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 Those We Lost in 2022

Pay tribute to the notable personalities we lost during the past year.

Be My Baby

Ronnie Spector

Coal Miner's Daughter:

Loretta Lynn

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir

Madeline Albright

Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation

Kenneth Starr

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Rick Bragg

Dirty Daddy

Bob Saget

Staff Picks for Adults

December 2022

Stella Maris

Cormac McCarthy

No One Left To Come Looking for You

Sam Lipsyte

The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

Elsa Hart

Expect Me Tomorrow

Christopher Priest

Pretty Little Pieces

Carmen Schober

The Risen City

Isabelle Steiger

Bestsellers - Fiction

December 2022

Night Shift

Robin Cook

Sharpe's Command

Bernard Cornwell

Devil's Delight

M.C. Beaton

Dangerous Business

Jane Smiley

Stella Maris

Cormac McCarthy

Wicked Dreams

Lisa Jackson

Bestsellers - Nonfiction

December 2022

Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour of an Icon

Kate Andersen Brower

Anatomy of 55 More Songs

Marc Myers

The Earl and the Pharaoh: From the Real Downton Abbey to the Discovery of Tutankhamun

Countess of Carnarvon

Downshiftology Healthy Meal Prep: 100+ Make-Ahead Recipes and Quick-Assembly Meals: A Gluten-Free Cookbook

Lisa Bryan

The Noom Mindset: Learn the Science, Lose the Weight


Young Bloomsbury: The Generation That Redefined Love, Freedom, and Self-Expression in 1920s England

Nino Strachey

Coming Soon - Fiction

December 2022

12 Hours to Say I Love You

Olivia Poulet

The Skeleton Key

Erin Kelly

Hearts of Steel

Elizabeth Camden

The Villa

Rachel Hawkins

Lost in the Moment and Found

Seanan McGuire

Ms. Demeanor

Elinor Lipman

Coming Soon - Nonfiction

December 2022

Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk

Buddy Levy

Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood

Jessica Grose

Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'

Michael Cecchi-Azzolina

The Tudors in Love: Passion and Politics in the Age of England's Most Famous Dynasty

Sarah Gristwood

Fh Whole House Storage & Organizing

Family Handyman

Home Therapy: Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence, and Creating Calm

Anita Yokota

Spotlight on Holiday Romances

Curl up by the fire and feel the romantic vibes from these titles.

The Matzah Ball

Jean Meltzer

Season of Love

Helena Greer

The Rewind

Allison Winn Scotch

You're a Mean One, Matthew Prince

Timothy Janovsky

Kiss Her Once for Me

Alison Cochrun

Royal Holiday

Jasmine Guillory

Spotlight on Queen Elizabeth II

These 15 books explore the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the inner workings of the British monarchy.

The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

William Shawcross

Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth

William Shawcross

Young Elizabeth: The Makings of a Queen

Kate Williams

Elizabeth: The Queen & the Crown

Sarah Gristwood

Queen Elizabeth: Amazing People Who Have Shaped Our World

Brian & Brenda Williams

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth

Dudley Delffs

Colleen Hoover Read-alikes

Fans of Colleen Hoover are sure to love these titles.

After Ever Happy

Anna Todd

The Christmas Dress

Courtney Cole

Good Girl Complex

Elle Kennedy

Say You Still Love Me

K. A. Tucker

The Last Post

Renee Carlino

Home for Christmas

Courtney Cole

Spotlight on Colleen Hoover

Check out these titles by #booktok sensation Colleen Hoover


Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

Colleen Hoover

Without Merit

Colleen Hoover

It Ends with Us

Colleen Hoover

All Your Perfects

Colleen Hoover

Regretting You

Colleen Hoover

Spotlight on Books with Great Plot Twists

Ten books to read if you love a juicy plot twist.

Bath Haus

P.J. Vernon

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

Good as Gone

Amy Gentry

Goodnight Beautiful

Aimee Molloy

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

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