Presenting the 2018 Lariat Reading List

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The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the 2018 Lariat Reading List. The annual selection calls attention to outstanding fiction for adults published in 2016 and 2017.

  • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (Penguin Random House)
  • The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams (Macmillan)
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman (Simon & Schuster)
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (Penguin Random House)
  • The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall (Penguin Random House)
  • Borne by Jeff VanderMeer (Macmillan)
  • Celine by Peter Heller (Penguin Random House)
  • The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson (Penguin Random House)
  • The Dry by Jane Harper (Macmillan)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House)
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Penguin Random House)
  • The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman (Penguin Random House)
  • Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman (Macmillan)
  • Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong (Macmillan)
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Penguin Random House)
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Reminders by Val Emmich (Hachette Book Group)
  • Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (Hachette Book Group)
  • Sourdough by Robin Sloan (Macmillan)
  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Penguin Random House)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Penguin Random House)
  • What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Penguin Random House)
  • When the English Fall by David Williams (Workman Publishing Company)

TLA congratulates the 2017-2018 Lariat Reading List committee members for their wonderful work.

Gail Woodward, Chair, McLennan Community College Library
Jessica Jones, Vice Chair, Bryan and College Station Public Library
Jennifer Brabston, Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School Library
Arletha Ford, Houston Community College System

Kelly Moore, Carrollton Public Library
Ann Rector, Midland County Library
Megan Stanley, San Antonio Public Library
Eric Terry, Euless Public Library
Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights Public Library

The Lariat Reading List is one of several developed by TLA for readers of all ages.  For more information including book titles, visit

Sara Ortiz | Communications & Marketing Specialist | 512-328-1518


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Created on Jan 8, 2018 | Last updated January 08, 2018