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Best of 2017

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


FICTION

  • 4 3 2 1. Paul Auster. Fic AUS Amazon top 20, Man Booker shortlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, Booklist, Washington Post
  • The accomplished guest: stories. Ann Beattie. Fic BEA Washington Post
  • After the bloom. Leslie Shimotakahara. Fic SHI Booklist
  • Afterlife. Marcus Sakey. Fic SAK Amazon #82, top 20 mystery/thriller
  • The Alice network. Kate Quinn. Fic QUI, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Library Journal
  • All grown up. Jami Attenberg. Fic ATT, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon #67, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, Vogue, Huffington Post, Book Riot
  • The almost sisters. Joshilyn Jackson. Fic JAC, CD Fic JAC, EAudiobook RUSA women’s fiction winner
  • Amanda wakes up. Alisyn Camerota. Fic CAM NPR
  • American war. Omar El Akkad. Fic ELA RUSA, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon #70, top 20 science fiction/fantasy, New York Times 100 notable, Esquire, GQ, Washington Post, NPR, Clarke Award shortlist, Booklist top 10 first novels
  • The animators. Kayla Rae Whitaker. Fic WHI NPR, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, BookPage #23
  • Anne Boleyn, a king’s obsession. Alison Weir. Fic WEI NPR
  • Any day now. Robyn Carr. Fic CAR, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance
  • Anything is possible. Elizabeth Strout. Fic STR, Large Type STR, CD Fic STR, Ebook USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, Harper’s Bazaar #11, Town & Country, Christian Science Monitor, Esquire, NPR, Washington Post, People
  • The arrangement. Sarah Dunn. Fic DUN Esquire, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Autumn. Ali Smith. Fic SMI, EAudiobook Man Booker shortlist, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, New York Times 10 best, Washington Post
  • The bear and the nightingale. Katherine Arden. Fic ARD, Large Type Fic ARD, Ebook Library Journal, Amazon #25, best science fiction/fantasy book, Booklist adult books for young adults, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Locus Award finalist
  • Beartown. Fredrik Backman. Fic BAC, CD Fic BAC, Ebook Amazon top 20, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Beautiful animals. Lawrence Osborne. Fic OSB New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post
  • Before everything. Victoria Redel. Fic RED Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Before we were yours. Lisa Wingate. Fic WIN, Large Type Fic WIN, Spanish Lang. Fic WIN, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Behind her eyes. Sarah Pinborough. Large Type Fic PIN Locus Award finalist, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers
  • The blue hour. Laura Pritchett. Fic PRI Booklist
  • A book of American martyrs. Joyce Carol Oates. Fic OAT Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
  • The book of Joan. Lidia Yuknavitch. Fic YUK NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Esquire, Washington Post
  • A boy in winter. Rachel Seiffert. Fic SEI New York Times 100 notable, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • The burning girl. Claire Messud. Fic MES, Ebook NPR, Amazon #43, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Town & Country, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
  • Camino Island. John Grisham. Fic GRI, Large Type Fic GRI, CD Fic GRI, Ebook Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller
  • The changeling. Victor Lavalle. Fic LAV Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, NPR, Time #7 fiction, USA TODAY, Book Riot, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist, Locus Award winner, World Fantasy Award winner
  • Chasing down a dream. Beverly Jenkins. Fic JEN Booklist top 10 romance
  • Chemistry. Weike Wang. Fic WAN NPR, Washington Post, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • The child. Fiona Barton. Fic BAR, CD Fic BAR, Ebook NPR
  • A column of fire. Ken Follett. Fic FOL, Large Type Fic FOL, Spanish Lang. Fic FOL, CD Fic FOL, Ebook Washington Post, Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Barnes & Noble
  • The coming. David Osborne. Fic OSB Spur Award winner
  • The confusion of languages. Siobhan Fallon. Fic FAL Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Conversations with friends. Sally Rooney. Fic ROO NPR, Vogue, The New Yorker
  • The Cuban affair. Nelson DeMille. Fic DEM, Large Type Fic DEM, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Barnes & Noble
  • Dance of the Jakaranda. Peter Kimani. Fic KIM New York Times 100 notable
  • Dark at the crossing. Elliot Ackerman. Fic ACK National Book Award finalist, NPR, Booklist, Vogue, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post
  • The dark flood rises. Margaret Drabble. Fic DRA, EAudiobook New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post
  • Defectors. Joseph Kanon. Fic KAN Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Difficult women. Roxane Gay. Fic GAY, Ebook NPR, BBC #5, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The dinner party: and other stories. Joshua Ferris. Fic FER NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Esquire, Washington Post
  • Do not become alarmed. Maile Meloy. Fic MEL, CD Fic MEL Town & Country
  • Dunbar. Edward St. Aubyn. Fic SAI NPR, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. Gail Honeyman. Fic HON, Large Type Fic HON, CD Fic HON, Ebook NPR, Harper’s Bazaar #6, Town & Country, RUSA women’s fiction short list, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, Costa First Novel Award winner
  • Elmet. Fiona Mozley. Fic MOZ, Large Type Fic MOZ, Ebook, EAudiobook Man Booker shortlist, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • Emma in the night. Wendy Walker. Fic WAL Amazon #50
  • End game. David Baldacci. Fic BAL, Large Type Fic BAL, CD Fic BAL, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • The Essex Serpent. Sarah Perry. Fic PER, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post
  • Every wild heart. Meg Donohue. Fic DON Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Exit west. Mohsin Hamid. Fic HAM Book Riot, Man Booker shortlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, GQ, Kirkus Prize finalist, Amazon top 20, NPR, Booklist,  New York Times 10 best, Entertainment Weekly #1, Time #6 fiction, Harper’s Bazaar #5, Town & Country, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Esquire, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, BookPage #4, Boston Globe, People, RUSA, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Aspen Words Literary Prize finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist
  • Exposed. Lisa Scottoline. Fic SCO, CD Fic SCO, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Fever dream. Samanta Schweblin. Fic SCH Booker International shortlist, Boston Globe
  • Fierce kingdom. Gin Phillips. Fic PHI, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, RUSA Adrenaline winner, Thriller Award nominee
  • Final girls. Riley Sager. Fic SAG, Large Type Fic SAG, Ebook Thriller Award winner
  • Five-carat soul. James McBride. Fic MACB NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, Library Journal, Washington Post
  • The floating world. C. Morgan Babst. Fic BAB, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon #78, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • The force. Don Winslow. Fic WIN NPR, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist, Booklist, top 10 crime novels, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Publishers Weekly, Anthony Award nominee, Barry Award runner-up, Macavity Award runner-up
  • Forest dark. Nicole Krauss. Fic KRA Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100 notable, Esquire
  • The freedom broker. K.J. Howe. Fic HOW Library Journal, Thriller Award winner, Barry Award runner-up
  • Fresh complaint: stories. Jeffrey Eugenides. Fic EUG Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Booklist
  • Future home of the living God. Louise Erdrich. Fic ERD, Large Type Fic ERD, CD Fic ERD, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Booklist, Carnegie Medal longlist, BBC #6, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, Campbell Award finalist
  • The garden of small beginnings. Abbi Waxman. Fic WAX RUSA women’s fiction short list
  • Ginny Moon. Benjamin Ludwig. Fic LUD, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, Library Journal top 10, Booklist adult books for young adults, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Booklist top 10 first novels
  • The goddesses. Swan Huntley. Fic HUN Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Golden Hill: a novel of old New York. Francis Spufford. Fic SPU Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, Library Journal, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, RUSA historical fiction short list
  • The golden house. Salman Rushdie. Fic RUS Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon #71, NPR, Booklist, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar #15, Town & Country
  • The golden legend. Nadeem Aslam. Fic ASL Carnegie Medal longlist, Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Jhalak Prize shortlist
  • The good daughter. Karin Slaughter. Fic SLA, CD Fic SLA, Ebook, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • Good me, bad me. Ali Land. Fic LAN, CD Fic LAN Amazon #56
  • Goodbye, vitamin. Rachel Khong. Fic KHO NPR, Amazon #40, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly #7, Esquire, Huffington Post, Booklist top 10 first novels, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
  • The Graybar Hotel: stories. Curtis Dawkins. Fic DAW Carnegie Medal longlist, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • Grief cottage. Gail Godwin. Large Type Fic GOD Publishers Weekly top 10
  • Gunmetal gray. Mark Greaney. Fic GRE Barry Award runner-up
  • Gwendy’s button box. Stephen King, Richard Chizmar. Fic KIN Booklist adult books for young adults
  • The half-drowned king. Linnea Hartsuyker. Fic HAR Library Journal, RUSA historical fiction winner, Booklist top 10 historical fiction
  • Halsey Street. Naima Coster. Fic COS Kirkus Prize finalist
  • The heart’s invisible furies. John Boyne. Fic BOY Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The hearts of men. Nickolas Butler. Fic BUT, Ebook NPR
  • Heather, the totality. Matthew Weiner. Fic WEI Esquire, Barnes & Noble
  • The heirs. Susan Rieger. Fic RIE NPR
  • Here in Berlin. Christina García. Fic GAR Carnegie Medal longlist, BBC #3, RUSA
  • Hiddensee: a tale of the once and future Nutcracker. Gregory Maguire. Fic MAG, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Home fire. Kamila Shamsie. Fic SHA BookPage #22, NPR, Amazon #41, Man Booker longlist, New York Times 100 notable, Library Journal top 10, Vogue, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, Costa Novel Award shortlist
  • Home sweet home. April Smith. Fic SMI, Large Type Fic SMI Wall Street Journal
  • A horse walks into a bar. David Grossman. Fic GRO, EAudiobook Booker International winner, New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post, PEN Translation prize finalist
  • House of names. Colm Tóibín. Fic TOI, Ebook NPR, Washington Post, Boston Globe
  • House of spies. Daniel Silva. Fic SIL, CD Fic SIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Human acts. Han Kang. Fic HAN NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon #62, top 20 mystery/thriller, Library Journal, Booklist, Huffington Post, RUSA
  • Idaho. Emily Ruskovich. Fic RUS, Large Type Fic RUS, Ebook Edgar Award nominee
  • The idiot. Elif Batuman. Fic BAT BookPage #3, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Town & Country, The New Yorker, Booklist top 10 first novels, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Pulitzer finalist, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • Ill will. Dan Chaon. Fic CHA, Ebook Publishers Weekly top 10, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Thriller Award nominee, Locus Award finalist
  • The impossible fortress. Jason Rekulak. Fic REK Amazon #27, top 20 literature & fiction, Booklist adult books for young adults, Edgar Award nominee, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Improvement. Joan Silber. Fic SIL, Ebook Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Washington Post, National Book Critics Circle award winner, BBC #10, Newsday top 10, PEN/Faulkner award for fiction
  • In the midst of winter. Isabel Allende. Fic ALL, Large Type Fic ALL, Spanish Lang. Fic ALL, CD Fic ALL, Ebook Amazon #98, Barnes & Noble
  • Kill Creek. Scott Thomas. Fic THO RUSA horror winner, Bram Stoker nominee
  • The leavers. Lisa Ko. Fic KO, Ebook, EAudiobook National Book Award finalist, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • A legacy of spies. John Le Carré. Fic LEC, Large Type Fic LEC, CD Fic LEC, Ebook Amazon #44, top 20 mystery/thriller, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe
  • Leopard at the door. Jennifer McVeigh. Fic MACV NPR
  • Less. Andrew Sean Greer. Fic GRE, CD Fic GRE, Ebook RUSA, Carnegie Medal longlist, New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post top 10, Pulitzer winner, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Lilli de Jong. Janet Benton. Fic BEN, Large Type Fic BEN NPR, Library Journal
  • Lillian Boxfish takes a walk. Kathleen Rooney. Fic ROO, EAudiobook Amazon #55, RUSA women’s fiction short list
  • Lincoln in the bardo. George Saunders. Fic SAU, Large Type Fic SAU, CD Fic SAU, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Man Booker prize, Carnegie Medal finalist, BookPage #2, Booklist,top 10 historical fiction, Time #5 fiction, Amazon top 20, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Library Journal top 10, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly #2, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar #9, Town & Country, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday top 10, Washington Post top 10, Barnes & Noble, BBC #7, Book Riot, Los Angeles Times, People, Boston Globe, RUSA, Locus Award finalist
  • A line made by walking. Sara Baume. Fic BAU Booklist
  • Little fires everywhere. Celeste Ng. Fic NG, Large Type Fic NG, CD Fic NG, Ebook BookPage #1, Esquire, Amazon top 20, best literature & fiction book, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Entertainment Weekly #5, Booklist adult books for young adults, NPR, Harper’s Bazaar #4, Town & Country, GQ, Washington Post, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Barnes & Noble, Huffington Post, Book Riot, People
  • The little French bistro. Nina George. Fic GEO, Ebook NPR
  • The locals. Jonathan Dee. Fic DEE Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Washington Post, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • The Lonely Hearts Hotel. Heather O’Neill. Fic ONE, Large Type Fic ONE Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Boston Globe
  • Long black veil. Jennifer Finney Boylan. Fic BOY Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Publishers Weekly, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow top 12 fiction
  • The lost order. Steve Berry. Fic BER Library Journal
  • Love and other consolation prizes. Jamie Ford. Fic FOR, CD Fic FOR, Ebook Library Journal
  • Lucky boy. Shanthi Sekaran. Fic SEK, Ebook NPR, Library Journal top 10, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • The lying game. Ruth Ware. Fic WAR, Ebook Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Booklist top 10 crime novels
  • Made for love. Alissa Nutting. Fic NUT Huffington Post, GQ, NPR, The New Yorker
  • Manhattan Beach. Jennifer Egan. Fic EGA, Large Type Fic EGA, Ebook NPR, Amazon #30, top 20 literature & fiction, Time #4 fiction, Esquire, New York Times 100 notable, USA TODAY, BookPage #7, National Book Award longlist, Carnegie Medal winner, Vogue, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Town & Country, Booklist top of the list, top 10 historical fiction, Newsday top 10, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, BBC #2, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • Marlena. Julie Buntin. Fic BUN NPR, Esquire,  Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Vogue,  Booklist, Harper’s Bazaar #13, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The New Yorker
  • Marriage of a thousand lies. SJ Sindu. Fic SIN Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow top 12 fiction
  • Men without women: stories. Haruki Murakami. Fic MUR NPR, Esquire, Washington Post
  • The midnight line. Lee Child. Fic CHI, Large Type Fic CHI, CD Fic CHI, Ebook Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Barnes & Noble
  • Midwinter break. Bernard MacLaverty. Fic MACL Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Minds of winter. Ed O’Loughlin. Fic OLO Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist
  • The ministry of utmost happiness. Arundhati Roy. Fic ROY Amazon top 20, Man Booker longlist, NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Esquire, Town & Country, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Washington Post, Booklist, Newsday top 10, Christian Science Monitor, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Boston Globe, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • The misfortune of Marion Palm. Emily Culliton. Fic CUL, Large Type Fic CUL NPR
  • Miss Kopp’s midnight confessions. Amy Stewart. Fic STE NPR, RUSA historical fiction short list
  • Mississippi blood. Greg Iles. Fic ILE, CD Fic ILE, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Barnes & Noble
  • Moon hunt. W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O’Neal Gear. Fic GEA Spur Award finalist
  • The mother’s promise. Sally Hepworth. Fic HEP Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • The mountain: stories. Paul Yoon. Fic YOO NPR, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly
  • Mrs. Fletcher. Tom Perrotta. Fic PER, Ebook Amazon #88, NPR, Esquire, GQ, Los Angeles Times
  • Mrs. Osmond. John Banville. Fic BAN New York Times 100 notable
  • Music of the ghosts. Vaddey Ratner. Fic RAT Booklist top 10 historical fiction, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • My absolute darling. Gabriel Tallent. Fic TAL Amazon top 20, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, USA TODAY, NPR, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, New York Times 100 notable, Booklist, Washington Post, Barry Award runner-up
  • My husband’s wife. Jane Corry. Fic COR Booklist top 10 crime debuts
  • New people. Danzy Senna. Fic SEN Esquire, NPR, Vogue, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Time #10 fiction, New York Times 100 notable, The New Yorker
  • The ninth hour. Alice McDermott. Fic MACD, CD Fic MACD NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist, Kirkus Prize finalist, New York Times 100 notable, Library Journal top 10, Time #8 fiction, Wall Street Journal, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble
  • No one can pronounce my name. Rakesh Satyal. Fic SAT, Ebook Booklist, Town & Country, Over the Rainbow top 12 fiction
  • No one is coming to save us. Stephanie Powell Watts. Fic WAT, Ebook, EAudiobook BookPage #5, Washington Post
  • Not a sound. Heather Gudenkauf. Fic GUD, Large Type Fic GUD, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Washington Post
  • Now that you mention it. Kristan Higgins. Fic HIG, Ebook, EAudiobook RITA winner
  • The old man. Thomas Perry. Fic PER, Ebook, EAudiobook Barry Award runner-up, Macavity Award runner-up
  • On second thought. Kristan Higgins. Fic HIG, EAudiobook NPR
  • Origin. Dan Brown. Fic BRO, Large Type Fic BRO, Spanish Lang. Fic BRO, CD Fic BRO, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Pachinko. Min Jin Lee. Fic LEE National Book Award finalist, Amazon #22, top 20 literature & fiction, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, New York Times 10 best, Harper’s Bazaar #2, BookPage #6, Esquire, Town & Country, BBC #9, USA TODAY, Book Riot, Boston Globe, RUSA, historical fiction short list, Dayton Literary Peace Prize runner-up
  • Prussian blue. Philip Kerr. Fic KER Amazon #38, top 20 mystery/thriller, Edgar Award nominee, Washington Post, Barry Award runner-up
  • The purple swamp hen and other stories. Penelope Lively. Fic LIV, EAudiobook Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor
  • Rabbit cake. Annie Hartnett. Large Type Fic HAR, CD Fic HAR, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • The refugees. Viet Thanh Nguyen. Fic NGU, Ebook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage #17, Booklist, Esquire, Aspen Words Literary Prize nominee
  • Reincarnation blues. Michael Poore. Fic POO, Large Type Fic POO NPR
  • The resurrection of Joan Ashby. Cherise Wolas. Fic WOL Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Booklist top 10 first novels, PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction longlist
  • Rich people problems. Kevin Kwan. Fic KWA, Ebook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Esquire
  • The rooster bar. John Grisham. Fic GRI, Large Type Fic GRI, CD Fic GRI, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • The rules of magic. Alice Hoffman. Fic HOF, CD Fic HOF, Ebook NPR, Barnes & Noble
  • Running. Cara Hoffman. Fic HOF, EAudiobook Esquire
  • The saboteur. Andrew Gross. Fic GRO Library Journal
  • Saints for all occasions. J. Courtney Sullivan. Fic SUL, CD Fic SUL, Ebook Harper’s Bazaar #7, Washington Post top 10
  • Savage country. Robert Olmstead. Fic OLM Amazon #48, Booklist, top 10 historical fiction
  • See what I have done. Sarah Schmidt. Fic SCH, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist
  • Selection day. Aravind Adiga. Fic ADI NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post
  • Setting free the kites. Alex George. Fic GEO School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Taylor Jenkins Reid. Fic REI Amazon #96, Book Riot
  • Shining city. Tom Rosenstiel. Fic ROS, EAudiobook NPR
  • Sing, unburied, sing. Jesmyn Ward. Fic WAR, Large Type Fic WAR, Ebook, EAudiobook National Book Award winner, Carnegie Medal finalist, Kirkus Prize finalist, Publishers Weekly top 10, NPR, Amazon #23, top 20 literature & fiction, Book Riot, Barnes & Noble, Esquire, BookPage #11, BBC #1, New York Times 10 best, Time #1 fiction, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly #4, Harper’s Bazaar #1, Town & Country, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Newsday top 10, People, Washington Post top 10, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Huffington Post, RUSA, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Aspen Words Literary Prize finalist, Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner, Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist
  • Sisters. Lily Tuck. Fic TUC, Ebook Vogue
  • Sleeping beauties. Stephen King, Owen King. Fic KIN, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Bram Stoker nominee
  • Some rise by sin. Philip Caputo. Fic CAP Booklist
  • Sourdough. Robin Sloan. Fic SLO, CD Fic SLO, Ebook Amazon top 20, NPR, Barnes & Noble
  • Spoils. Brian Van Reet. Fic VAN Carnegie Medal longlist, Wall Street Journal
  • Standard deviation. Katherine Heiny. Fic HEI, Large Type Fic HEI Amazon #28, top 20 literature & fiction, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, Washington Post
  • The stars are fire. Anita Shreve. Fic SHR, CD Fic SHR, Ebook Washington Post
  • Startup. Doree Shafrir. Fic SHA NPR, Esquire, Town & Country
  • Stay with me. Ayobami Adebayo. Fic ADE NPR, Amazon #33, New York Times 100 notable, RUSA, Wall Street Journal
  • The stolen marriage. Diane Chamberlain. Fic CHA, CD Fic CHA Barnes & Noble
  • Strange weather: four short novels. Joe Hill. Fic HIL, Ebook Booklist, Barnes & Noble, Bram Stoker winner, Locus Award finalist
  • The strays. Emily Bitto. Fic BIT NPR
  • The switch. Joseph Finder. Fic FIN Washington Post, Booklist top 10 crime novels
  • Temporary people. Deepak Unnikrishnan. Fic UNN Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • This is how it always is. Laurie Frankel. Fic FRA, Large Type Fic FRA, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, People, Over the Rainbow top 12 fiction
  • This is how it begins. Joan Dempsey. Fic DEM Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow list
  • Ties. Domenico Starnone. Fic STA Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, New York Times 100 notable
  • Touch. Courtney Maum. Fic MAU NPR
  • The tragedy of Brady Sims. Ernest J. Gaines. Fic GAI Hammett Prize nominee
  • Trajectory. Richard Russo. Fic RUS, Large Type Fic RUS Amazon #85
  • Transit. Rachel Cusk. Fic CUS New York Times 100 notable, Time #3 fiction, Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist
  • Trap the devil. Ben Coes. Fic COE, CD Fic COE Barry Award runner-up
  • The twelve lives of Samuel Hawley. Hannah Tinti. Fic TIN NPR, Edgar Award nominee, Washington Post
  • The twelve-mile straight. Eleanor Henderson. Fic HEN, CD Fic HEN Amazon #90
  • The ultimatum. Karen Robards. Fic ROB, CD Fic ROB, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance
  • Uncommon type: some stories. Tom Hanks. Fic HAN, Large Type Fic HAN, CD Fic HAN, Ebook NPR, USA TODAY, Barnes & Noble
  • Under a pole star. Stef Penney. Fic PEN, EAudiobook Costa Novel Award shortlist
  • Universal harvester. John Darnielle. Fic DAR, EAudiobook Amazon #63, Booklist top 10 horror, Washington Post, NPR, Locus Award finalist
  • Wait till you see me dance: stories. Deb Olin Unferth. Fic UNF Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR
  • Waking lions. Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. Fic GUN Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, New York Times 100 notable
  • Watch me disappear. Janelle Brown. Fic BRO Barnes & Noble
  • What we lose. Zinzi Clemmons. Fic CLE, Large Type Fic CLE, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon #84, NPR, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Harper’s Bazaar #8, Huffington Post, Booklist top 10 first novels, Aspen Words Literary Prize finalist
  • The whispering room. Dean Koontz. Fic KOO, CD Fic KOO, Ebook Booklist top 10 horror
  • White fur. Jardine Libaire. Large Type Fic LIB NPR
  • White tears. Hari Kunzru. Fic KUN Amazon #93, Carnegie Medal longlist, Kirkus Prize finalist, NPR, Publishers Weekly top 10, Time #2 fiction, Book Riot, New York Times 100 notable, GQ, Washington Post, Huffington Post, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist
  • The widow’s house. Carol Goodman. Fic GOO, EAudiobook Mary Higgins Clark Award winner
  • The windfall. Diksha Basu. Fic BAS, Large Type Fic BAS Esquire
  • Without warning. Joel C. Rosenberg. Fic ROS, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • The woman next door. Yewande Omotoso. Fic OMO NPR, RUSA women’s fiction short list, Dublin Literary Award shortlist
  • The women in the castle. Jessica Shattuck. Fic SHA, CD Fic SHA, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist, Barnes & Noble
  • Young Jane Young. Gabrielle Zevin. Fic ZEV, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Washington Post

WESTERN

  • Buzzard bait. Brett Cogburn. Western COG Spur Award finalist
  • Hell hath no fury. Charles G. West. Western WES, Ebook Spur Award winner
  • Huck out west. Robert Coover. Western COO Booklist,top 10 historical fiction, Spur Award finalist
  • The last cowboys of San Geronimo. Ian Stansel. Western STA, EAudiobook Amazon #87
  • Silver City. Jeff Guinn. Western GUI, Large Type Fic GUI Spur Award winner
  • Valley of bones. Dusty Richards. Western RIC Spur Award finalist

MYSTERY

  • Blame. Jeff Abbott. Mystery ABB Boston Globe
  • Bluebird, bluebird. Attica Locke. Mystery LOC, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Wall Street Journal, Edgar Award winner, Washington Post, Book Riot, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Anthony Award winner, Macavity Award runner-up
  • The breakdown. B.A. Paris. Mystery PAR, CD Fic PAR, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Thriller Award nominee
  • Called to justice. Edith Maxwell. Mystery MAX Agatha Award nominee
  • A cast of vultures. Judith Flanders. Mystery FLA Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Cast the first stone. James W. Ziskin. Mystery ZIS Anthony Award nominee, Sue Feder Memorial Award runner-up
  • A casualty of war. Charles Todd. Mystery TOD RUSA mystery short list
  • A conspiracy in Belgravia. Sherry Thomas. Mystery THO, CD Fic THO, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR
  • Conviction. Julia Dahl. Mystery DAH Boston Globe
  • The dark lake. Sarah Bailey. Mystery BAI Barnes & Noble
  • The day I died. Lori Rader-Day. Mystery RAD Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, Thriller Award nominee, Anthony Award winner, Barry Award runner-up
  • Dead woman walking. Sharon Bolton. Mystery BOL Boston Globe
  • Deep freeze. John Sandford. Mystery SAN, Large Type Fic SAN, CD Fic SAN, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Don’t let go. Harlan Coben. Mystery COB, Large Type Fic COB, CD Fic COB, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • The driver. Hart Hanson. Mystery HAN Booklist top 10 crime debuts
  • The dry. Jane Harper. Mystery HAR, Large Type Fic HAR, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Amazon top 20, best mystery/thriller of 2017, NPR, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, RUSA mystery short list, Anthony Award nominee, Barry Award winner, Macavity Award runner-up
  • Earthly remains. Donna Leon. Mystery LEO, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Exit strategy. Steve Hamilton. Mystery HAM Booklist top 10 crime novels, Barry Award runner-up
  • Fallout. Sara Paresky. Mystery PAR, EAudiobook Boston Globe
  • Fever in the dark. Ellen Hart. Mystery HAR Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow list
  • The girl who takes an eye for an eye. David Lagercrantz. Mystery LAG, CD Fic LAG, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • Glass houses. Louise Penny. Mystery PEN, CD Fic PEN, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Barnes & Noble, Library Journal, Anthony Award nominee, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Macavity Award runner-up, Agatha Award winner
  • Hardcore twenty-four. Janet Evanovich. Mystery EVA, CD Fic EVA, Ebook, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble
  • Her every fear. Peter Swanson. Mystery SWA, EAudiobook NPR
  • The ice beneath her. Camilla Grebe. Mystery GRE Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • In Farleigh Field. Rhys Bowen. Mystery BOW Edgar Award nominee, Sue Feder Memorial Award winner, Agatha Award winner
  • Insidious intent. Val McDermid. Mystery MACD, Ebook Boston Globe
  • Keep her safe. Sophie Hannah. Mystery HAN Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • The last hack. Christopher Brookmyre. Mystery BRO, Ebook Boston Globe
  • The last place you look. Kristen Lepionka. Mystery LEP, CD Fic LEP Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Anthony Award nominee, Macavity Award runner-up
  • The late show. Michael Connelly. Mystery CON, Large Type Fic CON, CD Fic CON, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Anthony Award nominee, Barry Award runner-up
  • Little deaths. Emma Flint. Mystery FLI Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post
  • Lola. Melissa Scrivner Love. Mystery LOV Edgar Award nominee, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist
  • The long drop. Denise Mina. Mystery MIN Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Thriller Award nominee
  • Magpie murders. Anthony Horowitz. Mystery HOR, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon #100, top 20 mystery/thriller, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, NPR, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, RUSA mystery short list, Anthony Award nominee, Barry Award runner-up, Macavity Award winner
  • The Marsh King’s daughter. Karen Dionne. Mystery DIO, CD Fic DIO Library Journal, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist, Barry Award winner, Macavity Award runner-up, Hammett Prize nominee
  • Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore. Matthew Sullivan. Mystery SUL, Ebook RUSA mystery short list
  • Murder in Saint-Germain. Cara Black. Mystery BLA, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • The night ocean. Paul La Farge. Mystery LAF Carnegie Medal longlist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Locus Award finalist
  • Nine lessons. Nicola Upson. Mystery UPS, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly
  • Odd numbers. Anne Holt. Mystery HOL Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • The Paris spy. Susan Elia MacNeal. Mystery MACN Agatha Award nominee
  • Persons unknown. Susie Steiner. Mystery STE Library Journal, Boston Globe
  • The plot is murder. V.M. Burns. Mystery BUR, EAudiobook Agatha Award nominee
  • Police at the station and they don’t look friendly. Adrian McKinty. Mystery MACK, CD Fic MACK, EAudiobookBoston Globe, Thriller Award nominee
  • Quicksand. Malin Persson Giolito. Mystery PER NPR, Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller
  • Racing the devil. Charles Todd. Mystery TOD, EAudiobook Sue Feder Memorial Award runner-up
  • Rather be the devil. Ian Rankin. Mystery RAN Boston Globe
  • Righteous. Joe Ide. Mystery IDE NPR, Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Wall Street Journal
  • A rising man. Abir Mukherjee. Mystery MUK Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Edgar Award nominee, Barry Award runner-up, Sue Feder Memorial Award runner-up
  • Say nothing. Brad Parks. Mystery PAR Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Library Journal
  • Shadow man. Alan Drew. Mystery DRE Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Wall Street Journal
  • She rides shotgun. Jordan Harper. Mystery HAR Booklist top 10 crime debuts, Edgar Award winner, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, RUSA Adrenaline shortlist, Anthony Award nominee, Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Barry Award runner-up, Macavity Award runner-up, Alex Award winner
  • Since we fell. Dennis Lehane. Mystery LEH, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 crime, BookPage #14, Barnes & Noble
  • Six four. Hideo Yokoyama. Mystery YOK New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post
  • Sleep no more: six murderous tales. P. D. James. Mystery JAM, CD Fic JAM Washington Post
  • The smack. Richard Lange. Mystery LAN Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Wall Street Journal
  • Spook street. Mick Herron. Mystery HER Boston Globe, Barry Award runner-up
  • Take out. Margaret Maron. Mystery MAR Agatha Award nominee
  • Tornado weather. Deborah Elaine Kennedy. Mystery KEN Edgar Award nominee
  • Two kinds of truth. Michael Connelly. Mystery CON, CD Fic CON, EAudiobook NPR, Boston Globe, Barnes & Noble, Bill Crider Award nominee
  • Unsub. Meg Gardiner. Mystery GAR Bookpage 10 best mysteries/thrillers, Barry Award winner
  • Vicious circle. C.J. Box. Mystery BOX Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble
  • The vineyard victims. Ellen Crosby. Mystery CRO Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee
  • The western star. Craig Johnson. Mystery JOH Library Journal
  • Wolf’s revenge. Lachlan Smith. Mystery SMI Publishers Weekly
  • Y is for yesterday. Sue Grafton. Mystery GRA, Large Type Fic GRA, CD Fic GRA, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Booklist top 10 crime novels, Bill Crider Award winner
  • You’ll never know, dear: a novel of suspense. Hallie Ephron. Mystery EPH, EAudiobook Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee

SCIENCE FICTION

  • After the flare. Deji Bryce Olukotun. Sci. Fic OLU Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Philip K. Dick special citation
  • All our wrong todays. Elan Mastai. Sci. Fic MAS, Large Type Fic MAS, Ebook Wall Street Journal
  • All systems red. Martha Wells. Sci. Fic WEL, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Philip K. Dick Award nominee, Nebula Award, Locus Award winner, Alex Award winner
  • Amatka. Karin Tidbeck. Sci. Fic TID Locus Award finalist
  • Amberlough. Lara Elena Donnelly. Sci. Fic DON Lambda Literary Award finalist, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist
  • Artemis. Andy Weir. Sci. Fic WEI, CD Fic WEI, Ebook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Barnes & Noble
  • Autonomous. Annalee Newitz. Sci. Fic NEW Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Tiptree longlist, Library Journal, Lambda Literary Award winner, NPR, Campbell Award finalists, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist
  • Bannerless. Carrie Vaughn. Sci. Fic VAU, Ebook, EAudiobook Philip K. Dick Award
  • The Bedlam stacks. Natasha Pulley. Sci. Fic PUL Publishers Weekly
  • The Berlin project. Gregory Benford. Sci. Fic BEN Wall Street Journal
  • Binti: home. Nnedi Okorafor. Sci. Fic OKO, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist
  • Black mad wheel. Josh Malerman. Sci. Fic MAL Bram Stoker nominee
  • The black tides of Heaven. JY Yang. Sci. Fic YAN Tiptree honor, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • Blackwing. Ed McDonald. Sci. Fic MACD Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • The book of swords. Sci. Fic BOO Locus Award winner. Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • Bookburners. Max Gladstone. Sci. Fic GLA School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Locus Award finalist
  • Borne. Jeff VanderMeer. Sci. Fic VAN, Ebook Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Locus Award finalist, Clarke Award shortlist, Campbell Award finalist
  • Brimstone. Cherie Priest. Sci. Fic PRI NPR
  • The burning world. Isaac Marion. Sci. Fic MAR Booklist top 10 horror
  • Change agent. Daniel Suarez. Sci. Fic SUA Amazon top 20 mystery/thriller, Wall Street Journal science fiction
  • The city of brass. S.A. Chakraborty. Sci. Fic CHA Amazon #79, top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Library Journal, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • City of miracles. Robert Jackson Bennett. Sci. Fic BEN, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Locus Award finalist
  • The clockwork dynasty. Daniel H. Wilson. Sci. Fic WIL Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Alex Award winner
  • The cold eye. Laura Anne Gilman. Sci. Fic GIL NPR
  • The collapsing empire. John Scalzi. Sci. Fic SCA RUSA science fiction winner, Locus Award winner, Hugo Award finalist
  • A conjuring of light. V.E. Schwab. Sci. Fic SCH, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Book Riot, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • The delirium brief. Charles Stross. Sci. Fic STR, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist
  • Down among the sticks and bones. Seanan McGuire. Sci. Fic MACG Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Library Journal, RUSA fantasy winner, Amelia Bloomer List, Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist, Rainbow List, Alex Award winner
  • The emerald circus. Jane Yolen. Sci. Fic YOL, Ebook School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, World Fantasy Award winner
  • An excess male. Maggie Shen King. Sci. Fic KIN Washington Post, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Tiptree honor
  • Food of the gods. Cassandra Khaw. Sci. Fic KHA, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist
  • Her body and other parties: stories. Carmen Maria Machado. Sci. Fic MACH, EAudiobook NPR, National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Prize finalist, PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction finalist, Library Journal, Booklist top 10 horror, Publishers Weekly, John Leonard Prize, Washington Post, Book Riot, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Lambda Literary Award winner, Tiptree honor, Locus Award finalist, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • The house of binding thorns. Aliette de Bodard. Sci. Fic BOD Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Locus Award finalist
  • In Calabria. Peter S. Beagle. Sci. Fic BEA Publishers Weekly, Locus Award finalist, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • Iraq + 100: the first anthology of science fiction to have emerged from Iraq. Sci. Fic IRA NPR
  • Jade city. Fonda Lee. Sci. Fic LEE NPR, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist, World Fantasy Award winner
  • Kings of the wyld. Nicholas Eames. Sci. Fic EAM  Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy
  • Luna. Wolf moon. Ian McDonald. Sci. Fic MACD NPR, Locus Award finalist
  • Mrs. Caliban. Rachel Ingalls. Sci. Fic ING Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Vogue
  • New voices of fantasy. Sci. Fic NEW Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy, World Fantasy Award winner
  • New York 2140. Kim Stanley Robinson. Sci. Fic ROB Campbell Award finalist, Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist
  • Nights of the living dead. Sci. Fic NIG, EAudiobook Bram Stoker nominee
  • Noumenon. Marina J. Lostetter. Sci. Fic LOS Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Oathbringer. Brandon Sanderson. Sci. Fic SAN Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • The Obama inheritance: fifteen stories of conspiracy noir. Sci. Fic OBA, Ebook Anthony Award winner
  • Paradox bound. Peter Clines. Sci. Fic CLI RUSA science fiction short list
  • Passing strange. Ellen Klages. Sci. Fic KLA RUSA fantasy short list, Tiptree longlist, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist, World Fantasy Award winner
  • Persepolis rising. James S. A. Corey. Sci. Fic COR, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist
  • The power. Naomi Alderman. Sci. Fic ALD, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Washington Post top 10, Los Angeles Times, Vogue,  Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Entertainment Weekly #8, Booklist, adult books for young adults, New York Times 10 best, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Boston Globe, RUSA science fiction short list, Tiptree longlist
  • The prey of gods. Nicky Drayden. Sci. Fic DRA Book Riot
  • Provenance. Ann Leckie. Sci. Fic LEC Tiptree longlist, Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist
  • Raven stratagem. Yoon Ha Lee. Sci. Fic LEE, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist
  • The red threads of fortune. JY Yang. Sci. Fic YAN Tiptree honor, Locus Award finalist
  • The refrigerator monologues. Catherynne Valente. Sci. Fic VAL Locus Award finalist
  • Revenger. Alastair Reynolds. Sci. Fic REY Locus Award winner, Phlip K. Dick Award nominee
  • The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland. Sci. Fic STE, Ebook, EAudiobook Washington Post, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • River of teeth. Sarah Gailey. Sci. Fic GAI, EAudiobook NPR, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist
  • Roboteer. Alex Lamb. Sci. Fic LAM Booklist top 10 SF/Fantasy
  • Rogue magic. Kit Brisby. Sci. Fic BRI Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Sea of rust. C. Robert Cargill. Sci. Fic CAR Clarke Award shortlist
  • Seven surrenders. Ada Palmer. Sci. Fic PAL, EAudiobook Locus Award finalist
  • Six months, three days, five others. Charlie Jane Anders. Sci. Fic AND Locus Award finalist
  • Six wakes. Mur Lafferty. Sci. Fic LAF Philip K. Dick Award nominee, Nebula finalist, Hugo Award finalist
  • The song of the orphans. Daniel Price. Sci. Fic PRI Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Spoonbenders. Daryl Gregory. Sci. Fic GRE Amazon top 20, NPR, Nebula finalist, Locus Award finalist, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • The stars are legion. Kameron Hurley. Sci. Fic HUR, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Tiptree longlist, Campbell Award finalist, Locus Award finalist
  • The stone in the skull. Elizabeth Bear. Sci. Fic BEA, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Locus Award finalist
  • The stone sky. N.K. Jemisin. Sci. Fic JEM NPR, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, New York Times 100 notable, Nebula Award, Washington Post, Locus Award winner, Hugo Award winner
  • Strange practice. Vivian Shaw. Sci. Fic SHA NPR
  • Tender: stories. Sofia Samatar. Sci. Fic SAM NPR, Locus Award finalist, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • Three years with the rat. Jay Hosking. Sci. Fic HOS Booklist top 10 crime debuts
  • The tiger’s daughter. K. Arsenault Rivera. Sci Fic RIV Tiptree longlist
  • An unkindness of magicians. Kat Howard. Sci. Fic HOW NPR, Alex Award winner
  • Void star. Zachary Mason. Sci. Fic MAS Amazon #99, top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • Walkaway. Cory Doctorow. Sci. Fic DOC, EAudiobookBooklist top 10 SF/Fantasy, NPR, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Locus Award finalist
  • The wanderers. Meg Howrey. Sci. Fic HOW Book Riot
  • Weave a circle round. Kari Maaren. Sci. Fic MAA Andre Norton finalist
  • When the English fall. David Williams. Sci. Fic WIL, Large Type Fic WIL, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon #76, top 20 science fiction/fantasy
  • The witch who came in from the cold. Season 1. Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone. Sci. Fic SMI Publishers Weekly

RELIGIOUS FICTION

  • Abiding Mercy. Ruth Reid. Rel. Fic REI Library Journal
  • Catching the wind. Melanie Dobson. Rel. Fic DOB, Ebook Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • Christmas at Carnton. Tamera Alexander. Rel. Fic ALE, CD Fic ALE, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist
  • A dangerous legacy. Elizabeth Camden. Rel. Fic CAM, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • Egypt’s sister: a novel of Cleopatra. Angela Hunt. Rel. Fic HUN, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance
  • The engagement plot. Krista Phillips. Rel. Fic PHI Library Journal
  • Fatal mistake. Susan Sleeman. Rel. Fic SLE, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist
  • A fragile hope. Cynthia Ruchti. Rel. Fic RUC Carol Award finalist
  • Freedom’s ring. Heidi Chiavaroli. Rel. Fic CHI Booklist top 10 romance debuts, Carol Award finalist, Christy Award finalist
  • Heart on the line. Karen Witemeyer. Rel. Fic WIT, Ebook, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist
  • Her secret. Shelley Shepard Gray. Rel. Fic GRA, CD Fic GRA Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • The house on Foster Hill. Jaime Jo Wright. Rel. Fic WRI, Ebook, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist, Christy Award winner
  • If we make it home: a novel of faith and survival in the Oregon wilderness. Christina Suzann Nelson. Rel. Fic NEL Library Journal, Carol Award finalist
  • Justice buried. Patricia Bradley. Rel. Fic BRA, Ebook Carol Award finalist
  • King’s blood. Jill Williamson. Rel. Fic WIL Carol Award finalist
  • A lady in disguise. Sandra Byrd. Rel. Fic BYR Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • Lady Jayne disappears. Joanna Davidson Politano. Rel. Fic POL, Ebook Carol Award finalist, Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • Liar’s winter: an Appalachian novel. Cindy K. Sproles. Rel. Fic SPR Carol Award finalist
  • Life after. Katie Ganshert. Rel. Fic GAN Christy Award winner
  • Looking into you. Chris Fabry. Rel. Fic FAB, Large Type Fic FAB Christy Award finalist
  • Many Sparrows. Lori Benton. Rel. Fic BEN Christy Award finalist
  • The mark of the king. Jocelyn Green. Rel. Fic GRE, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • A matter of trust. Susan May Warren. Rel. Fic WAR, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction, Carol Award finalist
  • Maybe it’s you. Candace Calvert. Rel. Fic CAL Carol Award finalist
  • New shade of summer. Nicole Deese. Rel. Fic DEE Carol Award finalist, RITA finalist
  • A note yet unsung. Tamera Alexander. Rel. Fic ALE, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award finalist, Carol Award finalist, RITA finalist
  • The one true love of Alice-Ann. Eva Marie Everson. Rel. Fic EVE, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • A plain leaving. Leslie Gould. Rel. Fic GOU Carol Award finalist
  • Portrait of vengeance. Carrie Stuart Parks. Rel. Fic PAR Carol Award finalist
  • The promise bride. Gina Welborn, Becca Whitham. Rel. Fic WEL Spur Award winner
  • The promise of dawn. Lauraine Snelling. Rel. Fic SNE, Large Type Fic SNE, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • Rescue me. Susan May Warren. Rel. Fic WAR, Large Type Fic WAR, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • Rule of law. Randy Singer. Rel. Fic SIN, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award finalist
  • The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck. Bethany Turner. Rel. Fic TUR, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • The sisters of Sugarcreek. Cathy Liggett. Rel. Fic LIG Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • The space between words. Michèle Phoenix. Rel. Fic PHO Christy Award finalist
  • Stars in the grass. Ann Marie Stewart. Rel. Fic STE Christy Award finalist
  • A time to stand. Robert Whitlow. Rel. Fic WHI, CD Fic WHI, EAudiobook Library Journal, Christy Award finalist
  • To wager her heart. Tamera Alexander. Rel. Fic ALE, Large Type Fic ALE Christy Award finalist
  • Troubled waters. Susan May Warren. Rel. Fic WAR, Ebook Christy Award finalist
  • True to you. Becky Wade. Rel. Fic WAD, Ebook, EAudiobook Christy Award book of the year
  • When tides turn. Sarah Sundin. Rel. Fic SUN, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance, top 10 inspirational fiction
  • With you always. Jody Hedlund. Rel. Fic HED, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • The writing desk. Rachel Hauck. Rel. Fic HAU, CD Fic HAU, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction

ROMANCE

  • About a dog. Jenn McKinlay. Romance MACK, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • The bad luck bride. Janna MacGregor. Romance MACG Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • Between the devil and the duke. Kelly Bowen. Romance BOW RITA winner
  • Breath of fire. Amanda Bouchet. Romance BOU, Ebook Amazon top 20 romance, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • Dating you hating you. Christina Lauren. Romance LAU Amazon best romance book of 2017, Washington Post
  • The day of the duchess. Sarah MacLean. Romance MACL, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 romance, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Bookpage 10 best romance, RITA finalist
  • Extraordinary union. Alyssa Cole. Romance COL, Ebook Booklist top 10 romance, Book Riot, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Bookpage 10 best romance, RUSA romance winner
  • Hate to want you. Alisha Rai. Romance RAI, Ebook NPR, Amazon top 20 romance, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction, Bookpage 10 best romance, Book Riot, RUSA romance short list
  • Knight on the Texas plains. Linda Broday. Romance BRO, Ebook Bookpage 10 best romance
  • A lady’s code of misconduct. Meredith Duran. Romance DUR Amazon top 20 romance, Bookpage 10 best romance
  • The librarian and the spy. Susan Mann. Romance MAN Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • Map of the heart. Susan Wiggs. Fic WIG, CD Fic WIG Booklist top 10 women’s fiction
  • Mulberry moon. Catherine Anderson. Romance AND, EAudiobook Bookpage 10 best romance
  • A new leash on love. Debbie Burns. Romance BUR Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • Positively Pippa. Sarah Hegger. Romance HEG Publishers Weekly
  • Scandalous ever after. Theresa Romain. Romance ROM, Ebook NPR
  • Serenity Harbor. Raeanne Thayne. Romance THA, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 romance
  • Solace island. Meg Tilly. Romance TIL Booklist top 10 romance debuts
  • Someone to hold. Mary Balogh. Romance BAL, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 romance
  • Someone to wed. Mary Balogh. Romance BAL, EAudiobook Bookpage 10 best romance, Library Journal, Booklist top 10 romance
  • The undateable. Sarah Title. Romance TIT Amazon top 20 romance, Kirkus Reviews best 100 fiction
  • The vicar’s daughter. Josi S. Kilpack. Romance KIL, Ebook Booklist top 10 inspirational fiction
  • You may kiss the bride. Lisa Berne. Romance BER Booklist top 10 romance debuts, Publishers Weekly
  • You say it first. Susan Mallery. Romance MAL, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 romance

GRAPHIC FICTION

  • Alone. Chabouté. Graphic Fic CHA Booklist top 10 graphic novels
  • Batman. Volume 2, I am suicide. Tom King. Graphic Fic KIN, Ebook Washington Post
  • Beowulf. Santiago García, David Rubín. Graphic Fic GAR Eisner Award nominee
  • Black Panther. A nation under our feet. Book two. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Graphic Fic COA Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels
  • Black Panther. World of Wakanda. Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Ta-nehisi Coates, Rembert Browne. Graphic Fic GAY Eisner Award winner
  • Boundless. Jillian Tamaki. Graphic Fic TAM NPR, Ignatz Award nominee, Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Publishers Weekly, Eisner Award winner, Library Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe
  • A castle in England. Jamie Rhodes. Graphic Fic RHO Eisner Award nominee, Boston Globe
  • Darkness visible. Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David. Graphic Fic CAR Bram Stoker nominee
  • Extremity. Daniel Warren Johnson. Graphic Fic JOH, Ebook Eisner Award nominee
  • The Flintstones. Vol. 1. Mark Russell. Graphic Fic FLI, Ebook Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Library Journal, Boston Globe, Eisner Award nominee
  • Jane. Aline Brosh McKenna, Ramón K. Pérez. Graphic Fic MACK, Ebook Eisner Award nominee
  • Ladycastle. Delilah S. Dawson. Graphic Fic DAW, Ebook YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens
  • A land called Tarot. Gael Bertrand. Graphic Fic BER Boston Globe
  • The lie and how we told it. Tommi Parrish. Graphic Fic PAR Ignatz Award nominee
  • Mis(h)adra. Iasmin Omar Ata. Graphic Fic ATA YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Monstress. Volume two, The blood. Marjorie Liu. Graphic Fic LIU, Ebook Tiptree longlist, Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels, YALSA great graphic novels for teens, Bram Stoker nominee, Eisner Award winner, Hugo Award winner
  • My brother’s husband. Volume 1. Gengoroh Tagame. Graphic Fic TAG Booklist top 10 graphic novels, Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels, NPR, YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Eisner Award winner
  • My favorite thing is monsters. Book one. Emil Ferris. Graphic Fic FER Ignatz Award winner, NPR, Amazon #86, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels, Entertainment Weekly #6, Washington Post, Book Riot, Boston Globe, Lambda Literary Award winner, Bram Stoker nominee, Eisner Award winner, Hugo Award finalist
  • Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred. Damian Duffy, John Jennings. Graphic Fic DUF, Ebook YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens, Bram Stoker winner, Eisner Award winner
  • Pantheon: the true story of the Egyptian deities. Hamish Steele. Graphic Fic STE Booklist top 10 graphic novels
  • Portugal. Pedrosa. Graphic Fic PED Washington Post
  • Providence. Alan Moore. Graphic Fic MOO Bram Stoker nominee
  • Rock Candy Mountain. Kyle Starks. Graphic Fic STA, Ebook Eisner Award nominee
  • Run for it: stories of slaves who fought for their freedom. Marcelo D’Salete. Graphic Fic SAL NPR, Eisner Award winner, Ignatz Award nominee
  • Saga. Volume seven. Brian K. Vaughan. Graphic Fic VAU, Ebook Hugo Award finalist
  • Sex fantasy. Sophia Foster-Dimino. Graphic Fic FOS Publishers Weekly, Ignatz Award winner

GRAPHIC NONFICTION

  • Audubon: on the wings of the world. Fabien Grolleau & Jérémie Royer. Graphic B Audubon Eisner Award nominee
  • The best we could do: an illustrated memoir. Thi Bui. Graphic B Bui, Ebook Booklist top 10 graphic novels, adult books for young adults, Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels, Washington Post, Library Journal, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Boston Globe, YALSA great graphic novels for teens, NPR, RUSA, Eisner Award nominee
  • Calamity Jane: the calamitous life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852-1903. Christian Perrissin. Graphic B Calamity Jane Eisner Award nominee
  • California dreamin’. Pénélope Bagieu. Graphic B Elliot YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • The creeps: a deep dark fears collection. Fran Krause. Graphic 741.5 KRA YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Fetch: how a bad dog brought me home: a graphic memoir. Nicole J. Georges. Graphic 636.7 GEO Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels, YALSA great graphic novels for teens, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • Fire!!: the Zora Neale Hurston story. Peter Bagge. Graphic B Hurston NPR
  • Gauguin: the other world. Fabrizio Dori. Graphic B Gauguin Library Journal
  • Hostage. Guy Delisle. Graphic B Andre NPR, Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels, Washington Post, Boston Globe
  • The hunting accident: a true story of crime and poetry. David Carlson. Graphic B Rizzo Publishers Weekly, Booklist top 10 graphic novels
  • Love is love: a comic book anthology to benefit the survivors of the Orlando Pulse shooting. Graphic 306.76 LOV, Ebook Eisner Award winner, Amazon top 20 comics/graphic novels
  • Poppies of Iraq. Brigitte Findakly, Lewis Trondheim. Graphic B Findakly Kirkus Reviews
  • Tenements, towers and trash: an unconventional illustrated history of New York City. Julia Wertz. Graphic 974.71 WER NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist top 10 graphic novels
  • Threads: from the refugee crisis. Kate Evans. Graphic 325.21 EVA Boston Globe
  • You & a bike & a road. Eleanor Davis. Graphic 796.64 DAV NPR, Boston Globe

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Another castle. Grimoire. Andrew Wheeler. Y 741.5 WHE Amelia Bloomer List
  • As the crow flies. Melanie Gillman. Y 741.5 GIL YALSA great graphic novels for teens, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth, top 10 graphic novels
  • The backstagers. Volume one, Rebels without applause. James Tynion IV. Y 741.5 TYN, Ebook NPR, YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens, Rainbow List
  • Batgirl. Vol. 1, Beyond Burnside. Hope Larson. Y 741.5 BAT, Ebook Eisner Award nominee
  • Goldie Vance. Volume two. Hope Larson. Y 741.5 LAR, Ebook YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • I am Alfonso Jones. Tony Medina. Y 741.5 MED YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens
  • Jonesy. Volume two. Sam Humphries, Caitlin Rose Boyle. Y 741.5 HUM YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens
  • Jughead. Volume two. Chip Zdarsky. Y 741.5 ZDA, Ebook YALSA top 10 graphic novels for teens
  • Lumberjanes. Volume 6, Sink or swim. Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh. Y 741.5 WAT YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Mighty Jack and the Goblin King. Ben Hatke. Y 741.5 HAT, J Graphic HAT Kirkus Reviews, YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • The mighty Thor. The Asgard/Shi’ar war. Jason Aaron. Y 741.5 MIG, Ebook Washington Post
  • Ms. Marvel. Vol. 7, Damage per second. G. Willow Wilson. Y 741.5 WIL YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Paper girls. 3. Brian K. Vaughan. Y 741.5 VAU, Ebook YALSA great graphic novels for teens, Hugo Award finalist
  • Shade, the changing girl. Vol. 1, Earth girl made easy. Cecil Castellucci. Y 741.5 CAS, Ebook YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Spill zone. Scott Westerfeld. Y 741.5 WES Booklist top 10 graphic novels for youth, School Library Journal, Boston Globe, YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Spinning. Tillie Walden. Y 741.5 WAL Booklist,  top 10 sports books for youth, top 10 graphic novels, Publishers Weekly,  YALSA great graphic novels for teens, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Eisner Award winner
  • The stone heart. Faith Erin Hicks. Y 741.5 HIC, J Graphic HIC Washington Post, YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • The unstoppable Wasp. Vol. 1, Unstoppable! Jeremy Whitley. Y 741.5 WHI YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • The Wendy project. Melissa Jane Osborne. Y 741.5 OSB School Library Journal, YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Wires and nerve. Volume 1. Marissa Meyer. Y 741.5 MEY YALSA great graphic novels for teens
  • Yvain, the Knight of the Lion. M.T. Anderson. Y 741.5 AND Kirkus Reviews

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  • The agony of Bun O’Keefe. Heather Smith. Y Fic SMI Kirkus Reviews
  • Akata warrior. Nnedi Okorafor. Y Fic OKO NPR, New York Times notable children’s, Barnes & Noble, Booklist, Locus Award winner
  • All the wind in the world. Samantha Mabry. Y Fic MAB, Ebook, EAudiobook National Book Award longlist, Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Booklist, top 10 romance for youth
  • Allegedly. Tiffany D. Jackson. Y Fic JAC, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 crime for youth, Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction, School Library Journal
  • American Street. Ibi Zoboi. Y Fic ZOB, Ebook Bookpage,  National Book Award longlist, Kirkus Reviews, New York Times notable children’s, Booklist top of the list, top 10 first novels for youth, top 10 diverse fiction, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction, Publishers Weekly
  • Arrow of lightning. Joseph Bruchac. Y Fic BRU Kirkus Reviews
  • The arsonist. Stephanie Oakes. Y Fic OAK YALSA best fiction
  • The art of starving. Sam J. Miller. Y Fic MIL NPR, Tiptree longlist, Andre Norton Award, Locus Award finalist, Rainbow List
  • At the edge of the universe. Shaun David Hutchinson. Y Fic HUT Rainbow List
  • The Authentics. Abdi Nazemian. Y Fic NAZ, Ebook Kirkus Reviews, Booklist top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers
  • Autoboyography. Christina Lauren. Y Fic LAU Lambda Literary Award finalist, Rainbow List
  • Bang. Barry Lyga. Y Fic LYG YALSA best fiction
  • Beasts made of night. Tochi Onyebuchi. Y Fic ONY Kirkus Reviews
  • Beautiful broken girls. Kim Savage. Y Fic SAV Kirkus Reviews
  • Because you love to hate me: 13 tales of villainy. Y Fic BEC Children’s & Teen Choice finalist
  • Black Light Express. Philip Reeve. Y Fic REE Kirkus Reviews
  • The Bone Queen: Pellinor: Cadvan’s story. Alison Croggon. Y Fic CRO Kirkus Reviews
  • Bull. David Elliott. Y Fic ELL, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Booklist, YALSA best fiction
  • Calling my name. Liara Tamani. Y Fic TAM, Y AUDIO Playaway TAM YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth
  • Camp So-and-So. Mary McCoy. Y Fic MACC Booklist, top 10 SF/Fantasy & horror for youth
  • Caraval. Stephanie Garber. Y Fic GAR, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Barnes & Noble, Children’s & Teen Choice finalist
  • City of saints & thieves. Natalie C. Anderson. Y Fic AND NPR, Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers
  • The closest I’ve come. Fred Aceves. Y Fic ACE Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction
  • Crossing Ebenezer Creek. Tonya Bolden. Y Fic BOL Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers
  • The cruelty. Scott Bergstrom. Y Fic BER Edgar Award nominee
  • Dear Martin. Nic Stone. Y Fic STO, EAudiobook YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers
  • Defy the stars. Claudia Gray. Y Fic GRA YALSA best fiction
  • Devils within. S. F. Henson. Y Fic HEN Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction
  • The dire king. William Ritter. Y Fic RIT, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Disappeared. Francisco X. Stork. Y Fic STO Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction
  • The door to January. Gillian French. Y Fic FRE Bram Stoker nominee
  • Dreadnought. April Daniels. Y Fic DAN, Ebook Kirkus Reviews, Amelia Bloomer List, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Rainbow List
  • Dreamland burning. Jennifer Latham. Y Fic LAT Booklist top 10 crime for youth, Amazon top 20 teen/YA
  • Dreams before the start of time. Anne Charnock. Y Fic CHA Clarke Award winner
  • Dress codes for small towns. Courtney Stevens. Y Fic STE Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List top 10
  • Empress of a thousand skies. Rhoda Belleza. Y Fic BEL Kirkus Reviews
  • An enchantment of ravens. Margaret Rogerson. Y Fic ROG Barnes & Noble
  • The epic crush of Genie Lo. F.C. Yee. Y Fic YEE, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Even the darkest stars. Heather Fawcett. Y Fic FAW Booklist top 10 first novels for youth
  • Exo. Fonda Lee. Y Fic LEE YALSA best fiction, Andre Norton finalist
  • A face like glass. Frances Hardinge. Y Fic HAR, Ebook NPR, YALSA best fiction, ALSC notable
  • Far from the tree. Robin Benway. Y Fic BEN, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, New York Times notable children’s, National Book Award winner, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List
  • Felix Yz. Lisa Bunker. Y Fic BUN Kirkus Reviews, Rainbow List top 10
  • Firebrand. A.J. Hartley. Y Fic HAR Booklist top 10 crime for youth, Kirkus Reviews
  • For love & honor. Jody Hedlund. Y Fic HED, EAudiobook Carol Award finalist
  • Forest of a thousand lanterns. Julie C. Dao. Y Fic DAO Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers,top 10 SF/fantasy & horror for youth
  • Frogkisser! Garth Nix. Y Fic NIX YALSA best fiction, Locus Award finalist
  • Gem & Dixie. Sara Zarr. Y Fic ZAR, Ebook Publishers Weekly
  • The genius plague. David Walton. Y Fic WAL, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science fiction/fantasy, Wall Street Journal, Campbell Award 1st place
  • The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue. Mackenzi Lee. Y Fic LEE, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Booklist,top 10 romance for youth, top 10 historical fiction for youth, Bookpage, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, Book Riot, YALSA top 10 best fiction, Rainbow List
  • Genuine fraud. E. Lockhart. Y Fic LOC, Y AUDIO Playaway LOC Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 crime fiction for youth
  • Goodbye days. Jeff Zentner. Y Fic ZEN, EAudiobook YALSA top 10 fiction
  • Grendel’s guide to love and war. A.E. Kaplan. Y Fic KAP Kirkus Reviews
  • Grit. Gillian French. Y Fic FRE, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews, Edgar Award nominee
  • The hate U give. Angie Thomas. Y Fic THO,  Y AUDIO Playaway THO, Ebook, EAudiobook National Book Award longlist, Kirkus Prize finalist, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, NPR, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner, Amazon #21, top 20 teen/YA, Barnes & Noble, New York Times notable children’s, Entertainment Weekly #9, Christian Science Monitor, Time, Edgar Award nominee, School Library Journal, Book Riot, YALSA top 10 best fiction, Booklist top 10 first novels for youth, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Children’s & Teen Choice teen book of the year, Printz Honor Book
  • Hell and high water. Tanya Landman. Y Fic LAN Booklist top 10 historical fiction for youth, top 10 crime fiction for youth
  • History is all you left me. Adam Silvera. Y Fic SIL, EAudiobook Time, Rainbow List
  • History of wolves. Emily Fridlund. Y Fic FRI, Ebook Man Booker shortlist, Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon #51, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Booklist adult books for young adults, PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction finalist
  • Honestly Ben. Bill Konigsberg. Y Fic KON Rainbow List
  • How to make a wish. Ashley Herring Blake. Y Fic BLA YALSA best fiction
  • I am not your perfect Mexican daughter. Erika L. Sánchez. Y Fic SAN, EAudiobook National Book Award finalist, Latino Book Award, Time, New York Times notable children’s, School Library Journal, YALSA best fiction
  • I believe in a thing called love. Maurene Goo. Y Fic GOO NPR, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
  • The inexplicable logic of my life. Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Y Fic SAE, Ebook NPR, YALSA best fiction, Bookpage, Kirkus Reviews
  • Invictus. Ryan Graudin. Y Fic GRA YALSA best fiction
  • Jane, unlimited. Kristin Cashore. Y Fic CAS School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction
  • La Belle Sauvage. Philip Pullman. Y Fic PUL, Y AUDIO Playaway PUL NPR, New York Times notable children’s, Booklist, Wall Street Journal, Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, Washington Post, Amazon #36, top 20 teen/YA, top 20 science fiction/fantasy, School Publishers Weekly, YALSA best fiction, Locus Award finalist
  • Landscape with invisible hand. M. T. Anderson. Y Fic AND School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, top 10 SF/Fantasy & horror for youth, top 10 arts for youth,Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal, YALSA best fiction
  • The language of thorns: midnight tales and dangerous magic. Leigh Bardugo. Y Fic BAR YALSA top 10 best fiction
  • Letters to the lost. Brigid Kemmerer. Y Fic KEM YALSA top 10 best fiction, RITA finalist
  • The librarian of Auschwitz. Antonio Iturbe. Y Fic ITU, Y AUDIO Playaway ITU Publishers Weekly, YALSA best fiction
  • The lines we cross. Randa Abdel-Fattah. Y Fic ABD Booklist top 10 romance for youth, top 10 religion & spirituality for youth, Kirkus Reviews
  • A list of cages. Robin Roe. Y Fic ROE, Ebook, EAudiobook Bookpage
  • Little & Lion. Brandy Colbert. Y Fic COL Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List
  • Long way down. Jason Reynolds. Y Fic REY, Y AUDIO Playaway REY, Ebook Kirkus Reviews, National Book Award longlist, Publishers Weekly, Amazon #54, top 20 teen/YA, Bookpage, Horn Book, Edgar Award winner, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, YALSA top 10 best fiction, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, ALSC notable, Children’s & Teen Choice finalist, Printz Honor Book, Newbery Honor Book
  • Lord of shadows. Cassandra Clare. Y Fic CLA, Ebook Amazon top 20 teen/YA
  • Loving vs. Virginia: a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case. Patricia Hruby Powell. Y Fic POW, Ebook, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Maresi. Maria Turtschaninoff. Y Fic TUR, EAudiobook Amelia Bloomer List
  • Marrow thieves. Cherie Dimaline. Y Fic DIM NPR, Kirkus Prize winner, School Library Journal, YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 SF/fantasy & horror for youth
  • Max. Sarah Cohen-Scali. Y Fic COH Booklist top 10 historical fiction for youth
  • Midnight at the electric. Jodi Lynn Anderson. Y Fic AND Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Jason Reynolds. Y Fic REY, Ebook NPR
  • Moxie. Jennifer Mathieu. Y Fic MAT NPR, Time, YALSA best fiction, Amelia Bloomer List
  • The murderer’s ape. Jakob Wegelius. Y Fic WEG Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction, ALSC notable, Batchelder Award
  • The names they gave us. Emery Lord. Y Fic LOR Booklist top 10 romance for youth, top 10 religion & spirituality for youth, YALSA top 10 best fiction
  • Now I rise. Kiersten White. Y Fic WHI Barnes & Noble
  • The Nowhere Girls. Amy Reed. Y Fic REE Amelia Bloomer List
  • The one memory of Flora Banks. Emily Barr. Y Fic BAR Booklist top 10 crime for youth
  • The other F-word. Natasha Friend. Y Fic FRI Rainbow List
  • Our own private universe. Robin Talley. Y Fic TAL Rainbow List
  • Overturned. Lamar Giles. Y Fic GIL YALSA best fiction, Kirkus Reviews
  • The pain eater. Beth Goobie. Y Fic GOO Kirkus Reviews
  • The pearl thief. Elizabeth Wein. Y Fic WEI, Ebook NPR, Kirkus Reviews
  • Perfect ten. L. Philips. Y Fic PHI Rainbow List
  • Piecing me together. Renée Watson. Y Fic WAT NPR, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, YALSA top 10 best fiction, ALSC notable, Amelia Bloomer List top 10, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Newbery Honor Book
  • Pointe, claw. Amber J. Keyser. Y Fic KEY Booklist top 10 arts for youth
  • Queens of geek. Jen Wilde. Y Fic WIL Amelia Bloomer List, Rainbow List
  • Radio silence. Alice Oseman. Y Fic OSE, Ebook YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List
  • Ramona blue. Julie Murphy. Y Fic MUR, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 romance for youth, top 10 sports books for youth, Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List top 10
  • Rebel Seoul. Axie Oh. Y Fic OH Booklist top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers
  • Refugee. Alan Gratz. Y Fic GRA, J GRA, J AUDIO Playaway GRA, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly, NPR, New York Times notable children’s, Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction
  • Release. Patrick Ness. Y Fic NES Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction
  • Saint Death. Marcus Sedgwick. Y Fic SED YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth
  • Saints and misfits. S.K. Ali. Y Fic ALI Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality for youth, top 10 diverse fiction for older & middle readers, Amelia Bloomer List top 10
  • Shadowhouse fall. Daniel Jose Older. Y Fic OLD, EAudiobook NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Locus Award finalist
  • A skinful of shadows. Frances Hardinge. Y Fic HAR, Ebook Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal, School Library Journal, Locus Award finalist
  • Soldier boy. Keely Hutton. Y Fic HUT Booklist, top 10 first novels for youth, top 10 historical fiction for youth, YALSA best fiction
  • Solo. Kwame Alexander. Y Fic ALE, Ebook, EAudiobook Bookpage, Kirkus Reviews
  • Song of the current. Sarah Tolcser. Y Fic TOL Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews
  • Sovereign. April Daniels. Y Fic DAN, Ebook Kirkus Reviews, Rainbow List
  • The speaker. Traci Chee. Y Fic CHE Kirkus Reviews
  • Speed of life. Carol Weston. Y Fic WES, EAudiobook YALSA best fiction
  • Stone mirrors: the sculpture and silence of Edmonia Lewis. Jeannine Atkins. Y Fic ATK Booklist top 10 arts for youth
  • The strange case of the alchemist’s daughter. Theodora Goss. Y Fic GOS NPR, Tiptree longlist, Nebula finalist, Locus Award winner, World Fantasy Award nominee
  • Strange the dreamer. Laini Taylor. Y Fic TAY, EAudiobook Booklist, top 10 SF/Fantasy & horror for youth, NPR, Bookpage, Christian Science Monitor, Printz Honor Book, Barnes & Noble, Amazon top 20 teen/YA, top 20 science fiction/fantasy, YALSA top 10 best fiction
  • Tash hearts Tolstoy. Kathryn Ormsbee. Y Fic ORM Booklist top 10 romance for youth, Rainbow List
  • Ten miles one way. Patrick Downes. Y Fic DOW Kirkus Reviews
  • That thing we call a heart. Sheba Karim. Y Fic KAR Kirkus Reviews, Amelia Bloomer List
  • They both die at the end. Adam Silvera. Y Fic SIL, Ebook Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Bookpage, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List top 10
  • Thick as thieves. Megan Whalen Turner. Y Fic TUR, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Horn Book
  • This impossible light. Lily Myers. Y Fic MYE Amelia Bloomer List
  • Thornhill. Pam Smy. Y Fic SMY Kirkus Reviews, ALSC notable
  • Tool of war. Paolo Bacigalupi. Y Fic BAC Locus Award finalist
  • Tower of dawn. Sarah J. Maas. Y Fic MAA, Ebook Amazon top 20 teen/YA
  • Turtles all the way down. John Green. Y Fic GRE, Spanish Lang. Fic GRE, Y AUDIO Playaway GRE, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, best YA book, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Bookpage, Booklist, New York Times notable children’s, Time, Wall Street Journal, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction, Children’s & Teen Choice finalist
  • An uninterrupted view of the sky. Melanie Crowder. Y Fic CRO Kirkus Reviews, YALSA best fiction
  • Unraveling. Sara Ella. Y Fic ELL Christy Award finalist
  • The upside of unrequited. Becky Albertalli. Y Fic ALB, EAudiobook Barnes & Noble, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List
  • The valiant. Lesley Livingston. Y Fic LIV Amazon top 20 teen/YA
  • Want. Cindy Pon. Y Fic PON Andre Norton finalist
  • Warcross. Marie Lu. Y Fic LU, Ebook Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 teen/YA, YALSA best fiction
  • We are okay. Nina LaCour. Y Fic LAC Booklist, top 10 romance for youth, Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble, Book Riot, YALSA best fiction, Rainbow List top 10, Printz Award winner
  • We now return to regular life. Martin Wilson. Y Fic WIL Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • What girls are made of. Elana K. Arnold. Y Fic ARN National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, YALSA top 10 best fiction, Amelia Bloomer List
  • When Dimple met Rishi. Sandhya Menon. Y Fic MEN, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 teen/YA, Booklist top 10 romance for youth, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, School Library Journal, YALSA best fiction, Barnes & Noble, Book Riot, Amelia Bloomer List
  • When morning comes. Arushi Raina. Y Fic RAI Kirkus Reviews
  • Who killed Christopher Goodman?: based on a true crime. Allan Wolf. Y Fic WOL Booklist,top 10 historical fiction for youth
  • Wild beauty. Anna-Marie McLemore. Y Fic MACL Booklist,top 10 romance for youth, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal
  • Wildman. J.C. Geiger. Y Fic GEI Amazon top 20 teen/YA
  • Words in deep blue. Cath Crowley. Y Fic CRO Amazon top 20 teen/YA, YALSA best fiction
  • Words on bathroom walls. Julia Walton. Y Fic WAL YALSA best fiction
  • You bring the distant near. Mitali Perkins. Y Fic PER National Book Award longlist, Horn Book, School Library Journal, YALSA best fiction, Amelia Bloomer List

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

  • #NotYourPrincess: voices of Native American women. Y 970.1 NOT Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Amelia Bloomer List
  • Alice Paul and the fight for women’s rights: from the vote to the Equal Rights Amendment. Deborah Kops. Y 324.623 KOP Amelia Bloomer List
  • Born both: an intersex life. Hida Viloria. Y 306.7685 VIL Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • A dog in the cave: the wolves who made us human. Kay Frydenborg. Y 636.7 FRY Booklist
  • Eyes of the world: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the invention of modern photojournalism. Marc Aronson, Marina Budhos. Y 770 ARO Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, Horn Book, School Library Journal
  • Girl rising: changing the world one girl at a time. Tanya Lee Stone. Y 371.822 STO Kirkus Reviews, Amelia Bloomer List top 10, Booklist top 10 diverse nonfiction for older and middle readers
  • Girl up: kick ass, claim your woman card, and crush everyday sexism. Laura Bates. Y 305.2422 BAT Booklist adult books for young adults
  • Harry Potter: a journey through a history of magic. Y 823.914 HAR, J 823.914 HAR Amazon top 20 children’s nonfiction
  • Here we are: feminism for the real world. Y 305.42 HER, Ebook School Library Journal
  • The March Against Fear: the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power. Ann Bausum. Y 323.1196 BAU, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Rest in power: the enduring life of Trayvon Martin. Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin. Y 305.896 FUL, 305.896 FUL Booklist adult books for young adults, top 10 diverse nonfiction, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team. Steve Sheinkin. Y 796.332 SHE Booklist,top 10 sports books for youth, top 10 diverse nonfiction, Bookpage, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award honor book, New York Times notable children’s, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post, Horn Book, ALSC notable
  • Vincent and Theo: the Van Gogh brothers. Deborah Heiligman. Y 759.94 HEI, EAudiobook Booklist,top 10 arts for youth, Publishers Weekly, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner, Bookpage, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Printz Honor Book

NONFICTION

  • 50 years of Rolling stone. 051 FIF Amazon top 20 art/photography
  • 100 amazing facts about the Negro. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 973.0496 GAT Booklist top 10 diverse nonfiction
  • 300 arguments. Sarah Manguso. 818.6 MAN NPR
  • 350+ crochet tips, techniques, and trade secrets. Jan Eaton. 746.434 EAT Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • Add a pinch: easier, faster, fresher Southern classics. Robyn Stone. 641.5975 STO Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • After the eclipse: a mother’s murder, a daughter’s search. Sarah Perry. 362.88 PER, EAudiobook BookPage #24
  • Afterland: poems. Mai Der Vang. 811.6 VAN National Book Award longlist, The New Yorker, Kate Tufts Discovery Award finalist
  • Ageless soul: the lifelong journey toward meaning and joy. Thomas Moore. 155.67 MOO, Large Type 155.67 MOO Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • American eclipse: a nation’s epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world. David Baron. 523.78 BAR, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science, Booklist, PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing finalist
  • American fire: love, arson, and life in a vanishing land. Monica Hesse. 364.1642 HES, EAudiobook Amazon top 20, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Booklist, Edgar Award nominee, Agatha Award nominee, Washington Post, Boston Globe
  • American kingpin: the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road. Nick Bilton.  364.168 BIL Amazon #75, top 20 nonfiction, top 20 history
  • An American sickness: how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back. Elisabeth Rosenthal. 362.1097 ROS NPR, Washington Post, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews
  • The American spirit: who we are and what we stand for. David McCullough. 973 MACC, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • American wolf: a true story of survival and obsession in the West. Nate Blakeslee. 599.773 BLA, CD 599.773 BLA Amazon top 20 science, Lukas Book Prize shortlist
  • Among the living and the dead: a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe. Inara Verzemnieks. 940.5314 VER BookPage #25
  • Anatomy of terror: from the death of bin Laden to the rise of the Islamic State. Ali Soufan. 363.325 SOU Kirkus Reviews
  • And your daughters shall prophesy: stories from the byways of American women and religion. Adrian Shirk. 277.3 SHI NPR
  • Animals strike curious poses: essays. Elena Passarello. 814.6 PAS Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100 notable
  • Apollo 8: the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon. Jeffrey Kluger. 629.454 KLU Amazon #68, top 20 science, top 20 history
  • The art of death: writing the final story. Edwidge Danticat. 809.933 DAN PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay longlist, National Book Critics Circle award finalist
  • Artisan sourdough made simple: a beginner’s guide to delicious handcrafted bread with minimal kneading. Emilie Raffa. 641.815 RAF IACP Cookbook Award finalist
  • Astrophysics for people in a hurry. Neil deGrasse Tyson. 523.01 TYS, Large Type 523.01 TYS, CD 523.01 TYS, Ebook, EAudiobook Amazon top 20 science, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews
  • Autumn. Karl Ove Knausgaard. 839.82 KNA, EAudiobook NPR, Esquire, Town & Country
  • Basketball and other things: a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated. Shea Serrano. 796.323 SER, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR, Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment, Barnes & Noble
  • The best land under heaven: the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny. Michael Wallis. 978.02 WAL Carnegie Medal longlist
  • Bible nation: the United States of Hobby Lobby. Candida R. Moss, Joel S. Baden. 261.7 MOS Publishers Weekly
  • Big chicken: the incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats. Maryn McKenna. 636.5089 MACK Amazon top 20 science, Library Journal
  • Big ideas for small spaces: creative ideas and 30 projects for balconies, roof gardens, windowsills, and terraces. Kay Maguire, Tony Woods. 712 MAG Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening
  • The biggest prison on earth: a history of the occupied territories. Ilan Pappe. 956.9405 PAP Publishers Weekly
  • Black edge: inside information, dirty money, and the quest to bring down the most wanted man on Wall Street. Sheelah Kolhatkar. 364.168 KOL Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20 business/leadership
  • The Black Hand: the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history. Stephan Talty. 364.106 TAL Kirkus Reviews
  • Blind spot. Teju Cole. 779 COL Time #7 nonfiction
  • Blitzed: drugs in the Third Reich. Norman Ohler. 943.086 OHL, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • The blood of Emmett Till. Timothy B. Tyson. 364.134 TYS National Book Award longlist, NPR, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage #18, RUSA, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Booklist top 10 diverse nonfiction
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  • Devil’s bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency. Joshua Green. 324.973 GRE NPR, New York Times 100 notable
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  • Homo deus: a brief history of tomorrow. Yuval Noah Harari. 303.49 HAR, Ebook Amazon top 20, Kirkus Reviews, Time #4 nonfiction, Barnes & Noble, Washington Post
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  • Irresistible: the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked. Adam Alter. 302.231 ALT Amazon #66, top 20 nonfiction, Library Journal
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  • Journey: an illustrated history of travel. 910.202 JOU Booklist top 10 literary travel
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  • A moonless, starless sky: ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa. Alexis Okeowo. 363.32 OKE Vogue, Kirkus Reviews, PEN Open Book Award winner
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  • One long night: a global history of concentration camps. Andrea Pitzer. 365.45 PIT Kirkus Reviews
  • One nation after Trump: a guide for the perplexed, the disillusioned, the desperate, and the not-yet deported. E.J. Dionne, Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. Mann. 973.933 DIO Washington Post
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  • Origins of a story: 202 true inspirations behind the world’s greatest literature. Jake Grogan. 801.9 GRO Kirkus Reviews
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  • The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers. 810.8092 POR NPR
  • Principles. Ray Dalio. 650.1 DAL Amazon #95, best business/leadership book of 2017
  • Queen Victoria’s matchmaking: the royal marriages that shaped Europe. Deborah Cadbury. 941.081 CAD Booklist
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  • Reading with Patrick: a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship. Michelle Kuo. 371.826 KUO Christian Science Monitor, The New Yorker, Dayton Literary Peace Prize runner-up
  • Ready or not!: 150+ make-ahead, make-over, and make-now recipes by Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle Tam, Henry Fong. 641.5638 TAM, Ebook Amazon top 20 cookbooks
  • Reality is not what it seems: the journey to quantum gravity. Carlo Rovelli. 530.143 ROV Amazon top 20 science
  • Red famine: Stalin’s war on Ukraine. Anne Applebaum. 947.7 APP Amazon top 20 history
  • Rigor mortis: how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions. Richard Harris. 610.72 HAR Library Journal
  • The rise and fall of Adam and Eve. Stephen Greenblatt. 233.14 GRE Carnegie Medal longlist, Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • Roots, radicals and rockers: how skiffle changed the world. Billy Bragg. 781.6409 BRA Kirkus Reviews
  • Salt, fat, acid, heat: mastering the elements of good cooking. Samin Nosrat. 641.5 NOS Booklist top 10 cookbooks, Publishers Weekly, Amazon top 20 cookbooks, The New Yorker, James Beard Book Award nominee, IACP Cookbook Award winner, NPR
  • Scandinavians: in search of the soul of the north. Robert Ferguson. 948 FER, EAudiobook Booklist top 10 literary travel, Kirkus Reviews
  • Scars of independence: America’s violent birth. Holger Hoock. 973.31 HOO, CD 973.31 HOO Kirkus Reviews
  • Sea power: the history and geopolitics of the world’s oceans. James Stavridis. 359.03 STA Christian Science Monitor
  • The Second World Wars: how the first global conflict was fought and won. Victor Davis Hanson. 940.54 HAN Kirkus Reviews
  • The secret lives of color. Kassia St. Clair. 155.9144 SAI NPR
  • Secular Buddhism: imagining the Dharma in an uncertain world. Stephen Batchelor. 294.34 BAT Library Journal
  • Sex and the Constitution: sex, religion, and law from America’s origins to the twenty-first century. Geoffrey R. Stone. 345.0253 STO Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • Shattered: inside Hillary Clinton’s doomed campaign. Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes. 324.973 ALL NPR, Kirkus Reviews
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  • Some say. Maureen McLane. 811.6 MACL Library Journal
  • Sons and soldiers: the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler. Bruce Henderson. 940.5308 HEN Kirkus Reviews, Sophie Brody honor
  • Soonish: ten emerging technologies that’ll improve and/or ruin everything. Kelly & Zach Weinersmith. 601.12 WEI Booklist adult books for young adults
  • The souls of China: the return of religion after Mao. Ian Johnson. 200.951 JOH Christian Science Monitor
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  • The storm before the storm: the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic. Mike Duncan. 937.05 DUN NPR
  • The streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and baseball’s most historic record. John Eisenberg. 796.357 EIS PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing longlist
  • The stress-proof brain: master your emotional response to stress using mindfulness & neuroplasticity. Melanie Greenberg. 155.9042 GRE Library Journal
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  • Tears we cannot stop: a sermon to white America. Michael Eric Dyson. 305.896 DYS Kirkus Reviews
  • Teeth: the story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America. Mary Otto. 617.6 OTT NPR, Library Journal
  • Tell me how it ends: an essay in forty questions. Valeria Luiselli. 305.23 LUI, Ebook NPR, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Kirkus Prize finalist
  • The Templars: the rise and spectacular fall of God’s holy warriors. Dan Jones. 271.7913 JON Barnes & Noble
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  • Theft by finding: diaries (1977-2002). David Sedaris. 814 SED, CD 814 SED, Ebook NPR, Carnegie Medal longlist, BookPage #12, Harper’s Bazaar #20, Barnes & Noble, Over the Rainbow list
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  • Too much and not the mood: essays. Durga Chew-Bose. 814.6 CHE NPR
  • The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness. Paula Poundstone. 792.76 POU, Ebook, EAudiobook NPR
  • Unbelievable: my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history. Katy Tur. 324.973 TUR, Ebook Amazon top 20 history
  • The undoing project: a friendship that changed our minds. Michael Lewis. 612.8233 LEW, CD 612.8233 LEW, Ebook New York Times 100 notable
  • Unwanted advances: sexual paranoia comes to campus. Laura Kipnis. 378.197 KIP Wall Street Journal
  • Unwarranted: policing without permission. Barry Friedman. 344 FRI Kirkus Reviews
  • The unwomanly face of war: an oral history of women in World War II. Svetlana Alexievich. 940.5347 ALE NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Post
  • The upstarts: how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world. Brad Stone. 338.04 STO Amazon #64, top 20 business/leadership, Library Journal
  • The vaccine race: science, politics, and the human costs of defeating disease. Meredith Wadman. 614.5 WAD Carnegie Medal longlist, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post
  • The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: poems. Molly McCully Brown. 811.6 BRO RUSA
  • Ways of grace: stories of activism, adversity, and how sports can bring us together. James Blake. 796.09 BLA Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction
  • We are never meeting in real life: essays. Samantha Irby. 814.6 IRB Esquire, The New Yorker, NPR, Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • We crossed a bridge and it trembled: voices from Syria. Wendy Pearlman. 956.9104 PEA Carnegie Medal longlist
  • We have no idea: a guide to the unknown universe. Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson. 523.1 CHA School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • We need to talk: how to have conversations that matter. Celeste Headlee. 153.6 HEA NPR
  • We were eight years in power: an American tragedy. Ta-Nehisi Coates. 973.932 COA, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon top 20 nonfiction, top 20 history, New York Times 100 notable, USA TODAY, Kirkus Reviews, Time #2 nonfiction, Barnes & Noble, Esquire, Book Riot, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Booklist top 10 diverse nonfiction, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner
  • We’re on: a June Jordan reader. 818.54 JOR Publishers Weekly
  • When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities. Chen Chen. 811.6 CHE National Book Award longlist, Library Journal, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow list
  • Where now: new and selected poems. Laura Kasischke. 811 KAS National Book Award longlist
  • Whereas. Layli Long Soldier. 811.6 LON NPR, National Book Award finalist, Washington Post, New York Times 100 notable, Library Journal, National Book Critics Circle award winner, The New Yorker, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award winner, Kate Tufts Discovery Award finalist
  • Wherever you go, there they are: stories about my family you might relate to. Annabelle Gurwitch. 818.6 GUR Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • Why Buddhism is true: the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment. Robert Wright. 294.342 WRI Publishers Weekly
  • Why comics?: from underground to everywhere. Hillary Chute. 741.59 CHU Kirkus Reviews
  • Why?: explaining the Holocaust. Peter Hayes. 940.5318 HAY Kirkus Reviews
  • Why poetry. Matthew Zapruder. 809.1 ZAP Washington Post, Los Angeles Times
  • Wild things: the joy of reading children’s literature as an adult. Bruce Handy. 809.892 HAN, EAudiobook NPR
  • Wise craft quilts: a guide to turning beloved fabrics into meaningful patchwork. Blair Stocker. 746.46 STO Booklist top 10 crafts & gardening, Library Journal
  • Wise trees. Diane Cook, Len Jenshel. 582.16 COO Amazon top 20 art/photography
  • Woolly: the true story of the quest to revive one of history’s most iconic extinct creatures. Ben Mezrich. 591.68 MEZ, Ebook Town & Country
  • Word by word: the secret life of dictionaries. Kory Stamper. 413.028 STA Publishers Weekly, Amazon #52, top 20 nonfiction
  • The world broke in two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the year that changed literature. Bill Goldstein. 823.009 GOL NPR, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  • World without mind: the existential threat of big tech. Franklin Foer. 303.483 FOE NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Los Angeles Times
  • You play the girl: on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages. Carina Chocano. 305.42 CHO PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay finalist, National Book Critics Circle award winner, Amazon top 20 nonfiction
  • You’re the only one I can tell: inside the language of women’s friendships. Deborah Tannen. 302.34 TAN Washington Post

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

  • Ali: a life. Jonathan Eig. B Ali Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, Washington Post, NPR,  PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing winner, Booklist top 10 sports, top 10 biographies
  • An American family: a memoir of hope and sacrifice. Khizr Khan. B Khan Amazon #83, top 20 history, top 20 biography/memoir, Washington Post
  • The apparitionists: a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln’s ghost. Peter Manseau. 133.92 MAN, EAudiobook Publishers Weekly top 10, NPR
  • Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes. Michael Sims. B Doyle Edgar Award nominee, Macavity Award runner-up
  • The awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, heterosexual, cisgender, left-leaning, asthmatic, black and proud blerd, mama’s boy, dad, and stand-up comedian. W. Kamau Bell. B Bell Esquire, Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • Be free or die: the amazing story of Robert Smalls’ escape from slavery to Union hero. Cate Lineberry. 973.8092 LIN Christian Science Monitor
  • Being Elvis: a lonely life. Ray Connolly. B Presley Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • Believe me: a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens. Eddie Izzard. B Izzard Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • The Bettencourt affair: the world’s richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris. Tom Sancton. Large Type 338.766 SAN NPR
  • Between them: remembering my parents. Richard Ford. B Ford NPR, BookPage #20
  • Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit. Chris Matthews. B Kennedy, Large Type B Kennedy Barnes & Noble
  • The bright hour: a memoir of living and dying. Nina Riggs. 362.1969 RIG NPR, BookPage #13, Amazon #39, top 20 biography/memoir, Washington Post
  • Broad strokes: 15 women who made art and made history (in that order). Bridget Quinn. 700.9 QUI Amazon top 20 art/photography, Amelia Bloomer list
  • The butchering art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine. Lindsey Fitzharris. 617.092 FIT RUSA, PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing winner, NPR
  • Calder: the conquest of time: the early years, 1898-1940. Jed Perl. 730.92 PER Kirkus Reviews, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe
  • Casey Stengel: baseball’s greatest character. Marty Appel. B Stengel Boston Globe, Booklist top 10 biographies
  • Chief engineer: Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge. Erica Wagner. 624.2 WAG Amazon top 20 science
  • Churchill and Orwell: the fight for freedom. Thomas E. Ricks. 941.084 RIC New York Times 100 notable, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble
  • Coach Wooden and me: our 50-year friendship on and off the court. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 796.323 ABD Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe
  • Cuz: or the life and times of Michael A. Danielle Allen. 305.242 ALL, Large Type 305.242 ALL Booklist, top 10 diverse nonfiction, Washington Post
  • Dadland. Keggie Carew. B Carew, Ebook NPR
  • Dare not linger: the presidential years. Nelson Mandela, Mandla Langa. B Mandela NPR
  • Dorothy Day: the world will be saved by beauty: an intimate portrait of my grandmother. Kate Hennessy. B Day Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • The dream colony: a life in art. Walter Hopps. 708.0092 HOP Booklist top 10 arts
  • Dying: a memoir. Cory Taylor. 128.5 TAY, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Endurance: a year in space, a lifetime of discovery. Scott Kelly. B Kelly, CD B Kelly Booklist, BookPage #15, Barnes & Noble, Amazon #46, top 20 history, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Ernest Hemingway: a biography. Mary V. Dearborn. B Hemingway, EAudiobook Washington Post
  • Everything all at once: how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity, and solve any problem. Bill Nye. B Nye Barnes & Noble
  • The extra woman: how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone and like it. Joanna Scutts. 305.4209 SCU Boston Globe
  • Fire on the track: Betty Robinson and the triumph of the early Olympic women. Roseanne Montillo. 796.42 MON Boston Globe, Booklist top 10 sports
  • Flâneuse: women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London. Lauren Elkin. 305.4 ELK PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay finalist, New York Times 100 notable
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: a political life. Robert Dallek. 973.917 DAL NPR, Booklist, Washington Post
  • Freud: the making of an illusion. Frederick Crews. 150.1952 CRE Kirkus Reviews
  • Friends divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Gordon S. Wood. 973.3092 WOO Wall Street Journal, New York Times 100 notable
  • From Holmes to Sherlock: the story of the men and women who created an icon. Mattias Bostrom. 823.8 DOY, Ebook Edgar Award nominee, Macavity Award runner-up, Washington Post, Anthony Award nominee, Agatha Award winner
  • Generation wealth. Lauren Greenfield. 779.092 GRE Amazon top 20 art/photography
  • The girl from the Metropol Hotel: growing up in communist Russia. Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. B Petrushevskaya National Book Critics Circle award finalist
  • Goethe: life as a work of art. Rudiger Safranski. B Goethe Kirkus Reviews
  • Good things happen slowly: a life in and out of jazz. Fred Hersch. 786.2165 HER Washington Post
  • Gorbachev: his life and times. William Taubman. 947.0854 TAU, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Washington Post, NPR, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, Booklist top 10 biographies
  • Grant. Ron Chernow. B Grant, CD B Grant, Ebook New York Times 10 best, Carnegie Medal longlist, RUSA, Booklist, Amazon top 20 history, BookPage #9, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography finalist, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday top 10, Barnes & Noble, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
  • The great Nadar: the man behind the camera. Adam Begley. 770.92 BEG Booklist top 10 arts
  • Hank & Jim: the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart. Scott Eyman. 791.4302 EYM, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Henry David Thoreau: a life. Laura Dassow Walls. B Thoreau Kirkus Prize finalist, Publishers Weekly, New York Times 100 notable, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
  • The home that was our country: a memoir of Syria. Alia Malek. 956.9104 MAL Booklist
  • Hoover: an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. Kenneth Whyte. 973.916 WHY Kirkus Reviews, National Book Critics Circle award finalist
  • A hope more powerful than the sea: one refugee’s incredible story of love, loss, and survival. Melissa Fleming. 956.9104 FLE Alex Award winner, Amelia Bloomer list
  • Hourglass: time, memory, marriage. Dani Shapiro. B Shapiro Kirkus Reviews
  • How to murder your life: a memoir. Cat Marnell. 362.299 MAR Harper’s Bazaar #17
  • Hunger: a memoir of (my) body. Roxane Gay. B Gay, Ebook, EAudiobook Carnegie Medal longlist, Amazon #45, top 20 biography/memoir, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Library Journal top 10, Booklist top of the list, top 10 diverse nonfiction, People, Kirkus Reviews, Time #6 nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle award finalist, RUSA, Book Riot, Newsday top 10, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar #12, Lambda Literary Award winner
  • I can’t make this up: life lessons. Kevin Hart. B Hart Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • I was told to come alone: my journey behind the lines of jihad. Souad Mekhennet. B Mekhennet Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Washington Post top 10, Christian Science Monitor
  • In the days of rain: a daughter, a father, a cult. Rebecca Stott. 289.9 STO Costa Biography Award winner
  • In the great green room: the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown. Amy Gary. B Brown Amazon #57, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Insomniac city: New York, Oliver, and me. Bill Hayes. B Hayes Over the Rainbow top 11 nonfiction, Amazon #65, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Jane Austen at home: a biography. Lucy Worsley. B Austen, EAudiobook Kirkus Reviews
  • Jane Crow: the life of Pauli Murray. Rosalind Rosenberg. B Murray Lambda Literary Award finalist, Over the Rainbow top 11 nonfiction
  • Jefferson: architect of American liberty. John B. Boles. 973.46 BOL Washington Post
  • The Jersey brothers: a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family’s quest to bring him home. Sally Mott Freeman. 940.5472 FRE Amazon #77, top 20 history, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Kennedy and King: the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights. Steven Levingston. 973.922 LEV Washington Post
  • The last girl: my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State. Nadia Murad. 956.7044 MUR, CD B Murad Vogue
  • Lenin: the man, the dictator, and the master of terror. Victor Sebestyen. B Lenin New York Times 100 notable, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography finalist, Booklist top 10 biographies, Christian Science Monitor
  • Leo Durocher: baseball’s prodigal son. Paul Dickson. B Durocher Boston Globe
  • Leonardo Da Vinci. Walter Isaacson. 709.2 ISA, CD 709.2 ISA, Ebook Carnegie Medal longlist, BookPage #8, Amazon #35, top 20 history, top 20 biography/memoir, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, USA TODAY, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, Booklist top 10 arts
  • Letterman: the last giant of late night. Jason Zinoman. B Letterman, Ebook, EAudiobook New York Times 100 notable, Washington Post
  • Life in code: a personal history of technology. Ellen Ullman. 005.1092 ULL Kirkus Reviews, GQ
  • Lou Reed: a life. Anthony DeCurtis. 782.4216 DEC Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment, Kirkus Reviews
  • Madame President: the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Helene Cooper. 966.62 COO NPR, Washington Post
  • Making my pitch: a woman’s baseball odyssey. Ila Jane Borders. 796.357 BOR Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens, Over the Rainbow top 11 nonfiction
  • May cause love: an unexpected journey of enlightenment after abortion. Kassi Underwood. 363.46 UND Booklist top 10 religion & spirituality
  • The meaning of Michelle: 16 writers on the iconic first lady and how her journey inspires our own. 973.932 MEA Time #8 nonfiction
  • Memory’s last breath: field notes on my dementia. Gerda Saunders. 362.1968 SAU NPR
  • The men in my life: a memoir of love and art in 1950s Manhattan. Patricia Bosworth. 070.92 BOS Booklist top 10 arts
  • My life, my love, my legacy. Coretta Scott King. B King, CD B King NPR
  • My life with Bob: flawed heroine keeps Book of Books, plot ensues. Pamela Paul. B Paul Harper’s Bazaar #18
  • Notes on a foreign country: an American abroad in a post-American world. Suzy Hansen. 070.92 HAN, EAudiobook Booklist,top 10 literary travel, New York Times 100 notable, BookPage #19, Pulitzer finalist
  • Obama: an intimate portrait. Pete Souza. B Obama People
  • Option B: facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant. 155.937 SAN, Ebook Barnes & Noble, Amazon #24, top 20 business/leadership, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Otis Redding: an unfinished life. Jonathan Gould. 782.4216 GOU NPR
  • Patient H69: the story of my second sight. Vanessa Potter. 614.59 POT Amazon top 20 science
  • Prairie fires: the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Caroline Fraser. B Wilder, Ebook Amazon #94, top 20 biography/memoir, Pulitzer winner, New York Times 10 best, National Book Critics Circle award winner, Boston Globe
  • Priestdaddy. Patricia Lockwood. B Lockwood Kirkus Prize finalist, Amazon top 20, NPR, Book Riot, Publishers Weekly, New York Times 10 best, BookPage #21, Washington Post, The New Yorker, Boston Globe
  • Promise me, Dad: a year of hope, hardship, and purpose. Joe Biden. B Biden, Large Type B Biden Barnes & Noble
  • Queen of bebop: the musical lives of Sarah Vaughan. Elaine M. Hayes. 782.4216 HAY Booklist,  top 10 arts, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post, Amazon top 20 humor/entertainment
  • Rabbit: the autobiography of Ms. Pat. Patricia Williams. B Williams, EAudiobook Amazon #32, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Ranger games: a story of soldiers, family, and an inexplicable crime. Ben Blum. 364.1552 BLU Amazon #42, top 20 biography/memoir, top 20 history
  • Reckless daughter: a portrait of Joni Mitchell. David Yaffe. B Mitchell, EAudiobook Washington Post
  • Rest in power: the enduring life of Trayvon Martin. Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin. 305.896 FUL, Y 305.896 FUL Booklist adult books for young adults, top 10 diverse nonfiction, School Library Journal best adult books 4 teens
  • Richard Nixon: the life. John A. Farrell. 973.924 FAR Carnegie Medal longlist, NPR, Pulitzer finalist, Washington Post, Booklist top 10 biographies, Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee, PEN/ Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography winner
  • Rising star: the making of Barack Obama. David J. Garrow. 973.932 GAR Washington Post top 10
  • The road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. Jeff Guinn. B Jones Amazon #49, top 20 history, top 20 biography/memoir, Edgar Award nominee
  • The rules do not apply: a memoir. Ariel Levy. B Levy Amazon #69, top 20 biography/memoir, NPR, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly #10, Esquire,  Time #5 nonfiction, Harper’s Bazaar #3, Barnes & Noble, Over the Rainbow top 11 nonfiction
  • Sin bravely: a memoir of spiritual disobedience. Maggie Rowe. 270.092 ROW NPR
  • Six encounters with Lincoln: a president confronts democracy and its demons. Elizabeth Brown Pryor. B Lincoln Kirkus Reviews
  • Stanton: Lincoln’s war secretary. Walter Stahr. 973.7092 STA, EAudiobook NPR, Christian Science Monitor
  • Sticky fingers: the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine. Joe Hagan. B Wenner  USA TODAY,Amazon #92, top 20 history, top 20 biography/memoir, Booklist top 10 biographies
  • Sting-ray afternoons: a memoir. Steve Rushin. B Rushin Amazon #81, top 20 biography/memoir
  • Thanks, Obama: my hopey changey White House years. David Litt. 973.932 LIT, Ebook Esquire
  • This is just my face: try not to stare. Gabourey Sidibe. B Sidibe, Ebook NPR
  • To Siri with love: a mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of machines. Judith Newman. 618.9285 NEW New York Times 100 notable
  • Toscanini: musician of conscience. Harvey Sachs. B Toscanini Kirkus Reviews
  • Unstoppable: my life so far. Maria Sharapova. B Sharapova, Ebook Boston Globe, Booklist top 10 sports
  • The Vanity fair diaries: 1983–1992. Tina Brown. 070.92 BRO Amazon #97, Time #10 nonfiction, Vogue, People
  • Vivian Maier: a photographer’s life and afterlife. Pamela Bannos. 779.092 BAN Amazon top 20 art/photography
  • We’re going to need more wine: stories that are funny, complicated, and true. Gabrielle Union. B Union, Ebook Barnes & Noble
  • What happened. Hillary Rodham Clinton. B Clinton, Large Type B Clinton, Ebook NPR, New York Times 100 notable, Vogue, Time #1 nonfiction, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe
  • What made Maddy run: the secret struggles and tragic death of an all-American teen. Kate Fagan. 362.28 FAG PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing longlist
  • What she ate: six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories. Laura Shapiro. 920.72 SHA NPR, Washington Post
  • Where the past begins: a writer’s memoir. Amy Tan. B Tan Carnegie Medal longlist, Barnes & Noble Booklist top 10 diverse nonfiction
  • Who thought this was a good idea?: and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House. Alyssa Mastromonaco. 973.932 MAS Esquire
  • The woman who smashed codes: a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America’s enemies. Jason Fagone. B Friedman, EAudiobook NPR, RUSA
  • Women who tri: a reluctant athlete’s journey into the heart of America’s newest obsession. Alicia DiFabio. 796.4257 DIF Booklist top 10 sports nonfiction
  • A world ablaze: the rise of Martin Luther and the birth of the Reformation. Craig Harline. 284.1092 HAR Library Journal
  • Wrestling with his angel: the political life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. II, 1849-1856. Sidney Blumenthal. 973.7092 BLU Los Angeles Times
  • You don’t have to say you love me: a memoir. Sherman Alexie. B Alexie, Ebook, EAudiobook Booklist, top 10 diverse nonfiction, NPR, Carnegie Medal winner, Amazon top 20, best biography/memoir of 2017, Library Journal top 10, Kirkus Reviews, BBC #4, Barnes & Noble, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Book Riot, Los Angeles Times, RUSA, BookPage #16