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The reading lists below were created by Calcasieu Parish Public Library staff. Titles that are included in the library's collection will be linked within the reading list. Feel free to submit an Interlibrary Loan request for any titles that are not included in the collection.
- Confederate Monuments - created by Brandon Shoumaker - SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library
- Man Booker Prize - best novel of the year
- Pulitzer Prizes - achievement in American journalism, literature, or music
- Nobel Prize for Literature - outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, promotion of peace.
- National Book Awards - given to one book (author) in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation, and young people's literature.
- Bram Stoker Awards - horror
- Mystery awards - Agatha, Edgar, etc.
- RITA Awards - romance
- Hugo Awards - best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year
- Nebula Awards - best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the U.S.
- Audie Awards - audiobooks