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A Handful of Dates
Tayeb Salih

Fiction | Short Story | YA | Published in 1964

A Handful of Stars
Cynthia Lord

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2015

A Hanging
George Orwell

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1931

A Happy Death
Albert Camus

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1971

A Haunted House
Virginia Woolf

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1921

A Head Full of Ghosts
Paul G. Tremblay

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

A Heart in a Body in the World
Deb Caletti

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

A Hero Of Our Time
Mikhail Lermontov

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1838

A High Five for Glenn Burke
Phil Bildner

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Tom Standage

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2005

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things
Raj Patel

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2017

A History of Western Philosophy
Bertrand Russell

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1945

A History Of Wild Places
Shea Ernshaw

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea
Melissa Fleming

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2017

A Horseman in the Sky
Ambrose Bierce

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1898

A House for Mr. Biswas
V. S. Naipaul

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1961

A House With Good Bones
T. Kingfisher

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Habits of the Heart
Robert N. Bellah

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1985

Hadji Murat
Leo Tolstoy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1912

Half a Day
Naguib Mahfouz

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1991

Half Bad
Sally Green

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2014

Half-Blood Blues
Esi Edugyan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life
Edward O. Wilson

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2016

Half Magic
Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker, Alice Hoffman

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1954

Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2006

Hamilton: The Revolution
Lin Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 2015

Hamlet
William Shakespeare

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1609

Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Ham on Rye
Charles Bukowski

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1982

Hana's Suitcase
Karen Levine

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2002

Handle With Care
Jodi Picoult

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2009

Hands
Sherwood Anderson

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1919

Hanging Fire
Audre Lorde

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1978

Hang the Moon
Jeannette Walls

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Hannibal
Thomas Harris

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1999

Happiness Falls
Angie Kim

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Happy Endings
Margaret Atwood

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1983

Happy Place
Emily Henry

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Harbor Me
Jacqueline Woodson

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Haruki Murakami

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985

Hard Times
Charles Dickens

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1854

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
Studs Terkel

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1970

Harlem
Langston Hughes

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1951

Harlem Duet
Djanet Sears

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1997

Harlem Shuffle
Colson Whitehead

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1990

Harriet the Spy
Louise Fitzhugh

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1964

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
Ann Petry

Nonfiction | Biography | Middle Grade | Published in 1955

Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered
Gary Paulsen

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1993

Harrison Bergeron
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1960

Harrow the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1998

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

Fiction | Play | Middle Grade | Published in 2016

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2007

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2000

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2005

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2003

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1999

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1997

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Juan Gonzalez

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2000

Hatchet
Gary Paulsen

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1987

Hate List
Jennifer Brown

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2009

Hate Poem
Julie Sheehan

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2006

Hate That Cat
Sharon Creech

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2008

Haunting Adeline
H. D. Carlton

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Mitch Albom

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2009

Have You Seen Luis Velez?
Catherine Ryan Hyde

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2019

Having It Out with Melancholy
Jane Kenyon

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1992

Hawaii
James A. Michener

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1959

Healer of the Water Monster
Brian Young

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

Heartbeat
Sharon Creech

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2004

Heart Berries
Terese Marie Mailhot

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2018

Heart Bones
Colleen Hoover

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Heartless
Marissa Meyer

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2016

Heart of a Champion
Carl Deuker

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1994

Heart of a Samurai
Margi Preus

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1899

Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2007

Heartstopper: Volume One
Alice Oseman

Fiction | Graphic Novel/Book | YA | Published in 2018

Hearts Unbroken
Cynthia Leitich Smith

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Heart to Heart
Rita Dove

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2004

Heat
Mike Lupica

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2006

Heaven: A Novel
Mieko Kawakami, Transl. Sam Bett, Transl. David Boyd

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2009

Heavy
Kiese Laymon

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2018

Hecuba
Euripides

Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1890

Heidi
Johanna Spyri

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1881

Heir of Fire
Sarah J. Maas

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2014

Heir to the Empire
Timothy Zahn

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1991

Helen
Euripides

Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

Helen Keller
Margaret Davidson

Nonfiction | Biography | Middle Grade | Published in 1969

Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing
Margaret Atwood

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1995

Hell Bent
Leigh Bardugo

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Hello Beautiful
Ann Napolitano

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Hell of a Book
Jason Mott

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021