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
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Brittany K. Barnett
Available in some locations
Becoming Wild
Becoming Wild
Becoming Wild How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace By Safina, Carl
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Carl Safina
All copies in use Availability details
Breasts and Eggs
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: Mieko Kawakami
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 2 copies
Carville’s Cure
Carville’s Cure
Carville’s Cure
Book Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Pam Fessler
Caste
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Isabel Wilkerson
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 47 on 16 copies
Children of the Land
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Available in some locations
Deacon King Kong
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: James McBride
Available in some locations
Hamnet
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: Maggie O’Farrell
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 22 on 12 copies
Hidden Valley Road
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Robert Kolker
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 8 on 10 copies
Just Us
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Claudia Rankine
Available in some locations
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