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People who see FictionFinder occasionally say that it is a public library application. In this context I was interested to come across the Read for fun site at University of Notre Dame Libraries.
Students often ask those of us who work in the library at Notre Dame for books they can read just for fun. It’s not an easy question because, although we have loads of novels, they’re arranged by call number rather than by genre. This site is an attempt to respond to that request by listing popular authors whose works we know are in the Hesburgh Library. We’ve listed some of them by genres including Mysteries, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Adventure/War/Westerns, and Short Stories. We’ve also identified some Catholic authors. In some cases we’ve listed titles that you will recognize, including some that were made into movies. These lists are in no way intended to be either prescriptive or comprehensive. [Read for Fun!]