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Popular Reading and More: Popular Reading

This guide is an abbreviated look at the many novels and nonfiction that are available for leisure reading. It will be updated on a regular basis as more books are put on the shelves. Click on a cover to learn more about the book. To find a particular title, please use the catalog on the Simpson Library homepage or ask a reference librarian for assistance.

Contemporary Fiction

 Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow  Happy Place  Our Missing Hearts  Honey and Spice  The Fortunes of Jaded Women  Maame

Historical Fiction

The Night Ship  As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow  Afterlives  Perish  Demon Copperhead  Carrie Soto is Back     


The Light We Carry  Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard  Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir  I'm Glad My Mom Died  Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up   What If? 2


In the Lives of Puppets  The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi  Thistlefoot  If You Could See the Sun  Fairy Tale  The Book Eaters

Science Fiction

The Stars Undying  Walk the Vanished Earth  The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer  Tell Me an Ending  The Last White Man  The Genesis of Misery       


How to Sell a Haunted House  We Spread  Verity  Just Like Mother  Stay Awake  Reckless Girls

Young Adult 

See You Yesterday  Hell Followed With Us  Scattered Showers  She Gets the Girl  Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute  Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions

Graphic Novel

  Demon in the Wood: A Shadow and Bone Graphic Novel  Graceling: The Graphic Novel  Stone Fruit  Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American  Ain't Burned All the Bright


Suggest a new book!

There are two ways to request a new book for popular reading.

1. Let a library staff member know which title you'd like us to order. 

2. Submit a suggestion online

Which genre would you like more of in the Popular Reading section?
Biography: 0 votes (0%)
Fantasy: 6 votes (19.35%)
Graphic Novels: 4 votes (12.9%)
Historical: 3 votes (9.68%)
Humor: 0 votes (0%)
Mysteries: 3 votes (9.68%)
Science Fiction: 2 votes (6.45%)
Sports: 1 votes (3.23%)
Young Adult: 10 votes (32.26%)
Other: 2 votes (6.45%)
Total Votes: 31

Questions or suggestions? Please contact:

Terra Dickinson