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Popular Reading and More: Popular Reading

This guide is an abbreviated look at the many novels and nonfiction that are available for pleasure reading. It will be updated on a regular basis as more books are put on the shelves. Click on a cover to learn more about the book. To find a particular title, please use the catalog on the UMW Libraries homepage or ask a reference librarian for assistance.

Pride Month

Here are some books in our collection that feature LGBTQIA+ characters and/or authors!

Nothing Burns as Bright as You  All Boys Aren't Blue  Lakelore  The One True Me and You  Bitter  Felix Ever After  The Bone Spindle 

Across a Field of Starlight  Cemetery Boys  The Black Flamingo  Ace of Spades  Heartstopper Volume One  Under the Whispering Door  Always Human 


 

Young Adult 

You Truly Assumed  Nothing Burns as Bright as You  The Black Flamingo  The One True Me and You  Bitter  Ace of Spades 


Fiction

Lessons in Chemistry  Memphis  The Christie Affair  Olga Dies Dreaming  Groundskeeping  Nobody's Magic  


Nonfiction

Broken In the Best Possible Way  South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation  Crying in H Mart  All Boys Aren't Blue  Under A White Sky: The Nature of the Future  On Juneteenth


Fantasy

Lakelore  This Woven Kindgom   A Thousand Steps into Night  The Kingdoms   The Justice of Kings  The Lost Dreamer


Science Fiction

The Candy House  Sea of Tranquility  Girl One  How High We Go in the Dark  The Quiet Boy  Femlandia    


Mystery/Thriller

The Paris Apartment  The Last Thing He Told Me  The Final Girl Support Group  Razorblade Tears  The Club  Mexican Gothic


Graphic Novel

Heartstopper Volume Four  The Secret to Superhuman Strength   Always Human  Across a Field of Starlight  Himawari House  Solutions and Other Problems

 

Suggest a new book!

There are two ways to request a new book for popular reading.

1. Let a library staff member know which title you'd like us to order. 

2. Submit a suggestion online

Which genre would you like more of in the Popular Reading section?
Biography: 0 votes (0%)
Fantasy: 3 votes (10.71%)
Graphic Novels: 4 votes (14.29%)
Historical: 3 votes (10.71%)
Humor: 0 votes (0%)
Mysteries: 3 votes (10.71%)
Science Fiction: 2 votes (7.14%)
Sports: 1 votes (3.57%)
Young Adult: 10 votes (35.71%)
Other: 2 votes (7.14%)
Total Votes: 28

Questions or suggestions? Please contact:

Rebecca Harris

rharris3@umw.edu

540-654-1750