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Reading Lists


Recommended Reading Lists for Adults

NYPL's lists of bestsellers, award winners, and books chosen for adult Summer Reading lists


Award Winners

The following links can help you in choosing books. However, not all award-winning books have been made into talking books or braille books. Contact the library for more information.  

ALA Notable books  Bram Stoker Awards (Horror) |  Edgar Awards (Mystery) Home Page  Edgar Awards by Year Mystery Awards |  Hugo Awards (Science Fiction) Home Page  Hugo Awards by Year Nebula (Science Fiction) Awards | Man Booker Prize | Pulitzer Prize Nobel Prize for Literature |  Romance Writers of America Awards (Romance) Home Page  Spur Awards (Westerns) by Year

The National Library Service's BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website includes popular digital titles for browsing.

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