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Best of 2016

FICTION  WESTERN  MYSTERY  SCIENCE FICTION  RELIGIOUS FICTION  ROMANCE  GRAPHIC NOVELS  YOUNG ADULT  NONFICTION  BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR


FICTION

  • 13 ways of looking at a fat girl. Mona Awad. Fic AWA, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR
  • 99 stories of God. Joy Williams. Fic WIL Kirkus Prize nominee, Publishers Weekly top 10, New York Times 100
  • Absalom’s daughters. Suzanne Feldman. Fic FEL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • All is not forgotten. Wendy Walker. Fic WAL Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • All that man is. David Szalay. Fic SZA, EAudiobook New York Times 100, NPR
  • All things cease to appear. Elizabeth Brundage. Fic BRU Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries
  • Amateurs. Dylan Hicks. Fic HIC Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Amp’d. Ken Pisani. Fic PIS Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The annual big arsenic fishing contest. John Nichols. Fic NIC Booklist top 10 sports
  • Another Brooklyn. Jacqueline Woodson. Fic WOO, EAudiobook National Book Award finalist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Time #2, Amazon top 20, top 20 literature & fiction, Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR, New York Times 100, Booklist, best adult books for young adults, Over the Rainbow top 10, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Arcadia. Iain Pears. Fic PEA Booklist, top 10 SF/fantasy
  • As close to us as breathing. Elizabeth Poliner. Fic POL Amazon top 100
  • The assistants. Camille Perri. Fic PER RUSA women’s fiction shortlist, Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Barkskins. Annie Proulx. Fic PRO, CD Fic PRO, Ebook Kirkus Prize finalist, Booklist top 10 historical fiction, Publishers Weekly top 10, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #15, BookPage #18, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • Before the fall. Noah Hawley. Fic HAW, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, best thriller, New York Times 100, NPR, Thriller Award winner, Edgar Award winner
  • Before the wind. Jim Lynch. Fic LYN Booklist, Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Behold the dreamers. Imbolo Mbue. Fic MBU, Large Type Fic MBU, CD Fic MBU, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, RUSA, BookPage #35, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, PEN America Literary Award longlist, NPR
  • Between here and gone. Barbara Ferrer. Fic FER, Ebook Publishers Weekly
  • The black widow. Daniel Silva. Fic SIL, Large Type Fic SIL, CD Fic SIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee, Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • The bones of grace. Tahmima Anam. Fic ANA Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction
  • The bones of paradise. Jonis Agee. Fic AGE, Large Type Fic AGE, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • The book that matters most. Ann Hood. Fic HOO Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Born on a Tuesday. Elnathan John. Fic JOH, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Bright, precious days. Jay McInerney. Fic MACI Booklist
  • Carousel court. Joe McGinniss Jr. Fic MACG Kirkus Prize finalist
  • Carry me. Peter Behrens. Fic BEH, EAudiobook NPR
  • A certain age. Beatriz Williams. Fic WIL, Ebook Kirkus Reviews
  • Chicago. Brian Doyle. Fic DOY Booklist top 10 sports
  • The children. Ann Leary. Fic LEA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The city baker’s guide to country living. Louise Miller. Fic MIL, CD Fic MIL RUSA women’s fiction shortlist
  • City of secrets. Stewart O’Nan. Fic ONA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Commonwealth. Ann Patchett. Fic PAT, CD Fic PAT, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, New York Times 100, NPR, Time #3, BookPage #5, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, Carnegie Medal longlist, USA Today, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Newsday
  • Damaged. Lisa Scottoline. Fic SCO, Ebook Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • The damned of Petersburg. Ralph Peters. Fic PET Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Daredevils. Shawn Vestal. Fic VES Booklist best adult books for young adults
  • Dark matter. Blake Crouch. Fic CRO, CD Fic CRO, Ebook Amazon top 20, top 20 mysteries & thrillers NPR, Barnes & Noble
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. Paul Tremblay. Fic TRE NPR, Bram Stoker nominee, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • Do not say we have nothing. Madeleine Thien. Fic THI, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, New York Times 100
  • The doll-master and other tales of terror. Joyce Carol Oates. Fic OAT Booklist top 10 horror, Bram Stoker winner, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Don’t let my baby do rodeo. Boris Fishman. Fic FIS New York Times 100
  • Don’t tell me you’re afraid. Giuseppe Catozzella. Fic CAT Booklist top 10 sports
  • A doubter’s almanac. Ethan Canin. Fic CAN Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction
  • Eligible. Curtis Sittenfeld. Fic SIT, CD Fic SIT, Ebook NPR, Glamour top 10
  • End of watch. Stephen King. Fic KIN, CD Fic KIN, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers, New York Times 100, USA Today
  • Everybody’s fool. Richard Russo. Fic RUS, Large Type Fic RUS, CD Fic RUS NPR, Kirkus Prize nominee, New York Times 100
  • Everyone brave is forgiven. Chris Cleave. Fic CLE, Ebook Amazon top 100
  • The excellent Lombards. Jane Hamilton. Fic HAM, Large Type Fic HAM, CD Fic HAM Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Exposure. Helen Dunmore. Fic DUN, Ebook Kirkus Reviews
  • The family plot. Cherie Priest. Fic PRI RUSA horror shortlist, Locus Award finalist, Booklist top 10 horror
  • The Fireman. Joe Hill. Fic HIL, CD Fic HIL, Ebook Booklist top 10 horror, Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers, NPR, RUSA horror shortlist, Locus Award winner, Barnes & Noble
  • First star I see tonight. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Fic PHI, CD Fic PHI, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Booklist top 10 romance, BookPage top 10 romance, Amazon top 20 romance
  • Forty thieves. Thomas Perry. Fic PER, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 crime novels
  • The fox was ever the hunter. Herta Müller. Fic MUL Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR
  • A gentleman in Moscow. Amor Towles. Fic TOW, Large Type Fic TOW, Ebook Kirkus Prize finalist, Amazon top 20, NPR, BookPage #15
  • The girl in the red coat. Kate Hamer. Fic HAM, CD Fic HAM, EAudiobook Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • The girls. Emma Cline. Fic CLI, CD Fic CLI, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 first novels, Amazon top 100, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Esquire #23, Entertainment Weekly #7, BookPage #17, Glamour top 10, Newsweek
  • Grace. Natashia Deón. Fic DEO, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 first novels, Library Journal top 5 historical
  • Grand hotel. Vicki Baum. Fic BAU Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Grief is the thing with feathers. Max Porter. Fic POR Kirkus Prize nominee, New York Times 100, NPR, RUSA, Esquire #3
  • The Gustav Sonata. Rose Tremain. Fic TRE, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • Hag-seed: The tempest retold. Margaret Atwood. Fic ATW, CD Fic ATW NPR
  • The Hamilton affair. Elizabeth Cobbs. Fic COB, Ebook Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • Harmony. Carolyn Parkhurst. Fic PAR, Large Type Fic PAR, CD Fic PAR Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Haunted Destiny. Heather Graham. Fic GRA Booklist top 10 romance
  • The heart. Maylis de Kerangal. Large Type Fic KER Wall Street Journal
  • The heavenly table. Donald Ray Pollock. Fic POL Amazon top 100, NPR
  • Here I am. Jonathan Safran Foer. Fic FOE, CD Fic FOE Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, NPR 10 best, Time #10
  • A hero of France. Alan Furst. Fic FUR, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Heroes of the frontier. Dave Eggers. Fic EGG, Large Type Fic EGG, CD Fic EGG Carnegie Medal longlist
  • High dive. Jonathan Lee. Fic LEE Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • The high mountains of Portugal. Yann Martel. Fic MAR NPR
  • Home field. Hannah Gersen. Fic GER Booklist top 10 sports
  • Homegoing. Yaa Gyasi. Fic GYA, CD Fic GYA Library Journal top 5 historical, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100, NPR 10 best, RUSA, historical fiction shortlist, Time #4, Carnegie Medal longlist, Entertainment Weekly #3, BookPage #10, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, John Leonard Prize, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist, Esquire #2, Kirkus Reviews
  • The house at the edge of night. Catherine Banner. Fic BAN Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR
  • A hundred thousand worlds. Bob Proehl. Fic PRO Amazon top 100, Booklist
  • Hunters in the dark. Lawrence Osborne. Fic OSB NPR
  • I almost forgot about you. Terry McMillan. Fic MACM, CD Fic MACM Library Journal top 5 African American fiction, RUSA women’s fiction winner, Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • I let you go. Clare Mackintosh. Fic MACK, Large Type Fic MACK, Spanish Lang. Fic MACK, CD Fic MACK, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • I’m thinking of ending things. Iain Reid. Fic REI Kirkus Prize nominee, Amazon top 100, NPR, RUSA
  • Imagine me gone. Adam Haslett. Fic HAS NPR, Kirkus Prize finalist, National Book Award longlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Pulitzer finalist, Time #6, BookPage #25, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Wall Street Journal, Newsday
  • In sunlight or in shadow: stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Fic IN, EAudiobook Anthony Award nominee
  • In twenty years. Allison Winn Scotch. Fic SCO Library Journal top 5 women’s fiction
  • Innocents and others. Dana Spiotta. Fic SPI NPR, BookPage #16, Esquire #4, Kirkus Reviews
  • The inseparables. Stuart Nadler. Fic NAD Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko. Scott Stambach. Fic STA Kirkus Prize nominee, BookPage #42
  • It ends with us. Colleen Hoover. Fic HOO Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The kindness of enemies. Leila Aboulela. Fic ABO Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction
  • LaRose. Louise Erdrich. Fic ERD, Ebook, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Entertainment Weekly #4, Kirkus Prize nominee, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, New York Times 100, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, National Book Critics Circle Award winner
  • The last painting of Sara De Vos. Dominic Smith. Fic SMI, Large Type Fic SMI BookPage #20, Amazon top 100, Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Leave me. Gayle Forman. Fic FOR, Ebook Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Leaving Lucy Pear. Anna Solomon. Fic SOL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The lesser bohemians. Eimear McBride. Fic MACB NPR
  • The little red chairs. Edna O’Brien. Fic OBR NPR, New York Times 100
  • Lilac girls. Martha Hall Kelly. Fic KEL, Large Type Fic KEL, CD Fic KEL, Ebook Library Journal top 5 historical
  • Loner. Teddy Wayne. Fic WAY, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Prize nominee, BookPage #12
  • The longest night. Andria Williams. Fic WIL Amazon top 100
  • Losing it. Emma Rathbone. Fic RAT NPR
  • The Mandibles: a family, 2029 – 2047. Lionel Shriver. Fic SHR NPR, Booklist
  • Marrying Winterborne. Lisa Kleypas. Fic KLE, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Mercury. Margot Livesey. Fic LIV Kirkus Prize nominee, BookPage #46
  • Miss Jane. Brad Watson. Fic WAT, EAudiobook Booklist,National Book Award longlist, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, BookPage #7
  • Missile paradise. Ron Tanner. Fic TAN RUSA
  • Mister monkey. Francine Prose. Fic PRO Carnegie Medal longlist, New York Times 100, Booklist
  • Modern lovers. Emma Straub. Fic STR, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #17
  • Moonglow. Michael Chabon. Fic CHA, Ebook Booklist,Carnegie Medal shortlist, Amazon top 20, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, NPR, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Wall Street Journal
  • Mothering Sunday: a romance. Graham Swift. Fic SWI Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR
  • The mothers. Brit Bennett. Fic BEN, CD Fic BEN Amazon top 20 literature & fiction, Booklist, top 10 first novels, RUSA women’s fiction shortlist, Entertainment Weekly #11, NPR, BookPage #4, PEN America Literary Award finalist, GQ, Kirkus Reviews
  • Mr. Splitfoot. Samantha Hunt. Fic HUN Booklist top 10 horror, BookPage #21, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews
  • My name is Lucy Barton. Elizabeth Strout. Fic STR, Large Type Fic STR, CD Fic STR, Ebook, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 100, New York Times 100, NPR, Time #9, BookPage #6, Kirkus Reviews
  • Napoleon’s last island. Thomas Keneally. Fic KEN, Large Type Fic KEN Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction
  • The natural way of things. Charlotte Wood. Fic WOO Stella Prize, Tiptree longlist
  • The nest. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Fic SWE, CD Fic SWE, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist, top 10 first novels, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, NPR, BookPage #27
  • News of the world. Paulette Jiles. Fic JIL, Large Type Fic JIL Booklist, National Book Award finalist, Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, RUSA historical fiction shortlist, BookPage #1, Spur Award finalist, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews
  • Night school. Lee Child. Fic CHI, Large Type Fic CHI, CD Fic CHI, Ebook Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • The nix. Nathan Hill. Fic HIL NPR, RUSA, Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist, top 10 first novels, Amazon top 20, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, Library Journal top 10, Entertainment Weekly #1, BookPage #13, Newsday, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction
  • The noise of time. Julian Barnes. Fic BAR, Large Type Fic BAR, EAudiobook Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction
  • Noonday. Pat Barker. Fic BAR NPR
  • The north water. Ian McGuire. Fic MACG, EAudiobook Amazon top 100, New York Times top 10, Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries
  • Nutshell. Ian McEwan. Fic MACE NPR, New York Times 100
  • The obsession. Nora Roberts. Fic ROB, CD Fic ROB, Ebook Publishers Weekly
  • The one man. Andrew Gross. Fic GRO Kirkus Prize nominee, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist, Library Journal top 5 thrillers
  • The opposite of everyone. Joshilyn Jackson. Fic JAC, EAudiobook RUSA women’s fiction shortlist, Library Journal top 5 women’s fiction
  • Orphan X. Gregg Hurwitz. Fic HUR, Large Type Fic HUR, CD Fic HUR Amazon top 100, RUSA Adrenaline winner
  • The other side of the world. Stephanie Bishop. Fic BIS Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Pond. Claire-Louise Bennett. Fic BEN, EAudiobookPublishers Weekly, BookPage #28
  • The portable Veblen. Elizabeth McKenzie. Fic MACK National Book Award longlist, NPR, BookPage #50, Kirkus Reviews
  • The queen of the night. Alexander Chee. Fic CHE NPR, Esquire #19, Kirkus Reviews
  • Razor girl. Carl Hiaasen. Fic HIA, CD Fic HIA, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 crime, Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • Red right hand. Chris Holm. Fic HOL Anthony Award nominee
  • Rich and pretty. Rumaan Alam. Fic ALA, EAudiobook Esquire #18
  • The secret language of stones. M. J. Rose. Fic ROS, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 thrillers
  • Security. Gina Wohlsdorf. Fic WOH, Ebook Booklist top 10 horror, Amazon top 100, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist
  • A sinful calling. Kimberla Lawson Roby. Fic ROB Library Journal top 5 African American fiction
  • Siracusa. Delia Ephron. Fic EPH, CD Fic EPH Publishers Weekly
  • Small great things. Jodi Picoult. Fic PIC, Large Type Fic PIC, CD Fic PIC, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, Booklist
  • Smoke. Dan Vyleta. Fic VYL, CD Fic VYL NPR
  • Sons and daughters of ease and plenty. Ramona Ausubel. Fic AUS, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Spill simmer falter wither. Sara Baume. Fic BAU, Large Type Fic BAU NPR, Wall Street Journal
  • The sport of kings. C. E. Morgan. Fic MOR, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Prize winner, Pulitzer finalist, Booklist, top 10 sports, RUSA, New York Times 100, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #12, Wall Street Journal, GQ
  • Stiletto. Daniel O’Malley. Fic OMA RUSA fantasy winner
  • Sting. Sandra Brown. Fic BRO, Large Type Fic BRO, CD Fic BRO, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 romance
  • The summer before the war. Helen Simonson. Fic SIM, Large Type Fic SIM, CD Fic SIM, Ebook NPR, BookPage #30
  • The summer guest. Alison Anderson. Fic AND Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Sweet tomorrows. Debbie Macomber. Fic MACO, Large Type Fic MACO, CD Fic MACO Amazon top 20 romance
  • Sweetbitter. Stephanie Danler. Fic DAN, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #18, Esquire #10, Glamour top 10
  • Swing time. Zadie Smith. Fic SMI, CD Fic SMI NPR, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Amazon top 20, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, Booklist top of the list, Man Booker longlist, Time #7, BookPage #2, Kirkus Reviews, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Esquire #8, Glamour top 10, USA Today, Newsday
  • Tender. Belinda McKeon. Fic MACK Kirkus Reviews
  • They may not mean to, but they do. Cathleen Schine. Fic SCH, Large Type Fic SCH NPR
  • This must be the place. Maggie O’Farrell. Fic OFA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The Throwback Special. Chris Bachelder. Fic BAC National Book Award finalist, Booklist top 10 sports, Kirkus Reviews
  • ‘Til death do us part. Amanda Quick. Fic QUI, Large Type Fic QUI Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Titans. Leila Meacham. Fic MEA, CD Fic MEA Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • To the bright edge of the world. Eowyn Ivey. Fic IVE, Large Type Fic IVE, CD Fic IVE Amazon top 100, Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Prize nominee, RUSA, historical fiction shortlist, BookPage #34, Library Journal top 10, top 5 historical
  • Today will be different. Maria Semple. Fic SEM, Ebook Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, New York Times 100, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #19, BookPage #39, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, Glamour top 10, Kirkus Reviews
  • The translation of love. Lynne Kutsukake. Fic KUT Booklist, top 10 first novels
  • Truly madly guilty. Liane Moriarty. Fic MOR, CD Fic MOR, Ebook Amazon top 100
  • Under the harrow. Flynn Berry. Fic BER, CD Fic BER, EAudiobook Edgar Award winner
  • The Underground Railroad. Colson Whitehead. Fic WHI, Large Type Fic WHI, CD Fic WHI, Ebook, EAudiobook Pulitzer Prize, Library Journal top 10, National Book Award winner, Kirkus Prize finalist, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Publishers Weekly top 10, Amazon best book of 2016, New York Times top 10, NPR 10 best, Booklist, top 10 historical fiction, RUSA, Man Booker longlist, Oprah, Time #1, BookPage #8, Wall Street Journal, Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, Campbell Award 3rd, Locus Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist, Esquire #1, Newsweek, GQ, Newsday
  • The unseen world. Liz Moore. Fic MOO, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, RUSA
  • The vanishing year. Kate Moretti. Fic MOR Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The Wangs vs. the world. Jade Chang. Fic CHA Amazon top 100, top 20 literature & fiction, NPR, PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • We could be beautiful. Swan Huntley. Fic HUN Kirkus Prize nominee
  • What belongs to you. Garth Greenwell. Fic GRE, EAudiobook National Book Award longlist, NPR, Publishers Weekly top 10, Esquire #13, GQ
  • What is not yours is not yours: stories. Helen Oyeyemi. Fic OYE NPR, PEN America Literary Award winner, Esquire #21
  • The whistler. John Grisham. Fic GRI, Large Type Fic GRI, CD Fic GRI, Ebook Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • Why we came to the city. Kristopher Jansma. Fic JAN NPR
  • The widow. Fiona Barton. Fic BAR, CD Fic BAR, EbookPublishers Weekly, NPR
  • The woman in cabin 10. Ruth Ware. Fic WAR, Large Type Fic WAR, CD Fic WAR, Ebook Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • The wonder. Emma Donoghue. Fic DON Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR 10 best, BookPage #31, Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • Work like any other. Virginia Reeves. Fic REE Booklist top 10 first novels, BookPage #22
  • The Yid. Paul Goldberg. Fic GOL NPR

WESTERN

  • As good as gone. Larry Watson. Western WAT, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist
  • Frontier: Powder River. S.K. Salzer. Large Type Fic SAL Spur Award finalist

MYSTERY

  • The 7th canon: a thriller. Robert Dugoni. Mystery DUG Edgar Award nominee
  • Apricot’s revenge: a crime novel. Song Ying. Mystery SON Library Journal top 5 mystery
  • Arrowood. Laura McHugh. Large Type Fic MACH Thriller Award nominee
  • The Baker Street jurors. Michael Robertson. Mystery ROB Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Black water. Louise Doughty. Mystery DOU New York Times 100, Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Blind sight. Carol O’Connell. Mystery OCO Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Blood of the oak. Eliot Pattison. Mystery PAT Publishers Weekly
  • Brighton. Michael Harvey. Mystery HAR Kirkus Prize nominee, Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • Buffalo jump blues. Keith McCafferty. Mystery MACC Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Cambodia noir. Nicholas Seeley. Mystery SEE Booklist top 10 crime fiction debuts
  • Charcoal Joe. Walter Mosley. Mystery MOS, Ebook NPR
  • Close call. Laura DiSilverio. Mystery DIS Library Journal top 5 mystery
  • Collecting the dead. Spencer Kope. Mystery KOP Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Daisy in chains. Sharon Bolton. Mystery BOL, CD Fic BOL Kirkus Prize nominee, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist
  • Dodgers. Bill Beverly. Mystery BEV Booklist, top 10 crime novels, best adult books for young adults, Carnegie Medal longlist, Anthony Award nominee, Edgar Award nominee, Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers, BookPage #40, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Don’t turn out the lights. Bernard Minier. Mystery MIN Publishers Weekly
  • Every man a menace. Patrick Hoffman. Mystery HOF Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries
  • The ex. Alafair Burke. Mystery BUR, EAudiobook Edgar Award nominee
  • Fall from grace. Tim Weaver. Mystery WEA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The father. Anton Svensson. Mystery SVE Publishers Weekly
  • Fields where they lay. Timothy Hallinan. Mystery HAL Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
  • Fool me once. Harlan Coben. Mystery COB, CD Fic COB, Ebook Amazon top 100, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal top 5 thrillers
  • Good as gone. Amy Gentry. Mystery GEN Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • A great reckoning. Louise Penny. Mystery PEN, CD Fic PEN NPR, Kirkus Prize nominee, Publishers Weekly, BookPage #41, Anthony Award nominee
  • Hard light. Elizabeth Hand. Mystery HAN Bram Stoker nominee
  • Heart of stone: an Ellie Stone mystery. James W. Ziskin. Mystery ZIS Edgar Award nominee, Anthony Award nominee
  • Home. Harlan Coben. Mystery COB, Large Type Fic COB, Ebook Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • In the clearing. Robert Dugoni. Mystery DUG Thriller Award nominee
  • IQ. Joe Ide. Mystery IDE, Large Type Fic IDE RUSA mystery shortlist, Edgar Award nominee, Anthony Award nominee, Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Amazon top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • Jane Steele: a confession. Lyndsay Faye. Mystery FAY Booklist top 10 crime novels, NPR, Edgar Award nominee
  • King maybe. Timothy Hallinan. Mystery HAL Booklist top 10 crime novels
  • The last confession of Thomas Hawkins. Antonia Hodgson. Mystery HOD Publishers Weekly
  • The last days of night. Graham Moore. Mystery MOO, CD Fic MOO Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers, RUSA historical fiction winner
  • London rain. Nicola Upson. Mystery UPS Publishers Weekly
  • The mirror thief. Martin Seay. Mystery SEA, EAudiobook New York Times 100, NPR, Publishers Weekly
  • Missing, presumed. Susie Steiner. Mystery STE Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries
  • Murder at the 42nd Street Library. Con Lehane. Mystery LEH Kirkus Prize nominee
  • No good to cry: a Rick Van Lam mystery. Andrew Lanh. Mystery LAN Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Off the grid. C.J. Box. Mystery BOX, CD Fic BOX Spur Award winner
  • Only the hunted run. Neely Tucker. Mystery TUC Kirkus Reviews
  • The passenger. Lisa Lutz. Mystery LUT Booklist top 10 crime novels
  • Perfume river. Robert Olen Butler. Mystery BUT, Large Type Fic BUT Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • Quick and the dead. Susan Moody. Mystery MOO Library Journal top 5 mystery
  • Quiet neighbors. Catriona McPherson. Mystery MACP Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee
  • Redemption road. John Hart. Mystery HAR, CD Fic HAR, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 100, top 20 mysteries & thrillers
  • Revolver. Duane Swierczynski. Mystery SWI RUSA mystery shortlist, Hammett Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 crime
  • Rise the dark. Michael Koryta. Mystery KOR, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Salem‘s cipher. Jess Lourey. Mystery LOU Anthony Award nominee
  • Say no more. Hank Phillippi Ryan. Mystery RYA Library Journal top 5 thrillers, Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee
  • The second girl. David Swinson. Mystery SWI Booklist top 10 crime fiction debuts, Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The second life of Nick Mason. Steve Hamilton. Mystery HAM Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR, Library Journal top 5 thrillers, Hammett Prize nominee
  • The shattered tree. Charles Todd. Mystery TOD, EAudiobook Mary Higgins Clark Award winner
  • Smoke and mirrors. Elly Griffiths. Mystery GRI, EAudiobook CrimeFest Last Laugh nominee
  • A study in scarlet women. Sherry Thomas. Mystery THO, CD Fic THO, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • Sun, sand, murder. John Keyse-Walker. Mystery KEY Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Trail of echoes. Rachel Howzell Hall. Mystery HALL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The trespasser. Tana French. Mystery FRE, CD Fic FRE, Ebook Amazon top 20, NPR, Time #8, Christian Science Monitor top 15 fiction, Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries
  • Underground airlines. Ben H. Winters. Mystery WIN Amazon top 100, NPR 10 best, Publishers Weekly, Thriller Award nominee. Campbell Award 3rd
  • What remains of me. Alison Gaylin. Mystery GAY, EAudiobook Edgar Award nominee
  • Where it hurts. Reed Farrel Coleman. Mystery COL NPR, Thriller Award nominee, Edgar Award nominee, Anthony Award nominee
  • The widower’s wife: a thriller. Cate Holahan. Mystery HOL, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Wilde Lake. Laura Lippman. Mystery LIP, EAudiobook Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries, Anthony Award nominee
  • You will know me. Megan Abbott. Mystery ABB Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 sports, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Thriller Award nominee, Wall Street Journal best 10 mysteries, Anthony Award nominee

SCIENCE FICTION

  • An accident of stars. Foz Meadows. Sci. Fic MEA Tiptree longlist
  • After atlas. Emma Newman. Sci. Fic NEW Publishers Weekly, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • All the birds in the sky. Charlie Jane Anders. Sci. Fic AND, EAudiobook Amazon top 100, top 20 SF/Fantasy, NPR, Booklist best adult books for young adults, Hugo Award finalist, Time #5, Tiptree longlist, Nebula Award winner, Locus Award winner, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews
  • Arabella of Mars. David D. Levine. Sci. Fic LEV Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy, Andre Norton Award winner, Locus Award finalist
  • Babylon‘s ashes. James S. A. Corey. Sci. Fic COR Locus Award finalist
  • Behind the throne. K.B. Wagers. Sci. Fic WAG RUSA science fiction shortlist, Library Journal top 5 SF/fantasy
  • The big book of science fiction: the ultimate collection. Sci. Fic BIG Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy, Locus Award winner
  • The blood mirror. Brent Weeks. Sci. Fic WEE Barnes & Noble
  • The book of the unnamed midwife. Meg Elison. Sci. Fic ELI Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Borderline. Mishell Baker. Sci. Fic BAK NPR, RUSA fantasy shortlist, Tiptree honor, Library Journal top 5 SF/fantasy, Nebula Award nominee, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Barnes & Noble
  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel. R.S. Belcher. Sci. Fic BEL Barnes & Noble
  • Central Station. Lavie Tidhar. Sci. Fic TID NPR, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist, Campbell Award 1st, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • Certain dark things. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Sci. Fic MOR NPR, Locus Award finalist
  • Children of earth and sky. Guy Gavriel Kay. Sci. Fic KAY Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy, RUSA fantasy shortlist, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • City of blades. Robert Jackson Bennett. Sci. Fic BEN, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • A closed and common orbit. Becky Chambers. Sci. Fic CHA, EAudiobook Hugo Award finalist, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist, Publishers Weekly
  • Company Town. Madeline Ashby. Sci. Fic ASH Locus Award finalist, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Conspiracy of ravens. Lila Bowen. Sci. Fic BOW Barnes & Noble
  • A court of mist and fury. Sarah J. Maas. Sci. Fic MAA, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • Crosstalk. Connie Willis. Sci. Fic WIL, EAudiobook NPR, RUSA shortlist, Barnes & Noble, Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy
  • The dark side. Anthony O’Neill. Sci. Fic ONE Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Death’s end. Cixin Liu. Sci. Fic LIU NPR, Kirkus Prize nominee, Hugo Award finalist, Locus Award winner, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • The devourers. Indra Das. Sci. Fic DAS Barnes & Noble
  • The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe. Kij Johnson. Sci. Fic JOH NPR, Hugo Award finalist, Campbell Award finalist, Locus Award finalist
  • Dreams of distant shores. Patricia A. McKillip. Sci. Fic MACK Locus Award finalist
  • Everfair. Nisi Shawl. Sci. Fic SHA Tiptree honor, Nebula Award nominee, Campbell Award finalist, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • Every heart a doorway. Seanan McGuire. Sci. Fic MACG, CD Fic MACG Hugo Award winner, Library Journal top 5 SF/fantasy, Rainbow List, Tiptree honor, Nebula Award winner, Locus Award winner, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • The found and the lost: the collected novellas of Ursula K. LeGuin. Sci. Fic LEG, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist
  • Ghost talkers. Mary Robinette Kowal. Sci. Fic KOW RUSA fantasy shortlist
  • A green and ancient light. Frederic S. Durbin. Sci. Fic DUR Publishers Weekly, RUSA fantasy shortlist
  • Infomocracy. Malka Older. Sci. Fic OLD Kirkus Reviews, Locus Award nominee, Barnes & Noble
  • Invasive. Chuck Wendig. Sci. Fic WEN, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The Invisible Library. Genevieve Cogman. Sci. Fic COG, Ebook Library Journal top 5 SF/fantasy, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Just one damned thing after another. Jodi Taylor. Sci. Fic TAY, Ebook School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Kill switch. Jonathan Maberry. Sci. Fic MAB Thriller Award nominee
  • Kingfisher. Patricia A. McKillip. Sci. Fic MACK Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
  • The last adventure of Constance Verity. Book one. A. Lee Martinez. Sci. Fic MAR, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy
  • The last days of new Paris. China Miéville. Sci. Fic MIE Locus Award finalist
  • The last mortal bond. Brian Staveley. Sci. Fic STA Kirkus Reviews
  • League of dragons. Naomi Novik. Sci. Fic NOV Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy
  • The long way to a small, angry planet. Becky Chambers. Sci. Fic CHA, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 SF/fantasy
  • Lovecraft country. Matt Ruff. Sci. Fic RUF Booklist top 10 historical fiction, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • The map of bones. Francesca Haig. Sci. Fic HAI Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The Medusa chronicles. Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds. Sci. Fic BAX Campbell Award finalist, RUSA science fiction shortlist, Locus Award finalist
  • The mercy journals. Claudia Casper. Sci. Fic CAS Philip K. Dick Award
  • Morning star. Pierce Brown. Sci. Fic BRO Amazon top 100, top 20 SF/Fantasy, Thriller Award nominee, Barnes & Noble
  • Necessity. Jo Walton. Sci. Fic WAL NPR, Kirkus Prize nominee, Locus Award finalist
  • The nightmare stacks. Charles Stross. Sci. Fic STR, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist
  • Ninefox gambit. Yoon Ha Lee. Sci. Fic LEE, EAudiobook Hugo Award finalist, Nebula Award nominee, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist, Locus Award winner, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Not so much said the cat. Michael Swanwick. Sci. Fic SWA Kirkus Reviews, Locus Award finalist
  • The obelisk gate. N.K. Jemisin. Sci. Fic JEM Kirkus Prize nominee, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Hugo Award winner, Tiptree longlist, Nebula Award nominee, Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • The queen of blood. Sarah Beth Durst. Sci. Fic DUR, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • Red tide. Marc Turner. Sci. Fic TUR Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The regional office is under attack! Manuel Gonzales. Sci. Fic GON NPR
  • The root: a novel of the wrath & athenaeum. Na’amen Gobert Tilahun. Sci. Fic TIL Rainbow List
  • Roses and rot. Kat Howard. Sci. Fic HOW Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • Sleeping giants. Sylvain Neuvel. Sci. Fic NEU BookPage #19
  • Spellbreaker. Blake Charlton. Sci. Fic CHA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The starlit wood: new fairy tales. Sci. Fic STA Locus Award finalist
  • The summer dragon. Todd Lockwood. Sci. Fic LOC, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Summerlong. Peter S. Beagle. Sci. Fic BEA Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble
  • Super extra grande. Yoss. Sci. Fic YOS Kirkus Prize nominee, Barnes & Noble
  • Take back the sky. Greg Bear. Sci. Fic BEA Locus Award finalist
  • A taste of honey. Kai Ashante Wilson. Sci. Fic WIL Locus Award finalist, Barnes & Noble Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy
  • This census-taker: a novella. China Miéville. Sci. Fic MIE NPR, Hugo Award finalist, Locus Award finalist
  • Too like the lightning. Ada Palmer. Sci. Fic PAL, EAudiobook Hugo Award finalist, Tiptree honor, Barnes & Noble
  • Version control. Dexter Palmer. Sci. Fic PAL Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy, NPR, GQ
  • The wall of storms. Ken Liu. Sci. Fic LIU Locus Award finalist
  • Waypoint Kangaroo. Curtis C. Chen. Sci. Fic CHE Locus Award finalist
  • Will do magic for small change: a novel of what might have been. Andrea Hairston. Sci. Fic HAI Tiptree honor
  • The winged histories. Sofia Samatar. Sci. Fic SAM NPR, Locus Award finalist

RELIGIOUS FICTION

  • The alliance. Jolina Petersheim. Rel. Fic PET, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction, Christy Award finalist
  • Always watching. Lynette Eason. Rel. Fic EAS, Ebook Carol Award finalist
  • The angel of Forest Hill: an Amish Christmas romance. Cindy Woodsmall. Rel. Fic WOO, Large Type Fic WOO Carol Award finalist
  • Cold shot. Dani Pettrey. Rel. Fic PET, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • Counted with the stars. Connilyn Cossette. Rel. Fic COS, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • The feathered bone. Julie Cantrell. Rel. Fic CAN, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 Christian, Carol Award finalist
  • From this moment. Elizabeth Camden. Rel. Fic CAM, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • The hearts we mend. Kathryn Springer. Rel. Fic SPR Carol Award finalist
  • If I run. Terri Blackstock. Rel. Fic BLA, Large Type Fic BLA, CD Fic BLA, Ebook, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • Just a kiss. Denise Hunter. Rel. Fic HUN Carol Award finalist
  • Keeper of the stars. Robin Lee Hatcher. Rel. Fic HAT, Large Type Fic HAT RITA finalist
  • The lady and the lionheart. Joanne Bischof. Rel. Fic BIS Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • A lady unrivaled. Roseanna M. White. Rel. Fic WHI, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance, top 10 inspirational fiction
  • Land of silence. Tessa Afshar. Rel. Fic AFS, Ebook, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 Christian
  • Left at the altar. Margaret Brownley. Rel. Fic BRO RITA finalist
  • Like a river from its course. Kelli Stuart. Rel. Fic STU Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • The long journey to Jake Palmer. James L. Rubart. Rel. Fic RUB, CD Fic RUB, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 Christian, Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • Long way gone. Charles Martin. Rel. Fic MAR Christy Award finalist
  • The midwife’s dilemma. Delia Parr. Rel. Fic PAR Booklist top 10 romance
  • Miriam. Mesu Andrews. Rel. Fic AND Christy Award finalist
  • Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray. Dorothy Love. Rel. Fic LOV Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • Murder comes by mail. A. H. Gabhart. Rel. Fic GAB Carol Award finalist
  • No way up. Mary Connealy. Rel. Fic CON, Ebook, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist
  • Promise Lodge. Charlotte Hubbard. Rel. Fic HUB, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • The promise of Jesse Woods. Chris Fabry. Rel. Fic FAB Christy Award finalist
  • The prophetess: Deborah’s story. Jill Eileen Smith. Rel. Fic SMI, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • The Red Door Inn. Liz Johnson. Rel. Fic JOH, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award finalist
  • Restoring Christmas. Cynthia Ruchti. Rel. Fic RUC, Ebook Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • This road we traveled. Jane Kirkpatrick. Rel. Fic KIR, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction, Carol Award finalist
  • Undaunted hope. Jody Hedlund. Rel. Fic HED Carol Award finalist
  • The undoing of Saint Silvanus. Beth Moore. Rel. Fic MOO, Large Type Fic MOO, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 Christian, Christy Award finalist
  • Waves of mercy. Lynn Austin. Rel. Fic AUS, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • The wedding shop. Rachel Hauck. Rel. Fic HAU, CD Fic HAU, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • When death draws near. Carrie Stuart Parks. Rel. Fic PAR Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • You’re the one that I want. Susan May Warren. Rel. Fic WAR, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction, Carol Award finalist

ROMANCE

  • Because I’m watching. Christina Dodd. Romance DOD Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 romance, Amazon top 20 romance
  • The danger of desire. Sabrina Jeffries. Romance JEF, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 romance
  • Daughters of the bride. Susan Mallery. Romance MAL, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 romance
  • Deception island. Brynn Kelly. Romance KEL Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • Duke of sin. Elizabeth Hoyt. Romance HOY Booklist top 10 romance, RITA finalist, Amazon top 20 romance
  • Dukes prefer blondes. Loretta Chase. Romance CHA, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 romance, RITA finalist
  • The hating game. Sally Thorne. Romance THO, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR
  • Hero in the Highlands. Suzanne Enoch. Romance ENO Booklist top 10 romance, Kirkus Reviews
  • Miracle on 5th Avenue. Sarah Morgan. Romance MOR, EAudiobook RITA winner
  • Nine women, one dress. Jane L. Rosen. Romance ROS, Ebook Booklist top 10 women’s fiction, Library Journal top 5 women’s fiction
  • Once upon a wine. Beth Kendrick. Romance KEN, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 romance
  • A promise of fire. Amanda Bouchet. Romance BOU, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 romance debuts, NPR, RUSA romance shortlist, Amazon top 20 romance
  • A Scot in the dark. Sarah Maclean. Romance MACL, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 romance
  • Snowfall on Haven Point. RaeAnne Thayne. Romance THA, EAudiobook RITA finalist
  • Someone to love. Mary Balogh. Romance BAL, EAudiobook Library Journal top 5 romance
  • Swear on this life. Renée Carlino. Romance CAR Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • What we find. Robyn Carr. Romance CAR, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance

GRAPHIC FICTION

  • The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Sonny Liew. Graphic Fic LIE Publishers Weekly, NPR, Eisner Award winner, Booklist top 10 graphic novels
  • Black Panther. A nation under our feet. Book one. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Graphic Fic COA NPR, YALSA top 10 graphic, Hugo Award finalist, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Demon. Volume 1. Jason Shiga. Graphic Fic SHI NPR, Eisner Award winner
  • Patience. Daniel Clowes. Graphic Fic CLO NPR, Library Journal top 5 graphic, Eisner Award nominee. Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Peplum. Blutch. Graphic Fic BLU NPR
  • Saga. Volume six. Brian K. Vaughan. Graphic Fic VAU, Ebook Hugo Award finalist, Eisner Award winner, Barnes & Noble
  • The unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Vol. 3, Squirrel, you really got me now. Ryan North. Graphic Fic NOR Barnes & Noble, Eisner Award nominee
  • The Vision: little worse than man. Tom King. Graphic Fic KIN NPR, Hugo Award finalist, Eisner Award winner, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Wonder Woman: the true Amazon. Jill Thompson. Graphic Fic THO Eisner Award winner, Booklist top 10 graphic novels for youth

GRAPHIC NONFICTION

  • Everything is teeth. Evie Wyld. Graphic B Wyld Booklist best adult books for young adults, top 10 graphic novels
  • Hot dog taste test. Lisa Hanawalt. Graphic 818 HAN NPR, Eisner Award nominee, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • The imitation game: Alan Turing decoded. Jim Ottaviani. Graphic B Turing Over the Rainbow top 10
  • March. Book three. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin. Graphic 342.73 LEW, Y 741.5 LEW, Ebook National Book Award winner, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 100, top 20 graphic novels, Booklist, top 10 graphic novels for youth, YALSA top 10 graphic, ALSC notable, Printz winner,  Library Journal top 5 graphic, Time #1, NPR, School Library Journal, top 10 graphic, Horn Book, Eisner Award winner, Ignatz Award nominee, Barnes & Noble
  • Rolling blackouts: dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Sarah Glidden. Graphic 070.433 GLI Amazon top 20 graphic novels, NPR
  • Rosalie Lightning. Tom Hart, Rosalie Lightning, Leela Corman. Graphic B Hart Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Publishers Weekly, Eisner Award nominee, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Something new: tales from a makeshift bride. Lucy Knisley. Graphic B Knisley Library Journal top 5 graphic

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Archie. Volume one, The new Riverdale. Mark Waid. Y 741.5 WAI, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance for youth, top 10 graphic novels for youth
  • Compass south. Hope Larson. Y 741.5 LAR, J Graphic LAR School Library Journal top 10 graphic
  • Doctor Strange. 1, The way of the weird. Y 741.5 DOC Barnes & Noble
  • The drawing lesson: a graphic novel that teaches you how to draw. Mark Crilley. Y 741.5 CRI Eisner Award nominee
  • Faith. Jody Houser, Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage, Andrew Dalhouse. Y 741.5 HOU NPR, Eisner Award nominee, Barnes & Noble, Booklist top 10 graphic novels for youth, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Fantasy sports. No. 2, the bandit of Barbel Bay. Sam Bosma. Y 741.5 BOS Booklist top 10 sports for youth
  • Flying couch: a graphic memoir. Amy Kurzweil. Y 741.5 KUR Kirkus Reviews
  • Giant days. Volume two. John Allison. Y 741.5 ALL, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Ghosts. Raina Telgemeier. Y 741.5 TEL, J Graphic TEL, Ebook Publishers Weekly, NPR, Booklist, School Library Journal top 10 graphic, Eisner Award winner, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • How to talk to girls at parties. Neil Gaiman. Y 741.5 GAI Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Jughead. Chip Zdarsky. Y 741.5 ZDA, Ebook Eisner Award winner
  • Love: the lion. Frédéric Brrémaud. Y 741.5 BRR Eisner Award nominee
  • Mighty Jack. Book one. Ben Hatke. Y 741.5 HAT, J Graphic HAT YALSA top 10 graphic, School Library Journal top 10 graphic
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. BFF, 1. Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder. Y 741.5 MON Barnes & Noble
  • Ms. Marvel. Vol. 5, Super famous. Willow Wilson. Y 741.5 WIL Hugo Award finalist
  • The nameless city. Faith Erin Hicks. Y 741.5 HIC, J Graphic HIC School Library Journal top 10 graphic
  • Orange: the complete collection. 1. Ichigo Takano. Y 741.5 TAK YALSA top 10 graphic, Eisner Award nominee
  • Paper girls. 1. Brian K. Vaughan. Y 741.5 VAU, Ebook NPR, YALSA top 10 graphic, Hugo Award finalist, Eisner Award nominee, Barnes & Noble, Glamour top 10, Amazon top 20 graphic novels
  • Prez. Volume 1, Corndog-in-chief. Mark Russell. Y 741.5 RUS, Ebook YALSA top 10 graphic
  • Tetris: the games people play. Box Brown. Y 741.5 BRO Eisner Award nominee, Ignatz Award nominee

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  • After the woods. Kim Savage. Y Fic SAV Booklist top 10 crime fiction for youth
  • All we have left. Wendy Mills. Y Fic MIL Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth, Amazon top 20 YA
  • American girls. Alison Umminger. Y Fic UMM Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, YALSA
  • And I darken. Kiersten White. Y Fic WHI, Y AUDIO CD WHI NPR, Rainbow list
  • Anna and the Swallow Man. Gavriel Savit. Y Fic SAV, Y AUDIO CD SAV, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly
  • The apple tart of hope. Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Y Fic FIT, Ebook Booklist top 10 contemporary middle-grade novels
  • Ashes. Laurie Halse Anderson. Y Fic AND, Ebook School Library Journal
  • Ask me how I got here. Christine Heppermann. Y Fic HEP YALSA
  • Asking for it. Louise O’Neill. Y Fic ONE, Ebook YALSA, Printz Honor, School Library Journal
  • Beast. Brie Spangler. Y Fic SPA Publishers Weekly
  • The bitter side of sweet. Tara Sullivan. Y Fic SUL YALSA, ALSC Notable
  • Blood red snow white. Marcus Sedgwick. Y Fic SED BookPage top 10 teen
  • Booked. Kwame Alexander. Y Fic ALE, J ALE, Y AUDIO Playaway ALE, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 contemporary middle-grade novels, top 10 sports for youth, National Book Award longlist, YALSA, ALSC notable, BookPage top 10 middle grade
  • Burn baby burn. Meg Medina. Y Fic MED, Y AUDIO CD MED NPR, Booklist, top 10 historical fiction for youth, National Book Award longlist, YALSA top 10, Amelia Bloomer top 10, BookPage top 10 teen, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Burning midnight. Will McIntosh. Y Fic MACI, Y AUDIO CD MACI Locus Award finalist
  • Calamity. Brandon Sanderson. Y Fic SAN, Y AUDIO CD SAN Barnes & Noble
  • The call. Peadar O’Guilin. Y Fic OGU, Y AUDIO Playaway OGU, EAudiobook YALSA
  • Character, driven. David Lubar. Y Fic LUB YALSA, School Library Journal
  • Crooked kingdom. Leigh Bardugo. Y Fic BAR Locus Award finalist, Amazon top 20 YA
  • The crown. Kiera Cass. Y Fic CAS, Ebook, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • The death and life of Zebulon Finch. Volume two, Empire decayed. Mr. Daniel Kraus. Y Fic KRA Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth
  • The diabolic. S.J. Kincaid. Y Fic KIN Amazon top 20 SF/Fantasy
  • Don’t get caught. Kurt Dinan. Y Fic DIN, Ebook Teens’ Top Ten
  • Drag teen: a tale of angst and wigs. Jeffery Self. Y Fic SEL YALSA
  • Empire of storms. Sarah J. Maas. Y Fic MAA, Ebook Amazon top 20 YA
  • The end of fun. Sean McGinty. Y Fic MACG Booklist top 10 first novels for youth
  • Exit, pursued by a bear. E.K. Johnston. Y Fic JOH, Y AUDIO CD JOH NPR, Booklist, top 10 sports for youth, Publishers Weekly, Amelia Bloomer top 10
  • Falling over sideways. Jordan Sonnenblick. Y Fic SON, Y AUDIO Playaway SON, EAudiobook Booklist
  • The female of the species. Mindy McGinnis. Y Fic MACG YALSA top 10, School Library Journal
  • Fifteen lanes. S. J. Laidlaw. Y Fic LAI Booklist
  • The first time she drowned. Kerry Kletter. Y Fic KLE, Y AUDIO CD KLE Booklist top 10 first novels for youth
  • The forbidden wish. Jessica Khoury. Y Fic KHO Booklist top 10 romance for youth
  • The geek’s guide to unrequited love. Sarvenaz Tash. Y Fic TAS Amazon top 20 YA
  • Genius: the game. Leopoldo Gout. Y Fic GOU Teens’ Top Ten
  • The girl I used to be. April Henry. Y Fic HEN Edgar Award nominee, Anthony Award nominee
  • Girl in pieces. Kathleen Glasgow. Y Fic GLA YALSA, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Girl mans up. M-E Girard. Y Fic GIR YALSA
  • Goldenhand: an Old Kingdom novel. Garth Nix. Y Fic NIX Locus Award finalist
  • The great American whatever. Tim Federle. Y Fic FED, Y AUDIO CD FED, Ebook New York Times notable, YALSA, School Library Journal
  • The Haters. Jesse Andrews. Y Fic AND, Y AUDIO CD AND Booklist top 10 arts for youth
  • Heartless. Marissa Meyer. Y Fic MEY, Y AUDIO CD MEY YALSA, Amazon top 20 YA, Teens’ top ten
  • Highly illogical behavior. John Corey Whaley. Y Fic WHA, EAudiobook NPR, YALSA, BookPage top 10 teen, School Library Journal
  • Holding Smoke. Elle Cosimano. Y Fic COS Thriller Award nominee, Bram Stoker nominee
  • If I was your girl. Meredith Russo. Y Fic RUS, Y AUDIO CD RUS, Ebook Publishers Weekly, YALSA, Amazon top 20 YA, Teens’ Top Ten
  • Iron cast. Destiny Soria. Y Fic SOR, Ebook Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & horror for youth
  • Julia vanishes. Catherine Egan. Y Fic EGA, Ebook Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for youth
  • Kids of appetite. David Arnold. Y Fic ARN Publishers Weekly, YALSA, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Kill the boy band. Goldy Moldavsky. Y Fic MOL, Y AUDIO Playaway MOL NPR
  • Labyrinth lost. Zoraida Córdova. Y Fic COR, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, YALSA, Latino Book Award
  • Lady Midnight. Cassandra Clare. Y Fic CLA, Y AUDIO CD CLA, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 YA, Teens’ Top Ten
  • Last seen leaving. Caleb Roehrig. Y Fic ROE Booklist top 10 crime for youth
  • The last star. Rick Yancey. Y Fic YAN, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • The last true love story. Brendan Kiely. Y Fic KIE YALSA
  • The lie tree. Frances Hardinge. Y Fic HAR, Y AUDIO CD HAR, Ebook BookPage top 10 teen, NPR, Booklist, top 10 historical fiction for youth, Publishers Weekly, Amelia Bloomer top 10, YALSA top 10, ALSC notable, Andre Norton Award nominee, School Library Journal, Horn Book
  • Lily and Dunkin. Donna Gephart. Y Fic GEP Booklist top 10 sports for youth, NPR, YALSA, Amazon top 20 children’s
  • Lois Lane: double down. Gwenda Bond. Y Fic BON Locus Award finalist
  • Love & gelato. Jenna Evans Welch. Y Fic WEL Teens’ Top Ten
  • Lucky strikes. Louis Bayard. Y Fic BAY Amazon top 20 YA
  • Lucy and Linh. Alice Pung. Y Fic PUN NPR, YALSA
  • The memory of light. Francisco X. Stork. Y Fic STO YALSA, Latino Book Award, Tomas Rivera Award
  • Merrow. Ananda Braxton-Smith. Y Fic BRA YALSA
  • My Lady Jane. Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows. Y Fic HAN, Ebook, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, Booklist, top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for youth, YALSA
  • My sister Rosa. Justine Larbalestier. Y Fic LAR Publishers Weekly, YALSA, Edgar Award nominee, Anthony Award nominee
  • The mystery of hollow places. Rebecca Podos. Y Fic POD, Y AUDIO CD POD Booklist top 10 crime fiction for youth, top 10 first novels for youth
  • Nickel. Robert Wilder. Y Fic WIL Booklist top 10 romance for youth
  • Not if I see you first. Eric Lindstrom. Y Fic LIN, Ebook YALSA
  • On the edge of gone. Corinne Duyvis. Y Fic DUY YALSA
  • Outrun the moon. Stacey Lee. Y Fic LEE YALSA
  • P.S. I like you. Kasie West. Y Fic WES, EAudiobook Teens’ Top Ten
  • The passion of Dolssa. Julie Berry. Y Fic BER, Ebook Publishers Weekly, New York Times notable, YALSA top 10, Printz Honor, Booklist, top 10 historical fiction for youth, top 10 religion & spirituality for youth, School Library Journal, Horn Book
  • Places no one knows. Brenna Yovanoff. Y Fic YOV Booklist top 10 romance for youth
  • Playing for the Devil’s Fire. Phillippe Diederich. Y Fic DIE Booklist, YALSA
  • The problem with forever. Jennifer L. Armentrout. Y Fic ARM, Ebook, EAudiobook RITA winner
  • Railhead. Philip Reeve. Y Fic REE YALSA, Andre Norton Award nominee
  • Rani Patel in full effect. Sonia Patel. Y Fic PAT Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, top 10 historical fiction, YALSA, BookPage top 10 teen
  • The raven king. Maggie Stiefvater. Y Fic STI, Y AUDIO Playaway STI, EAudiobook School Library Journal
  • The reader. Traci Chee. Y Fic CHE Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, NPR, YALSA top 10, School Library Journal, Locus Award finalist
  • Rocks fall everyone dies. Lindsay Ribar. Y Fic RIB Andre Norton Award nominee
  • The rose and the dagger. Renée Ahdieh. Y Fic AHD Amazon top 20 YA
  • Salt to the sea. Ruta Sepetys. Y Fic SEP, Y AUDIO CD SEP, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 historical fiction for youth, Publishers Weekly, New York Times notable, YALSA top 10, BookPage top 10 teen, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Scythe. Neal Shusterman. Y Fic SHU Publishers Weekly, YALSA top 10, Printz Honor, BookPage top 10 teen, School Library Journal, Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & horror for youth, Amazon top 20 YA, Teens’ Top Ten
  • The serpent king. Jeff Zentner. Y Fic ZEN, Y AUDIO CD ZENPublishers Weekly, New York Times notable, YALSA top 10, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Shuffle, repeat. Jen Klein. Y Fic KLE Booklist top 10 romance for youth
  • Spontaneous. Aaron Starmer. Y Fic STA YALSA, Time
  • The star-touched queen. Roshani Chokshi. Y Fic CHO, Y AUDIO CD CHO Andre Norton Award nominee, Locus Award finalist
  • The steep & thorny way. Cat Winters. Y Fic WIN, Ebook Booklist top 10 crime fiction for youth, YALSA
  • Steeplejack. A. J. Hartley. Y FIC HARBooklist, top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for youth, YALSA, Thriller Award winner
  • Still life with tornado. A. S. King. Y Fic KIN, EAudiobook New York Times notable, Publishers Weekly, YALSA, Booklist top of the list, top 10 arts for youth, School Library Journal, BookPage top 10 teen
  • Summer days and summer nights: twelve love stories. Y Fic SUM, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 romance for youth, YALSA
  • The sun is also a star. Nicola Yoon. Y Fic YOO, Y AUDIO CD YOO, Ebook National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, top 10 romance for youth, Amazon top 20, best YA, New York Times notable, YALSA top 10, Horn Book, Time, Printz honor, Entertainment Weekly #8, BookPage top 10 teen, Barnes & Noble, Teens’ Top Ten
  • Symptoms of being human. Jeff Garvin. Y Fic GAR, Ebook YALSA
  • Tag, you’re dead. J. C. Lane. Y Fic LAN Anthony Award nominee
  • Tell me three things. Julie Buxbaum. Y Fic BUX Amazon top 20 YA
  • The telling. Alexandra Sirowy. Y Fic SIR Bram Stoker nominee
  • Thieving weasels. Billy Taylor. Y Fic TAY, Y AUDIO CD TAY Thriller Award nominee, Edgar Award nominee
  • This is the part where you laugh. Peter Brown Hoffmeister. Y Fic HOF YALSA
  • This is where it ends. Marieke Nijkamp. Y Fic NIJ, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Teens’ Top Ten
  • This savage song. Victoria Schwab. Y Fic SCH, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist, top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for youth, Locus Award finalist, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Three truths and a lie. Brent Hartinger. Y Fic HAR Edgar Award nominee
  • To stay alive: Mary Ann Graves and the tragic journey of the Donner Party. Skila Brown. Y Fic BRO ALSC notable, Horn Book
  • A torch against the night. Sabaa Tahir. Y Fic TAH Amazon top 100, top 20 YA, Time
  • Truthwitch. Susan Dennard. Y Fic DEN, Y AUDIO CD DEN Locus Award finalist
  • Tumbling. Caela Carter. Y Fic CAR Booklist top 10 sports for youth
  • Unbecoming. Jenny Downham. Y Fic DOW Publishers Weekly, YALSA, BookPage top 10 teen
  • Vassa in the night. Sarah Porter. Y Fic POR YALSA, Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy & horror for youth
  • Watched. Marina Budhos. Y Fic BUD YALSA
  • We are the ants. Shaun David Hutchinson. Y Fic HUT, Ebook YALSA, Rainbow List, School Library Journal
  • Whatever. S. J. Goslee. Y Fic GOS Booklist, top 10 romance for youth
  • When the moon was ours. Anna-Marie McLemore. Y Fic MACL Booklist, YALSA, Rainbow List, National Book Award longlist, Tiptree Award winner, Latino Book Award
  • When they fade. Jeyn Roberts. Y Fic ROB Bram Stoker nominee
  • When we collided. Emery Lord. Y Fic LOR YALSA
  • Where you’ll find me. Natasha Friend. Y Fic FRI YALSA
  • Whisper to me. Nick Lake. Y Fic LAK YALSA
  • You know me well. Nina LaCour, David Levithan. Y Fic LAC YALSA

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

  • American girls: social media and the secret lives of teenagers. Nancy Jo Sales. Y 004.678 SAL Kirkus Reviews
  • Balcony on the moon: coming of age in Palestine. Ibtisam Barakat. Y 956.95 BAR Amelia Bloomer top 10
  • Blood brother: Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights. Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace. Y 323.092 WAL, Ebook Booklist best adult books for young adults, ALSC notable
  • The book of Isaias: a child of Hispanic immigrants seeks his own America. Daniel Connolly. Y 305.868 CON Latino Book Award
  • The boy who runs: the odyssey of Julius Achon. John Brant. Y 796.42 BRA Booklist top 10 sports
  • Brown v. Board of Education: a fight for simple justice. Susan Goldman Rubin. Y 344.079 RUB Booklist, ALSC notable
  • Bubonic panic: when plague invaded America. Gail Jarrow. Y 614.57 JAR School Library Journal
  • Crush: writers reflect on love, longing, and the lasting power of their first celebrity crush. Y 152.41 CRU Kirkus Prize nominee
  • How to make a spaceship: a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private spaceflight. Julian Guthrie. Y 629.47 GUT PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • In the shadow of liberty: the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives. Kenneth C. Davis. Y 306.362 DAV Booklist top of the list, ALSC notable
  • Maker lab: 28 super cool projects: build, invent, create, discover. Jack Challoner. Y 507.8 CHA Booklist top 10 project books for youth
  • The plot to kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: pastor, spy, unlikely hero. Patricia A. McCormick. Y 940.53 MACM, J 940.53 MACM, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth
  • Sabotage: the mission to destroy Hitler’s atomic bomb. Neal Bascomb. Y 940.5486 BAS School Library Journal
  • Sachiko: a Nagasaki bomb survivor’s story. Caren Stelson. Y 940.5425 STE, EAudiobook National Book Award longlist, Booklist, ALSC notable
  • Samurai rising: the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. Pamela S. Turner. Y 952.01 TUR, EAudiobook Booklist, top 10 biographies for youth, ALSC notable, School Library Journal
  • Saving Alex: when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that’s when my nightmare began. Alex Cooper. Y 289.3092 COO Booklist best adult books for young adults
  • The singing bones: inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales. Shaun Tan. Y 398.2 TAN NPR, Amazon top 20 YA
  • Take it as a compliment. Y 362.9 TAK Amelia Bloomer top 10
  • Uprooted: the Japanese American experience during World War II. Albert Marrin. Y 940.5317 MAR Publishers Weekly, Booklist, ALSC notable
  • Vietnam: a history of a war. Russell Freedman. Y 959.7043 FRE Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal
  • We believe you: survivors of campus sexual assault speak out. Annie E. Clark, Andrea L. Pino. Y 378.197 CLA Amelia Bloomer top 10

NONFICTION

  • 1916: a global history. Keith Jeffery. 940.45 JEF Kirkus Prize nominee
  • 1941: fighting the shadow war: a divided America in a world at war. Marc Wortman. 973.917 WOR Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The ABCs of how we learn: 26 scientifically proven approaches, how they work, and when to use them. Daniel L. Schwartz, Jessica M. Tsang, Kristen P. Blair. 370.1523 SCH NPR
  • The abridged history of rainfall. Jay Hopler. 811.6 HOP National Book Award finalist
  • The abundance: narrative essays old and new. Annie Dillard. 814 DIL, CD 814 DIL NPR, Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • ADHD nation: children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic. Alan Schwarz. 616.8589 SCH Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Algorithms to live by: the computer science of human decisions. Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths. 153.43 CHR Amazon top 20 science
  • All the presidents’ gardens: Madison’s cabbages to Kennedy’s roses– how the White House grounds have grown with America. Marta McDowell. 635.0975 MACD Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • All the single ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation. Rebecca Traister. 306.8153 TRA New York Times 100, NPR, Library Journal top 10, Entertainment Weekly #5
  • All the ways we kill and die: an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer. Brian Castner. 958.1047 CAS Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Altamont: the Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the inside story of rock’s darkest day. Joel Selvin. 782.4216 SEL Kirkus Prize nominee, Amazon top 20 humor & entertainment
  • Am I alone here?: notes on living to read and reading to live. Peter Orner. 814.6 ORN, Ebook National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
  • American philosophy: a love story. John Kaag. 191 KAA NPR
  • American revolutions: a continental history, 1750-1804. Alan Taylor. 973.3 TAY Kirkus Prize nominee
  • America‘s war for the greater Middle East: a military history. Andrew J. Bacevich. 956.054 BAC National Book Award longlist, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Kirkus Reviews
  • And the monkey learned nothing: dispatches from a life in transit. Tom Lutz. 910.4 LUT Booklist top 10 literary travel
  • The Apache wars: the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American history. Paul Andrew Hutton. 970.5 HUT Spur Award winner
  • Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire: travels among the tombs of the twelve. Tom Bissell. 225.92 BIS Kirkus Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality, Publishers Weekly
  • Appetites. Anthony Bourdain. 641.5 BOU NPR, Amazon best cookbook of 2016, Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • Archeophonics. Peter Gizzi. 811.54 GIZ National Book Award finalist
  • Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? Frans de Waal. 591.513 WAA Kirkus Prize nominee, Publishers Weekly, RUSA, Library Journal top 5 sci tech
  • The aromatherapy garden: growing fragrant plants for happiness and well-being. Kathi Keville. 635.968 KEV Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • The art of waiting…: on fertility, medicine, and motherhood. Belle Boggs. 362.1981 BOG, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • At the existentialist café: freedom, being, and apricot cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others. Sarah Bakewell. 142.78 BAK RUSA, Kirkus Prize finalist, New York Times top 10, Amazon top 20 nonfiction, top 20 history
  • At the foundling hospital. Robert Pinsky. 811 PIN National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
  • At war on the Gothic Line: fighting in Italy, 1944-45. Christian Jennings. 940.5421 JEN Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Atlas obscura: an explorer’s guide to the worlds hidden wonders. Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton. 910.202 FOE, Ebook Booklist, best travel book of the year, best adult books for young adults
  • The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu: and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts. Joshua Hammer. 025.82 HAM, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • Bad news: last journalists in a dictatorship. Anjan Sundaram. 079 SUN Amazon top 100, top 20 nonfiction, PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • Battling the gods: atheism in the ancient world. Tim Whitmarsh. 211.8 WHI Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Be your best boss: reinvent yourself from employee to entrepreneur. William R. Seagraves. 658.11 SEA, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 business
  • Becoming wise: an inquiry into the mystery and art of living. Krista Tippett. 158.1 TIP Library Journal top 5 religion & spirituality
  • Being a beast: adventures across the species divide. Charles Foster. 591.5 FOS, Ebook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Bellevue: three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America’s most storied hospital. David Oshinsky. 362.1109 OSH, CD 362.1109 OSH Booklist
  • Bestiary: poems. Donika Kelly. 811.6 KEL National Book Award longlist
  • Beyond human: how cutting-edge science is extending our lives. Eve Herold. 174.2 HER Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The big picture: on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself. Sean Carroll. 576.83 CAR Amazon top 20 science, Kirkus Reviews
  • Bitter freedom: Ireland in a revolutionary world. Maurice Walsh. 940.5082 WAL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Black hole blues: and other songs from outer space. Janna Levin. 539.754 LEV Amazon top 20 science, Kirkus Prize nominee, Wall Street Journal
  • The black Maria. Aracelis Girmay. 811.6 GIR Publishers Weekly
  • The Black presidency: Barack Obama and the politics of race in America. Michael Eric Dyson. 305.896 DYS, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize finalist
  • Blackacre. Monica Youn. 811.6 YOU National Book Award longlist, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • Blood and earth: modern slavery, ecocide, and the secret to saving the world. Kevin Bales. 306.362 BAL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Blood at the root: a racial cleansing in America. Patrick Phillips. 305.896 PHI New York Times 100, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Kirkus Prize nominee, RUSA, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal top 10, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Amazon top 20 history
  • Blood in the water: the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy. Heather Ann Thompson. 365.97 THO Pulitzer winner, National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Prize nominee, Publishers Weekly top 10, New York Times 100, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Newsweek
  • Blood year: the unraveling of Western counterterrorism. David Kilcullen. 363.325 KIL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Blue laws: selected & uncollected poems, 1995-2015. Kevin Young. 811 YOU National Book Award longlist
  • Bolshoi confidential: secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today. Simon Morrison. 792.809 MOR Booklist, top 10 arts
  • The book of magic: from antiquity to the Enlightenment. 133.4309 BOO NPR
  • The boys in the bunkhouse: servitude and salvation in the heartland. Dan Barry. 362.3 BAR Booklist, RUSA, Kirkus Reviews
  • Brilliant beacons: a history of the American lighthouse. Eric Jay Dolin. 387.155 DOL Kirkus Prize nominee
  • A burglar’s guide to the city. Geoff Manaugh. 364.162 MAN Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • But what if we’re wrong?: thinking about the present as if it were the past. Chuck Klosterman. 303.49 KLO Kirkus Prize nominee, Amazon top 10 humor & entertainment
  • A cancer in the family: take control of your genetic inheritance. Theodora Ross. 616.994 ROS, Large Type 616.994 ROS Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Cannibal. Safiya Sinclair. 811.6 SIN RUSA, PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • Cat castles: 20 cardboard habitats you can build yourself. Carin Oliver. 745.54 OLI Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Chain of title: how three ordinary Americans uncovered Wall Street’s great foreclosure fraud. David Dayen. 330.973 DAY Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Children of paradise: the struggle for the soul of Iran. Laura Secor. 955.054 SEC, CD 955.054 SEC Amazon top 20 history, PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • City of dreams: the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York. Tyler Anbinder. 974.71 ANB New York Times 100, Amazon top 20 history, Kirkus Reviews
  • City of thorns: nine lives in the world’s largest refugee camp. Ben Rawlence. 967.7305 RAW Carnegie Medal longlist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Code warriors: NSA’s codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union. Stephen Budiansky. 327.1273 BUD, Ebook Wall Street Journal
  • Collected poems: 1974–2004. Rita Dove. 811 DOV National Book Award finalist, New York Times 100
  • Commander in chief: FDR’s battle with Churchill, 1943. Nigel Hamilton. 940.5322 HAM, EAudiobook Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The complete photo guide to cardmaking. Judi Watanabe. 745.5941 WAT Library Journal top 5 crafts & DIY
  • Cooking for Jeffrey. Ina Garten. 641.5 GAR Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Court-martial: how military justice has shaped America from the revolution to 9/11 and beyond. Chris Bray. 343.7 BRA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Coventry: November 14, 1940. Frederick Taylor. 940.5421 TAY Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Crochet geometry: geometric patterns to fit and flatter. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby. 746.434 MUL Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Danielle Walker’s against all grain celebrations: a year of gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo recipes for every occasion. 641.5631 WAL Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Dark money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right. Jane Mayer. 324.973 MAY, CD 320.52 MAY, Ebook NPR, New York Times top 10, Entertainment Weekly #16, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Newsweek
  • Dark territory: the secret history of cyber war. Fred Kaplan. 363.3259 KAP Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Deep work: rules for focused success in a distracted world. Cal Newport. 650.1 NEW Amazon top 20 business
  • The defender: how the legendary Black newspaper changed America: from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama. Ethan Michaeli. 071.73 MIC New York Times 100, Amazon top 20 history
  • Democracy for realists: why elections do not produce responsive government. Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels. 321.8 ACH
  • Domus: a journey into Italy’s most creative interiors. Oberto Gili, Marella Caracciolo Chia. 747.0945 GIL Publishers Weekly
  • The dragon behind the glass: a true story of power, obsession, and the world’s most coveted fish. Emily Voight. 597.17 VOI Carnegie Medal longlist, Library Journal top 5 sci tech, PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • Dreamland: the true tale of America’s opiate epidemic. Sam Quinones. 362.293 QUI PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • The Earth is weeping: the epic story of the Indian wars for the American West. Peter Cozzens. 978.02 COZ, EAudiobook Booklist, Spur Award finalist, Amazon top 20 history
  • Eccentric orbits: the Iridium story. John Bloom. 384.51 BLO Wall Street Journal
  • Ego is the enemy. Ryan Holiday. 158.1 HOL NPR
  • Emotional agility: get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life. Susan David. 155.24 DAV Amazon top 20 business
  • Enough said: what’s gone wrong with the language of politics? Mark Thompson. 320.014 THO Publishers Weekly
  • Eruption: the untold story of Mount St. Helens. Steve Olson. 363.3495 OLS, CD 363.3495 OLS Amazon top 100, top 20 nonfiction
  • Everyday sexism. Laura Bates. 305.42 BAT School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Evicted: poverty and profit in the American city. Matthew Desmond. 339.46 DES Pulitzer Prize, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #10, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Publishers Weekly top 10, New York Times top 10, Booklist, Amazon top 20, top 20 nonfiction, Library Journal top 10, RUSA, BookPage #9, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, PEN America Literary Award winner, National Book Critics Circle Award winner, Esquire #6, Kirkus Prize finalist
  • Exiled in America: life on the margins in a residential motel. Christopher P. Dum. 305.568 DUM Carnegie Medal longlist
  • Far and away: reporting from the brink of change: seven continents, twenty-five years. Andrew Solomon. 303.4 SOL New York Times 100, PEN America Literary Award longlist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Fastpitch: the untold history of softball and the women who made the game. Erica Westly. 796.3578 WES PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • The feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship. Alex Beam. 818.5 BEA Publishers Weekly
  • Finding peace through spiritual practice: the interfaith amigos’ guide to personal, social, and environmental healing. Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman. 204.4 MACK Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • The fire line: the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American firefighting. Fernanda Santos. 363.37 SAN Spur Award finalist
  • Float. Anne Carson. 811 CAR NPR
  • Floodpath: the deadliest man-made disaster of 20th-century America and the making of modern Los Angeles. Jon Wilkman. 363.3493 WIL Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • Food52 a new way to dinner: a playbook of recipes and strategies for the week ahead. Amanda Hesser, Merrill Stubbs. 641.54 HES Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • From the war on poverty to the war on crime: the making of mass incarceration in America. Elizabeth Hinton. 364.973 HIN New York Times 100
  • Game worn: treasures of baseball’s greatest heroes and moments. Stephen Wong, Dave Grob. 796.357 WON Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction
  • The games: a global history of the Olympics. David Goldblatt. 796.48 GOL Kirkus Reviews
  • Garden flora: the natural and cultural history of the plants in your garden. Noel Kingsbury. 635.9 KIN Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Gender medicine: the groundbreaking new science of gender- and sex-related diagnosis and treatment. Marek Glezerman. 362.108 GLE Library Journal top 5 health & medicine
  • The gene: an intimate history. Siddhartha Mukherjee. 616.042 MUK, CD 616.042 MUK, Ebook Amazon top 20, best science book of 2016, New York Times 100, NPR, RUSA, Library Journal top 10, Entertainment Weekly #14, PEN America Literary Award longlist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The genius of birds. Jennifer Ackerman. 598 ACK Wall Street Journal, PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • The geography of genius: a search for the world’s most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley. Eric Weiner. 153.9 WEI Amazon top 100, top 20 nonfiction, top 20 history
  • Ghetto: the invention of a place, the history of an idea. Mitchell Duneier. 307.3366 DUN Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100
  • Ghostland: an American history in haunted places. Colin Dickey. 133.1 DIC NPR
  • The glass universe: how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars. Dava Sobel. 522.1 SOB, CD 522.1 SOB Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Booklist, PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • The Godfather notebook. Francis Ford Coppola. 791.4372 COP NPR
  • Grace without God: the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age. Katherine Ozment. 200.973 OZM Publishers Weekly
  • Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth. 158.1 DUC, Ebook Amazon top 20 business
  • Grunt: the curious science of humans at war. Mary Roach. 355.07 ROA, CD 355.07 ROA, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 100, top 20 science, Library Journal top 5 sci tech, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • The gunning of America: business and the making of American gun culture. Pamela Haag. 338.768 HAA Kirkus Reviews
  • Hamilton: the revolution: being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter. 782.14 MIR, Y 782.14 MIR, CD 782.14 MIR NPR, Pulitzer Prize, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Amazon top 10 humor & entertainment
  • Hate spin: the manufacture of religious offense and its threat to democracy. Cherian George. 345.0288 GEO Publishers Weekly
  • Heirloom plants: a complete compendium of heritage vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers. Thomas Etty, Lorraine Harrison. 635 ETT Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • The hidden life of trees: what they feel, how they communicate: discoveries from a secret world. Peter Wohlleben. 582.16 WOH, Ebook, EAudiobook BookPage #38, Amazon top 20 science
  • A history of American sports in 100 objects. Cait Murphy. 796.09 MUR Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction
  • The hour of land: a personal topography of America’s national parks. Terry Tempest Williams. 333.78 WIL Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist, Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • House of lords and commons: poems. Ishion Hutchinson. 811.6 HUT New York Times 100, Library Journal top 5 poetry, National Book Critics Circle Award winner
  • How everything became war and the military became everything: tales from the Pentagon. Rosa Brooks. 355.0335 BRO New York Times 100, Kirkus Reviews
  • How God became God: what scholars are really saying about God and the Bible. Richard Smoley. 231 SMO Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • How to bake everything: simple recipes for the best baking. Mark Bittman. 641.815 BIT Amazon top 20 cookbooks, Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • How to be a person in the world: Ask Polly’s guide through the paradoxes of modern life. Heather Havrilesky. 070.444 HAV NPR, Esquire #25
  • How to be a Tudor: a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life. Ruth Goodman. 942.05 GOO, CD 942.05 GOO NPR
  • How to make your money last: the indispensable retirement guide. Jane Bryant Quinn. 332.024 QUI, Large Type 332.024 QUI Booklist top 10 business
  • How to survive a plague: the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS. David France. 362.1969 FRA Carnegie Medal longlist, New York Times 100, Library Journal top 5 health & medicine, Newsweek
  • I contain multitudes: the microbes within us and a grander view of life. Ed Yong. 579 YON, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100, NPR, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The illustrated kitchen bible. 641.5 ILL Booklist top 10 food
  • I’m judging you: the do-better manual. Luvvie Ajayi. 814 AJA NPR
  • Imbeciles: the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck. Adam Cohen. 363.92 COH National Book Award longlist, NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • In a different key: the story of autism. John Donvan, Caren Zucker. 616.8588 DON, CD 616.8588 DON Pulitzer finalist, Wall Street Journal
  • The industries of the future. Alec Ross. 338.064 ROS Library Journal top 5 business, Amazon top 20 business
  • The inevitable: understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future. Kevin Kelly. 303.483 KEL Amazon top 20 business
  • Inspired journeys: travel writers in search of the muse. 910.4 INS Booklist top 10 literary travel
  • The invention of Russia: from Gorbachev’s freedom to Putin’s war. Arkady Ostrovsky. 947.086 OST Amazon top 20 history
  • Invisible influence: the hidden forces that shape behavior. Jonah Berger. 302.13 BER Library Journal top 5 business
  • An iron wind: Europe under Hitler. Peter Fritzsche. 940.53 FRI New York Times 100, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction
  • A kingdom of their own: the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster. Joshua Partlow. 958.1047 PAR Publishers Weekly top 10
  • Known and strange things: essays. Teju Cole. 824 COL Time #4, Kirkus Reviews, PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • Lift: fitness culture, from naked Greeks and acrobats to jazzercise and ninja warriors. Daniel Kunitz. 613.7 KUN, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 sports
  • The limousine liberal: how an incendiary image united the right and fractured America. Steve Fraser. 320.513 FRA New York Times 100
  • The lion in the living room: how house cats tamed us and took over the world. Abigail Tucker. 636.8 TUC Library Journal top 5 sci tech
  • Little labors. Rivka Galchen. 814 GAL NPR
  • The lonely city: adventures in the art of being alone. Olivia Laing. 700.1 LAI Publishers Weekly, Booklist top 10 arts, NPR 10 best, BookPage #45, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Newsweek
  • Look: poems. Solmaz Sharif. 811.6 SHA NPR, National Book Award finalist, Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100, PEN America Literary Award finalist
  • Love for sale: pop music in America. David Hajdu. 781.64 HAJ Publishers Weekly
  • The lynching: the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan. Laurence Leamer. 364.134 LEA Edgar Award nominee
  • Mario Batali big American cookbook: 250 favorite recipes from across the USA. 641.5973 BAT Amazon top 20 cookbooks, Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives. Tim Harford. 153.35 HAR Amazon top 100, top 20 nonfiction, top 20 business
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: masterpiece paintings. Kathryn Calley Galitz. 708.14 GAL Amazon top 20 arts & photography
  • The midnight assassin: panic, scandal, and the hunt for America’s first serial killer. Skip Hollandsworth. 364.1523 HOL School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Modified: GMOs and the threat to our food, our land, our future. Caitlin Shetterly. 664 SHE, Large Type 664 SHE Publishers Weekly
  • The morning they came for us: dispatches from Syria. Janine di Giovanni. 956.9104 DIG Kirkus Reviews
  • The murderous history of Bible translations: power, conflict and the quest for meaning. Harry Freedman. 220.4 FRE Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • Naked money: a revealing look at what it is and why it matters. Charles Wheelan. 332.4 WHE Library Journal top 5 business
  • Narconomics: how to run a drug cartel. Tom Wainwright. 363.45 WAI Amazon top 100, top 20 nonfiction
  • Never a dull moment: 1971: the year that rock exploded. David Hepworth. 781.66 HEP Amazon top 20 humor & entertainment
  • New England bound: slavery and colonization in early America. Wendy Warren. 306.362 WAR New York Times 100, Pulitzer finalist, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction
  • Night sky with exit wounds. Ocean Vuong. 811.6 VUO NPR, Library Journal top 5 poetry
  • Nobody: casualties of America’s war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond. Marc Lamont Hill. 306.2 HIL Kirkus Reviews
  • A None’s story: searching for meaning inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, & Islam. Corinna Nicolaou. 200 NIC Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • Nothing ever dies: Vietnam and the memory of war. Viet Thanh Nguyen. 959.7043 NGU National Book Award finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Now: the physics of time. Richard A. Muller. 530.11 MUL Amazon top 100, top 20 science
  • Olio. Tyehimba Jess. 811.6 JES Pulitzer Prize, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Library Journal top 5 poetry, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • One dough, ten breads: making great bread by hand. Sarah Black. 641.815 BLA Booklist top 10 food
  • Originals: how non-conformists move the world. Adam Grant. 153.35 GRA, CD 153.35 GRA NPR, Amazon top 20 business
  • The other slavery: the uncovered story of Indian enslavement in America. Andrés Reséndez. 306.362 RES National Book Award finalist, NPR, PEN America Literary Award longlist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Paper: paging through history. Mark Kurlansky. 676 KUR, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist
  • Paradise now: the story of American utopianism. Chris Jennings. 307.77 JEN Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • The people and the books: 18 classics of Jewish literature. Adam Kirsch. 809.8 KIR New York Times 100
  • The performance of becoming human. Daniel Borzutzky. 811.6 BOR National Book Award winner
  • Playing to the edge: American intelligence in the age of terror. Michael V. Hayden. 327.1273 HAY New York Times 100
  • The point is: making sense of birth, death, and everything in between. Lee Eisenberg. 128 EIS NPR
  • Pretty Jane and the viper of Kidbrooke Lane: a true story of Victorian law and disorder. Paul Thomas Murphy. 364.1523 MUR, EAudiobook Edgar Award nominee
  • Public faith in action: how to think carefully, engage wisely, and vote with integrity. Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz. 261.7 VOL Publishers Weekly
  • The rain in Portugal: poems. Billy Collins. 811 COL RUSA
  • Red Platoon: a true story of American valor. Clinton Romesha. 958.1047 ROM Amazon top 20 history
  • The Red Rooster cookbook: the story of food and hustle in Harlem. Marcus Samuelsson. 641.5974 SAM NPR, Amazon top 20 cookbooks, Booklist top 10 cookbooks
  • The revenge of analog: real things and why they matter. David Sax. 306.3 SAX Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist
  • The rise and fall of American growth: the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War. Robert J. Gordon. 339.42 GOR New York Times 100, Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • The rise and fall of nations: forces of change in the post-crisis world. Ruchir Sharma. 330.9 SHA Library Journal top 5 business, Amazon top 20 business
  • Rise of the rocket girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars. Nathalia Holt. 629.4072 HOL, Y 629.4 HOL School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • The road to Little Dribbling: adventures of an American in Britain. Bill Bryson. 914.1 BRY, CD 914.1 BRY, Ebook Booklist top 10 literary travel
  • Rogue heroes: the history of the SAS, Britain’s secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of the war. Ben MacIntyre. 940.5412 MACI NPR
  • Rogue justice: the making of the security state. Karen J. Greenberg. 364.973 GRE Kirkus Reviews
  • Run the world: my 3,500-mile journey through running cultures around the globe. Becky Wade. 796.42 WAD Booklist top 10 sports
  • Sara Moulton’s home cooking 101: how to make everything taste better. Sara Moulton. 641.5973 MOU Booklist top 10 food
  • Secondhand time: the last of the Soviets. Svetlana Alexievich. 947.086 ALE Publishers Weekly top 10, New York Times 100, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Booklist, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Wall Street Journal
  • The secret war: spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945. Max Hastings. 940.5486 HAS, EAudiobook Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Kirkus Reviews
  • Seinfeldia: how a show about nothing changed everything. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. 791.4572 ARM, CD 791.4572 ARM, EAudiobook Esquire #12
  • Selected poems, 1968-2014. Paul Muldoon. 821 MUL NPR
  • The selfishness of others: an essay on the fear of narcissism. Kristin Dombek. 155.232 DOM NPR
  • Seven brief lessons on physics. Carlo Rovelli. 530 ROV Amazon top 100, top 20 science, NPR, BookPage #26, Esquire #20, Kirkus Reviews
  • Shallcross. C.D. Wright. 811 WRI Publishers Weekly, Library Journal top 5 poetry
  • Shame and wonder: essays. David Searcy. 814.54 SEA Kirkus Reviews
  • Shock and awe: glam rock and its legacy from the seventies to the twenty-first century. Simon Reynolds. 781.66 REY NPR
  • Small data: the tiny clues that uncover huge trends. Martin Lindstrom. 658.8342 LIN Booklist top 10 business
  • Smarter faster better: the secrets of productivity in life and business. Charles Duhigg. 158 DUH, CD 158 DUH Amazon top 20 business
  • Snowball in a blizzard: a physician’s notes on uncertainty in medicine. Steven Hatch. 616.075 HAT Library Journal top 5 health & medicine
  • So much synth. Brenda Shaughnessy. 811 SHA Publishers Weekly
  • So sad today: personal essays. Melissa Broder. 814.6 BRO Publishers Weekly, NPR
  • Soul at the white heat: inspiration, obsession, and the writing life. Joyce Carol Oates. 814 OAT PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America. Ibram X. Kendi. 305.896 KEN, EAudiobook National Book Award winner, Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
  • Stand by me: the forgotten history of gay liberation. Jim Downs. 306.766 DOW Over the Rainbow top 10
  • Standing water. Eleanor Chai. 811.6 CHA NPR
  • Strangers in their own land: anger and mourning on the American right. Arlie Russell Hochschild. 320.52 HOC, Ebook National Book Award finalist, New York Times 100, Newsday, Kirkus Reviews
  • Sun, moon, Earth: the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets. Tyler Nordgren. 523.7 NOR Amazon top 20 science
  • Terror in the city of champions: murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit. Tom Stanton. 364.1523 STA NPR
  • Thank you for being late: an optimist’s guide to thriving in the age of accelerations. Thomas L. Friedman. 303.483 FRI, CD 303.483 FRI Kirkus Reviews
  • Thunder at the gates: the Black Civil War regiments that redeemed America. Douglas R. Egerton. 973.741 EGE Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction
  • Time travel: a history. James Gleick. 530.11 GLE Booklist, Locus Award finalist
  • Time will clean the carcass bones: selected and new poems. Lucia Perillo. 811 PER Booklist
  • Trainwreck: the women we love to hate, mock, and fear…and why. Sady Doyle. 305.409 DOY Booklist, Amelia Bloomer top 10
  • Under the big black sun: a personal history of LA punk. John Doe. 781.66 DOE Amazon top 20 humor & entertainment
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct: college football and the politics of rape. Jessica Luther. 364.1532 LUT Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction
  • The vanishing Velázquez: a 19th century bookseller’s obsession with a lost masterpiece. Laura Cumming. 759.6 CUM NPR, Wall Street Journal
  • Vern Yip’s design wise: your smart guide to a beautiful home. Vern Yip. 747 YIP Library Journal top 5 crafts & DIY
  • The view from the cheap seats: selected nonfiction. Neil Gaiman. 824 GAI, CD 824 GAI, EAudiobook Hugo Award finalist, Locus Award finalist
  • The violet hour: great writers at the end. Katie Roiphe. 809.933 ROI Kirkus Reviews
  • Voyager: travel writings. Russell Banks. 910.4 BAN Booklist top 10 literary travel
  • Waging war: the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS. David J. Barron. 342.73 BAR Kirkus Reviews
  • Walking the Nile. Levison Wood. 916.2 WOO Amazon top 100, top 20 nonfiction
  • Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. Cathy O’Neil. 005.7 ONE National Book Award longlist, New York Times 100, Kirkus Reviews
  • Welcome to the universe: an astrophysical tour. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott. 523.1 TYS Amazon top 20 science
  • What a fish knows: the inner lives of our underwater cousins. Jonathan Balcombe. 597.15 BAL PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • What have we done: the moral injury of our longest wars. David Wood. 172.42 WOO, CD 172.42 WOO Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • What your financial advisor isn’t telling you: the 10 essential truths you need to know about your money. Liz Davidson. 332.024 DAV Booklist top 10 business
  • While the city slept: a love lost to violence and a young man’s descent into madness. Eli Sanders. 364.1523 SAN Library Journal top 10, Edgar Award nominee, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • White rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide. Carol Anderson. 305.896 AND New York Times, National Book Critics Circle Award winner
  • White trash: the 400-year untold history of class in America. Nancy Isenberg. 305.569 ISE, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, NPR, New York Times 100, PEN America Literary Award longlist, Amazon top 20 history, Kirkus Review
  • Who shot sports: a photographic history, 1843 to the present. Gail Buckland. 779.979 BUC Kirkus Reviews
  • The wicked boy: the mystery of a Victorian child murderer. Kate Summerscale. 364.1523 SUM Amazon top 20 history, Publishers Weekly, Edgar Award winner, Anthony Award nominee
  • The winter fortress: the epic mission to sabotage Hitler’s atomic bomb. Neal Bascomb. 940.5486 BAS Amazon top 20 history, Kirkus Reviews
  • A woman looking at men looking at women: essays on art, sex, and the mind. Siri Hustvedt. 814 HUS PEN America Literary Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Words are my matter: writings about life and books, 2000-2016 with a journal of a writer’s week. Ursula K. Le Guin. 818.5409 LEG Hugo Award winner, Locus Award finalist
  • World of made and unmade. Jane Mead. 811.54 MEA National Book Award longlist
  • A wretched and precarious situation: in search of the last Arctic frontier. David Welky. 910.911 WEL Booklist top 10 literary travel, Kirkus Reviews
  • You can knit that: foolproof instructions for fabulous sweaters. Amy Herzog. 746.432 HER, Ebook Library Journal top 5 crafts & DIY
  • You could look it up: the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia. Jack Lynch. 028.7 LYN Booklist
  • Your favorite band is killing me: what pop music rivalries reveal about the meaning of life. Steven Hyden. 782.4216 HYD Amazon top 20 humor & entertainment
  • Yuge!: 30 years of Doonesbury on Trump. G.B. Trudeau. 741.569 TRU, Ebook Eisner Award nominee

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

  • Adnan’s story: the search for truth and justice after Serial. Rabia Chaudry. 364.1523 CHA Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Alfred Hitchcock: a brief life. Peter Ackroyd. B Hitchcock, CD B Hitchcock Edgar Award nominee, Anthony Award nominee
  • Alligator candy: a memoir. David Kushner. 362.88 KUS, EAudiobook NPR
  • American heiress: the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst. Jeffrey Toobin. B Hearst, Large Type B Hearst Amazon top 20 history, New York Times 100, Library Journal top 10, BookPage #24
  • American Ulysses: a life of Ulysses S. Grant. Ronald C. White. 973.92 WHI Amazon top 20 history, top 20 bio/memoir, Newsday
  • Angela Merkel: Europe’s most influential leader. Matthew Qvortrup. 943.088 QVO Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Another day in the death of America: a chronicle of ten short lives. Gary Younge. 303.6083 YOU Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 100, Kirkus Reviews
  • Around the way girl: a memoir. Taraji P. Henson. B Henson NPR
  • Bandit: a daughter’s memoir. Molly Brodak. B Brodak Library Journal top 5 memoirs, Kirkus Reviews
  • The baseball whisperer: a small-town coach who shaped big league dreams. Michael Tackett. 796.357 TAC Booklist top 10 sports
  • Birth of a dream weaver: a writer’s awakening. Ngg wa Thiongʼo. 828.914 NGU Publishers Weekly
  • The black Calhouns: from Civil War to civil rights, with one African American family. Gail Lumet Buckley. 929.2 BUC Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir
  • Black Elk: the life of an American visionary. Joe Jackson. 970.3 JAC Booklist, Spur Award winner, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award winner
  • Bobby Kennedy: the making of a liberal icon. Larry Tye. 973.922 TYE Booklist
  • Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood. Trevor Noah. B Noah, Ebook NPR, Booklist, best adult books for young adults, Esquire #9, Newsday, USA Today
  • Born to run. Bruce Springsteen. B Springsteen, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir, top 20 humor & entertainment, New York Times 100, NPR 10 best, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews
  • Charlotte Brontë: a fiery heart. Claire Harman. B Bronte Kirkus Prize nominee, PEN America Literary Award longlist        
  • Chasing portraits: a great-granddaughter’s quest for her lost art legacy. Elizabeth Rynecki. 700.92 RYN Kirkus Prize nominee
  • The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe: a biography. Elaine Showalter. B Howe, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 biographies
  • Clementine: the life of Mrs. Winston Churchill. Sonia Purnell. B Churchill Kirkus Prize nominee
  • Consequence: a memoir. Eric Fair. 956.7044 FAI Kirkus Prize nominee, NPR, Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir
  • Dimestore. Lee Smith. B Smith, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir
  • Eleanor and Hick: the love affair that shaped a First Lady. Susan Quinn. 973.917 QUI NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: the war years and after, 1939-1962. Blanche Wiesen Cook. B Roosevelt New York Times 100, NPR 10 best, Kirkus Reviews
  • Eyes on the street: the life of Jane Jacobs. Robert Kanigel. B Jacobs Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist top 10 arts, NPR 10 best
  • The firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice. Patricia Bell-Scott. 920.72 BEL Booklist top of the list, top 10 biographies, National Book Award longlist, RUSA, Carnegie Medal shortlist, Over the Rainbow top 10, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Kirkus Reviews
  • Forty autumns: a family’s story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Nina Willner. 929.2 WIL Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction
  • The general vs. the president: MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war. H.W. Brands. 973.918 BRA, CD 973.918 BRA Kirkus Reviews
  • George Lucas: a life. Brian Jay Jones. B Lucas Booklist, top 10 arts books, Kirkus Reviews
  • The girl with the lower back tattoo. Amy Schumer. 792.7028 SCH, CD 792.7028 SCH, Ebook Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir, top 20 humor & entertainment
  • Gunslinger: the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre. Jeff Pearlman. B Favre, EAudiobook PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • Hero of the empire: the Boer War, a daring escape and the making of Winston Churchill. Candice Millard. 968.04 MIL Amazon top 20, best history of 2016, top 20 bio/memoir, New York Times 100, NPR, BookPage #47, Kirkus Reviews
  • Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race. Margot Lee Shetterly. 510.92 LEE, Large Type 510.92 LEE, Y 510.92 LEE, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, RUSA, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, best adult books for young adults, Time #5, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Amazon top 20 science
  • Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis. J.D. Vance. 305.562 VAN, Large Type 305.562 VAN, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, best nonfiction of 2016, NPR, Time #2, Wall Street Journal, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist, Kirkus Prize finalist
  • His final battle: the last months of Franklin Roosevelt. Joseph Lelyveld. 973.917 LEL, CD B Roosevelt New York Times 100
  • Hitler: ascent, 1889-1939. Volker Ullrich. 943.086 ULL New York Times 100, Amazon top 20 history
  • The hundred-year walk: an Armenian odyssey. Dawn Anahid MacKeen. 956.62 MACK Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • Hungry heart: adventures in life, love, and writing. Jennifer Weiner. B Weiner PEN America Literary Award longlist
  • The iceberg. Marion Coutts. B Coutts National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The immortal Irishman: the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero. Timothy Egan. B Meagher, Ebook Amazon top 20 history
  • In other words. Jhumpa Lahiri. B Lahiri Kirkus Reviews
  • In the darkroom. Susan Faludi. B Faludi, EAudiobook RUSA, New York Times top 10, Pulitzer finalist, Over the Rainbow top 10, Library Journal top 10, Kirkus Prize winner
  • Jungle of stone: the true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya. William Carlsen. 972.8101 CAR, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • Kill ’em and leave: searching for James Brown and the American soul. James McBride. 782.4216 MACB, CD 782.4216 MACB NPR,Booklist, top 10 biographies, arts, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 100, best humor & entertainment, top 20 bio/memoir, Time #8, Kirkus Reviews
  • The king and queen of Malibu: the true story of the battle for paradise. David K. Randall. 979.49 RAN Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • Krazy: George Herriman, a life in black and white.  Michael Tisserand. 741.569 TIS National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Eisner Award winner, Kirkus Reviews
  • Lab girl. Hope Jahren. 570.92 JAH, Y 570.92 JAH BookPage #44, NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20, best bio/memoir of 2016, New York Times 100, Entertainment Weekly #9, Time #7, National Book Critics Circle Award winner, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire. Laura Claridge. 070.5 CLA Booklist top 10 biographies
  • A life in parts. Bryan Cranston. B Cranston Amazon top 10 humor & entertainment
  • Looking for The stranger: Albert Camus and the life of a literary classic. Alice Kaplan. 843.009 KAP National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
  • Louisa: the extraordinary life of Mrs. Adams. Louisa Thomas. B Adams, CD B Adams NPR, RUSA, Kirkus Reviews
  • Love, Henri: letters on the spiritual life. Henri J. M. Nouwen. 282.092 NOU Publishers Weekly
  • Lucky bastard: my life, my dad, and the things I’m not allowed to say on TV. Joe Buck. B Buck NPR
  • Lust & wonder. Augusten Burroughs. B Burroughs Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir, Esquire #17
  • Mad enchantment: Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies. Ross King. 759.4 KIN Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist, top 10 arts, BookPage #37, Christian Science Monitor top 15 nonfiction, Newsday, Kirkus Reviews
  • The man who knew: the life and times of Alan Greenspan. Sebastian Mallaby. B Greenspan New York Times 100, Library Journal top 5 business
  • The Mathews men: seven brothers and the war against Hitler’s U-boats. William Geroux. 940.5451 GER, CD 940.5451 GER Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir
  • The mayor of Mogadishu: a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia. Andrew Harding. 967.73 HAR NPR
  • Midnight in broad daylight: a Japanese American family caught between two worlds. Pamela Rotner Sakamoto. 940.5309 SAK Kirkus Reviews
  • Moscow nights: the Van Cliburn story–how one man and his piano transformed the Cold War. Nigel Cliff. 786.2092 CLI National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
  • A mother’s reckoning: living in the aftermath of tragedy. Sue Klebold. 371.782 KLE Newsweek
  • My father, the pornographer: a memoir. Chris Offutt. B Offutt Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir, BookPage #48
  • Native: dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian life. Sayed Kashua. 892.4 QAS NPR
  • Of arms and artists: the American Revolution through painters’ eyes. Paul Staiti. 759.13 STA Carnegie Medal longlist. Booklist, top 10 arts
  • Patient H.M.: a story of memory, madness, and family secrets. Luke Dittrich. 616.8523 DIT NPR, BookPage #36, PEN America Literary Award winner, Kirkus Reviews
  • The princess diarist. Carrie Fisher. B Fisher, CD B Fisher, Ebook Hugo Award finalist
  • Rancher, farmer, fisherman: conservation heroes of the American heartland. Miriam Horn. 333.72 HOR, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • The return: fathers, sons and the land in between. Hisham Matar. B Matar Pulitzer Prize, New York Times top 10, NPR, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award winner, Esquire #5
  • Rightful heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the land of America. Douglas Brinkley. 973.917 BRI Booklist top 10 biographies
  • The Romanovs: 1613-1918. Simon Sebag Montefiore. 947 SEB NPR
  • A self-made man: the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849. Sidney Blumenthal. 973.7092 BLU Newsweek
  • A series of catastrophes & miracles: a true story of love, science, and cancer. Mary Elizabeth Williams. 362.1969 WIL Kirkus Prize nominee, Library Journal top 5 health & medicine
  • Shirley Jackson: a rather haunted life. Ruth Franklin. B Jackson, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100, NPR, Entertainment Weekly #13, RUSA, Booklist, Time #6, Edgar Award winner, National Book Critics Circle Award winner, Anthony Award nominee, Bram Stoker winner, Locus Award finalist, PEN America Literary Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews
  • Shoe dog: a memoir by the creator of Nike. Phil Knight. B Knight Amazon best business book of 2016
  • Shrill: notes from a loud woman. Lindy West. 818.6 WES NPR, Booklist best adult books for young adults, Esquire #24, Newsweek
  • Sing for your life: a story of race, music, and family. Daniel Bergner. 782.109 BER New York Times 100, Publishers Weekly
  • The song poet: a memoir of my father. Kao Kalia Yang. B Yang National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • The speed of sound: breaking the barrier between music and technology. Thomas Dolby. B Dolby NPR, Amazon top 20 science
  • Swimming in the sink: an episode of the heart. Lynne Cox. 797.2109 COX Booklist top 10 sports
  • Talking as fast as I can: from Gilmore girls to Gilmore girls, (and everything in between). Lauren Graham. B Gilmore Glamour top 10
  • Threading my prayer rug: one woman’s journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim. Sabeeha Rehman. B Rehman Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • Trouble boys: the true story of the Replacements.  Bob Mehr. 782.4216 MEH NPR, Amazon top 20 humor & entertainment
  • Truevine: two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother’s quest: a true story of the Jim Crow South. Beth Macy. 791.3 MAC, Large Type 791.3 MAC Kirkus Prize finalist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir, New York Times 100, Booklist, BookPage #11, USA Today
  • Valiant ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution. Nathaniel Philbrick. 973.382 PHI, CD 973.382 PHI, Ebook Amazon top 100, top 20 history, top 20 bio/memoir, RUSA, Kirkus Reviews
  • Victoria the queen: an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire. Julia Baird. B Victoria, EAudiobook Esquire #7
  • Walk through walls: a memoir. Marina Abramović. 700.92 ABR Booklist, top 10 arts
  • When breath becomes air. Paul Kalanithi. 616.9942 KAL, Ebook, EAudiobook Pulitzer finalist, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20, top 20 bio/memoir, New York Times 100, NPR 10 best, Library Journal top 5 memoirs, Entertainment Weekly #2, BookPage #3, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews
  • When in French: love in a second language. Lauren Collins. 070.92 COL, CD 070.92 COL New York Times 100, BookPage #43, Glamour top 10
  • Writing to save a life: the Louis Till file. John Edgar Wideman. 364.138 WID Carnegie Medal longlist, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
  • You will not have my hate. Antoine Leiris. 362.88 LEI Amazon top 100, top 20 bio/memoir