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A Sand County Almanac
Aldo Leopold

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 269

A Scandal in Bohemia
Arthur Conan Doyle

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1891

A Scanner Darkly
Philip K. Dick

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1977

A Scatter Of Light
Malinda Lo

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2022

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
Laurence Sterne

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1768

A Separate Peace
John Knowles

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1959

A Severe Mercy: A Story of Faith, Tragedy and Triumph
Sheldon Vanauken

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1977

A Shadow in the Ember
Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2003

A Short History of Progress
Ronald Wright

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2004

A Shropshire Lad, Poem XXXVI
A. E. Housman

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1896

A Sicilian Romance
Ann Radcliffe

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1790

A Simple Favor
Darcey Bell

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

A Simple Heart
Gustave Flaubert

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 1877

A Single Man: A Novel
Christopher Isherwood

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1964

A Single Shard
Linda Sue Park

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2001

A Slow Fire Burning
Paula Hawkins

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

A Small Good Thing
Raymond Carver

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1983

A Small Needful Fact
Ross Gay

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2015

A Small Place
Jamaica Kincaid

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1988

A Snake Falls to Earth
Darcie Little Badger

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2021

A Snicker of Magic
Natalie Lloyd

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2014

A Soldier's Play
Charles Fuller

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1981

A Song Below Water
Bethany C. Morrow

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2020

A Sorrowful Woman
Gail Godwin

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1971

A Soul of Ash and Blood
Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

A Soul to Keep
Opal Reyne

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2021

A Sound Of Thunder
Ray Bradbury

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1952

A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

A Star Called Henry
Roddy Doyle

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1999

A Stolen Life: A Memoir
Jaycee Dugard

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2011

A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1947

A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1887

A Summer Tragedy
Arna Bontemps

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1931

A Sunset of the City
Gwendolyn Brooks

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1963

A Supermarket in California
Allen Ginsberg

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1956

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
David Foster Wallace

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 1997

Sabbaths, WI
Derek Walcott

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2014

Sabrina & Corina: Stories
Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 2019

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Eleanor Coerr

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1977

Sadie
Courtney Summers

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

Sad Steps
Philip Larkin

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1974

Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2010

Sag Harbor
Colson Whitehead

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2009

Sailing to Byzantium
William Butler Yeats

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1928

Sailing to Sarantium
Guy Gavriel Kay

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1998

Saint Emmanuel the Good, Martyr
Miguel de Unamuno

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1930

Saint Joan
George Bernard Shaw

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1923

Saints and Misfits
S. K. Ali

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2017

Saints at the River
Ron Rash

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2004

Saint X
Alexis Schaitkin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Carlos Hernandez

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft
Paul S. Boyer

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1974

Salome
Oscar Wilde

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1891

Salt: A World History
Mark Kurlansky

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2002

Salt Houses
Hala Alyan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Salt Sugar Fat
Michael Moss

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2013

Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2016

Salvage the Bones
Jesmyn Ward

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Same Kind Of Different As Me
Ron Hall, Lynn Vincent, Denver Moore

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2006

Same Sun Here
Neela Vaswani, Silas House

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2012

Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper
Paul E. Johnson

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2003

Samson Agonistes
John Milton

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1671

Sanctuary
William Faulkner

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1931

Sanctuary
Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2020

Sanditon
Jane Austen

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1925

Sandpiper
Elizabeth Bishop

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1962

Sankofa
Chibundu Onuzo

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2011

Sarah, Plain and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1985

Sarah’s Key
Tatiana de Rosnay

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2006

Saturday
Ian McEwan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2005

Saturday at the Canal
Gary Soto

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1991

Savage Inequalities
Jonathan Kozol

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1991

Save Me a Seat
Sarah Weeks , Gita Varadarajan

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2016

Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
Blake Snyder

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

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
Robert B. Reich

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2015

Savvy
Ingrid Law

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2008

Saying Goodbye to Yang
Alexander Weinstein

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2016

Say Yes
Tobias Wolff

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1985

Scaffolding
Seamus Heaney

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1966

Scar Island
Dan Gemeinhart

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Scarlet
Marissa Meyer

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2013

Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Christian McKay Heidicker

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

Scat
Carl Hiaasen

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2009

Scattered All Over the Earth
Yoko Tawada, Transl. Margaret Mitsutani

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

Schindler's List
Thomas Keneally

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1982

Schooled
Gordon Korman

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2007

School Trip
Jerry Craft

Fiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2023

Scorpions
Walter Dean Myers

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1988