Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Adults2017

Given by Chicago Public Library

Other Names: Chicago Public Library Adults Best of the Best Books
101 Works 173,241 Books 8,782 Reviews ½ 4.0

"Each year, a team of CPL librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicago's adults."

All, Selection (1,179), Top Ten (90), Top 20 (20)
All, 2023 (329), 2022 (99), 2021 (99), 2020 (99), 2019 (100), 2018 (99), 2017 (101), 2016 (79), 2015 (62), 2014 (103), 2010 (1), 2008 (1), 2005 (2), 1998 (1)
November 2023: 2023 Recent

Selection 101

Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀2017
The Power by Naomi Alderman2017
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie2017
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden2017
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah2017
Beartown by Fredrik Backman2017
Days without End by Sebastian Barry2017
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden2017
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder2017
Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton2017
The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry by David L. Carlson2017
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash2017
The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty2017
Grant by Ron Chernow2017
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates2017
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole2017
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine2017
Hostage by Guy Delisle2017
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson2017
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan2017
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan2017
Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig2017
American War by Omar El Akkad2017
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing2017
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris2017
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel2017
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund2017
Lucía the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza2017
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay2017
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay2017
Setting Free the Kites by Alex George2017
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen2017
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann2017
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid2017
Human Acts by Kang Han2017
Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen2017
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari2017
The Dry by Jane Harper2017
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett2017
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman2017
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz2017
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby2017
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson2017
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson2017
Gilded Cage by Vic James2017
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal2017
Defectors by Joseph Kanon2017
Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory by Michael Korda2017
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World by Matt Lamothe2017
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land2017
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré2017
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee2017
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy2017
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke2017
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig2017
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions by Valeria Luiselli2017
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado2017
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich2017
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride2017
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack2017
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott2017
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn2017
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller2017
Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes by Anne Elizabeth Moore2017
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore2017
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy2017
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng2017
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen2017
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry2017
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore2017
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston2017
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn2017
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid2017
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs2017
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney2017
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein2017
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders2017
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt2017
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin2017
A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton2017
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie2017
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro2017
Sourdough by Robin Sloan2017
Autumn by Ali Smith2017
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon2017
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford2017
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper2017
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz2017
The Wrong Way to Save Your Life: Essays by Megan Stielstra2017
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty2017
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson2017
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson2017
We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union2017
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer2017
Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls2017
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward2017
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware2017
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams2017
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young2017
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin2017

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2017(3,151) 2018(3,692) 2019(3,860) 2020(4,049) 2021(3,617) 2022(3,209) 21st century(3,522) adult(3,188) American literature(3,044) audio(3,833) audiobook(8,958) biography(5,540) book club(2,996) contemporary(2,953) crime(3,171) currently-reading(3,277) ebook(10,538) essays(2,973) family(5,599) fantasy(17,512) fiction(73,350) goodreads(4,190) historical(3,088) historical fiction(15,479) history(13,339) horror(4,223) Kindle(10,406) library(4,095) literary fiction(3,417) literature(4,387) memoir(9,210) mystery(9,674) non-fiction(31,379) novel(8,638) own(3,880) poetry(3,440) racism(3,309) read(11,764) romance(4,803) science(7,395) science fiction(13,616) short stories(2,984) signed(3,684) thriller(4,078) to-read(148,276) unread(4,162) usa(4,078) wwii(3,863) young adult(3,908)

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