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Adopt an Author in our Popular Reading Collection

popular reading collectionDo you have a favorite author that you would like to make sure is available to all readers at Loras College Library?

You may “Adopt an Author” and sponsor the purchase of a book by your chosen author. 

To adopt, you will purchase the author’s book or books through the library at a discounted rate.  The library maintains a list of authors whose books are available for adoption.  If you see an author you would like to adopt on the list, just ask the library staff about adopting that author.

When you adopt an author, you have the privilege of being the first to check the book out of the library.  Your name will be placed inside the book on a special bookplate.

For one year, you will have the choice to adopt other books by the same author each time a new book by that author is released.  If you do not choose to adopt additional books by the same author, then that author may be adopted by another patron.

Scroll down to see authors that are available for adoption! If you would like to adopt an author, please submit the form below, or contact

Currently adopted authors:

  • Margaret Atwood
  • N. K. Jemisin
  • Jacqueline Winspear

Authors available for adoption:

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Kate Atkinson
  • T. C. Boyle
  • C. J. Box
  • Gwendoline Brooks
  • Dan Brown
  • Alafair Burke
  • Michael Chabon
  • Lee Child
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Michael Connelly
  • Deborah Crombie
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Tana French
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Robert Galbraith
  • Elizabeth George
  • John Green
  • John Grisham
  • Heather Gudenkauf
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Alice Hoffman
  • Nick Hornby
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Craig Johnson
  • Laurie R. King
  • Stephen King
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Dean Koontz
  • Michael Koryta
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Michael Lewis
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Ian McEwan
  • Ann Patchett
  • Louise Penny
  • Anna Quindlen
  • J. K. Rowling
  • Gretchen Rubin
  • John Sandford
  • Lisa Scottoline
  • David Sedaris
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Charles Todd
  • Anne Tyler
  • Colson Whitehead