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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 Dad

Celebrate dad with this curated selection of fiction and nonfiction reads!

Talk with Her: A Dad's Essential Guide to Raising Healthy, Confident, and Capable Daughters

Kimberly Wolf

Things My Son Needs to Know about the World

Fredrik Backman

Calico Joe

John Grisham

Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain

Andrew McCarthy

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

This Time Tomorrow

Emma Straub

Spotlight on beach reads for Pride Month

Here comes the sun! Enjoy these books fit for Pride Month while you work on your tan this summer!

The House in the Cerulean Sea

TJ Klune

The Guncle

Steven Rowley

The Verifiers

Jane Pek

Something to Talk About

Meryl Wilsner

And There He Kept Her

Joshua Moehling

The Fake

Zoe Whittall

Staff Picks for Adults

See what we're reading in May!

The Disenchantment

Celia Bell

The Postcard

Anne Berest

Sugar, Spice, and Can't Play Nice

Annika Sharma

Paper Names

Susie Luo

Playing it Safe

Ashley Weaver

Cassandra in Reverse

Holly Smale

Bestsellers - Fiction

May 2023

All The Days of Summer

Nancy Thayer

Rogue Justice

Stacey Abrams

The Ferryman

Justin Cronin

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece

Tom Hanks


Nora Roberts

The Old Lion A Novel Theodore Roosevelt

Jeff Shaara

Bestsellers - Nonfiction

May 2023

Tell me Everything

Minka Kelly

Bread and How to Eat It

Rick Easton


Brooke Kroeger


Jeffrey Toobin


Mark Ellison

Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night

Lisa Belkin

Coming Soon - Fiction

May 2023

You Can't Stay Here Forever

Katherine Lin

My Magnolia Summer

Victoria Benton Frank

Watch Us Dance

Leila Slimani

The Girls of Summer

Katie Bishop

The Happiness Plan

Susan Mallery

All the Sinners Bleed

S. A. Cosby

Coming Soon - Nonfiction

May 2023

An Unspeakable Hope

Leon Ford

Taking Care

Sarah Digregorio

Midwest Pie

Meredith Pangrace

The Peacemaker

Ben Stein

Heartbeat of the Wild

David Quammen

America's Test Kitchen

The Healthy Back Kitchen

Spotlight on floral covers

Take a look at these blooming good books!

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

The Younger Wife

Sally Hepworth

Black Girls Must Die Exhausted

Jayne Allen

The Far Field

Madhuri Vijay

The Singles Table

Sara Desai

Win Me Something

Kyle Lucia Wu

Spotlight on April Showers

There's no better way to spend an April showers kind of day than with these titles!

Fifty Words for Rain

Asha Lemmie

Weather Girl

Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rainbow Rainbow

Lydia Conklin

Wild Rain

Beverly Jenkins

Laughter in the Rain

Debbie Macomber

Annie's Rainbow

Fern Michaels

Spotlight on Extraordinary Ladies

Memoirs and Biographies for Women's History Month.

The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd

Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos

Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition

Amber Tamblyn, et al.

Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage

Nathalia Holt

We are the Troopers : The Women of the Winningest Team in Pro Football History

Stephen Guinan

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Michelle Zauner

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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