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 January 14, 2014

Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales, and warnings every generation passes  down to its kids / Ken Jennings. CALL # = AG243 .J47 2012

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

The (honest) truth about dishonesty : how we lie to everyone--- especially ourselves / Dan Ariely.  CALL # = BJ1533.H7   A75 2012

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

The Templars and the shroud of Christ / Barbara Frale.  CALL # = BT587.S4 F7513 2012

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

Mrs. Robinson's disgrace : the private diary of a Victorian lady / Kate Summerscale.  CALL # = DA550   .S77 2012

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

Brothers at war : the unending conflict in Korea / Sheila Miyoshi Jager. CALL # = DS918 .J34 2013

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

The longest road : overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean / Philip  Caputo. CALL # = E169.Z83 C37 2013

O my America! : six women and their second acts in a new world / Sara  Wheeler. CALL # = E184.B7 W45 2013

Ecstatic nation : confidence, crisis, and compromise, 1848-1877 / Brenda Wineapple. CALL # = E415.7 .W75 2013

Rose Kennedy : the life and times of a political matriarch / Barbara A.  Perry. CALL # = E748.K378 P47 2013

Coolidge / Amity Shlaes.  CALL # = E792 .S53 2013

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

The last line of defense : the new fight for American liberty / Ken  Cuccinelli. CALL # = E907 .C83 2013

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

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

Visit sunny Chernobyl : and other adventures in the world's most  polluted places / Andrew Blackwell. CALL # = G156.5.E58   B53 2012

Fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm : a new English version / [edited]  by Philip Pullman. CALL # = GR166  .K5613 2012

The hundred dresses : the most iconic styles of our time / Erin McKean ; illustrated by Donna Mehalko. CALL # = GT2060 .M35 2013

Dr. J : the autobiography / Julius Erving, with Karl Taro Greenfeld.  CALL # = GV884.E78 A3 2013

Eleven rings : the soul of success / Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty.  CALL # = GV884.J32 A3 2013

Assisted : an autobiography / by John Stockton with Kerry L. Pickett.  CALL # = GV884.S76 A3 2013

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

Going Deep : how wide receivers became the most compelling figures in  pro sports / Cris Carter with Jeffri Chadiha. CALL # = GV951.25 .C37 2013

Fantasy life : the outrageous, uplifting, and heartbreaking world of  fantasy sports from the guy who's lived it / Matthew Berry. CALL # = GV1202.F35 B47 2013

Of dice and men : the story of dungeons & dragons and the people who  play it / David M. Ewalt. CALL # = GV1496.62.D84 E93 2013

A nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial  disasters / Scott Reynolds Nelson. CALL # = HB3743 .N45 2012

Icons and idiots : straight talk on leadership / Bob Lutz.  CALL # = HD57.7 .L875 2013

Humboldt : life on America's marijuana frontier / Emily Brady.  CALL # = HD9019.M382 U628 2013

Ninety percent of everything : inside shipping, the invisible industry  that puts clothes on your back, gas in your car, and food on your plate / Rose George. CALL # = HE571 .G465 2013

Do cool sh*t : quit your day job, start your own business, and live  happily ever after / Miki Agrawal. CALL # = HF5381 .A535 2013

Tap dancing to work : Warren Buffett on practically everything, 1966- 2012 : a Fortune magazine book / collected and expanded by Carol Loomis. CALL # = HG172.B84   T37 2012

The buy side : a Wall Street trader's tale of spectacular excess /  Turney Duff. CALL # = HG4928.2.D84 A3 2012

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

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

Twentysomething : why do young adults seem stuck? / Robin Marantz Henig  and Samantha Henig. CALL # = HQ799.7  .H46 2012

Practice to deceive / Ann Rule.  CALL # = HV6533.W2 R854 2013

This machine kills secrets : how WikiLeakers, cypherpunks, and  hacktivists aim to free the world's information / Andy Greenberg. CALL # = HV6773 .G74 2012

As Texas goes-- : how the Lone Star State hijacked the American agenda / Gail Collins. CALL # = JK4816   .C67 2012

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

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

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

The violin : a social history of the world's most versatile instrument / David Schoenbaum. CALL # = ML800 .S326 2012

Leonardo and the Last supper / Ross King.  CALL # = ND623.L5  A683 2012

From scratch : inside the Food Network / Allen Salkin.  CALL # = PN1992.92.F66 S25 2013

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

Hostage : a novel / Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by  Catherine Temerson. CALL # = PQ2683.I32   O8313 2012

The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by  Richard Dixon. CALL # = PQ4865.C6   C4613 2011

The infatuations / Javier Mar{226}ias ; translation by Margaret Jull  Costa. CALL # = PQ6663.A721813 E5313 2013

Manuscript found in Accra / Paulo Coelho ; translated from the  Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. CALL # = PQ9698.13.O3546 M3613 2012

The real Jane Austen : a life in small things / Paula Byrne.  CALL # = PR4036 .B97 2013

Doctor Who : the wheel of ice / Stephen Baxter.  CALL # = PR6052.A849 D63 2013

A week in winter / Maeve Binchy.  CALL # = PR6052.I7728 W44 2013

The Mysterium / P. C. Doherty.  CALL # = PR6054.O37  M97 2012

Blue Monday / Nicci French.  CALL # = PR6056.R456 B58 2012

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

The kingmaker's daughter / Philippa Gregory.  CALL # = PR6057.R386  K56 2012

The Kashmir shawl / Rosie Thomas.  CALL # = PR6070.H655 K37 2013

The testament of Mary / Colm T{226}oib{226}in.  CALL # = PR6070.O455   T47 2012

The bad Miss Bennet : a pride and prejudice novel / Jean Burnett.  CALL # = PR6102.U755 B33 2012

Safe house : a mystery / Chris Ewan.  CALL # = PR6105.W36 S24 2012

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

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

Orders from Berlin / Simon Tolkien.  CALL # = PR6120.O44 O73 2012

A dangerous inheritance : a novel of Tudor rivals and the secret of the  Tower / Alison Weir. CALL # = PR6123.E36 D36 2012

The golden scales : a Makana mystery / Parker Bilal.  CALL # = PR9408.S83 G65 2012

Unnatural habits / Kerry Greenwood.  CALL # = PR9619.3.G725 U56 2013

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

Insane city / Dave Barry.  CALL # = PS3552.A74146 I57 2013

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

New Earth / Ben Bova.  CALL # = PS3552.O84 N49 2013

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

Coral Glynn / Peter Cameron.  CALL # = PS3553.A4344   C67 2012

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.  CALL # = PS3553.H473 M77 2013

Notorious nineteen  : A Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich.  CALL # = PS3555.V2126   N68 2012

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

Calico Joe / John Grisham.  CALL # = PS3557.R5355   C34 2012

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

Victims : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.  CALL # = PS3561.E3865  V53 2012

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

Flight behavior : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.  CALL # = PS3561.I496  .F55 2012

Odd apocalypse : an Odd Thomas novel / Dean Koontz.  CALL # = PS3561.O55   O28 2012

Stepping stone ; The love machine / Walter Mosley.  CALL # = PS3563.O88456 S74 2013

Eight girls taking pictures : a novel / Whitney Otto.  CALL # = PS3565.T795   E45 2012

10th anniversary / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.  CALL # = PS3566.A822  A618 2011

Alex Cross, run / James Patterson.  CALL # = PS3566.A822 A75 2013

Guilty wives : a novel / by James Patterson and David Ellis.  CALL # = PS3566.A822   G85 2012

I, Michael Bennett / James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.  CALL # = PS3566.A822   I6 2012

NYPD red / James Patterson and Marshall Karp.  CALL # = PS3566.A822 N96 2012

Private Berlin / James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.  CALL # = PS3566.A822 P763 2013

Private games / James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.  CALL # = PS3566.A822  P765 2012

Private London / James Patterson and Mark Pearson.  CALL # = PS3566.A822 P77 2012

Fall from grace : a novel / Richard North Patterson.  CALL # = PS3566.A8242   F35 2012

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

A time of change / Aim{226}ee & David Thurlo.  CALL # = PS3570.H82 T56 2013

Inherit the dead / a novel  CALL # = PS3600.A1 I54 2013

Edge of Dawn / Lara Adrian.  CALL # = PS3601.D74 E34 2013

The time keeper / Mitch Albom.  CALL # = PS3601.L335 T57 2012

Babayaga / Toby Barlow.  CALL # = PS3602.A775624 B33 2013

Code white / Scott Britz-Cunningham.  CALL # = PS3602.R5348 C63 2013

Triburbia : a novel / Karl Taro Greenfeld.  CALL # = PS3607 .R4536 2012

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

These things happen / Richard Kramer.  CALL # = PS3611.R363  T47 2012

Some like it hot : a Cat DeLuca mystery / K.J. Larsen.  CALL # = PS3612.A7726 S66 2013

The arrivals : a novel / Melissa Marr.  CALL # = PS3613.A76872 A88 2013

The Lincoln conspiracy : a novel / Timothy L. O'Brien.  CALL # = PS3615.B79 L56 2012

Lessons in French / Hilary Reyl.  CALL # = PS3618.E947 L47 2013

The lawyer's lawyer / James Sheehan.  CALL # = PS3619.H438 L45 2013

Eight million gods / Wen Spencer.  CALL # = PS3619.P4665 E37 2013

An echo through the snow / Andrea Thalasinos.  CALL # = PS3620.H344   E28 2012

By blood / Ellen Ullman.  CALL # = PS3621.L45   B9 2012

The dinner : a novel / Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam  Garrett. CALL # = PT5881.21.O25 D56513 2013

Between the lines : a novel / Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer ;  illustrations by Yvonne Gilbert & Scott M. Fischer. CALL # = PZ7.P5557   Bet 2012

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

Dreamland : adventures in the strange science of sleep / David K.  Randall. CALL # = QP425 .R29 2012

God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of  medicine / Victoria Sweet. CALL # = R154.S925  A3 2012

Fat chance : beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity,  and disease / Robert H. Lustig, M.D. CALL # = RA645.O23 L873 2013

Fevered : why a hotter planet will hurt our health--and how we can save  ourselves / Linda Marsa. CALL # = RA793 .M36 2013

The prostate monologues : what every man can learn from my humbling,  confusing, and sometimes comical battle with prostate cancer / Jack McCallum. CALL # = RC280.P7 M33 2013

Haldol and hyacinths : a bipolar life / Melody Moezzi.  CALL # = RC516 .M62 2013

Expecting better : how to fight the pregnancy establishment with facts / Emily Oster. CALL # = RG525. O87 2013

The dyslexia empowerment plan : a blueprint for renewing your child's  confidence and love of learning / Ben Foss. CALL # = RJ496.A5 F67 2013

Tubes : a journey to the center of the Internet / Andrew Blum.  CALL # = TK5105.875.I57   B58 2012

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