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Less Than Zero
Bret Easton Ellis

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985

Let America Be America Again
Langston Hughes

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1936

Let Evening Come
Jane Kenyon

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1990

Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Tiffany D. Jackson

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2019

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
Yvon Chouinard

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2005

Letter From Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1963

Letters From An American Farmer
J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur

Nonfiction | Collection of Letters | Adult | Published in 1782

Letters from a Stoic
Seneca

Nonfiction | Collection of Letters | Adult | BCE

Letters from Cuba
Ruth Behar

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

Letters from Rifka
Karen Hesse

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2009

Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke

Nonfiction | Collection of Letters | Adult | Published in 1929

Letters to a Young Scientist
Edward O. Wilson

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2013

Letters to a Young Teacher
Jonathan Kozol

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2007

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor
Yossi Klein Halevi

Nonfiction | Collection of Letters | Adult | Published in 2018

Letter to My Daughter
Maya Angelou

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 1987

Letter to Someone Living Fifty Years From Now
Matthew Olzmann

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2017

Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
Galileo Galilei

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1615

Let The Circle Be Unbroken
Mildred D. Taylor

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1981

Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2009

Let the Right One In
John Ajvide Lindqvist

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2004

Let Us Descend
Jesmyn Ward

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1651

Leviathan
Scott Westerfeld

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2009

Leviathan Wakes
James S. A. Corey

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Liar’s Poker
Michael Lewis

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1989

Liar & Spy
Rebecca Stead

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2012

Liberation Day: Stories
George Saunders

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 2022

Libertie
Kaitlyn Greenidge

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Life
Naomi Long Madgett

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1993

Life After Life
Kate Atkinson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1881

Life As We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2006

Lifeboat 12
Susan Hood

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
Jack Mayer

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2005

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Misty Copeland

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | YA | Published in 2014

Life In The Iron Mills
Rebecca Harding Davis

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1861

Life Is a Dream
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1636

Life of Black Hawk
Black Hawk

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1833

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2001

Life on the Mississippi
Mark Twain

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1883

Lift Every Voice and Sing
James Weldon Johnson

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1900

Ligeia
Edgar Allan Poe

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1838

Light from Uncommon Stars
Ryka Aoki

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Light in August
William Faulkner

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1932

Lightlark
Alex Aster

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2022

Light Shining Out of Darkness
William Cowper

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1773

Like a Winding Sheet
Ann Petry

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1946

Likes
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2017

Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1989

Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Kathleen Rooney

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Lily and Dunkin
Donna Gephart

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2016

Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Lincoln's Grave Robbers
Steve Sheinkin

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2013

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1865

Linden Hills
Gloria Naylor

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985

Lines of Courage
Jennifer A. Nielsen

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2022

Linked
Gordon Korman

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

Listen for the Lie
Amy Tintera

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2024

Listen, Slowly
Thanhha Lai

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2015

Litany
Billy Collins

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2002

Little Beast
Richard Siken

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2019

Little Bee
Chris Cleave

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

Little Brother
Cory Doctorow

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2008

Little Dorrit
Charles Dickens

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1857

Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Little Gidding
T. S. Eliot

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1942

Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1932

Little House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1932

Little Lord Fauntleroy
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1886

Little Man, What Now?
Hans Fallada

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1932

Little Men
Louisa May Alcott

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1871

Little Monsters
Adrienne Brodeur

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Conor Grennan

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2011

Little Secrets
Jennifer Hillier

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1868

Lives of Girls and Women
Alice Munro

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 1971

Lives of the Saints
Nino Ricci

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1990

Lives On The Boundary
Mike Rose

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1989

Living a Feminist Life
Sara Ahmed

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2017

Living in Sin
Adrienne Rich

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1954

Living Up The Street
Gary Soto

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | YA | Published in 1985

Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster Boy
Gary D. Schmidt

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2004

Local Woman Missing
Mary Kubica

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Lock Every Door: A Novel
Riley Sager

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

Locomotion
Jacqueline Woodson

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2003

Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1955

London
William Blake

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1794

London, 1802
William Wordsworth

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1807

London Labour and the London Poor
Henry Mayhew

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1851

Lonesome Dove
Larry Mcmurtry

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985