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Outstanding fiction published during the year that merits special attention from adult readers.

Since 2009 the goal of the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List has been to highlight outstanding fiction that is simply “a pleasure to read.” Each year a 25 outstanding fiction titles are selected by a nine member committee.

Each year, authors from past and current lists are invited to speak at the Lariat List Adult Fiction Author Luncheon held at the TLA Annual Conference.

2018 List

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Celine by Peter Heller

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

The Dry by Jane Harper

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Reminders by Val Emmich

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

When the English Fall by David Williams

2018 Lariat Reading List


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