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The Best Books All Categories of 2017 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

December 28, 2017

“What are the Best Books of 2017?” We aggregated 72 year-end lists and ranked the 830 unique titles by how many times they appeared in an attempt to answer that very question!

There are thousands of year-end lists released every year and like we do in our weekly Best Book articles, we wanted to see which books appear the most. This is a new category that we added for 2017. Normally we split up the lists into the different subjects (fiction, nonfiction, history, art, etc.), but there are several lists released that don’t split the books up by subject, so we decided to add this all-encompassing article that aggregated those lists. It ended up overlapping a lot with the Best Fiction & Best Nonfiction book lists for 2017, but there are also some additional titles that found their way into this list as well. The top 36 books, all of which appeared on 5 or more best book lists, are ranked below with images, summaries, and links for more information or to purchase. The remaining 775+ books, as well as the top book lists, are at the bottom of the page.

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You can also take a look at our Best 2016 articles from last year!

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Top 36 Books Of 2017



36 .) Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo’s Books
  • Kate’s Kairos
  • Library Reads
  • Sarah’s Book Shelves
  • The Paperback Princess

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She s Sorry and Britt Marie Was Here comes a poignant charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person but it means everything to the residents of Beartown a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat a short scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice to Kevin a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL and to Peter their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy At first it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win something happens between Kevin and the general manager s daughter and the next day everything seems to have changed Accusations are made and like ripples on a pond they travel through all of Beartown leaving no resident unaffected With so much riding on the success of the team the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern At last it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home and in this emotionally powerful sweetly insightful story he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people s dreams on our shoulders

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35 .) Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Lists It Appears On:

  • BKLYN
  • Esquire
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • The Cut
  • Women

“Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she’d realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth’s father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her all her grief.

Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life.”

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34 .) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Page
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Library Journal
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2

“Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?”

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33 .) Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Lists It Appears On:

  • BKLYN
  • Book Page
  • Do Lectures
  • The East Hampton Star
  • USA Today

“Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius.

His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history’s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo’s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions.”

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32 .) Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Lists It Appears On:

  • BKLYN
  • Net Galley
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Los Angeles Review

“Midwinter in an English village. A teenage girl has gone missing. Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed.

As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a tragedy refuse to subside.”

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31 .) The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heavy
  • Indigo’s Books
  • Maisonneuve
  • Now Toronto
  • The Coil

“The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one’s origins. It might also take true love.

Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen.

Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city’s underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes – after years of searching and desperate poverty – the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they’ll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same.”

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30 .) The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Cut
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Stranger
  • The Week
  • Women

“When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.

Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules—about work, about love, and about womanhood.

In this “deeply human and deeply moving” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being, in her own words, “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and of what is eternal.

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29 .) This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Novels + Nonfiction
  • People
  • Sarah’s Book Shelves
  • The Stranger

“This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.

This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.

This is how children change…and then change the world.

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.

When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.”

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28 .) Transit by Rachel Cusk

Lists It Appears On:

  • Maisonneuve
  • Now Toronto
  • The Cut
  • The Guardian 2
  • Washington Independent

“In the wake of her family’s collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of this upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions―personal, moral, artistic, and practical―as she endeavors to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city, she is made to confront aspects of living that she has, until now, avoided, and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, life.

Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed novel Outline and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate, the value of suffering, the moral problems of personal responsibility, and the mystery of change.

In this second book of a precise, short, yet epic cycle, Cusk describes the most elemental experiences, the liminal qualities of life. She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one’s life, and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real.”

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27 .) We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brooklyn Based
  • Esquire
  • Heauxs
  • The Los Angeles Review
  • The Root

With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., “bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette—she’s “35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something”—detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms—hang in there for the Costco loot—she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

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26 .) What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Lists It Appears On:

  • BKLYN
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Culture Fly
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Root

In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.

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25 .) White Tears by Hari Kunzru

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Houstonia
  • Nick The Writer
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Slate 2

Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America’s great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach for the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally records an unknown singer in a park, Carter sends it out over the Internet, claiming it’s a long lost 1920s blues recording by a musician called Charlie Shaw. When an old collector contacts them to say that their fake record and their fake bluesman are actually real, the two young white men, accompanied by Carter’s troubled sister Leonie, spiral down into the heart of the nation’s darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge, and exploitation.

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24 .) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

Lists It Appears On:

  • BBC Culture
  • Book Page
  • Library Journal
  • New York Public Library
  • Star Tribune

Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie’s bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It’s these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman.

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23 .) American War by Omar El Akkad

Lists It Appears On:

  • Girl Reporter
  • Macleans
  • Maisonneuve
  • Novels + Nonfiction
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The Guardian 2

“An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.”

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22 .) Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Lists It Appears On:

  • People
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Seattle Times
  • USA Today
  • Washington Independent

“Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author’s celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.

Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout’s place as one of America’s most respected and cherished authors.”

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21 .) The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Lists It Appears On:

  • New York Public Library
  • Star Tribune
  • The Cut
  • The Guardian
  • The Paperback Princess
  • The Stranger

“This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.”

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20 .) The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Page
  • Slate
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The Cut
  • The Guardian 2
  • Vulture

“The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.

At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan’s friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin’s summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.

With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman’s fiction is unguarded against both life’s affronts and its beauty–and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail.”

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19 .) The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • Newsday
  • Nick The Writer
  • Now Toronto
  • The Week

“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.

It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope.

The tale begins with Anjum—who used to be Aftab—unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her—including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo’s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs’ Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.”

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18 .) What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Novels + Nonfiction
  • Slate
  • The Paperback Princess
  • The Stranger

“For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.”

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17 .) Autumn by Ali Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • New York Public Library
  • Slate 2
  • The Bottle Imp
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2
  • The New York Times

“Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Two old friends—Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984—look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever.

A luminous meditation on the meaning of richness and harvest and worth, Autumn is the first installment of Ali Smith’s Seasonal quartet, and it casts an eye over our own time: Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art. Wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, Autumn is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love—and stories themselves.”

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16 .) Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • Slate
  • The Cut
  • The Los Angeles Review
  • Washington Independent

“In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.

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15 .) Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • BKLYN
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Esquire
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • The Guardian
  • Vulture

“A fresh new voice emerges with the arrival of Sour Heart, establishing Jenny Zhang as a frank and subversive interpreter of the immigrant experience in America. Her stories cut across generations and continents, moving from the fraught halls of a public school in Flushing, Queens, to the tumultuous streets of Shanghai, China, during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. In the absence of grown-ups, latchkey kids experiment on each other until one day the experiments turn violent; an overbearing mother abandons her artistic aspirations to come to America but relives her glory days through karaoke; and a shy loner struggles to master English so she can speak to God.

Narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants who fled imperiled lives as artists back home only to struggle to stay afloat—dumpster diving for food and scamming Atlantic City casino buses to make a buck—these seven stories showcase Zhang’s compassion, moral courage, and a perverse sense of humor reminiscent of Portnoy’s Complaint. A darkly funny and intimate rendering of girlhood, Sour Heart examines what it means to belong to a family, to find your home, leave it, reject it, and return again.”

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14 .) What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Media Diversified
  • The Berry
  • The Los Angeles Review
  • The Root
  • Women

“Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor—someone, or something, to love.

In arresting and unsettling prose, we watch Thandi’s life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood. Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a stunning portrayal of what it means to choose to live, after loss. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman’s understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades, What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction.”

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13 .) The Book of Dust volume One: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Simon McDonald
  • Slate
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Week
  • Waterstones

“Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy….

Malcolm’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue.

He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him.

When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra.

Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.”

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12 .) We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Lists It Appears On:

  • BKLYN
  • Esquire
  • Houstonia
  • Macleans
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • The Coker Family
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The Root
  • USA Today

But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period—and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president.

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11 .) Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Lists It Appears On:

  • BBC Culture
  • BKLYN
  • Bustle
  • Do Lectures
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Heavy
  • The Coker Family
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Stranger
  • Washington Independent

Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and, grown now, must negotiate the elder sister’s marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay gives voice to a chorus of unforgettable women in a scintillating collection reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Anne Enright, and Miranda July.

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10 .) Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Lists It Appears On:

  • BKLYN
  • Book Page
  • Nick The Writer
  • Slate
  • The Cut
  • The Guardian 2
  • The New York Times
  • The Stranger
  • The Week
  • Vulture

“Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met—a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates “like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972.” His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church’s country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents’ rectory, their two worlds collide.

In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence—from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group—with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents’ household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. “

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9 .) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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  • BBC Culture
  • BKLYN
  • Book Page
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Media Diversified
  • New York Public Library
  • Novels + Nonfiction
  • The East Hampton Star
  • The New York Times
  • USA Today

“In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters–strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis–survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.”

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8 .) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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  • A Bookshelf Monstrosity
  • BKLYN
  • Culture Fly
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Girl Reporter
  • Indigo’s Books
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • Sit Tableside
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Paperback Princess
  • The Root

“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.”

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7 .) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Library Journal
  • Library Reads
  • Maisonneuve
  • Newsday
  • NPR
  • Slate 2
  • Star Tribune
  • The East Hampton Star
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Week

“In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.”

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6 .) Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

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  • Chicago Public Library
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Indigo’s Books
  • Journal Sentinel
  • Library Journal
  • Newsday
  • People
  • Simon McDonald
  • The Berry
  • The Coil
  • The Coker Family
  • The Root

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

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5 .) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Page
  • Bustle
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Esquire
  • Girl Reporter
  • Houstonia
  • Kate’s Kairos
  • Library Reads
  • People
  • The Berry
  • The Coker Family
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Paperback Princess
  • Women

“In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. “

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4 .) Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Lists It Appears On:

  • BBC Culture
  • Book Page
  • Brooklyn Based
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Esquire
  • Macleans
  • Newsday
  • NPR
  • Simon McDonald
  • Slate
  • Slate 2
  • Star Tribune
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The Cut
  • The East Hampton Star
  • The Guardian 2
  • USA Today
  • Washington Independent

“Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.”

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3 .) Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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  • AV Club
  • BKLYN
  • Book Page
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Heavy
  • Kate’s Kairos
  • New York Public Library
  • Nick The Writer
  • Now Toronto
  • People
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • Star Tribune
  • Star Tribune
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Los Angeles Review
  • The New York Times
  • The Week
  • Washington Independent

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .

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2 .) Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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  • BBC Culture
  • BKLYN
  • Book Page
  • Bustle
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Dont Mind The Mess
  • Heauxs
  • Kate’s Kairos
  • Net Galley
  • Newsday
  • NPR
  • People
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Sit Tableside
  • Star Tribune
  • The Coil
  • The Coker Family
  • The New York Times
  • The Root
  • The Washington Post
  • Washington Independent

“In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds.

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager.

His mother, Leonie, is an inconsistent presence in his and his toddler sister’s lives. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is Black and her children’s father is White. She wants to be a better mother but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances.”

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1 .) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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  • AV Club
  • BBC Culture
  • Book Page
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Girl Reporter
  • Heavy
  • Journal Sentinel
  • Library Journal
  • Lit Hub
  • Macleans
  • New York Public Library
  • Newsday
  • NPR
  • People
  • Publishers Weekly 2
  • Slate
  • The Coil
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
  • The East Hampton Star
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2
  • The Washington Post
  • The Week
  • USA Today
  • Waterstones

“February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body.

From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.”

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The 775+ Additional Best Books Of 2017



 

# Books Authors Lists
(Titles Appear On 4 Lists Each)
37 Conversations With Friends Sally Rooney Slate
The Cut
The Guardian 2
BKLYN
38 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman Library Reads
Net Galley
Novels + Nonfiction
The Berry
39 Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York Francis Spufford Slate 2
NPR
Star Tribune
The Seattle Times
40 Grant Ron Chernow Book Page
Newsday
The Coil
The New York Times
41 Midwinter Break Bernard MacLaverty Star Tribune
The Guardian
The Guardian 2
The Journal
42 Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant Do Lectures
Indigo’s Books
Peak Performance
Women
43 South and West: From a Notebook Joan Didion The Cornell Daily Sun
Houstonia
The Berry
Women
44 The Dinner Party and Other Stories Joshua Ferris Esquire
The Guardian 2
The Week
Women
45 The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Masha Gessen Newsday
Publishers Weekly 2
The Seattle Times
The Washington Post
46 The Lost Words Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris Do Lectures
The Guardian
The Guardian 2
Waterstones
47 The Power Naomi Alderman Bustle
The Berry
The New York Times
The Washington Post
48 The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen Book Page
Dont Mind The Mess
Media Diversified
Star Tribune
49 The Unwomanly Face of War Svetlana Alexievich AV Club
The Guardian
The Guardian 2
The Week
50 There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé Morgan Parker Publishers Weekly 2
The Guardian
The Root
The Stranger
(Titles Appear On 3 Lists Each)
51 Borne Jeff VanderMeer Cosmopolitan
Do Lectures
Dont Mind The Mess
52 Caraval Stephanie Garber Culture Fly
Net Galley
Do Lectures
53 Days Without End Sebastian Barry Star Tribune
The Guardian
The Guardian 2
54 Forest Dark Nicole Krauss Esquire
The Cut
The Guardian 2
55 I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Erika L. Sanchez Bustle
Media Diversified
NPR
56 I Am, I Am, I Am Maggie O’Farrell Girl Reporter
Simon McDonald
The Guardian 2
57 Improvement Joan Silber BBC Culture
Newsday
The Seattle Times
58 Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz Esquire
Library Reads
Star Tribune
59 Marlena Julie Buntin Dont Mind The Mess
The Cut
BKLYN
60 Men Without Women Haruki Murakami Esquire
The Cornell Daily Sun
The Week
61 My Absolute Darling Gabriel Tallent Kate’s Kairos
The Cornell Daily Sun
USA Today
62 Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Caroline Fraser Star Tribune
The New York Times
The Seattle Times
63 Stay With Me Ayobami Adebayo Media Diversified
New York Public Library
The Guardian 2
64 The Animators Kayla Rae Whitaker Book Page
Simon McDonald
BKLYN
65 The Answers Catherine Lacey AV Club
Esquire
Maisonneuve
66 The Bright Hour Nina Riggs Book Page
Peak Performance
Houstonia
67 The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Richard Rothstein BKLYN
Publishers Weekly
The Dirt
68 The Dry Jane Harper Heauxs
Library Reads
The Guardian
69 The Ninth Hour Alice McDermott Library Journal
NPR
Washington Independent
70 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid Dont Mind The Mess
BKLYN
Sarah’s Book Shelves
71 They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us Hanif Abdurraqib Heavy
The Coil
The Los Angeles Review
72 This Is Going to Hurt Adam Kay Culture Fly
Net Galley
The Guardian
73 Turtles All The Way Down John Green AV Club
BKLYN
Kate’s Kairos
74 Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Reni Eddo-Lodge Girl Reporter
The Guardian
The Guardian 2
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
75 300 Arguments Sarah Manguso AV Club
Journal Sentinel
76 A Kind of Freedom Margaret Wilkerson Sexton BBC Culture
Dont Mind The Mess
77 A Legacy of Spies John le Carré Macleans
The Guardian
78 A Separation Katie Kitamura AV Club
Washington Independent
79 Abandon Me Melissa Febos Bustle
The Cut
80 Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra Slate 2
The Week
81 All Grown Up Jami Attenberg The Stranger
Journal Sentinel
82 Among the Living and the Dead Inara Verzemnieks Book Page
Star Tribune
83 An Odyssey Daniel Mendelsohn Do Lectures
Newsday
84 Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India Sujatha Gidla Bloomberg Quint
Publishers Weekly
85 Between Them Richard Ford Book Page
NPR
86 Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History Bill Schutt Novels + Nonfiction
Washington Independent
87 Clayton Byrd goes underground Rita Williams-Garcia BKLYN
Star Tribune
88 Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In Brett Bartholomew Do Lectures
Peak Performance
89 Dare Not Linger Nelson Mandela, Mandla Langa, Graca Machel Do Lectures
The Guardian
90 David Bowie Dylan Jones Do Lectures
The Guardian
91 Dear Martin Nic Stone BKLYN
Star Tribune
92 Extreme Cities: The Perils and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change Ashley Dawson Publishers Weekly
The Dirt
93 Five Carat Soul James McBride Publishers Weekly 2
Star Tribune
94 Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich BBC Culture
Publishers Weekly 2
95 Ghachar Ghochar Vivek Shanbhag, translated by Srinath Perur The Globe
The Guardian 2
96 Glass Houses Louise Penny Library Reads
The Globe
97 Go, Went, Gone Jenny Erpenbeck Star Tribune
The Guardian 2
98 Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Girl Reporter
The Week
99 Homesick For Another World Ottessa Moshfegh AV Club
BKLYN
100 Homo Deus Yuval Noah Harari Do Lectures
Peak Performance
101 House of Names Colm Toibin The Guardian 2
The Week
102 How Not To Be A Boy Robert Webb Do Lectures
The Guardian
103 I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad Souad Mekhennet Bustle
The Washington Post
104 Ill Will Dan Chaon Dont Mind The Mess
Publishers Weekly
105 Into the Water Paula Hawkins Kate’s Kairos
The Week
106 Irresistible Adam Alter Do Lectures
Peak Performance
107 Kingdom of Gravity The Guardian
The Guardian 2
108 Layli Long Soldier Whereas Lit Hub
Lit Hub
109 Less Andrew Sean Greer Maisonneuve
The Washington Post
110 Long Way Down Jason Reynolds Dont Mind The Mess
Star Tribune
111 Moving Kings Joshua Cohen Esquire
Vulture
112 Mrs. Fletcher Tom Perrotta Esquire
Women
113 My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Emil Ferris Chicago Public Library
New York Public Library
114 New People Danzy Senna Esquire
The Root
115 Nomadland Jessica Bruder Library Journal
The Stranger
116 Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman Heavy
Indigo’s Books
117 Notes on a Foreign Country Suzy Hansen Book Page
Vulture
118 Perennial Seller Ryan Holiday Do Lectures
Peak Performance
119 Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime Ben Blum Indigo’s Books
The Stranger
120 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama DAVID J. GARROW Bloomberg Quint
The Washington Post
121 Salt Houses Hala Alyan Book Page
Media Diversified
122 Smile Roddy Doyle The Guardian 2
The Week
123 Son of a Trickster Eden Robinson Maisonneuve
Now Toronto
124 Spaceman of Bohemia Jaroslav Kalfar Culture Fly
Heavy
125 Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine Joe Hagan USA Today
Vulture
126 Swimmer Among the Stars Kanishk Tharoor Girl Reporter
The Guardian
127 Talking To My Daughter About The Economy Yanis Varoufakis Do Lectures
Waterstones
128 The Break Marian Keyes Maisonneuve
The Journal
129 The Changeling Victor LaValle New York Public Library
USA Today
130 The Child Finder Rene Denfeld Indigo’s Books
The Globe
131 The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Dont Mind The Mess
The Guardian 2
132 The Floating World C. Morgan Babst Bustle
Heauxs
133 The Golden House Salman Rushdie Esquire
Now Toronto
134 The Heart’s Invisible Furies John Boyne Houstonia
Sarah’s Book Shelves
135
The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
Bloomberg Quint
The Guardian 2
136 The Invention of Angela Carter Edmund Gordon Slate
Vulture
137 The Long Drop Denise Mina Net Galley
The Guardian
138 The Mother Of All Questions Rebecca Solnit AV Club
The Stranger
139 The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Kate Moore Library Reads
The Paperback Princess
140 The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 Richard White Bloomberg Quint
The Seattle Times
141 The Sparsholt Affair The Guardian
The Guardian 2
142 The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity Esther Perel Esquire
Women
143 Theft By Finding David Sedaris AV Club
Book Page
144 Things That Happened Before the Earthquake Chiara Barzini Esquire
The Guardian 2
145 Tin Man Sarah Winman Culture Fly
The Guardian 2
146 Too Much and Not the Mood Durga Chew-Bose Brooklyn Based
The Guardian
147 When Dimple met Rishi Sandhya Menon BKLYN
Girl Reporter
148 Winter Ali Smith The Guardian 2
The Week
149 World Without Mind Franklin Foer Do Lectures
The Stranger
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
150 (v.) Anastacia-Renée
The Stranger
151 100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know Hannah Jewell Culture Fly
152 21st-Century Yokel Tom Cox AV Club
153 5 Ingredients Jamie Oliver Do Lectures
154 A Bag Worth a Pony Marcia G. Anderson
Star Tribune
155 A Casualty of Power Mukuka Chipanta
Media Diversified
156 A Chill in the Air
The Guardian 2
157 A Conjuring of Light V.E. Schwab
The Paperback Princess
158 A Doll for Throwing Mary Jo Bang
Star Tribune
159 A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
The Coker Family
160 A History Of The World In Seven Cheap Things Jason W. Moore and Raj Patel Do Lectures
161 A Horse Walks into a Bar: A Novel David Grossman
Washington Independent
162 A Life in Letters Patrick Leigh Fermor
Star Tribune
163 A Life of My Own
The Guardian 2
164 A Line in the Dark Malinda Lo
Star Tribune
165 A Man of Shadows Jeff Noon Net Galley
166 A Million Junes Emily Henry
Hidden Staircase
167 A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa Alexis Okeowo The Cut
168
A New Literary History of Modern China
Bloomberg Quint
169 A New Map of Wonders
The Guardian 2
170 A Perilous Undertaking Deanna Raybourn Culture Fly
171 A PLACE CALLED NO HOMELAND KAI CHENG THOM Book Riot
172 A Place for All People
The Guardian 2
173 A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood The Journal
174 A Selfie as Big as the Ritz: Stories Lara Williams The Cut
175 A Single Throat Opens The Coil
176 A Skinful of Shadows Frances Hardinge
Waterstones
177 A SOCIEDADE DOS SONHADORES INVOLUNTÁRIOS JOSÉ EDUARDO AGUALUSA Book Riot
178 A State of Freedom
The Guardian 2
179 A World Of Three Zeros Muhammad Yunus Do Lectures
180 A year in the Wilderness Amy and Dave Freeman
Star Tribune
181 Above the Waterfall Ron Rash
The Bottle Imp
182 Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment, Yanis Varoufakis The Week
183 After Kathy Acker
The Guardian
184 After the Eclipse Sarah Perry Book Page
185 After the Parade Lori Ostend
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
186 Afterglow: A Dog Memoir Eileen Myles
The Stranger
187
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
Bloomberg Quint
188 Akata Warrior Nnedi Okorafor The Root
189 Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Al Franken
Hidden Staircase
190 Alfie Thyra Heder
Star Tribune
191 Ali Smith Autumn Lit Hub
192 Ali: A Life Jonathan Eig
Star Tribune
193 All My Dogs Bill Henderson, drawings by Leslie Moore
Star Tribune
194 All the Beloved Ghosts
The Guardian 2
195 All the Wind in the World Samantha Mabry
Star Tribune
196 All Things Remembered
The Guardian
197 Always Another Country
The Guardian 2
198 Amatka Karin Tidbeck
Dont Mind The Mess
199 Amelia Gray Isadora Lit Hub
200 American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution A. Roger Ekirch
Washington Independent
201 American Street Ibi Aanu Zoboi BKLYN
202 An extraordinary union Alyssa Cole BKLYN
203 An Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett, Mentor and Editor of Literary Genius Helen Smith
Journal Sentinel
204 And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Fredrik Backman
The Coker Family
205 And Fire Came Down Emma Viskic
Simon McDonald
206 Angel Hill
The Guardian
207 Apollo Zack Scott Do Lectures
208 Apollo in the Age of Aquarius
Bloomberg Quint
209 Appointment in Arezzo
The Guardian 2
210 ARTEMIS ANDY WEIR
Kate’s Kairos
211 As Kingfishers Catch Fire
The Guardian 2
212 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson
Washington Independent
213 Atlas of the Irish Revolution John Crowley, Donál Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Borgonovo The Journal
214 Attica Locke Bluebird, Bluebird Lit Hub
215 Augustown Kei Miller Slate 2
216 Back to Bones Christine Dwyer Hickey The Journal
217 Bad Feminist
Journal Sentinel
218 Bantam Jackie Kay
The Bottle Imp
219 Barking Up The Wrong Tree Eric Barker Do Lectures
220 Baseball Life Advice Stacey May Fowles
Maisonneuve
221 Be a Man
The Guardian 2
222 Be Like the Fox
The Guardian 2
223 Be Seated The Dirt
224 Beast: A Novel Paul Kingsnorth
Washington Independent
225 Beautiful Animals
The Guardian 2
226
Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir
The Guardian
227 Becoming Wise Krista Tippett
Peak Performance
228 Behave ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY
The Washington Post
229 Behind Her Eyes Sarah Pinborough
Girl Reporter
230 Behind Her Eyes Sarah Pinborough Lit Hub
231 Bellevue Square Michael Redhill
Now Toronto
232 Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital David Oshinsky
Brooklyn Based
233 Beyond Infinity Eugenia Cheng Do Lectures
234 Bill Knott I Am Flying Into Myself Lit Hub
235 Birds Art Life Kyo Maclear
Now Toronto
236 Bitcoin The Future Of Money? Dominic Frisby Do Lectures
237 Black Country
The Guardian 2
238 Blue Ocean Shift Chan Kim Renee Mauborgne Do Lectures
239 Bluets
The Guardian
240 BOOKSHOPS: A CULTURAL HISTORY Jorge Carrión Macleans
241 Border Country Martha Greene Phillips
Star Tribune
242 Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe Kapka Kassabova
The Bottle Imp
243 Born both : an intersex life Hida. Viloria BKLYN
244 Braving The Wilderness Brene Brown Do Lectures
245 Brother David Chariandy
Now Toronto
246 Bystanders
The Guardian
247 Called to Account
The Guardian 2
248 Calling a Wolf a Wolf The Coil
249 Calling my name Liara Tamani BKLYN
250 Captain Class: The Hidden Force Creating the World’s Greatest Teams Sam Walker
Peak Performance
251 Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and Other Parties Lit Hub
252 Charif Shanahan Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing Lit Hub
253 Chemistry Weike Wang
Dont Mind The Mess
254 Chief Seattle and the Town that Took His Name David Buerge
The Seattle Times
255
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Publishers Weekly 2
256 Churchill and Orwell Thomas Ricks
The Seattle Times
257 City of Bones Kwame Dawes The Root
258 City of Saints & Thieves Natalie C. Anderson Net Galley
259 City of Saviors Rachel Howzell Hall The Root
260 CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE HEALTH OF NATIONS Anthony McMichael Macleans
261 Colour Marion Deuchars Do Lectures
262 Conflict Is Not Abuse Sarah Schulman
The Stranger
263 Cook Well, Eat Well Rory O’ Connell The Journal
264 Cottonmouths Kelly J. Ford
The Los Angeles Review
265 Cove
The Guardian 2
266 Crimson Lake Candice Fox
Simon McDonald
267 Crossing the Unknown Sea David Whyte
Peak Performance
268 Crown : an ode to the fresh cut Derrick D. Barnes BKLYN
269 Daemon Voices
The Guardian
270 Danez Smith Don’t Call Us Dead Lit Hub
271 Danzy Senna New People Lit Hub
272 Dark Matter
Novels + Nonfiction
273 Dead Letters Caite Dolan-Leach
Sarah’s Book Shelves
274 Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father Carys Cragg The Globe
275 Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Root
276 Denise Mina The Long Drop Lit Hub
277 Design Is Storytelling Ellen Lupton Do Lectures
278 Dethroning Mammon
The Guardian 2
279 Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary Pat Thomas
The Stranger
280 Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution Jonathan Silvertown
Washington Independent
281 Dirt Road James Kelman
The Bottle Imp
282 Discipline Equals Freedom Jocko Willink Do Lectures
283 Dislocating the Orient
The Guardian 2
284 Disrupting Thinking Kylene Beers Do Lectures
285 Division Street
The Guardian 2
286 Do Open David Hieatt Do Lectures
287 Do Wild Baking Tom Herbert Do Lectures
288 Don’t Call Us Dead Danez Smith The Root
289 Dorothy B. Hughes In a Lonely Place Lit Hub
290 Double Up Gretchen Archer
Hidden Staircase
291 Downtime Nadine Levy Redzepi Do Lectures
292 Dr. Bethune’s Children Xue Yiwei, translated by Darryl Sterk The Globe
293 Draw Your Weapons Sarah Sentilles Lit Hub
294
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
The Dirt
295
Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World
Bloomberg Quint
296 East West Street
The Guardian
297 Eastman Was Here Alex Gilvarry Esquire
298 Economics for the Common Good Jean Tirole Do Lectures
299 Ego Is the Enemy Ryan Holiday
12 Five Capital
300 Electric Arches Eve L. Ewing
Chicago Public Library
301 Elena Passarello Animals Strike Curious Poses Lit Hub
302 Elif Batuman The Idiot Lit Hub
303 Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
304 Elizabeth McGuire Red at Heart Lit Hub
305 Elmet
The Guardian 2
306 Emma in the Night Wendy Walker
Sarah’s Book Shelves
307 Endurance Scott Kelly Book Page
308 Endure Alex Hutchinson
Peak Performance
309 Enemies and Neighbours
The Guardian 2
310 Erotic stories for Punjabi widows Balli Kaur Jaswal BKLYN
311 Eugene Lim Dear Cyborgs Lit Hub
312 Everything Belongs to Us Yoojin Grace Wuertz
Dont Mind The Mess
313 Falling Awake
The Guardian 2
314 Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, a 500-Year History Kurt Andersen
The Stranger
315 Far From the Tree Robin Benway
The Paperback Princess
316 Fast Track Triathlete Matt Dixon
Peak Performance
317
Fasting and Feasting by Adam Federman
The Guardian
318 Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics Kim Phillips-Fein
Publishers Weekly
319 Felt in the Jaw Kristen N. Arnett The Coil
320 Fever Dream Samanta Schweblin The Cut
321 Fever Dream (trans. Megan McDowell) Samanta Schweblin Lit Hub
322
Fifty Inventions That Changed the Modern Economy
Bloomberg Quint
323 Finding My Virginity Richard Branson Do Lectures
324 First Love
The Guardian 2
325 First Time Ever
The Guardian 2
326 Flâneuse: Women Walk The City In Paris Lauren Elkin AV Club
327 Flashlight Night Matt Forrest Esenwine, illustrated by Fred Koehler
Star Tribune
328 Flight of the Maidens Jane Gardam
Star Tribune
329 France Is A feast
Publishers Weekly 2
330 Fresh Complaint
The Guardian 2
331 Fresh India Meera Sodha Do Lectures
332 Freshwater
The Guardian 2
333 From Bacteria To Bach And Back Daniel Dennett Do Lectures
334 Game Changer Fergus Connolly and Phil White
Peak Performance
335 Generation Cherry Tim Drake Do Lectures
336 Genesis Trilogy
Sit Tableside
337 Ghost Jason Reynolds
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
338 Ghost Of The Innocent Man Benjamin Rachlin
Library Journal
339 Ghosts of the Tsunami Richard Lloyd Parry Lit Hub
340 Ginny Moon Benjamin Ludwig
Library Journal
341 Global Discontents Noam Chomsky Do Lectures
342
Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
The Guardian
343 Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York Roz Chast
Journal Sentinel
344 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
Waterstones
345
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
The Guardian 2
346 Goodnight World Debi Gliori
Star Tribune
347
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Bloomberg Quint
348 Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love Zack McDermott
Brooklyn Based
349 Grace Paul Lynch Esquire
350 Graphic: 500 Designs That Matter Phaidon Editors Do Lectures
351 Great Thinkers The School of Life
Peak Performance
352
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919
Bloomberg Quint
353 Grief Cottage Gail Godwin
Publishers Weekly
354 Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Hidden Staircase
355
Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design
The Dirt
356 he: A novel John Connolly The Journal
357 Head Strong Dave Asprey Do Lectures
358 Heartless Marissa Meyer
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
359 Heather, The Totality Matthew Weiner Esquire
360 Here in Berlin Cristina Garcia
BBC Culture
361 Here We Are Oliver Jeffers Do Lectures
362 Hillbilly Elegy J. D. Vance.
12 Five Capital
363 History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town Filip Springer; translated by Sean Bye
Star Tribune
364 History of Wolves Emily Fridlund
Star Tribune
365 Hit Makers Derek Thompson Do Lectures
366 Hit So Hard Patty Schemel
Cosmopolitan
367 Hold Back the Stars Katie Khan Culture Fly
368 Hortense and the shadow Natalia O’Hara BKLYN
369 Hothouse Karyna McGlynn
Maisonneuve
370 How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett
Peak Performance
371 How Running Makes Us Human Vybarr Cregan-Reid Do Lectures
372 How the Hell Did This Happen: The US Election of 2016 PJ O’Rourke The Week
373 How To Be A Craftivist Sarah Corbett Do Lectures
374 How To Be Human New Scientist Do Lectures
375 How to Behave in a Crowd
The Guardian
376 How To Build A Car Adrian Newey Do Lectures
377 How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at An Answer Sarah Bakewell
Peak Performance
378 How to Murder Your Life Cat Marnell Women
379 How to Stop Time Matt Haig Net Galley
380
Hum If You Don’t Know The Words
Novels + Nonfiction
381 Human Acts Han Kang
Dont Mind The Mess
382 I believe in a thing called love Maurene Goo BKLYN
383 I Can’t Breathe MATT TAIBBI
The Washington Post
384 I Found my Tribe Ruth Fitzmaurice The Journal
385 I’d Die For You: And Other Lost Stories F. Scott Fitzgerald The Week
386 Idaho Emily Ruskovich AV Club
387 If I Stay Gayle Forman
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
388 If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You Adèle Barclay
Maisonneuve
389 If We Were Villains M.L. Rio
Sarah’s Book Shelves
390
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood
Bloomberg Quint
391 Ikigai Héctor García Do Lectures
392 Imaginary Cities: A Tour Of Dream Cities Darran Anderson AV Club
393 Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution Jonathan B. Losos
Washington Independent
394 In A Different Key John Donvan and Caren Zucker Do Lectures
395 In Cold Blood
The East Hampton Star
396 In Pursuit Of Memory Joseph Jebelli Do Lectures
397 In the Distance Hernán Díaz
Publishers Weekly
398 In the Long Run We Are All Dead Geoff Mann
The Stranger
399 Independent People
The Guardian 2
400 India Conquered
The Guardian 2
401
Insomniac Diaries: Experiments with Time
The Guardian
402 Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities Bettany Hughes
Washington Independent
403
It’s Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability
The Coil
404 Jane, unlimited Kristin Cashore BKLYN
405 Janesville: An American Story Amy Goldstein
Journal Sentinel
406 Jeff Guinn The Road to Jonestown Lit Hub
407 Jesmyn Ward Sing, Unburied, Sing Lit Hub
408 Joe Ide Righteous Lit Hub
409 Joining the Dots
The Guardian 2
410 Judas: A Novel Amos Oz
Washington Independent
411 Kamila Shamsie Home Fire Lit Hub
412 Karl Geary Montpelier Parade Lit Hub
413 Katie Kitamura A Separation Lit Hub
414 Kill All Normies
The Guardian
415 Kindness Jaime Thurston Do Lectures
416 Kingmaker: Kingdom Come Toby Clements Culture Fly
417 Kings of Broken Things The Coil
418 Kintu Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi The Globe
419 Koya Bound Dan Rubin and Craig Mod Do Lectures
420 Kristen Radtke Imagine Wanting Only This Lit Hub
421 Kumukanda
The Guardian 2
422 Landscape with invisible hand M. T. Anderson BKLYN
423 Leonardo Padura Heretics (trans. Anna Kushner) Lit Hub
424 Lie to Me J.T. Ellison.
Hidden Staircase
425 Life 3.0 Max Tegmark Do Lectures
426 Life After Life
The Guardian 2
427 Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology Ellen Ullman Slate 2
428
Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choiceby Dr
Cosmopolitan
429 Lightwood The Coil
430 Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk The Coil
431 Lincoln’s Pathfinder: John C. Frémont and the Violent Election of 1856 John Bicknell
Washington Independent
432 Little & Lion Brandy Colbert
Dont Mind The Mess
433 Little Labours
The Guardian 2
434 Little Me
The Guardian
435 Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America James Forman Jr.
The New York Times
436 Look Solmaz Sharif
Maisonneuve
437 Lost City of the Monkey God
The East Hampton Star
438 Love & Fame
The Guardian 2
439 Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning Claire Dederer
The Stranger
440 Lucky Boy Shanthi Sekaran
Library Journal
441
Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms
The Guardian 2
442 Ma’am Darling
The Guardian
443 MacCloud Falls Robert Alan Jamieson
The Bottle Imp
444 Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Helene Cooper
Washington Independent
445 Madame Zero
The Guardian 2
446 Made for Love alissa nutting Heauxs
447 Make Trouble John Waters
Journal Sentinel
448 Map to the Stars Adrian Matejka Houstonia
449
Margaret Cannon’s Favourite Crime Fiction of 2017
The Globe
450 Marriage of a thousand lies SJ Sindu BKLYN
451 Mary Gaitskill Somebody With a Little Hammer Lit Hub
452 Meet Me in the Bathroom
The East Hampton Star
453 Mental Jaime Lowe
Brooklyn Based
454 Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy
Star Tribune
455 Missing Fay
The Guardian 2
456 Mohsin Hamid Exit West Lit Hub
457 Monica Hesse American Fire Lit Hub
458 Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy Michael Perry
Journal Sentinel
459 Morgan Parker There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé Lit Hub
460 Morning, Noon, Night Soho House Do Lectures
461 Motherfoclóir Darach Ó Séaghdha The Journal
462
Movement and Meaning: The Landscapes of Hoerr Schaudt
The Dirt
463 Moxie : a novel Jennifer Mathieu BKLYN
464 Mr Iyer Goes to War: A Novel Ryan Lobo
Washington Independent
465 Mr Lear Jenny Uglow
Waterstones
466 Mr. Fix It Richard Ali A Mutu
Media Diversified
467 Mrs Osmond
The Guardian 2
468 Mural
The Guardian
469
Muriel Spark Centenary Editions
The Bottle Imp
470 My House of Sky
The Guardian 2
471 My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues Pamela Paul Houstonia
472 N.K. Jemisin The Stone Sky Lit Hub
473 Nasty Women: A Collection of Essays + Accounts on What it is to be a Woman in the 21st Century edited Heather McDaid and Laura Jones
The Bottle Imp
474 Nate Blakeslee American Wolf Lit Hub
475 Nature poem Tommy Pico BKLYN
476 Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar The Coil
477 Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend
Simon McDonald
478 New Boy Tracy Chevalier
Simon McDonald
479 News of the World: A Novel Paulette Jiles
Library Reads
480 Night and Day Julie Safirstein
Star Tribune
481 Night Sky with Exit Wounds
The Guardian 2
482 No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need Naomi Klein Bustle
483 No One Can Pronounce My Name Rakesh Satyal
Dont Mind The Mess
484 No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America Ron Powers People
485 No One Is Coming to Save Us Stephanie Powell Watts Book Page
486 No Place To Call Home JJ Bola
Media Diversified
487 Noisy night Mac. Barnett BKLYN
488 Not Impossible Mick Ebeling Do Lectures
489 NOW LET’S DANCE KARINE LAMBERT Book Riot
490 Now the last remaining stories, sourced from libraries and private collections, including those of Fitzgerald’s family, have been compiled into a collection edited Anne Margaret Daniel. The Week
491 Obama: An Intimate Portrait Pete Souza People
492 On Balance
The Guardian 2
493 On Eating Insects Nordic Food Lab Do Lectures
494 One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter Scaachi Koul The Berry
495 One Mission Chris Fussell Do Lectures
496 One, Two, Three, More Helen Levitt, introduction by Geoff Dyer
Star Tribune
497 Onward: How Starbucks Fought For It’s Life Without Losing It’s Soul Howard Schultz
12 Five Capital
498 Origin Dan Brown The Week
499 Orphan Island Laurel Snyder
Star Tribune
500 Other Minds Peter Godfrey-Smith Do Lectures
501 Ottessa Moshfegh Homesick for Another World Lit Hub
502
Our History of the 20th Century
The Guardian 2
503 Out In The Open Jesús Carrasco AV Club
504 Out of Our Minds Ken Robinson Do Lectures
505 Paperbacks From Hell Grady Hendrix AV Club
506
Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State
The Dirt
507 Patricia Lockwood Priestdaddy Lit Hub
508 Peak Performance Brad Stulberg Do Lectures
509 Phone Will Self The Week
510 PIGLETTES, CLÉMENTINE BEAUVAIS Book Riot
511 Plume Isabelle. Simler BKLYN
512 Polar bear’s underwear creator. Tupera Tupera (Firm) BKLYN
513 Principles Ray Dalio Do Lectures
514 Professional crocodile Giovanna Zoboli BKLYN
515 Psyched Up Daniel McGinn Do Lectures
516 Published: 9/12/2017 Penguin Press
Library Reads
517
Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City-State
Bloomberg Quint
518 Quicksand Malin Persson Giolito
Sarah’s Book Shelves
519 Rachel Ingalls Mrs. Caliban Lit Hub
520 Rachel Khong Goodbye, Vitamin Lit Hub
521 Raiders of the Lost Ark
The East Hampton Star
522 Ramp Hollow Steven Stoll Lit Hub
523 Real Artists Don’t Starve Jeff Goins Do Lectures
524 Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity Carlo Rovelli
Washington Independent
525 Reckless Daughter David Yaffe
Now Toronto
526 Recovery Russell Brand Do Lectures
527 Red Again Barbara Lehman
Star Tribune
528 Red Famine
The East Hampton Star
529 Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine Anne Applebaum
Washington Independent
530 Refugee Alan Gratz
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
531 Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change Ellen Pao
Cosmopolitan
532 Respectable
The Guardian 2
533 Rest Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Do Lectures
534 Return to the Dark Valley (trans. Howard Curtis) Santiago Gamboa Lit Hub
535 Rich People Problems Kevin Kwan Esquire
536 Rich People Problems (From the Crazy Rich trilogy) Kevin Kwan
Media Diversified
537 Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire Kay Redfield Jamison
The Seattle Times
538 Rotten Row Petinah Gappah
Media Diversified
539 Roughneck Jeff Lemire
Simon McDonald
540 Rumi: Selected Poems Translated by Coleman Barks, illustrated by Marian Bantjes
Star Tribune
541 Saints and Misfits S.K. Ali
Star Tribune
542 Saints for All Occasions J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN
The Washington Post
543 Salt Fat Acid Heat Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton and Michael Pollan Do Lectures
544 Satellite Nick Lake
Star Tribune
545 Science In The Soul Richard Dawkins Do Lectures
546 Scythe Neal Shusterman
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
547 Seeds of Revenge Wendy Tyson
Hidden Staircase
548 Selfie Will Storr Do Lectures
549 Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City Tanya Talaga The Globe
550 Seven Sugar Cubes Clodagh Beresford Dunne The Journal
551 Sex and Secularism
The Guardian
552 Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work Matthew Crawford
Peak Performance
553 Side Hustle Chris Guillebeau Do Lectures
554 Since I laid my burden down Brontez Purnell BKLYN
555 Since We Fell Dennis Lehane Book Page
556 Six Minutes in May
The Guardian 2
557 Sleeping By The Mississippi Alec Soth Do Lectures
558 Slugfest : inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC Reed Tucker BKLYN
559 Small Great Things: A Novel Jodi Picoult
Library Reads
560 Small Walt Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Star Tribune
561 Smaller Hours Kevin Shaw
Maisonneuve
562 So Much Blue PERCIVAL EVERETT Vulture
563 SO MUCH LOVE REBECCA ROSENBLUM Book Riot
564 SOLITUDE: A SINGULAR LIFE IN A CROWDED WORLD Michael Harris Macleans
565 Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays Mary Gaitskill Houstonia
566 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
Washington Independent
567 Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Patty Yumi Cottrell
Star Tribune
568 South Pole Station The Coil
569
Speak for Yourself: New Writing from Orkney and New Zealand
The Bottle Imp
570 Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone Juli Berwald
Cosmopolitan
571 Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Michael Ausiello
Hidden Staircase
572 Sputnik’s Children Terri Favro The Globe
573 Stand by Me Judi Curtin The Journal
574 Star-crossed Barbara. Dee BKLYN
575 Start With Why Simon Sinek
12 Five Capital
576 Status Anxiety Alain de Botton
Peak Performance
577 Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions Stephen Colbert and The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Esquire
578 Sticky Fingers
The East Hampton Star
579 Still Life with Feeding Snake
The Guardian
580 Strange The Dreamer Laini Taylor AV Club
581 Strange Weather Joe Hill Heavy
582 Stranger in the Woods Michael Finkel
Peak Performance
583 Stranger, Baby
The Guardian 2
584 Success: In Sport and Life Percy Cerutty
Peak Performance
585 Swing Time
The Guardian
586 Syria: Recipes from Home
The Guardian 2
587 Tales of Wonder by Jack Zipes Jack Zipes
Star Tribune
588 Tangleweed and Brine Deirdre Sullivan illustrated by Karen Vaughan The Journal
589 Teach Like Finland Timothy D. Walker Do Lectures
590 Tell Me How it Ends
The Guardian
591 Testosterone Rex
The Guardian
592 Thank You For Being Late Thomas Friedman
12 Five Capital
593 Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years David Litt Esquire
594 The 2% Rule To Get You Debt Free Fast Alex and Cassie Michael Do Lectures
595 The 57 bus Dashka Slater BKLYN
596 The 7th Function of Language
The Guardian
597 The Abundance Annie Dillard
Brooklyn Based
598 The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith The Globe
599 The Almanac Lia Leendertz Do Lectures
600 The Ambassadors
The Guardian 2
601 The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War James McGrath Morris
Washington Independent
602 The Amputee’s Guide to Sex Jillian Weise
The Los Angeles Review
603 The Annotated African American Folktales Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar
Star Tribune
604 The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost Peter Manseau
Publishers Weekly
605 The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story Edwidge Danticat
Journal Sentinel
606 The Art of Failing
The Guardian 2
607 The Art Of The Larder Claire Thomson Do Lectures
608 The Asshole Survival Guide Robert I Sutton Do Lectures
609 The Atlas of Forgotten Places: A Novel Jenny D. Williams
Washington Independent
610 The autobiography of Gucci Mane 1980- author. Gucci Mane BKLYN
611 The Awkward Thoughts of W W. Kamau Bell The Root
612 The Bedlam Stacks
The Guardian 2
613 The Big Book of the Continental Op Dashiell Hammett, Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett NPR
614 The Blood of Emmett Till Timothy B. Tyson Book Page
615 The Bone Mother David Demchuk The Globe
616 The Book of Forgotten Authors Christopher Fowler Culture Fly
617 The Book of Joan Lidia Yuknavitch Bustle
618
The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
The Guardian 2
619 The Borrowed Chan Ho-kei The Globe
620 The Boy Behind the Curtain
The Guardian 2
621 The Brand New Catastrophe The Coil
622 THE BURNING GIRL Claire Messud Macleans
623
The Burning Time: Henry VIII, Bloody Mary and the Protestant Martyrs of Londonby Virginia Rounding
Washington Independent
624 The Calm Company Jason Fried Do Lectures
625 The Carpenter Jon Gordon
Peak Performance
626
The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money
Bloomberg Quint
627
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter
The Guardian 2
628 The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir Jennifer Ryan Heavy
629 The Choice Philly McMahon with Niall Kelly The Journal
630 The Choke Sofie Laguna
Simon McDonald
631 THE CITY OF BRASS S.A. CHAKRABORTY
Kate’s Kairos
632 The Clothesline Swing Ahmad Danny Ramadan The Globe
633 The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick DARRYL PINCKNEY Vulture
634 The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington BKLYN
635 The Crown: The Official Companion, Vol. 1 Robert Lacey
Star Tribune
636 The Cubs Way Tom Verducci Do Lectures
637 The Dark Flood Rises
The Guardian 2
638 The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs
Maisonneuve
639 The Death of the Fronsac Neal Ascherson
The Bottle Imp
640 The Dessers Of New York
Publishers Weekly 2
641 The Destroyers Christopher Bollen Esquire
642 The Enigma of Reason
The Guardian 2
643 The Epiphany Machine David Burr Gerrard
Brooklyn Based
644 The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
Star Tribune
645 The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America Frances FitzGerald Slate 2
646 The Evenings
The Guardian 2
647 The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us Richard O. Prum
The New York Times
648 The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs: A Novel Janet Peery
Washington Independent
649 The Exile Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy The Week
650 The Fall Guy
The Guardian 2
651 The Far Away Brothers Lauren Markham
Maisonneuve
652 The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate Rachel McCrum
Maisonneuve
653 The Fish That Ate The Whale Rich Cohen
12 Five Capital
654 The Force
The East Hampton Star
655 The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue Mackenzi. Lee BKLYN
656 The Ghost of Helen Addison Charles E. McGarry
The Bottle Imp
657 The Girl Before JP Delaney Net Galley
658 The Golden Legend
The Guardian 2
659 The Good Daugher
The Guardian 2
660 The Great Edge George Gunn
The Bottle Imp
661 The Grip of It jac jemc Heauxs
662 The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin
12 Five Capital
663 The Hidden Life Of Trees Peter Wohlleben Do Lectures
664 The Hiding Place
Novels + Nonfiction
665 The History of the Future
The Guardian 2
666 The Hole Hye-Young Pyun
Dont Mind The Mess
667 The House of Government
The Guardian
668 The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty
12 Five Capital
669
The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans and Plutocrats Are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas
Bloomberg Quint
670
The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy
Bloomberg Quint
671 The Industries Of The Future Alec Ross Do Lectures
672 The Intrusions
The Guardian
673 The Invisibility Cloak
Bloomberg Quint
674 The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao Martha Batalha Culture Fly
675
The Island at the End of Everything
The Guardian 2
676 The Keeper Of Lost Things Ruth Hogan Do Lectures
677 The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek Howard Markel
Star Tribune
678 The Kingdom Emmanuel Carrere
Nick The Writer
679 The Last Days Of Café Leila Donia Bijan AV Club
680 The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
12 Five Capital
681 The Last London Iain Sinclair
The Bottle Imp
682 The Lauras Sara Taylor Bustle
683 The Leavers
Publishers Weekly 2
684 The Little Book Of Tidying Beth Penn Do Lectures
685 The Locals
The Guardian
686 The Man From the Train Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
Star Tribune
687 The Midnight Sun Cecilia Ekback The Globe
688 The Mindful Art Of Wild Swimming Tessa Wardley Do Lectures
689 The Modern Cook’s Year Anna Jones Do Lectures
690 The Museum of Extraordinary Things Alice Hoffman
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
691 The Music Shop Rachel Joyce Culture Fly
692 The Neo Generalist Richard Martin and Kenneth Mikkelson
Peak Performance
693 The Nest Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
694
The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century
The Dirt
695 The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
Hidden Staircase
696 The Novel of the Century
The Guardian 2
697 The Nutcracker Shobhna Patel
Star Tribune
698 The Obama Inheritance Lit Hub
699 The Odyssey Homer (translated by Emily Wilson) Slate
700 The Omnivore’s Dilemma
The Guardian 2
701
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
The Guardian
702
The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
Bloomberg Quint
703 The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World James Barron
Washington Independent
704 The Other Half of Happiness Ayisha Malik
Media Diversified
705
The People Are Going to Rise like the Waters upon Your Shore
The Coil
706 The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Jared Yates Sexton
Washington Independent
707 The Perfect Girl Gilly MacMillan
A Bookshelf Monstrosity
708 The Power Of Moments Chip and Dan Heath Do Lectures
709 The President’s Gardens Muhsin Al-Ramli
Media Diversified
710
The Presidents and the Constitution
Bloomberg Quint
711
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Guardian
712 The Princess Diarist Carrie Fisher
Hidden Staircase
713 The Red Parts
The Guardian 2
714 The River of Consciousness Oliver Sacks Esquire
715 The River of Kings The Coil
716 The Roanoke Girls Amy Engel Culture Fly
717 The rooster who would not be quiet! Carmen Agra. Deedy BKLYN
718 The Runaway Species David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt Do Lectures
719 The Running Hare John Lewis-Stempel Do Lectures
720 The Sagrada Família: The Astonishing Story of Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece Gijs Van Hensbergen
Washington Independent
721 The Sarah Book Scott McClanahan
Maisonneuve
722 The Savage The Coil
723 THE SCANDAL/BEARTOWN FREDRIK BACKMAN Book Riot
724 The Schooldays of Jesus J.M. COETZEE Vulture
725 The Seabird’s Cry Adam Nicolson Do Lectures
726
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
Bloomberg Quint
727 The Secret Life Andrew O’Hagan Do Lectures
728 The Secret Life of Cows
The Guardian
729 The Sellout
The Guardian 2
730 THE SEVENTH FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE Laurent Binet Macleans
731 The souls of China : the return of religion after Mao Ian Johnson BKLYN
732 The Startup Way Eric Ries Do Lectures
733 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Gabrielle Zevin
Hidden Staircase
734 The Story of a Brief Marriage
The Guardian
735 The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of The Last True Hermit Michael Finkel
Indigo’s Books
736 The Sun & Her Flowers Rupi Kaur
Indigo’s Books
737 The Tartan Turban
The Guardian 2
738 The TB12 Method Tom Brady Do Lectures
739 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Lisa See
The Paperback Princess
740 The Telomere Effect Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel Do Lectures
741 The Therapy House Julie Parsons The Journal
742 The Things I Would Tell You
The Guardian
743 The Thirst Jo Nesbo The Globe
744 The Twins in the Dome Bob Showers
Star Tribune
745 The Unwomanly Face of War Svetlana Alexievich Lit Hub
746 The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992 Tina Brown People
747 The Vietnam War: An Intimate History Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Star Tribune
748 The Wanderers Meg Howrey
Dont Mind The Mess
749 The Way Of The Iceman Wim Hoff Do Lectures
750 The White Book
The Guardian
751 The Windfall Diksha Basu Esquire
752 The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse Mac Barnett, illustrations by Jon Klassen
Star Tribune
753 The Women in the Castle: A Novel Jessica Shattuck
Washington Independent
754 The Word is Murder Anthony Horowitz
Simon McDonald
755 The Wrong Way to Save Your Life: Essays Megan Stielstra Bustle
756 The Zoo
The Guardian 2
757
There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon
The Guardian
758 They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera
Star Tribune
759 Things a Bright Girl Can Do
The Guardian 2
760 Things Are What You Make Of Them Adam J Kurtz Do Lectures
761 Things Not to Do Jessica Westhead
Maisonneuve
762 Things We Lost in the Fire Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell The Globe
763 This is Memorial Device David Keenan
The Bottle Imp
764 This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer Richard Holmes Slate 2
765
Thoreau and the Language of Trees
The Guardian
766 Ties
Bloomberg Quint
767 To Be a Machine
The Guardian 2
768 To Die in Spring
The Guardian
769 To Have or To Be Erich Fromm
Peak Performance
770 To the Back of Beyond Peter Stamm
Star Tribune
771 Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud Anne Helen Petersen Bustle
772
Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials That Define Our Future
The Dirt
773 Tribe Of Mentors Tim Ferris Do Lectures
774 Trio: The Tale of a Three-legged Cat Andrea Wisnewski
Star Tribune
775 Trophy Son Douglas Brunt
Sarah’s Book Shelves
776
Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age
Bloomberg Quint
777 Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History Katy Tur
Brooklyn Based
778 Uncommon Type: Some Stories Tom Hanks USA Today
779 Unqualified Anna Faris The Berry
780 Unshakable Tony Robbins Do Lectures
781 Unspeakable Dilys Rose
The Bottle Imp
782 Unsub Meg Gardiner
Simon McDonald
783 Upgrade Gestalten Do Lectures
784 UTOPIA FOR REALISTS RUTGER BREGMAN Book Riot
785 Vacationland John Hodgman AV Club
786 Valeria Luiselli Tell Me How it Ends Lit Hub
787 Van Life Foster Huntington Do Lectures
788 Victor LaValle The Changeling Lit Hub
789 Viking Britain
The Guardian 2
790 Vincent and Theo van Gogh : a dual biography Jan. Hulsker BKLYN
791 Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium John Corbett
The Stranger
792 Warcross Marie Lu
The Paperback Princess
793 Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks Magi Gibson
The Bottle Imp
794 Watch Me Disappear Janelle Brown
Hidden Staircase
795 We Are Okay Nina LaCour Heavy
796 We Come Apart
The Guardian 2
797 We that are young Preti Taneja
Media Diversified
798 We’re Going to Need More Wine Gabrielle Union The Root
799 What a Fish Knows
The Guardian 2
800 What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman The Berry
801 What Girls Are Made Of Elana K. Arnold
Star Tribune
802
What Language Do I Dream In?
The Guardian 2
803 What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories Laura Shapiro NPR
804 What We Lose Zinzi Clemmons Lit Hub
805 When I Grow Up I Want To Be a List of Further Possibilities Chen Chen
New York Public Library
806 When I Hit You
The Guardian 2
807 When They Go Low, We Go High Philip Collins Do Lectures
808 When We Speak of Nothing
The Guardian
809 Where the Sun Shines Out The Coil
810 Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River David Owen
Washington Independent
811 White Fur Jardine Libaire
Sarah’s Book Shelves
812 Why I Am Not A Feminist Jessa Crispin AV Club
813 Why We Sleep Matthew Walker Do Lectures
814 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Rosamund Kidman Cox Do Lectures
815
William Wegman: Being Human
Publishers Weekly 2
816 Wimmera Mark Brandi
Simon McDonald
817 Wind Resistance
The Guardian
818 Wine All the Time Marisa A. Ross The Berry
819 Winter Dance Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Richard Jones
Star Tribune
820 Wise Trees The Dirt
821 With Love Rob Evans and Chris Roberts Do Lectures
822 Wolf Hall
Novels + Nonfiction
823 Wolf in the snow Matthew Cordell BKLYN
824 Women and Power
The Guardian
825
Wonder Beyond Belief: On Christianity
The Guardian
826 Word By Word: The Secret Life Of Dictionaries Kory Stamper AV Club
827 Wounds: A Memoir of War & Love Fergal Keane The Journal
828 Xialou Guo Nine Continents Lit Hub
829 You Will Know Me
The Guardian 2
830 Young Jane Young Gabrielle Zevin Houstonia


72 Best Book Sources/Lists Of 2017



Source Article
12 Five Capital TEAM FAVORITES: BEST BOOKS OF 2017
A Bookshelf Monstrosity My Top 10 books of 2017
AV Club The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017
BBC Culture The 10 Best Books Of 2017
BKLYN BKLYN BookMatch: Our 50 Favorite Books from 2017
Bloomberg Quint Must-Reads of 2017: From Space to Chinese Noir
Book Page BEST BOOKS OF 2017
Book Riot OUR BEST 2017 READS FROM OUTSIDE THE USA
Brooklyn Based Our favorite books from 2017
Bustle 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017: Top Ten
Cosmopolitan The 13 Best Books of 2017
Culture Fly BEST BOOKS OF 2017: TIN MAN, THE HATE YOU GIVE, THE MUSIC SHOP AND MORE
Do Lectures 100 Must-Read Books Of 2017
Dont Mind The Mess Best Books of 2017
Esquire The Best Books of 2017
Girl Reporter Books of 2017
Heauxs WHAT BAD ASS FEMINISTS READ THIS YEAR: SAMANTHA IRBY
Heavy Christmas Gifts for Readers: Best New Books of 2017
Hidden Staircase TTT: My Favorite 2017 Reads.
Houstonia These Are The Books We Loved in 2017
Indigo’s Books Indigo Names the Best Books of 2017
Journal Sentinel Best Books of 2017: Jim Higgins’ picks
Kate’s Kairos BEST OF 2017 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Library Journal TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2017
Library Reads Favorite of Favorites 2017
Lit Hub LITERARY HUB’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2017
Macleans If you missed these 10 books in 2017, go back and read them now
Maisonneuve Maisy’s Best Books of 2017
Media Diversified Top 15 Books by Novelists of Colour Published in 2017
Net Galley NetGalley UK’s Top Ten Books of 2017!
New York Public Library NYPL’s 10 Best Books of 2017
Newsday Best books of 2017: ‘Lincoln in the Bardo,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and more
Nick The Writer The Top 5 Books of 2017
Novels + Nonfiction My Top Ten Favorite Books I Read In 2017 #TopTenTuesday
Now Toronto The 10 best books of 2017
NPR Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017
Peak Performance Peak Performance Newsletter Top Books of 2017
People The Top 10 Books of 2017
Publishers Weekly Best Books
Publishers Weekly 2 Our Favorit Books of 2017
Sarah’s Book Shelves Best Books of 2017
Simon McDonald The Best Books of 2017
Sit Tableside Favorite Books of 2017
Slate Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017
Slate 2 Laura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017
Star Tribune Your ultimate guide to holiday books
The Berry These are the 10 best books written by women in 2017
The Bottle Imp Best Scottish Books Of 2017
The Coil Best Books of 2017
The Coker Family THE 7 BEST BOOKS I READ THIS YEAR
The Cornell Daily Sun Top 10 Books of 2017
The Cut 15 Great Books by Women We Read This Year
The Dirt Best Books of 2017
The East Hampton Star The Year’s 10 Best Books
The Globe The Globe 100
The Guardian Best books of 2017 – part one
The Guardian 2 Best books of 2017 – part two
The Journal These are the best Irish books of 2017
The Los Angeles Review LAR’S THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
The New York Times The 10 Best Books of 2017
The Paperback Princess TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2017
The Root The 16 Best Books of the Year by Black Authors
The Seattle Times Mary Ann Gwinn’s favorite books of 2017
The Stranger Top 20 Books of 2017
The Washington Post Best Books 2017
The Week Best books for 2017: 22 must-read novels including Lincoln in the Bardo
USA Today 10 books we loved reading in 2017
Vulture The 10 Best Books of 2017
Washington Independent Our Favorite Books of 2017
Waterstones THE WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR
Women 10 Best Books of 2017 To Get You Through This Holiday Season

 

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