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An American Sunrise
Joy Harjo

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2017

An American Tragedy
Theodore Dreiser

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1925

An Ancient Gesture
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1949

An Anonymous Girl: A Novel
Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2005

An Ante-Bellum Sermon
Paul Laurence Dunbar

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1895

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
Oliver Sacks

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1995

Anarchy, State and Utopia
Robert Nozick

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1974

An Army at Dawn
Rick Atkinson

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2002

Anatomy: A Love Story
Dana Schwartz

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2022

Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

And of Clay Are We Created
Isabel Allende

Fiction | Short Story | YA | Published in 1989

Andrew Carnegie And The Rise Of Big Business
Harold C. Livesay

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1975

And The Band Played On
Randy Shilts

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1987

And The Earth Did Not Devour Him
Tomás Rivera

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1971

And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2012

And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1939

And the People Stayed Home
Kitty O’Meara

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2020

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Jon Meacham

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2022

An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2009

An Economic Theory of Democracy
Anthony Downs

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1957

An Edible History of Humanity
Tom Standage

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2008

An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
Oliver Goldsmith

Fiction | Poem | Middle Grade | Published in 1766

An Elephant in the Garden
Michael Morpurgo

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2009

An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2015

An Encounter
James Joyce

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1913

An Enemy of the People
Henrik Ibsen

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1882

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
David Hume

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1748

An Episode of War
Stephen Crane

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2009

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1690

An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
John Dryden

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1668

An Essay on Criticism
Alexander Pope

Nonfiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1711

An Essay on Man
Alexander Pope

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1734

An Essay on the Principle of Population
Thomas Malthus

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1798

Angela Davis: An Autobiography
Angela Y. Davis

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1974

Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1996

Angel Of Greenwood
Randi Pink

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2021

Angels and Demons
Dan Brown

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2000

Anger Is a Gift
Mark Oshiro

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1971

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Lorna Landvik

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2003

An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1895

Anil's Ghost
Michael Ondaatje

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2000

Animal Farm
George Orwell

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1945

Animal's People
Indra Sinha

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2007

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2007

An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2006

An Inspector Calls
J.B. Priestley

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1945

Anita de Monte Laughs Last
Xóchitl González

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2024

Annabel Lee
Edgar Allan Poe

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1849

Anna In The Tropics
Nilo Cruz

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 2003

Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1879

Anna O
Matthew Blake

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2024

Anna Of Byzantium
Tracy Barrett

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1999

Anne of Avonlea
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1909

Anne Of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1908

Annie John
Jamaica Kincaid

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1985

Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

Annihilation of Caste
B. R. Ambedkar

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1936

An Obstacle
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1884

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
Ambrose Bierce

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1890

An Octoroon
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 2015

An Ordinary Man
Paul Rusesabagina

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2006

Another Brooklyn
Jacqueline Woodson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

Another Country
James Baldwin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1962

An Outpost Of Progress
Joseph Conrad

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1897

Anowa
Ama Ata Aidoo

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1987

Anthem
Ayn Rand

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 1938

Anthem for Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1920

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2012

Antigone
Sophocles

Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

Antigone
Jean Anouilh

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1944

Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1607

An Unkindness of Ghosts
Rivers Solomon

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

An Unquiet Mind
Kay Redfield Jamison

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1995

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
P. D. James

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1972

Anxious People
Fredrik Backman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

anyone lived in a pretty how town
E. E. Cummings

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1940

Any Small Goodness
Tony Johnston

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1991

Anything But Typical
Nora Raleigh Baskin

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2009

Anything Is Possible
Elizabeth Strout

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

A&P
John Updike

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1961

Apeirogon
Colum McCann

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Apex Hides the Hurt
Colson Whitehead

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2006

Apollo
Elizabeth Alexander

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1992

Apollo
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2015

Apology
Plato

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | BCE

Apple: Skin to the Core
Eric Gansworth

Nonfiction | Memoir in Verse | YA | Published in 2020

Apples Never Fall
Liane Moriarty

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Approach of Winter
William Carlos Williams

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1921