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Fiction: Reading for Fun

Reading for Fun

Welcome to the joy of reading fiction! Whether you are wanting to escape into a magical world or try and solve a mystery before the protagonist does, we have the book for you! This guide will help you find the fictional books that are housed in Burgess Library and are available for check out. 

This guide is for recreational purposes and is to help you find books within the Burgess Library that are of the fiction classification. If you have any questions or would like help locating a book found on this guide, stop by the circulation desk and we will be happy to help. 


Featured Books of the Month

The Bluest Eye

The novel tells the powerful and poignant story of Pecola Breedlove, a young African American girl growing up in Lorain, Ohio, during the years following the Great Depression.


A novel that revolves around the lives of two women, Rachel and Miriam. Rachel is a successful African American woman living in Los Angeles, while Miriam is an immigrant from Haiti who works as a nanny.

Flyy Girl

The story follows the life of Tracey Ellison, a young African American woman, from her teenage years into adulthood. Set in Philadelphia, the narrative delves into Tracey's experiences, relationships, and the challenges she faces as she navigates through the complex worlds of love, family, and ambition.

Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

The story is set in Mississippi in the 1950s and revolves around the aftermath of a racially motivated murder. The narrative is driven by the lives of various characters, including the white man who committed the murder, the African American family affected by the tragedy, and the subsequent racial tensions in the community.