The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
DB 11341, LT 8336, BR 9281, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 30 minutes A beautiful youth has his portrait painted by an artist with a flair for the morbid. The portrait becomes the mirror of its innocent appearing subject's inner life. 1890.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Pisces: A Novel
By Melissa Broder
DB 91202, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 8 hours, 22 minutes After breaking up with her boyfriend, Lucy heads to Venice Beach, California, to dog-sit for her sister. She meets Theo one night as he sits alone on the rocks and thinks her bad luck with men might have finally changed, only to discover that Theo is a merman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
Red Clocks: A Novel
By Leni Zumas
DB 90345, LT 23712, BR 22215 (in process), Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 8 minutes In a small Oregon fishing town in a near-future America, five women navigate new barriers surrounding sexual and reproductive rights. They face single motherhood, crumbling marriages, teenage pregnancy, modern-day witch hunts, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
The Secrets of Midwives
By Sally Hepworth
DB 81111, LT 18263, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 7 hours, 47 minutes Neva is a third-generation Providence, Rhode Island, midwife; but when she becomes pregnant, she is determined to keep the baby's father a secret for as long as possible. The pregnancy complicates her relationship with her mother, Grace, and brings back painful memories for her grandmother, Floss. Descriptions of sex. 2015.
Sharp Objects: A Novel
By Gillian Flynn
DB 63109, BR 16931, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 40 minutes Chicago reporter Camille Preaker, recently treated for psychological problems, arrives in her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to investigate the murders of two preteen girls. Camille sees her mother and thirteen-year-old half-sister for the first time in years. But events from the past overwhelm her. Commercial audiobook. Some violence. 2006.
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
By Gabrielle Zevin
DB 78978, LT 16412, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 6 hours, 24 minutes When his most prized possession, a rare volume of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates. Then he receives a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. Strong language. Bestseller. 2014.
By Jane Green
DB 79096, LT 16698, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 30 minutes Married forty-three-year-old Gabby is shocked by her friends' flirtatious behavior on her first girls' night out. But she meets younger Matt that night, and they begin a long-distance friendship that evolves until Gabby's marriage is in jeopardy. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
This Is Where I Leave You
By Jonathan Tropper
DB 71875, LT 13409, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 54 minutes Shortly after he finds his wife Jen in bed with his radio-show-host boss, Judd Foxman is called home to sit shiva for his deceased atheist father. Judd finds himself dealing with his family's dysfunctional relationships and Jen's announcement that she is pregnant. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
The War of the Worlds
By H. G Wells
DB 38464, LT 1021, BR 9590, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 5 hours, 47 minutes The Martians, a loathsome though highly organized race, invade England and, with their superior weapons, subdue and prey on the people. For high school and adult readers. 1897.