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Lone Women
Victor Lavalle

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Longbourn
Jo Baker

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

Long Bright River
Liz Moore

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Eugene O'Neill

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1956

Long Division
Kiese Laymon

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2021

Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1994

Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | YA | Published in 2017

Look Back in Anger
John Osborne

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1957

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

Look Closer
David Ellis

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Look Homeward, Angel
Thomas Wolfe

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1929

Looking Backward
Edward Bellamy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1888

Looking for Alaska
John Green

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

Looking for Jane
Heather Marshall

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Looking for JJ
Anne Cassidy

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2004

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
John Elder Robison

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2007

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
Oscar Wilde

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1887

Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1900

Lord of the Flies
William Golding

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1954

Lore
Alexandra Bracken

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2021

Lore Olympus: Volume One
Rachel Smythe

Fiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Adult | Published in 2021

Lorna Doone
R. D. Blackmore

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1869

Loser
Jerry Spinelli

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2002

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along The Atlantic Slave Route
Saidiya V. Hartman

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2007

Losing Hope
Colleen Hoover

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2013

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook
Christina Henry

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Lost Children Archive
Valeria Luiselli

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

Lost Horizon
James Hilton

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1933

Lost In The Barrens
Farley Mowat

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1956

Lost in the Funhouse
John Barth

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1968

Lost in the Pacific 1942
Tod Olson

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2016

Lost in the Sun
Lisa Graff

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2015

Lost In Yonkers
Neil Simon

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1991

Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
Richard E. Kim

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1970

Lost Roses: A Novel
Martha Hall Kelly

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

Lot's Wife
Anthony Hecht

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2001

Loud Music
Stephen Dobyns

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1987

Love After Love
Derek Walcott

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1976

Love and Other Words
Christina Lauren

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

Love: A Novel
Toni Morrison

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2003

Love at First Sight
Wisława Szymborska

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1993

Lovecraft Country
Matt Ruff

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Bob Goff

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2012

Love for Love
William Congreve

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1695

Love From A to Z
S. K. Ali

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Love & Gelato
Jenna Evans Welch

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2016

Love, Hate and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Love in a Fallen City
Eileen Chang, Transl. Karen S. Kingsbury

Fiction | Short Story Collection | Adult | Published in 1943

Love in Excess
Eliza Haywood

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1719

Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985

Loveless
Alice Oseman

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2020

Lovely War
Julie Berry

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2019

Love Medicine
Louise Erdrich

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1984

Love on the Brain
Ali Hazelwood

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Love Poem
Linda Pastan

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2005

Love Poem With Toast
Miller Williams

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1999

Love's Labour's Lost
William Shakespeare

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1598

Love Song for Alex, 1979
Margaret Walker

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1989

Love, Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2007

Love That Dog
Sharon Creech

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2001

Love, Theoretically
Ali Hazelwood

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Loving Frank
Nancy Horan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2007

Lu
Jason Reynolds

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

Lucky
Marissa Stapley

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Lucky Broken Girl
Ruth Behar

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Lucy by the Sea
Elizabeth Strout

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Lullabies for Little Criminals
Heather O'Neill

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2006

Lullaby
Leslie Marmon Silko

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2002

Lunch Money
Andrew Clements

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2005

Lupita Manana
Patricia Beatty

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1981

Luster
Raven Leilani

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Lycidas
John Milton

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1638

Lyddie
Katherine Paterson

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1991

Lysistrata
Aristophanes

Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

The Labors of Hercules Beal
Gary D. Schmidt

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2023

The Labyrinth of Solitude
Octavio Paz

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 1950

The Ladies' Paradise
Émile Zola

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1883

The Lady in the Looking Glass
Virginia Woolf

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1960

The Lady Of Shalott
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1842

The Lady, or the Tiger?
Frank R. Stockton

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1882

The Lady With The Dog
Anton Chekhov

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1899

The Lager Queen of Minnesota
J. Ryan Stradal

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

The Lais of Marie de France
Marie De France

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1100

The Lake
Edgar Allan Poe

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1827

The Lake House
Kate Morton

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
William Butler Yeats

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1890

The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons in Living
Joseph M. Marshall III

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2001

The Lamb
William Blake

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1789

The Lamp at Noon
Sinclair Ross

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1968

The Landlady
Roald Dahl

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1959

The Landlady
Margaret Atwood

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1968

The Land of Counterpane
Robert Louis Stevenson

Fiction | Poem | Middle Grade | Published in 1885

The Landry News
Andrew Clements

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1999