Looking forward to reading…

Looking forward to reading…

As another year comes to an end, there are lots of “best” books lists of 2021 to look back on, that you can look forward to reading!

  • From mystery, thriller, fantasy, and horror to memoir & autobiographies, poetry, and graphic novels, this 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards voted the best in 17 genres/categories.
  • The 2021 Mighty Women Reading List features biographies and memoirs about remarkable women of the past and present.
  • Search science, travel, photography, food, and more with the Best Books of 2021 list from the Smithsonian Magazine.
  • Wonder what writers are reading? The Guardian’s Best Books Picked by Guest Authors provides insight into what authors like to read when they are not working on their next book.
  • Find over 360 great reads from the NPR Books We Love 2021 list (and also see tops picks from 2013-2020).
  • The 2021 PEN America Literary Awards spans fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and more

Children’s literature provides the opportunity to explore diverse cultures and topics. Below is a selection of lists highlighting this year’s top children’s books.

Love a good murder mystery novel? Want to brush up on your science knowledge? Just how did they use science to solve that case? These science and crime 10 best first-time authors from Crime Reads are breaking into this genre. 

Freely accessible books online include the more than 60,000 e-books available via Project Gutenberg. Choose from more than 15,000 read-along audiobooks at TeachingBooks. The IU East eBooks & Audiobooks resource guide contains a compiled list of sites offering open access to audiobooks, eBooks, and college eBooks.

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