gen fic and lit

Michigan Authors
There are many things we can boast about here in the mitten state: our great lakes, the four seasons we enjoy, and the authors who call our state home. Browse this list and see if you recognize any familiar names, then check out some new authors too!

Life's a Circus 
You know when you're juggling deadlines, balancing a budget, or swinging from meeting to meeting and you need to hit pause? Life can feel like a circus, so why not sit back and enjoy a circus-themed book from this book list?

Every Day Is Caturday: Fact and Fiction Featuring Our Feline Friends
Christopher Walken once said, "I really like cats." Whether you agree with him or merely like to admire cats through the pages of a good book, these reads are sure to tickle your fancy. Deep-dive into murder mysteries, fun trivia, and humorous prose in this collection all about cats.

Books Behind Broadway: Literature Inspirations for the Greatest Musicals of All Time
It's common knowledge that Les Miserables was a book before it hit Broadway and eventually the big screen, but you might be surprised to learn about the other books in this collection. Did you know South Pacific was a book before it was a play? Or that Cabaret was inspired by a novel? Take a look in this collection to see what you can discover!

Inspirational Fiction: Light-hearted tales with religious tones
If you're looking for a refreshing story that will leave your heart full, take a look at this list! These Christian authors weave tales of mystery, romance, and family that are a perfect read for any occasion. 

Best Books of 2018 (so far!)
The cold weather might be blowing in, but that doesn't need to stop you from curling up with a hot read! Check out these fiction and nonfiction adult books in this list to see what's been taking the literary world by storm in 2018. 

Banned Books
Books can be banned for any number of reasons, from religious indignation to parental overprotection; the censorship has hit nearly every genre and age group of book. This list compiles books aimed at an adult audience which have been banned from libraries, schools, and even entire countries! Take a look and try to guess the reasons behind the bans, then check one out for yourself.

Fiction for Foodies
‘Tis the season, as they say, to stuff your face. To celebrate — or just to escape the festivities for a while — why not nourish the foodie in you with some gourmand-friendly literature? Behold, a spread worthy of kings: works of fiction to whet your appetite, and then satisfy it, and then satisfy it some more. So check out a few of these reads to feed your need for great food stories.