Notable Books for Adults

The selections for the 2020 Notable Books list have been announced by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. Since 1944 the Notable Books Council has annually selected a list of very good, very readable and at times very important fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader. Books may be selected for their significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge or for the pleasure they can provide to adult readers. Titles were selected from books published in 2019. Titles available at your Library may be requested through the title link to the library's catalog.




  • The Tradition by Jericho Brown
  • Deaf Republic: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky