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A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1998

A Bend In The River
V.S. Naipaul

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1979

A Bird, came down the Walk
Emily Dickinson

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1891

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Valérie Zenatti

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

A Boy at War
Harry Mazer

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2001

A Boy Called Bat
Elana K. Arnold, Illustr. Charles Santoso

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

A Brave And Startling Truth
Maya Angelou

Nonfiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1995

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Diana Gabaldon

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2005

A Brief History Of Neoliberalism
David Harvey

Nonfiction | Reference/Text Book | Adult | Published in 2005

A Brief History Of Time
Stephen Hawking

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1988

A Burning
Megha Majumdar

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Babette's Feast
Karen Blixen

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1958

Babylon Revisited
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1931

Backdrop Addresses Cowboy
Margaret Atwood

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1974

Bad Boy: A Memoir
Walter Dean Myers

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2001

Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 2014

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir
Deborah A. Miranda

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2012

Bad Summer People
Emma Rosenblum

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Bag of Bones
Dunya Mikhail

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2005

Ballad
Sonia Sanchez

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2007

Ballad of Birmingham
Dudley Randall

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1965

Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon
Gabriel García Márquez

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1983

Balto and the Great Race
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 1999

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Dai Sijie, Transl. Ina Rilke

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2000

Bamboo People
Mitali Perkins

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2010

Band of Brothers
Stephen E. Ambrose

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1992

Banner In The Sky
James Ramsey Ullman

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1954

Ban This Book
Alan Gratz

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Banyan Moon
Thao Thai

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Barakah Beats
Maleeha Siddiqui

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

Barbara Frietchie
John Greenleaf Whittier

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1863

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
William Finnegan

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2015

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1989

Barbie Doll
Marge Piercy

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1971

Bared To You
Sylvia Day

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2012

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna
Alda P. Dobbs

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

Barefoot In The Park
Neil Simon

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1963

Barking to the Choir
Gregory Boyle

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2017

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty
Charles Dickens

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1841

Barn Burning
William Faulkner

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1939

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
Zora Neale Hurston

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2018

Barrio Boy
Ernesto Galarza

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1971

Bartleby, the Scrivener
Herman Melville

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1853

Bastard Out Of Carolina
Dorothy Allison

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1992

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2011

Beach Music
Pat Conroy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1995

Beach Read
Emily Henry

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Bearstone
Will Hobbs

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1989

Beartown
Fredrik Backman

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2016

Beautiful Boy
David Sheff

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2007

Beautiful Country: A Memoir
Qian Julie Wang

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2021

Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2009

Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2012

Beautiful World, Where Are You
Sally Rooney

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Beauty and the Beast
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Fiction | Novella | Middle Grade | Published in 1740

Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
Robin McKinley

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1978

Because I Could Not Stop for Death
Emily Dickinson

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1890

Because of Mr. Terupt
Rob Buyea

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

Because of the Rabbit
Cynthia Lord

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2000

Becket
Jean Anouilh

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1959

Becoming
Michelle Obama

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2018

Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education
Matthew L. Sanders

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 2012

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Becoming Mexican American
George J. Sanchez

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1993

Becoming Muhammad Ali
James Patterson, Kwame Alexander

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

Becoming Naomi Leon
Pam Muñoz Ryan

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2004

Becoming Nicole
Amy Ellis Nutt

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2015

Beezus and Ramona
Beverly Cleary

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1955

Before I Die
Jenny Downham

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2007

Before I Fall
Lauren Oliver

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2010

Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Before I Let Go
Kennedy Ryan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Before Night Falls
Reinaldo Arenas

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1993

Before She Disappeared
Lisa Gardner

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Before the Ever After
Jacqueline Woodson

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

Before We Were Free
Julia Alvarez

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2002

Before We Were Innocent
Ella Berman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Beggars in Spain
Nancy Kress

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1991

Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2012

Behind the Bedroom Wall
Laura E. Williams

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1996

Behold the Dreamers
Imbolo Mbue

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

Being and Nothingness
Jean-Paul Sartre

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1943

Being And Time
Martin Heidegger

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1927

Being Heumann
Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2020