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 May 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inherit the dead / a novel by Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, C.J. Box, Ken Bruen, Alafair Burke,  Stephen L. Carter, Marcia Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Max Allan Collins, John Connolly, James Grady, Heather Graham, Bryan Gruley, Charlaine Harris, Val McDermid, S.J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, Dana Stabenow, Lisa Unger, Sarah Weinman ; edited by John Santlofer ; with an introduction by Lee Child and an afterword by Linda Fairstein. CALL # = PS3600.A1 I54 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are our brains : a neurobiography of the brain, from the womb to Alzheimer's / D.F. Swaab ;  translated by Jane Hedley-Pr{227}ole. CALL # = QP376 .S858 2014

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

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

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

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