Established in 1994 as an ongoing volunteer project by a public library collection development librarian. Overbooked's mission is to provide timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction for ravenous and omnivorous readers.

Starred Review Lists

Books that received at least one starred review from Booklist, Kirkus, LJ, and PW.

2013 Crime Fiction: Jan-June | July - Dec

Fiction: Jan-June | July - Dec

Speculative Fiction

2012 Crime Fiction: July-Dec | Fiction: July-Dec | Speculative Fiction

Hotlists@ Google Docs

Crime Fiction... 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Fiction... 2013 | 2012 | 2011

(lists of new and notable books - lists are sortable and can be downloaded)



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Red Moon: A Novel
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters,
Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific
The Obituary Writer
Birthdays for the Dead
Gun Guys: A Road Trip
The Blood Gospel
Jungleland: A True Story of Adventure, Obsession, and the Deadly Search for the Lost White City
The Boyfriend
Speaking from Among the Bones
Down The Up Escalator: American Lives in the Great (and Too Long) Recession
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
A Cold and Lonely Place
Proof of Guilt

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