Recommendations for Adults:
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt (Mar 2019)
Seeking a retreat from her failing marriage in a remote Scottish island house, Zoe disregards local superstitions about the property's tragic history before the manifestations of eerie, gothic phenomena reveal the work of a ghostly, or all-too-human, predator.
Go the F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach (Jun 2011)
A bedtime book for adults portrays the trials and tribulations of a parent who cannot get their little angel to nod off.
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson (Jun 2011)
An accident in her 20s severely damaged her memory, so although Christine Lucas is now 47, she doesn't recall anything that has happened since the accident. Each morning, her husband has to tell her who she is, and who he is. But each morning after he leaves for work, she receives a phone call and is prompted by a doctor to retrieve her secret journal.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King (Sep 2017)
In a near-future where women succumb to a sleeping disease and men revert to their primal natures, one mysterious immune woman struggles to survive in an Appalachian town where she is treated as both a demon and a lab specimen.
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (Jan 2019)
Presents the story of a student in an isolated Southern California college town who witnesses a strange sleeping illness that subjects patients to life-altering, heightened dreams.
Recommendations for Teens:
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Sep 2015)
A brave young queen and her dwarf companions set out to rescue an enchanted princess who is not quite what she seems.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Jan 2015)
In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed at knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.
More Than This by Patrick Ness (Sep 2013)
Awakening inexplicably in the suburban English town of his early childhood after drowning, Seth is baffled by changes in the community and suffers from agonizing memories that reveal sinister qualities about the world around him.
Recommendations for Kids:
Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss (Jan 1962)
Tells in humorous verse what happens when all ninety-nine trillion and three creatures in the world go to sleep.
Bear Can't Sleep by Karma Wilson (Oct 2018)
It's time for Bear to hibernate but he can't sleep, so his friends all band together to help.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker (May 2011)
At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.
I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems (June 2015)
Gerald is tired and cranky and wants to take a nap, but Piggie is not helping.
Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese (Jan 2009)
A boy awakens, blindfolded, with no memory of even his name, but soon meets Lord Umber, an adventurer and inventor, who calls him Happenstance and tells him that he has a very important destiny - and a powerful enemy.
Dormia by Jake Halpern (May 2009)
After learning of his ancestral ties to Dormia, a hidden kingdom in the Ural Mountains whose inhabitants possess the ancient power of "wakeful sleeping," twelve-year-old Alfonso sets out on a mission to save the kingdom from destruction, discovering secrets that lurk in his own sleep.