Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List

Given by Texas Library Association (TLA)

276 Works 589,196 Books 34,708 Reviews ½ 4.0

Since 2009, the goal of the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List is to highlight outstanding fiction that is “simply a pleasure to read.” To that end, a committee of librarians from the Texas

show more Library Association annually selects 25 outstanding fiction titles. show less
Stages:
All, Top Ten (10), Selection (276)
Years:
All, 2024 (26), 2023 (25), 2022 (25), 2021 (25), 2020 (25), 2019 (25), 2018 (25), 2017 (25), 2016 (25), 2015 (25), 2014 (25)
Announced:
February 2: Selection2024 Recent
February 2: Top Ten2024 Recent

Top Ten 10

Selection 276

WorkYear
No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister2024
Horse by Geraldine Brooks2024
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby2024
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett2024
Chenneville: A Story of Loss, Murder, and Vengeance by Paulette Jiles2024
The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger2024
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett2024
Go as a River by Shelley Read2024
Symphony of Secrets: A novel by Brendan Slocumb2024
Mr Texas by Lawrence Wright2024
Girls and Their Horses by Eliza Jane Brazier2024
Hello Stranger by Katherine Center2024
The Spite House by Johnny Compton2024
Maame by Jessica George2024
A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon2024
Starling House by Alix E. Harrow2024
Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez2024
Whalefall by Daniel Kraus2024
Yellowface: A Novel by R.F. Kuang2024
The Quiet Tenant: A novel by Clemence Michallon2024
Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? by Crystal Smith Paul2024
Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon2024
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld2024
Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs2024
Good Night, Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea2024
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros2024
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas2023
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley2023
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford2023
The Murder of Mr Wickham by Claudia Gray2023
The High House by Jessie Greengrass2023
Book Lovers by Emily Henry2023
What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher2023
Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese2023
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel2023
Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra2023
Breathless by Amy McCulloch2023
The Candid Life of Meena Dave by Namrata Patel2023
Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone2023
The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley2023
The Maid by Nita Prose2023
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid2023
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge2023
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub2023
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles2023
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt2023
The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West2023
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson2023
City on Fire by Don Winslow2023
Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe2023
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin2023
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams2022
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour2022
The Push by Ashley Audrain2022
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin2022
The Personal Librarian: A Novel by Marie Benedict2022
Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau2022
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin2022
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel2022
One Two Three by Laurie Frankel2022
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig2022
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah2022
The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris2022
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix2022
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert2022
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro2022
Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson2022
Down Range by Taylor Moore2022
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner2022
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade2022
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab2022
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead2022
Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann2022
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker2022
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams2022
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams2022
Where We Come From: A novel by Oscar Cásares2021
Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby2021
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria2021
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi2021
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi2021
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel2021
We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin2021
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner2021
Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce2021
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune2021
The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry2021
Deacon King Kong by James McBride2021
Betty by Tiffany McDaniel2021
The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson2021
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia2021
Weather by Jenny Offill2021
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell2021
A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers2021
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella2021
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson2021
The God Game: A Novel by Danny Tobey2021
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore2021
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate2021
The Stone Girl: A Novel by Dirk Wittenborn2021
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel2021
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo2020
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite2020
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton2020
The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander2020
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen2020
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins2020
Dominicana by Angie Cruz2020
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton2020
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye2020
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes2020
Zero Sum Game by SL Huang2020
Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias2020
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri2020
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey2020
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides2020
The Whisper Man by Alex North2020
Lanny by Max Porter2020
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott2020
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid2020
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson2020
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal2020
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong2020
Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington2020
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman2020
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead2020
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin2019
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett2019
The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd2019
Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown2019
Semiosis by Sue Burke2019
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland2019
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi2019
The Darkest Time of Night by Jeremy Finley2019
Less by Andrew Sean Greer2019
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig2019
Star of the North by D.B. John2019
The Changeling by Victor LaValle2019
There There by Tommy Orange2019
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2019
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce2019
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse2019
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager2019
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James2019
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan2019
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires2019
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton2019
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea2019
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan2019
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward2019
Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson2019
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah2018
Beartown by Fredrik Backman2018
The Reminders by Val Emmich2018
Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman2018
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss2018
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory2018
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid2018
The Dry by Jane Harper2018
Celine by Peter Heller2018
The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall2018
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman2018
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz2018
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong2018
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty2018
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig2018
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai2018
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders2018
Sourdough by Robin Sloan2018
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti2018
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer2018
The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman2018
When the English Fall by David Williams2018
The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams2018
The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson2018
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate2018
Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton2017
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch2017
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn2017
The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons2017
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi2017
News of the World by Paulette Jiles2017
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson2017
The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper2017
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh2017
What She Knew by Gilly McMillan2017
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda2017
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore2017
Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo2017
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel2017
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor2017
The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel2017
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid2017
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson2017
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley2017
Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield2017
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman2017
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout2017
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles2017
The Forgotten Room by Karen White2017
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson2017
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi2016
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman2016
The Good Neighbor by A. J. Banner2016
The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows2016
Armada by Ernest Cline2016
The Stranger by Harlan Coben2016
The Marauders by Tom Cooper2016
The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis2016
Sofrito by Phillippe Diederich2016
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff2016
The Scribe: A Novel by Matthew Guinn2016
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg2016
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah2016
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins2016
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin2016
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro2016
Sweet Damage: A Novel by Rebecca James2016
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells2016
Paradise Sky by Joe R. Lansdale2016
Uprooted by Naomi Novik2016
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma2016
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson2016
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson2016
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler2016
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh2016
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson2015
The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey2015
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld2015
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr2015
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris2015
Terms & Conditions by Robert Glancy2015
The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go2015
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi2015
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes2015
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez2015
A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn2015
Neverhome by Laird Hunt2015
The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob2015
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen2015
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd2015
After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman2015
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel2015
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay2015
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty2015
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng2015
Night Film by Marisha Pessl2015
Stars Go Blue: A Novel by Laura Pritchett2015
Lock In by John Scalzi2015
Archetype by M. D. Waters2015
The Martian by Andy Weir2015
Longbourn by Jo Baker2014
Lexicon by Max Barry2014
The House Girl by Tara Conklin2014
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman2014
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith2014
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini2014
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent2014
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre2014
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra2014
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman2014
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh2014
The Son by Philipp Meyer2014
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell2014
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes2014
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell2014
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell2014
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell2014
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan2014
The Translator: A Novel by Nina Schuyler2014
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple2014
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion2014
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin2014
Taken: A Novel by Michael J. Totten2014
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker2014

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