The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Call Number: FIC ADA
Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make room for a galactic freeway, a young man is rescued by an alien friend who whisks him away on a space-traveling adventure.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Call Number: FIC DIC
In January 2021, years after World War Terminus has destroyed the planet, bounty hunter Rick Deckard remains on the Earth pursuing his vocation of hunting down and killing rogue androids. Inspired the feature film Blade Runner.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Call Number: FIC WEI
Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded and completely alone on Mars, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive, but Mark isn't ready to give up and drawing on his engineering skills and determination, he faces each obstacle with resourcefulness, but will it be enough for him to survive?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Call Number: FIC MAR
Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper, sets off with his family at the age of sixteen to start anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leaving him adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Call Number: FIC MAR
Lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, and all the forces of good and evil prepare for trouble in the land of Winterfell where summers can last for decades and winters a lifetime. Book I from the series A Song of Ice and Fire and adapted into the HBO television series Game of Thrones.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Call Number: FIC ROT
Kvothe, a legendary hero and villain whom is presumed dead, recounts the story of his life and shares the dark secrets that have shaped his life and forced him to take up a lonely existence in a land of strangers.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Call Number: FIC BRO
Investigating the murder of a Louvre curator, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu find clues painted into a Da Vinci work, inadvertently uncovering a plot involving the Holy Grail and the secret society known as the Priory of Sion.
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Call Number: FIC BRO
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murder victim, where he discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient brotherhood with a vendetta against the Catholic Church.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Call Number: FIC FLY
Golden boy Nick Dunne, brings his wife, Amy, back to his hometown on the Mississippi River where she is miserable and on their fifth wedding anniversary she disappears, and soon Nick finds himself lying, being deceitful, and acting inappropriately but continues to claim his innocence with his twin sister at his side. The film adaptation of the novel was written by the author.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Call Number: FIC ALE
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Native American is the school mascot. Sub-genre: Coming-of-Age
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Call Number: FIC ALL
Ruth Ann Boatwright, a South Carolina bastard, tells her life with her family and the emotional and physical violence she experiences.
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
Call Number: FIC CON
Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He's all Marine --- fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife -- beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben's got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn't give in -- not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive character -- a man you should hate, but a man you will love.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Call Number: FIC FLA
Middle aged Evelyn Couch, befriends eighty-year-old Ninny Threadgood, who tells her the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe and the two women who ran it in the 1930s. Inspired the feature film Fried Green Tomatoes.
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Call Number: FIC GRI
After losing an important game for his team, NFL backup quarterback Rick Dockery is fired, but his agent finds him an opportunity to play for the Panthers of Parma, and even though he has never been to Europe, he moves to Italy hoping for a second chance.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Call Number: FIC HOS
Amir, haunted by his betrayal of Hassan, the son of his father's servant and a childhood friend, returns to Kabul as an adult after he learns Hassan has been killed, in an attempt to redeem himself by rescuing Hassan's son from a life of slavery to a Taliban official.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Call Number: FIC PIC
Thirteen-year-old Anna, conceived specifically to provide blood and bone marrow for her sister Kate who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at the age of two, decides to sue her parents for control of her body when her mother wants her to donate a kidney to Kate.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Call Number: FIC STO
Skeeter returns home to Mississippi from college in 1962 and begins to write stories about the African-American women that are found working in white households, which includes Aibileen, who grieves for the loss of her son while caring for her seventeenth white child, and Minny, Aibileen's sassy friend, the hired cook for a secretive woman who is new to town.
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell
Call Number: FIC BEL
A young girl named Temple is on the run from zombies as she tries to find her younger brother who was taken away from her and hoping to be set free from the demons who enslave her.
World War Z by Max Brooks
Call Number: FIC BRO
Max Brooks, son of actor Mel Brooks, chronicles the fictitious "zombie wars" that nearly decimated the human population, with first-hand accounts from people who have had a brush with the undead and facts and figures documenting how many undead currently roam the planet.
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