Reader's Lists - Explore Our Collections

Our staff prides itself on our Reader’s Advisory services. Explore a wealth of book lists organized by subject and genre.

Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski Adult Services 203-438-2282 x11003 dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org


“Best of” Lists
Best Fiction 2016
Best Fiction 2015
Best Fiction 2014
Best Fiction 2013
Best Fiction 2012
Best Mysteries & Thrillers 2012
Best Mysteries & Thrillers 2013
Best Mysteries & Thrillers 2014
Best Mysteries & Thrillers 2015

Best Mysteries & Thrillers 2016
Best Non-Fiction 2016
Best Non-Fiction 2015
Best Non-Fiction 2014
Best Non-Fiction 2012
pdf Best Books of 2011
pdf Best Books of 2010
PDF Modern Library Best 100 Books
PDF Ridgefield Library Users Choose “Best Books They’ve Ever Read”


General Fiction/Literature
Oprah's Picks
National Book Awards: Fiction
National Book Critics Circle Fiction Awards
Nobel Prize for Literature
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Since 1980
American Library Association Notable Books 2015


Historical Fiction
Civil War Fiction
PDF Historical Characters as Subjects of Novels
PDF Scottish Historical Fiction


Multi-Cultural
Contemporary Authors of India
Contemporary Fiction with an Irish Flavor
Fiction Set in the Middle East
La Dolce Vita: Fiction Set in Italy
PDF Vive La France! Fiction with French Settings


Mysteries
pdf American Historical Mysteries
PDF Animal Mysteries
pdf British Cops
PDF The Cozy Mystery
pdf Crime in a Cold Climate
PDF Culinary Mysteries
PDF International Mystery Writers
New Mystery Series


Romance/Chick Lit
Chick Lit
PDF Life and Love in Simpler Times
PDF Love & Laughter
pdf Regency Romances
PDF The 25 Best Romances of the Twentieth Century


Themed Lists
Beach Reads with Brains and Bite 2015
Books for Downton Abbey Lovers
PDF Beyond Mitford: More Tales of Village Life
PDF Reading Off the Beaten Path
PDF The Vietnamese Conflict: Fiction of War and Its Aftermath


Thrillers/Suspense
PDF Medical Thrillers
Financial Thrillers
PDF Guilty or Not: Legal Thrillers


Adult Books for Young Adults
PDF Alex Awards
PDF Outstanding Books for the College Bound
PDF Outstanding Books for the College Bound 2
PDF The Ultimate Teen Reading List: Adult Fiction
Recommended for Teens

 

 

Award Winners
Fiction ALA Notable Books
Nonfiction ALA Notable Books
Audie Awards
Booker Prize
Edgar Award
Hugo Award
James Beard KitchenAid Book Awards
National Book Award for Fiction
National Book Award for Nonfiction
National Book Award for Poetry
Nebula Award
Oprah's Book Club
PEN/Faulkner Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Pulitzer Prize for History
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry


Best Sellers
Fiction Best Sellers
Nonfiction Best Sellers
Fiction Paperback Best Sellers
Nonfiction Paperback Best Sellers
Hardcover Advice Best Sellers
Paperback Advice Best Sellers


Nonfiction Suggestions
Best Biographies of 2015
Best Cookbooks 2015
Best Memoirs of 2015
 Biography @ the Ridgefield Library
Heath and Fitness Books and DVDs
Science Bestsellers
True Crime Favorites