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Book Recommendations

Check out a variety of recommendation lists below!

What We’re Reading Lately

Beaverdale Books’ Greatest Hits of 2023

The Year of the Celebrity Memoir

Holiday Gift Guide: Humor

Holiday Gift Guide: General Nonfiction

Holiday Gift Guide: Historical Fiction

Holiday Gift Guide: Mysteries and Thrillers

Holiday Gift Guide: Picture Books

Holiday Gift Guide: Middle Grade

Holiday Gift Guide: Young Adult

Holiday Gift Guide: Books on Books

Holiday Gift Guide: Fiction

Holiday Gift Guide: Sports

Holiday Gift Guide: Biography

Holiday Gift Guide: History

Holiday Gift Guide: Graphic Novels

Holiday Gift Guide: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Corinne’s Audiobook Picks!

Indigenous American Voices and Stories

American Heirlooms: Early American History and Biographies

I Put a Spell On You: Paranormal Romance

The Great Old Ones: Horror Classics

Bestselling Royals Series, In New Papeback Edition

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction…

It’s HERE! 2023 Midwest Booksellers’ Holiday Catalog!

Have you received a copy of our Indie Book catalog? It’s overflowing with great stuff yet again! Looking for some…

Did You Hear the One About: Classics of True Crime and Dark History

This Dark Century: New Horror 2023

Enjoy the Freedom to Read!

  On Saturday, October 7, Beaverdale Books will host its first Banned Books Festival celebrating the Freedom to Read! The…

Even More of the Most-Banned Books in America

Challenged, Restricted, and Banned: A Reading List of Iowa’s Favorite Corruptive Literature

Hitting the Shelves

Books To Cool You Off

Steamy Summer Romances

Books of Summer

The New State of the Art: New Releases

The New State of the Art: Young Adult and Middle Grade

Sample Some Science & Soon-To-Be Bestsellers

Escape the summer heat while experimenting with some new reads! We’ve selected several classics of science writing, as well as…

Summer Science Sampler

Hitting the Shelves

Juneteenth and LGBTQ+ Reading Suggestions

In celebration of Juneteenth and PRIDE month, check out these suggestions, plus Hunter’s Pick of the Month! READ THE NEWSLETTER….

Queer Voices

Juneteenth Reading List

Pride Month Children’s Books

Summer Road Trip Classics and Favorites

Cabin Reads

Pride Month Young Adult and Middle Grade

Audiobook Spotlights

Pride Month Nonfiction

Pride Month Fiction

Beach Reads

Asian American Pacific Islander Voices

Jewish American Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Book Recommendations

To Be Read in April

Our bookstore crawl last year was so much fun, we are doing it again and this year there are seven…

Hunter’s Picks Best of 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Recomendations

Milkman By Anna Burns Paperback Fiction Graywolf Press In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons….

The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance
Just Like Millie
Diavola
The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality
The Suicide Museum
The Safekeep
The Trail of Lost Hearts
Same As It Ever Was
Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Elon Musk
This American Ex-Wife: How I Ended My Marriage and Started My Life
Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves
The Cello Still Sings: A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music
An Education in Malice
The Book of Love
The Parliament
Martyr!
Mister Magic
Black River Orchard
Good Night, Irene
Hello Beautiful
The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession
Ink Blood Sister Scribe
Red Rabbit
The Mimicking of Known Successes
Bookshops & Bonedust
Starling House
Rocky Mountain High
A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
Lady Tan’s Circle of Woman
The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology
Foster Dade Explores the Cosmos
Say Anarcha: A Young Woman, a Devious Surgeon, and the Harrowing Birth of Modern Women's Health
The Einstein Effect
The Latecomer: A Novel
Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South
Lone Women
Ripe
Medusa's Sisters
The Deep Sky
The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine
Translation State
To Each His Own
Better Living Through Birding
Camp Damascus
Women We Buried, Women We Burned: A Memoir
Witch King
The Burgess Boys
Oh William!
Anything Is Possible
Our Hideous Progeny
Tom Lake
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
Yellowface
Shy
My Name is Lucy Barton
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Bea Wolf
The Thick and the Lean
Atalanta
Babel: An Arcane History
The War Begins in Paris
Sword Catcher
Sea of Tranquility
Lily and the Octopus
The Long Way Back
Lucy by the Sea
The Facemaker
The House of Lincoln
These Precious Days
The Lost English Girl
When Women Were Dragons
Once Upon a Tome
This Other Eden
The Door-to-Door Bookstore
The Poisonwood Bible
I Have Some Questions for You
Dinners with Ruth
You Could Make This Place Beautiful
Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club
The Candy House
Thirst for Salt
Fairy Tale
Stories from the Tenants Downstairs
Hunting Game
Jews in the Garden
The Second Long March
Blue Skies
Cold People
Alchemy of a Blackbird
The Invisible Hour
The Lost English Girl
Even If Everything Ends
Acne
Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York’s Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist
I Swear: Politics is Messier Than My Minivan
The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance
Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom
I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan
Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Now Is Not the Time to Panic
The Thing in the Snow
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
White Cat, Black Dog: Stories
Stateless
The Crane Husband
Tell Me I'm Worthless
Pandora
The Terraformers
The Light Pirate
A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars
A World of Curiosities: A Novel
American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis
All Systems Red
Ocean's Echo
Our Crooked Hearts
Restore Me
The Davenports
The Librarian of Burned Books
Lessons in Chemistry
The Age of AI and Our Human Future
Trackers
Horse
Remarkably Bright Creatures
French Braid
The Beckoning World: A Novel
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Once We Were Home
Demon Copperhead
Ohio
The Thing in the Snow
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Dr. No
Lark Ascending
Rough Draft: A Memoir
When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains
Groundskeeping
Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
The Attic Child
What Happened to Paula: On the Death of an American Girl
The Call of the Wrens
Snapper
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Deluge
Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives In World War II
The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham
Poster Girl
Toad
Ithaca