Lariat Adult Fiction List

Here are recommend fiction titles for adults from the 2024 Lariat List! The Lariat List features outstanding fiction titles for adults, published within the last year, that are simply a pleasure to read! That's it. That's the criteria. The Lariat List is selected by a committee of Texas librarians and is one of 10 reading listed from the Texas Library Association. Visit txla.org/lariat for lists from previous years.


Updated February 2, 2024
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Symphony Of Secrets
Slocumb, Brendan.
A gripping page-turner from the celebrated author of book club favorite The Violin Conspiracy: Music professor Bern Hendricks discovers a shocking secret about the most famous American composer of all time--his music may have been stolen from a Black Jazz Age prodigy named Josephine Reed....
The river we remember : a novel
Krueger, William Kent
AN EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE In 1958, a small Minnesota town is rocked by a shocking murder, pouring fresh fuel on old grievances in this dazzling novel, an instant New York Times bestseller and "a work of art" (The Denver Post). On Memorial Day...
Yellowface
Kuang, R. F.
The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller from literary sensation R.F. Kuang *A Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick* *Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year* 'Propulsive' SUNDAY TIMES 'Razor...
Hello stranger
Center, Katherine
All the sinners bleed
Cosby, S. A.
***GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2023*** THE TIMES - THRILLER OF THE MONTH****** MAIL ON SUNDAY - BEST NEW FICTION*** FINANCIAL TIMES - BEST NEW CRIME BOOKS***'A crackling good police procedural....fresh and exhilarating' STEPHEN KING...
All the sinners bleed
Cosby, S. A.
***GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2023*** THE TIMES - THRILLER OF THE MONTH****** MAIL ON SUNDAY - BEST NEW FICTION*** FINANCIAL TIMES - BEST NEW CRIME BOOKS***'A crackling good police procedural....fresh and exhilarating' STEPHEN KING...
Go as a river
Read, Shelley
Did you hear about Kitty Karr? : a novel
Smith Paul, Crystal
REESE'S BOOK CLUB MAY 2023 PICK BOOK OF THE MONTH MAY 2023 PICK A multigenerational saga that traverses the glamour of old Hollywood and the seductive draw of modern-day showbiz When Kitty Karr Tate, a White icon of the silver screen,...
Emily Wilde's encyclopaedia of faeries
Fawcett, Heather
'A darkly gorgeous fantasy that sparkles with snow and magic, this book wholly enchanted me' Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches Enter the world of the hidden folk - and discover the most whimsical, enchanting and heart-warming tale...
Emily Wilde's encyclopaedia of faeries
Fawcett, Heather
'A darkly gorgeous fantasy that sparkles with snow and magic, this book wholly enchanted me' Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches Enter the world of the hidden folk - and discover the most whimsical, enchanting and heart-warming tale...
Fourth wing
Yarros, Rebecca
Don't miss out on the series that everyone can't stop talking about! 'Pure escapism - think Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades' -The Sun 'We weren't expecting to become obsessed with Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, but we very much are - and we're not alone . . .' ...
Hello stranger
Center, Katherine
Horse
Brooks, Geraldine
"Brooks' chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling." --The New York Times Book Review "Horse isn't just an animal story--it's a moving narrative about race and art." --TIME "A thrilling story about humanity in all its ugliness and...
Ink blood sister scribe
Törzs, Emma
Not all books should be opened. In this thrilling fantasy debut, meet the family tasked with guarding a trove of magical but deadly books, and the shadowy organisation that will do anything to get them back. * The instant Sunday Times bestseller * *...
Maame
George, Jessica
" Maame (ma-meh) has many meanings in Twi but in my case, it means woman. It's fair to say that Maddie's life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie...
Maame
George, Jessica
" Maame (ma-meh) has many meanings in Twi but in my case, it means woman. It's fair to say that Maddie's life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie...
Mother-daughter murder night : a novel
Simon, Nina
NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER - REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK  Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. "The perfect mix of family drama and murder mystery" (Kellye Garrett, award-winning author) in this lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother...
No two persons
Bauermeister, Erica
One book. Nine readers. Ten changed lives. New York Times bestselling author Erica Bauermeister's No Two Persons is "a gloriously original celebration of fiction, and the ways it deepens our lives." (--Nina de Gramont, New York Times bestselling author of The Christie...
The quiet tenant
Michallon, Clémence
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED NOVELS OF 2023 * "A bravura feat of storytelling...a daring and completely satisfying mystery." --James Patterson, #1 best-selling author A PULSE-POUNDING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ABOUT A SERIAL KILLER NARRATED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HIM: HIS 13-YEAR-OLD...
Romantic comedy a novel
Sittenfeld, Curtis
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK * A comedy writer thinks she's sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions--a "smart, sophisticated, and fun" (Oprah Daily) novel from the author of Eligible, Rodham, and Prep....
Starling house
Harrow, Alix E.
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick 'Alix E. Harrow is an exceptional, undeniable talent' - Olivie Blake, author of The Atlas Six Step into Starling House - if you dare . . . Alix E. Harrow reimagines Beauty and the Beast in this...
Starling house
Harrow, Alix E.
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick 'Alix E. Harrow is an exceptional, undeniable talent' - Olivie Blake, author of The Atlas Six Step into Starling House - if you dare . . . Alix E. Harrow reimagines Beauty and the Beast in this...
Tom Lake
Patchett, Ann
The breath-taking new novel from Ann Patchett - a Sunday Times and No. 1 New York Times bestseller'Filled with the moments I live for in a story'BONNIE GARMUS, author of Lessons in Chemistry'[Tom Lake] has it all ... Young love,...
Fourth wing
Yarros, Rebecca
Don't miss out on the series that everyone can't stop talking about! 'Pure escapism - think Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades' -The Sun 'We weren't expecting to become obsessed with Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, but we very much are - and we're not alone . . .' ...
Whalefall
Kraus, Daniel.
The Martian meets 127 Hours in this powerfully humane thriller about a scuba diver who's been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.
Tom Lake
Patchett, Ann
The breath-taking new novel from Ann Patchett - a Sunday Times and No. 1 New York Times bestseller'Filled with the moments I live for in a story'BONNIE GARMUS, author of Lessons in Chemistry'[Tom Lake] has it all ... Young love,...
Yours Truly
Jimenez, Abby.
A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances and the joy in finding the perfect match from 'a true talent' (EMILY HENRY). Readers are absolutely loving Yours Truly! 'Literally the best book I ever read' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐...

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