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Novels in Stories

What is a "novel in stories?" Basically, it is a collection of short stories where the people and place are so entwined that it reads like a novel. This form has gained popularity among writers and readers in the past decade, and while it may be hard to define, it can be wonderful to read.

 Topical Lists

(See other lists by Whatcom Adult Librarians)
Headings:  Awards - Fiction - Mystery - Nonfiction - Adventure - Audio
(see lists of other awards here)
ALA Notable Books  2012 2011 2010 2009 2008     
Amazon Best Books  2011 2010
Best of Summer Reading Lists 2011
Bookmarks Magazine Best Books 2011 2010
Booklist Editor's Choice  2011 2010
Books for a Better Life  2011 2010 2009
Indie Next
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction  2011
Library Journal Best Books  2011 2010 2009
Newsweek's "What to Read Now"  
NYT Notable Books 2011 2010
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Shortlists 2012 2011
Bonnet Novels 
Books to be Movies and Books to be Movies2
Christy Awards
First Novels (selected) 2012 2011 2010 2009
Food Fiction
Graphic Novels for Beginners
Hot Picks in Large Print (includes fiction & nonfiction)
Magical Realism 
Northwest Fiction
NEW! Novel in Stories
Oprah's Book Club
RITA Award winners 
Short Fiction Classics
Travel Classics
XELA Staff Picks
(teen books that are good reads for adults)
Crafty Mysteries
NPR Killer Thrillers 
Hot Picks in Large Print (includes fiction & nonfiction)
House & Home 
Living Green 
Northwest Biographies
Read, Write, Explore Poetry!
Retirement: The New Golden Years
Savory Memoirs
Travel and Adventure by Women
Understanding Afghanistan
Against All Odds 3  
Sea Adventures 
Women on the Water
Audie Award Finalists (selected titles)  2011
Library Journal Best Audiobooks  2011 2010 2009
Listen-Up Awards  2011 2010 2009
Staff Audio Favorites - Adult
Staff Audio Favorites - Children
Staff Audio Favorites - Teen