Adult Reading Recommendations

There’s no better place than Cuyahoga County Public Library to discover your next great read. From our latest staff picks to the hottest bestsellers and Read Intuit personalized recommendations, we have you covered. We update this page with fresh recommendations every month.

Spotlight on libraries and librarians

It's a list of our favorite places and people!

The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Fiona Davis

The Paris Library

Janet Skeslien Charles

The Personal Librarian

Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Woman in the Library

Sulari Gentill

The Librarian Spy

Madeline Martin

How Can I Help You

Laura Sims

Spotlight on summer rewind

Here are some of the biggest books of summers past.


Peter Benchley

The Thorn Birds

Colleen McCullough

Patriot Games

Tom Clancy


Stephen King

The Firm

John Grisham

Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton

Spotlight on books with great opening lines

These books had us at hello.

The Guest List

Lucy Foley

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

The Gunslinger

Stephen King

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez

The Martian

Andy Weir


Daphne du Maurier

Bestsellers - Fiction

August 2023

Out of Nowhere

Sandra Brown

Tom Lake

Ann Patchett


Danielle Steel

Canary Girls

Jennifer Chiaverini

Tides of Fire

James Rollins

The Invisible Hour

Alice Hoffman

Coming Soon - Fiction

August 2023

The River We Remember

William Kent Krueger

The Longmire Defense

Craig Johnson

The Raging Storm

Ann Cleeves

The Golden Gate

Amy Chua

Kissing Kosher

Jean Meltzer

The Caretaker

Ron Rash

Bestsellers - Nonfiction

August 2023

Beijing Rules

Bethany Allen

Valiant Women: the extraordinary American servicewomen who helped win World War II

Lena S. Andrews

Earthly Materials: Journeys Through Our Bodies' Emissions, Excretions, and Disintegrations

Cutter Wood

Dream Town

Laura Meckler

Gallop Toward the Sun

Peter Stark


Amy Thielen

Coming Soon - Nonfiction

August 2023

The Place We Make: Breaking the Legacy of Legalized Hate

Sarah Sanderson

The Women of Now: How Feminists Built an Organization That Transformed America

Katherine Turk

What the Taliban Told Me

Ian Fritz

Thin Skin: Essays

Jenn Shapland

Like a River

Granger Smith

Seed to Plate

Lois Ellen Frank

Staff Picks for Adults

Masters of Death

Olivie Blake

Vampires of El Norte

Isabel Canas

Forged by Blood

Ehigbor Okosun

Under the Tamarind Tree

Nigar Alam

Where Peace is Lost

Valerie Valdes

Lush Lives

Vanessa J. Lyon

Spotlight on Grillin' and Chillin

Recipes for anything you're bringing to the cookout

Michael Symon's Playing with Fire

Michael Symon

VBQ—The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook

Nadine Horn

Everyday Barbecue: At Home with America's Favorite Pitmaster

Myron Mixon

The Outdoor Cook: How to Cook Anything Outside Using Your Grill, Fire Pit, Flat-Top, Griddle, and More

America's Test Kitchen

The Side Dish Bible: 1,001 Perfect Recipes for Every Vegetable, Rice, Grain, and Bean Dish You Will Ever Need

America's Test Kitchen

Tomato Love: 44 Mouthwatering for Salads, Sauces, Stews, and More

Joy Howard

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