Popular Books Collection


This collection features books that are not a permanent part of our main collection, such as popular fiction.  Titles rotate regularly, so be sure to check back often.

Sorted by call number

Updated October 16, 2014

The storyteller : a novel / Jodi Picoult.  CALL # = PS3566.I372 S76 2013

The art of thinking clearly / Rolf Dobelli ; translated by Nicky Griffin.  CALL # = BF442 .D63 2013

Inferno : a novel / Dan Brown.  CALL # = PS3552.R685434 I54 2013

And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini.  CALL # = PS3608.O832 A53 2013

The great degeneration : how institutions decay and economies die / Niall Ferguson.  CALL # = HN19 .F47 2013

The ocean at the end of the lane  / Neil Gaiman.  CALL # = PR6057.A319 O24 2013

Real talk for real teachers : advice for teachers from rookies to veterans : "no retreat, no  surrender!" / Rafe Esquith. CALL # = LB1027 .E758 2013

The color master : stories / Aimee Bender.  CALL # = PS3552.E538447 C65 2013

The infatuations / Javier Marias ; translation by Margaret Jull Costa.  CALL # = PQ6663.A721813 E5313 2013

The Fields : a novel / Kevin Maher.  CALL # = PR6113.A33845 F54 2013

The big disconnect : protecting childhood and family relationships in the digital age / Catherine  Steiner-Adair, EdD, with Teresa H. Barker. CALL # = HQ784.I58 S73 2013

The bone season / Samantha Shannon.  CALL # = PR6119.H365 B66 2013

A history of ancient Egypt : from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid / John Romer.  CALL # = DT83. R66 2013

Unspoken / Dee Henderson.  CALL # = PS3558.E4829 U57 2013

The history of the Renaissance world : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the conquest of  Constantinople / Susan Wise Bauer. CALL # = CB361 .B36 2013

The best American short stories 2013 / selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Elizabeth  Strout with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout. CALL # = PS659.2 B47 2013

Duke : a life of Duke Ellington / Terry Teachout.  CALL # = ML410.E44 T38 2013

Life at the speed of light : from the double helix to the dawn of digital life / J. Craig Venter.  CALL # = Q175.5 .V44 2013

Humans of New York / Brandon Stanton.  CALL # = F128.37 .S733 2013

Fifteen minutes : a novel / Karen Kingsbury.  CALL # = PS3561.I4873 F54 2013

The all-girl filling station's last reunion : a novel / Fannie Flagg.  CALL # = PS3556.L26 A45 2013

The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency / James Tobin.  CALL # = E807 .T63 2013

Newton's football : the science behind America's game / Allen St. John and Ainissa G. Ramirez,  PH.D. CALL # = GV951 .S73 2013

Encounters with Jesus : unexpected answers to life's biggest questions / Timothy Keller.  CALL # = BS2415 .K38 2013

Unintimidated : a governor's story and a nation's challenge / Scott Walker with Marc Thiessen.  CALL # = F586.42.W35 A3 2013

Let me off at the top! : my classy life & other musings / Ron Burgundy.  CALL # = PN6321.T54 B87 2013

1963 : the year of the revolution : how youth changed the world with music, art, and fashion /  Robin Morgan and Ariel Leve. CALL # = HM881 .M67 2013

Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry / Roger Watson  and Helen Rappaport. CALL # = TR140.D3 W38 2013

Dangerous women / edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.  CALL # = PS648.W6 D36 2013

Beethoven : the man revealed / John Suchet.  CALL # = ML410.B4 S88  2013

Hunting Hitler : new scientific evidence that Hitler escaped Nazi Germany / by Jerome R. Corsi,  Ph.D.CALL # = DD247.H5 C675 2014

Cairo : memoir of a city transformed / Ahdaf Soueif.  CALL # = DT148 .S69 2014

We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's / D.F. Swaab ;  translated by Jane Hedley-Prole. CALL # = QP376 .S858 2014

On such a full sea / Chang-rae Lee.  CALL # = PS3562.E3347 O5 2014

My country, 'tis of thee : my faith, my family, our future / Keith Ellison.  CALL # = E901.1.E45 A3 2014

Mrs. Lincoln's rival : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.  CALL # = PS3553.H473 M78 2014

Andrew's brain / E.L. Doctorow.  CALL # = PS3554.O3 A84 2014

From the Gita to the grail : exploring yoga stories and western myths / Bernie Clark.  CALL # = B132.Y6 C43 2014

Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of The great Gatsby / Sarah Churchwell.  CALL # = PS3511.I9 G83185 2014

I shall be near to you : a novel / Erin Lindsay McCabe.  CALL # = PS3613.C3233 I17 2014

Archetype : a novel / M.D. Waters.  CALL # = PS3623.A86889 A88 2013

The news : a user's manual / Alain de Botton.  CALL # = PN4749 .D43 2014

The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert.  CALL # = QE721.2.E97 K65 2014

Pillar to the sky / William R. Forstchen.  CALL # = PS3556.O7418 P55 2014

HRC : state secrets and the rebirth of Hillary Clinton / Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.  CALL # = E887.C55 A49 2013

Dancing through it : my journey in the ballet / Jenifer Ringer.  CALL # = GV1785.R484 A3 2014

Devotion and defiance : my journey in love, faith and politics / Humaira Awais Shahid with Kelly  Horan. CALL # = HQ1236.5.P18 S534 2014

Success through stillness : meditation made simple / Russell Simmons, with Chris Morrow.  CALL # = RC489.M43 S555 2014

Gemini : a novel / Carol Cassella.  CALL # = PS3603.A8684 G46 2014

Cycle of lies : the fall of Lance Armstrong / Juliet Macur.  CALL # = GV1051.A76 M34 2014

The haunted life : and other writings / Jack Kerouac ; edited by Todd Tietchen.  CALL # = PS3521.E735 A6 2014

You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood's golden age / Robert J. Wagner with Scott  Eyman. CALL # = PN2287.W235 A3 2014

Conspiracy theories & other dangerous ideas / Cass R. Sunstein.  CALL # = HV6275 .S86 2014

How about never--is never good for you? : my life in cartoons / Bob Mankoff.  CALL # = NC1429.M358 A2 2014

Waking the dead / Heather Graham.  CALL # = PS3557.R198 W35 2014

Vintage : a novel / Susan Gloss.  CALL # = PS3607.L665 V56 2014

Games creatures play / [edited by] Charlaine Harris, Toni L. P. Kelner.  CALL # = PS648.F3 G345 2014

Living with a wild God  : a memoir / Barbara Ehrenreich.  CALL # = PS3555.H65 Z46 2014

Lean in : for graduates / Sheryl Sandberg, with Nell Scovell.  CALL # = HD6054.3 .S265 2014

Stronger / Jeff Bauman, with Bret Witter.  CALL # = HV6432.8 .B38 2014

Gandhi before India / Ramachandra Guha.  CALL # = DS481.G3 G824 2014

Northanger Abbey / Val McDermid.  CALL # = PR6063.C37 N7 2014

You are not special... and other encouragements / David McCullough, Jr.  CALL # = BJ1589 .M33 2014

On the rocks / Erin Duffy.  CALL # = PS3604.U3775 O5 2014

Stand up straight and sing! / Jessye Norman.  CALL # = ML420.N736 A3 2014

Lost for words : a novel / Edward St. Aubyn.  CALL # = PR6069.T134 L68 2014

Sextant : a young man's daring sea voyage and the men who mapped the world's oceans / David  Barrie. CALL # = G540 .B26 2014

The third plate : field notes on the future of food / Dan Barber.  CALL # = TX369 .B3625 2014

The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing  priceless maps / Michael Blanding. CALL # = Z286.M3 B53 2014

America : imagine a world without her / Dinesh D'Souza.  CALL # = JK1726 .D76 2014

Problems with People : Stories / David Guterson.  CALL # = PS3557.U846 A6 2014

The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra / Helen  Rappaport. CALL # = DK258.6 .R374 2014

Sally Ride : America's first woman in space / Lynn Sherr.  CALL # = TL789.85.R53 S54 2014

Poison : sinister species with deadly consequences / Mark Siddall ; illustrations by Megan Gavin.  CALL # = QL100 .S568 2014

Scalia : a court of one / Bruce Allen Murphy.  CALL # = KF8745.S33 M87 2014

The glass kitchen / Linda Francis Lee.  CALL # = PS3612.E225 G57 2014

Abroad / Katie Crouch.  CALL # = PS3603.R683 A63 2014

American catch : the fight for our local seafood / Paul Greenberg.  CALL # = SH221 .G74 2014

The new Arabs : how the millennial generation is changing the Middle  East / Juan Cole. CALL # = JQ1850.A91 C64 2014

The actress : a novel / Amy Sohn.  CALL # = PS3569.O435 A26 2014

California : a novel / Edan Lepucki.  CALL # = PS3612.E66 C35 2014

The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee / Marja Mills.  CALL # = PS3562.E353 Z75 2014

The crossword century : 100 years of witty wordplay, ingenious puzzles,  and linguistic mischief / Alan Connor. CALL # = GV1507.C7 C544 2014

The hundred-year house / Rebecca Makkai.  CALL # = PS3613.A36 H85 2014

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to  Beyonce / Bob Stanley. CALL # = ML3470 .S73 2014

Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do / Wallace J. Nichols ; foreword by Celine Cousteau. CALL # = BF353 .N53 2014

Dear Committee Members / Julie Schumacher.  CALL # = PS3569.C5548 D34 2014

Adultery : a novel / Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by  Margaret Jull Costa and Zoe Perry. CALL # = PQ9698.13.O3546 A3813 2014

The organized mind : thinking straight in the age of information  overload / Daniel J. Levitin. CALL # = BF323.D5 L49 2014

Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's  movements / Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry. CALL # = HQ1421 .C625 2014

Edgar Allan Poe : the fever called living / Paul Collins.  CALL # = PS2631 .C65 2014

The miniaturist / Jessie Burton.  CALL # = PR6102.U783 M56 2014

What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Randall Munroe. CALL # = Q173 .M965 2014

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott. CALL # = E608 .A22 2014

Lovely, dark, deep : stories / Joyce Carol Oates.  CALL # = PS3565.A8 L68 2014

Ballroom : a novel / Alice Simpson.  CALL # = PS3619.I56326 B35 2014

The Simpsons family history : a celebration of television's favorite  family / Matt Groening. CALL # = PN1992.77.S58 G76 2014