Book Lists for Adults

You can’t come in the Library and browse right now, but you can still get the items you want. Put Library materials on hold and schedule a curbside or lobby pick up appointment. Information about these and other services can be found here. If you’re not sure what you want, check out the lists below, or try out our Books To Go service.

You can also access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos digitally through Overdrive & Hoopla! Head over to one of them to browse the catalog, or get started with one of these book lists. Either platform will allow you to download eBooks or eAudiobooks to your digital device, but there are some borrowing differences.

  • Overdrive: You can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Video, but the copies of those digital books/videos work like physical books/DVDs. Each digital copy can only be checked out by one person at a time, so you may have to wait your turn. You can have 7 check outs at any one time. Hit your limit? Return a book, and you can check another one out.
  • Hoopla: You can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, and Music Albums. There are NO WAIT LISTS. Like Netflix, hundreds of people can be using the same book/movie at the same time. But you only have 4 check outs per calendar month, TOTAL. So, think about that, and use them wisely.

All of the books in these lists are in the Delaware Library Catalog in print or digital formats. Click on the “Check Our Catalog” link next to the book record to get a link to the catalog for that item. In many cases, if the book is part of a series, there are many other books from that series available for download.

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Print Book Lists

Recent Staff Favorites – Kristen (January 2021)
Women & the World Wars – Nonfiction (December 2020)
Musical Biographies (December 2020)
For Fans of Jane Austen (December 2020)
Comfort Foods (December 2020)
Fun & Functional Knitting (December 2020)
Ensemble Casts (December 2020)
New Year’s Reads (December 2020)
True Crime: Famous Cases (November 2020)
Legal Thrillers (November 2020)
Books by Veterans (November 2020)
Native American Heritage Month (November 2020)
Band of Survivors (August 2020)
The Girl Who… (August 2020)
24-Hour Stories (August 2020)
Ancient Enigmas (August 2020)
African American Historical Fiction (August 2020)
City in Literature: Paris (September 2020)
City in Literature: Berlin (September 2020)
Award Winning Short Stories (September 2020)
Food & Fiction (September 2020)
Fiction by Celebrities (October 2020)
Medieval Fiction (October 2020)

Murder, Mayhem, Shock, and Scandal (August 2020)
Nonfiction Best Bets for Book Clubs (August 2020)
Medicine in History (August 2020)
Food Writing (August 2020)
Following in Their Footsteps (September 2020)
Essays & Short Nonfiction (October 2020)
Survival Stories (October 2020)
Stress Relief (October 2020)
Animal Friends (October 2020)

Digital Book Lists

Road Tripping (December 2020)
New Year’s Reads (December 2020)
Native American Heritage Month (November 2020)
Horror (October 2020)
Gothic & Southern Gothic Fiction (October 2020)
Family Ties (September 2020)
Award Winning Short Stories (September 2020)
Rural Police (September 2020)
Historical Fantasy (August 2020)
100 Year’s of Women’s Suffrage (August 2020)
If It Bleeds by Stephen King (May 2020)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (April 2020)
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (April 2020)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (April 2020)
The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben (April 2020)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (April 2020)
Educated by Tara Westover (April 2020)
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (April 2020)
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (April 2020)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (April 2020)
24-Hour Stories (March 2020)
Baseball (March 2020)
Behind the Iron Curtain – (March 2020)
Books About Books (March 2020)
Short Stories (March 2020)
Pandemic Fiction (April 2020)
Up Lit – Feel Good Fiction (April 2020)
Family Sagas (April 2020)
Missing Memories (April 2020)
Race Against Time (April 2020)
Fixing History (April 2020)
Magical Realism (May 2020)
Bouncing Back (May 2020)
Beach Reads (May 2020)
Adaptations – Classic Tales Retold (May 2020)
Chosen Family (May 2020)
Just for Thrills (May 2020)
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May 2020)
African American Fiction (June 2020)
Just for Laughs (June 2020)
On the Run (June 2020)
Eyewitness to History (July 2020)
Criminal Masterpieces (July 2020)
Animals (April 2020)
Armchair Traveler (March 2020)
Baseball (March 2020)
Feeling Crafty? (March 2020)
Microhistories (April 2020)
Quick & Easy Cooking (April 2020)
De-Stress (April 2020)
Invention, Discovery, and Exploration (April 2020)
Bread Baking (April 2020)
May Flowers (April 2020)
Narrative Nonfiction (May 2020)
Fashion for All (May 2020)
Read with Pride (May 2020)
Books on Anti-Racism (June 2020)
Juneteenth (June 2020)