Notable Books for Adults

The selections for the 2021 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 2020. Titles available at your Library may be requested through the title link to the library's catalog.




  • Owed by Joshua Bennett
  • Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
  • Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry by John Murillo
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