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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
Atia Abawi

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

A Land Remembered
Patrick D. Smith

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1984

A Lantern in Her Hand
Bess Streeter Aldrich

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1928

A Late Encounter with the Enemy
Flannery O'Connor

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1953

A Lesson Before Dying
Ernest J. Gaines

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1993

A Lion to Guard Us
Clyde Robert Bulla

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1981

A List of Cages
Robin Roe

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2017

A Litany in Time of Plague
Thomas Nashe

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1600

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
Hanif Abdurraqib

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 2021

A Little Girl Tugs at the Tablecloth
Wisława Szymborska

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2002

A Little History of the World
E.H. Gombrich

Nonfiction | Book | YA | Published in 1936

A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1905

A Long Long Time Ago And Essentially True
Brigid Pasulka

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2009

A Long Petal of the Sea
Isabel Allende

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

A Long Walk to Water
Linda Sue Park

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

A Long Way Down
Nick Hornby

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2005

A Long Way from Chicago
Richard Peck

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1998

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Solider
Ishmael Beah

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2007

A Long Way Home
Saroo Brierley

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2013

A Lost Lady
Willa Cather

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1923

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde
Tia Williams

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2024

A Lucky Child
Thomas Buergenthal

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2007

La Belle Dame sans Merci
John Keats

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1819

Lab Girl
Hope Jahren

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2016

La Casa De Bernarda Alba
Federico García Lorca

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1945

Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1862

Lady Chatterley's Lover
D. H. Lawrence

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1928

Lady Clementine
Marie Benedict

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Lady in the Lake
Laura Lippman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

Lady Lazarus
Sylvia Plath

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1965

Lady Susan
Jane Austen

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1871

Lady Tan's Circle of Women
Lisa See

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Sarah Vowell

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2015

Lakota Woman
Mary Crow Dog

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1990

Lalani of the Distant Sea
Erin Entrada Kelly

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

La Linea
Ann Jaramillo

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2006

Lamb To The Slaughter
Roald Dahl

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1953

Lament
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1923

La Migra
Pat Mora

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1995

Landscape with Invisible Hand
M. T. Anderson

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2017

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
William Carlos Williams

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1960

Languages
Carl Sandburg

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1916

Lapvona
Ottessa Moshfegh

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

LaRose
Louise Erdrich

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

Last Bus To Wisdom: A Novel
Ivan Doig

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth
John Hubner

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2005

Last Days of Summer
Steve Kluger

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1998

Last Exit to Brooklyn
Hubert Selby Jr.

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1964

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Malinda Lo

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2021

Last Shot
John Feinstein

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

Later
Stephen King

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Lather and Nothing Else
Hernando Téllez

Fiction | Short Story | YA | Published in 1950

Lavinia
Ursula K. Le Guin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

Lawn Boy
Gary Paulsen

Fiction | Novella | Middle Grade | Published in 2007

Lawn Boy
Jonathan Evison

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

Layla
Colleen Hoover

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands
Susan Carol McCarthy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2002

Lazarillo De Tormes
Anonymous

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1554

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
Wess Roberts

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1987

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy
Henry Kissinger

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2022

Leadership Strategy And Tactics
Jocko Willink

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2020

Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change
Stacey Abrams

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2018

Leading Change
John P. Kotter

Nonfiction | Reference/Text Book | Adult | Published in 1988

Leaf by Niggle
J. R. R. Tolkien

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1945

League of Denial
Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2013

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg, Nell Scovell

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2013

Learning to Read
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Fiction | Poem | YA | Published in 1872

Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Leaving Atlanta
Tayari Jones

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2002

Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Molière

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1670

Le Cid
Pierre Corneille

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1636

Leda and the Swan
William Butler Yeats

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1924

Left for Dead
Pete Nelson

Nonfiction | Book | YA | Published in 2002

Left Neglected
Lisa Genova

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Immaculée Ilibagiza

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2006

Legal Alien
Pat Mora

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1985

Legend
Marie Lu

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

Legendary
Stephanie Garber

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Legendborn
Tracy Deonn

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2020

Legends & Lattes
Travis Baldree

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Legends of the Fall
Jim Harrison

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 1979

Leiningen Versus the Ants
Carl Stephenson

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1938

Le Lai de Lanval
Marie De France

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2009

Lemons
Melissa Savage

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Leo Africanus
Amin Maalouf

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1986

Les Belles Soeurs
Michel Tremblay

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1968

Les Miserables
Victor Hugo

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1862

Less
Andrew Sean Greer

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Less Is Lost
Andrew Sean Greer

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Lessons
Ian McEwan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Less Than Zero
Bret Easton Ellis

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985