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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Popular Reading and More: Popular Reading

This guide is an abbreviated look at the many novels and nonfiction that are available for leisure 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.

Contemporary Fiction

Honey and Spice  All This Could Be Different  Fiona and Jane  You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty  True Biz   Nightcrawling

Historical Fiction

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau  My Government Means to Kill Me  The Lioness  Joan  Groupies        


Finding Me  Crying in the Bathroom  Asylum  Under the Skin  Mean Baby  Raising Lazarus


The Merciless Ones  Ordinary Monsters  Daughter of the Moon Goddess    This Vicious Grace  Akata Woman

Science Fiction

Elsewhere  Sleepwalk  The Blood Trials  The School for Good Mothers  Tell Me an Ending  Walk the Vanished Earth


Alias Emma  Reckless Girls  A Flicker in the Dark  Wrong Place Wrong Time  Woman Eating    

Young Adult 

The Chosen One  Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions  Ready When You Are  One True Loves  See You Yesterday  The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

Graphic Novel

Heartstopper Volume Four  M is for Monster  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