn
Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
Delicious Foods - James Hannaham
Lakewood - Megan Giddings
We Cast a Shadow - Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick - Zora Neale Hurston
Home - Toni Morrison

Non-Fiction Anti-Racism Reads

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Blackballed by Darryl Pinckney
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue
Code of the Street by Elijah Anderson
The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore
White Rage by Carol Anderson
They Can
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime by Elizabeth Hinton
Why I
Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Racism without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks
Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Marie Fleming
A Terrible Thing to Waste by Harriet A. Washington
Reproductive Injustice by Dana-Ain Davis
Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Dog Whistle Politics by Ian Haney Lopez
Me and White Supremacy

Pride Month Reads

Sugar Run - Mesha Maren
Lie with Me - Philippe Besson
Red, White & Royal Blue - Casey McQuiston
Under the Udala Trees - Chinelo Okparanta
On Earth We
When Katie Met Cassidy - Camille Perri
On Swift Horses - Shannon Pufahl
Find Me - Andre Aciman
Cantoras - Carolina De Robertis
How We Fight For Our Lives - Saeed Jones

Summer Escapism

Beach Read - Emily Henry
The Lemon Sisters - Jill Shalvis
Swimming Lessons - Claire Fuller
Barefoot Beach - Debbie Mason
Summer of
Two Truths and a Lie - Meg Mitchell Moore
Beach House Reunion - Mary Alice Monroe
One Perfect Summer - Brenda Novak
Mr. Nobody - Catherine Steadman
Surfside Sisters - Nancy Thayer
Summer House with Swimming Pool - Herman Koch
Sunset Beach - Mary Kay Andrews
Body Surfing - Anita Shreve
Lake of the Ozarks - Bill Geist

Top Picks From our “Book Lovers” Book Club

Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Born a  Crime – Trevor Noah
Crossing to Safety – Wallace Stegner
Educated – Tara Westover
I Am The Messenger – Markus Zusak
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
Library Book – Susan Orlean
Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
Secrets Between Us – Thrity Umrigar
Testaments – Margaret Atwood
These Truths – Jill Lepore
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Eclectic Reads for Dreary Days

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
Furiously Happy – a funny book about horrible things- Jenny Lawson
If Not For You – Debbie Macomber
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan
Little Book of Hygge-Danish Secrets to Happy Living – Neik Wiking
My Not So Perfect Life – Sophie Kinsella
Outsider – Stephen King
Quiet – the Power of Introverts in a world that can’t stop talking – Susan Cain
Windhaven – George R.R. Martin

It’s Always a Good Time for Psychological Suspense

An Anonymous Girl – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Better Sister  – Alafair Burke
The Invited – Jennifer McMahon
Last Time I Lied – Riley Sager
Miracle Creek – Angie Kim
The Nanny – Gilly Macmillan
The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell
Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware
Whisper Man – Alex North

Books to Read for Earth Day

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle- Barbara Kingsolver
Death and Life of the Great Lakes – Dan Egan
Falter – Bill McKibben
Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben
Larose – Louise Erdrich
Nature’s Best Hope – Douglas W. Tallamy
Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
Song of Trees – David George Haskell
Uninhabitable Earth – David Wallace-Wells

Celebrate National Couple’s Month – Read a book together!

Americanah-  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
At Home – Bill Bryson
Before I Die – Jenny Dunham
Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

Fictional Pandemics

Andromeda Strain – Michael Crichton
Dog Stars – Peter Heller
Dreamers – Karen Thompson Walker
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
The Passage – Justin Cronin
Severance – Ling Ma
The Stand – Stephen King
Station 11 – Emily St. John Mandel
Wilder Girls – Rory Power

Social Distancing is Nothing New

“Braving the Wilderness-Quest for True Belonging” – Brene Brown
“Great Alone”- Kristin Hannah
“Light Between Oceans” – M.L. Stedman
“Lonely City-adventures in the art of being alone” – Olivia Laing
“The Martian” – Andy Weir
“Overcoming The Destructive Inner Voice “ – Robert Firestone
“Speak” – Laurie Halse
“Touching Spirit Bear” – Ben Mikaelsen
“Walden”- Henry David Thoreau
“We Have Always Lived in the Castle” – Shirley Jackson

Outdoor Adventures

Call of the Wild – Jack London
Change in Altitude – Anita Shreve
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
Lost City of Z – David Crann
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard
Stranger in the Woods – Michael Finkel
A Walk in the Woods –Bill Bryson
Wild – Cheryl Strayed
World Beneath Their Feet – Scott Ellsworth

Stay Connected With Some Family Sagas 

Dutch House – Ann Patchett
Guest Book –  Sarah Blake
Island of Sea Women – Lisa See
Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo
Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Red At the Bone – Jacqueline Woodson
Saints for All Occasions – J. Courtney Sullivan
Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver
Weather – Jenny Offill

Binge Read a Series!

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
Year One – Nora Roberts
The Bat – Jo Nesbo
Fall of Giants – Ken Follett
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin
Winter in Paradise – Elin Hilderbrand
Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King - audiobook
Girl Waits with Gun – Amy Stewart
The Silent Corner – Dean Koontz
Memory Man – David Baldacci
The Heist – Janet Evanovich

Book Lovers Annotations April 2020

Dear Edward – Ann Napolitano
Talking to Strangers - What We Should Talk About the People We Don’t Know – Malcolm Gladwell
Girl- Edna O’Brien
Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel
My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell
Red Lotus – Chris Bohjalian
These Ghosts are Family- Maisy Card
You Are Not Alone – Greer Hendricks

Reading About Food: With Recipes Included

“32 Yolks-from my Mother’s Table to Walking the Line”-Eric Ripert
“Beekeeper of Aleppo”- Christy Lefteri
“Best Cook in the World-tales from My Momma’s Kitchen”-Rick Bragg
“Blood, Bones and Butter”-Gabrielle Hamilton
“Eat Cake”-Jeanne Ray
“Kitchens of the Great Midwest”-J. Ryan Stradel
“Lager Queen of Minnesota” -J. Ryan Stradel
“My Mother’s Kitchen-Breakfast, Dinner and the Meaning of Life”-Peter Gethers
“Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune”-Roselle Lim
“Save Me The Plums”-Ruth Reichl

They Survived, and So Will We!

“After the flood”-Kassandra Montage
“The Dog Stars”-Peter Heller
“End of the World Running Club”-Adrian J. Waller
“Girl”-Edna O’Brien
“In the Kingdom of Ice”-Hampton Sides
“Last Ones Left Alive”-Sarah Goff Davis
“The Martian”-Andy Weir
“One More River To Cross”-Jane Kirkpatrick
“The Road”-Cormac McCarthy
“Stranger in the Woods”-Michael Finkel

Romance From Six Feet Away

The Honey-don’t list – Christina Lauren
If I Never Met You – Mhairi McFarlane
Still Me – Jojo Moyes
The Wallflower Wager – Tessa Dare
The Bride Test – Helen Hoang
No Judgements – Meg Cabot
One Day in December – Josie Silver
This Heart of Mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Devil’s Daughter – Lisa Kleypas
Any Day Now – Robyn Carr
The Cinderella Deal – Jennifer Crusie
I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella

Historical Fiction

“America’s First Daughter”-Stephanie Dray
“Before We Were Yours”-Lisa Wingate
“Carnegie’s Maid”-Marie Benedict
“Giver of Stars”-Jojo Moyes
“Lilac Girls”-Martha Hall Kelly
“Long Petal of the Sea”-Isabel Allende
“Lost Girls of Paris”- Pam Jenoff
“My Dear Hamilton-a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton”-Stephanie Dray
“Nickel Boys”-Colson Whitehead
“Nightingale”-Kristin Hannah

Historical Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction

“First Conspiracy:the secret plot to kill George Washington” -Brad Meltzer
“In the Heart of the Sea-the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex”-Nathaniel Philbrick
“Killers of the Flower Moon- the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI”- David Grann
“Lost City of the Monkey God-a true story”- Douglas J.Preston
“Only Plane in the Sky-an oral History of 9/11”- Garrett M. Graff
“Pioneers-heroic story of the settlers who brought the American  Ideal West”-David G. McCullough
“Sapiens-a brief history of humankind”-Yuval N.Harari
“Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers-the Texas victory that changed America”-Brian Kilmeade
“Splendid and the Vile-A saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz”-Erik Larson
“Unbroken-an Olympian’s journey from airman to castaway to captive”-Laura Hillenbrand

Strong Women Survivors

“Expats”-Chris Pavone
“Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”-Stieg Larsson
“Island of Sea Women”-Lisa See
“Olive Kitteridge”-Elizabeth Strout
“Pachinko”-Min Jo Lee
“Paris Wife”-Paula McClain
“Saints for All Occasions” - J.Courtney Sullivan
“Salvage the Bones”-Jesmyn Ward
“Signature of All Things” -Elizabeth Gilbert
“Testaments”-Margaret Atwood

Funny Reads: Fiction

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
The Martian - Andy Weir
Less - Andrew Sean Greer
Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich
The Hitchhiker
The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek – Rhett McLaughlin
The Sellout – Paul Beatty
Redshirts – John Scalzi

Funny Reads: Non-Fiction

Food - Jim Gaffigan
Dad is Fat – Jim Gaffigan
Bossypants - Tina Fey
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish
Lessons from Lucy – Dave Barry
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? - Caitlin Doughty
#IMOMSOHARD – Kristin Hensley
Lake of the Ozarks – Bill Geist
Dear Girls – Ali Wong
Yes please – Amy Poehler
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told - Nick Offerman & Megan Mullaly

Books to Make Your Heart Swell

“Art of Racing in the Rain” -Garth Stein
“Beartown”-Fredrick Backman
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”-Gail Honeyman
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society”-Mary Ann Shaffer
“How To Walk Away”-Katherine Center
“Keeper of Lost Things”-Ruth Hogan
“Little Paris Bookshop”-Nina George
“Small Great Things” - Jodi Picoult
“Storied Life of A.J.Fikry”-Gabrielle Zevin
“Wild”-Cheryl Strayed