King County Library System Best Books2020

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The King County Library System (KCLS) has released its 2023 Best Books list. The annual list reveals KCLS’ top 125 books of the year and includes 25 titles in each of the following categories: show more fiction, nonfiction, children, teen — and, new this year — audiobook.

Best Books are nominated by KCLS librarians and staff members who, collectively, read thousands of books each year. A selection committee then reviews the submissions and determines the final list. The 156 nominations received this year span a range of genres, from history to fantasy and science fiction.

“KCLS is thrilled to present our 2023 Best Books list," stated KCLS Director of Collection Management Services Tracey Thompson. "We’re pleased to offer the new audiobook category this year, and we hope you enjoy all of these fantastic titles as much as we did!”
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All, 2023 (126), 2022 (100), 2021 (100), 2020 (100), 2019 (100), 2018 (100), 2017 (100), 2016 (100), 2015 (84), 2014 (26), 2013 (42), 2012 (42), 2011 (37), 2010 (32), 2009 (25), 2008 (26), 2007 (24)
WorkCategoryYear
The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
Children's Books2020
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
Children's Books2020
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Children's Books2020
This Old Dog by Martha Brockenbrough
Children's Books2020
Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb by Veronica Chambers
Children's Books2020
Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Children's Books2020
Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers by Matthew Cordell
Children's Books2020
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming
Children's Books2020
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
Children's Books2020
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson
Children's Books2020
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Children's Books2020
We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly
Children's Books2020
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
Children's Books2020
Don't Check Out This Book! by Kate Klise
Children's Books2020
The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham
Children's Books2020
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Children's Books2020
Lift by Minh Lê
Children's Books2020
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
Children's Books2020
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Children's Books2020
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
Children's Books2020
Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker
Children's Books2020
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
Children's Books2020
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Children's Books2020
I Can Be Anything: (Guessing Game Book, Bedtime Book for Toddlers) by Shinsuke Yoshitake
Children's Books2020
The Moon Keeper by Zosienka
Children's Books2020
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Fiction Books2020
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Fiction Books2020
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Fiction Books2020
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Fiction Books2020
The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
Fiction Books2020
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Fiction Books2020
The Searcher by Tana French
Fiction Books2020
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
Fiction Books2020
Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory
Fiction Books2020
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Fiction Books2020
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Fiction Books2020
The Resisters by Gish Jen
Fiction Books2020
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Fiction Books2020
Writers & Lovers by Lily King
Fiction Books2020
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Fiction Books2020
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Fiction Books2020
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Fiction Books2020
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fiction Books2020
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Fiction Books2020
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Fiction Books2020
Weather by Jenny Offill
Fiction Books2020
All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
Fiction Books2020
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Fiction Books2020
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
Fiction Books2020
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
Fiction Books2020
Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir by Madeleine K. Albright
Nonfiction Books2020
The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands by Jon Billman
Nonfiction Books2020
Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick
Nonfiction Books2020
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Nonfiction Books2020
Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 by Jennifer Haupt
Nonfiction Books2020
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
Nonfiction Books2020
Wow, No Thank You: Essays by Samantha Irby
Nonfiction Books2020
A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost
Nonfiction Books2020
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Nonfiction Books2020
The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir by EJ Koh
Nonfiction Books2020
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
Nonfiction Books2020
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
Nonfiction Books2020
Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land by Noé Álvarez
Nonfiction Books2020
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person by Anna Mehler Paperny
Nonfiction Books2020
The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives by Nancy Pearl
Nonfiction Books2020
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Nonfiction Books2020
Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish: And Other Self-Care Rituals from Nature by Rani Shah
Nonfiction Books2020
Sex and Lies by Leïla Slimani
Nonfiction Books2020
I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider
Nonfiction Books2020
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey
Nonfiction Books2020
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump
Nonfiction Books2020
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Nonfiction Books2020
The Fixed Stars: A Memoir by Molly Wizenberg
Nonfiction Books2020
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong
Nonfiction Books2020
Rage by Bob Woodward
Nonfiction Books2020
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Teen Books2020
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Teen Books2020
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
Teen Books2020
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Teen Books2020
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Teen Books2020
Girl, Unframed by Deb Caletti
Teen Books2020
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Teen Books2020
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
Teen Books2020
Flamer by Mike Curato
Teen Books2020
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming
Teen Books2020
Lobizona by Romina Garber
Teen Books2020
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha
Teen Books2020
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Teen Books2020
Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America by Tommy Jenkins
Teen Books2020
All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson
Teen Books2020
This Is My America by Kim Johnson
Teen Books2020
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Teen Books2020
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
Teen Books2020
Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani
Teen Books2020
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds
Teen Books2020
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Teen Books2020
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Teen Books2020
Kent State by Deborah Wiles
Teen Books2020
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Teen Books2020
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi
Teen Books2020

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