Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Adults2018

Given by Chicago Public Library

Other Names: Chicago Public Library Adults Best of the Best Books
99 Works 138,441 Books 6,968 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 99

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah2018
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam2018
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson2018
High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen2018
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer2018
November Road by Lou Berney2018
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight2018
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne2018
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht2018
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite2018
A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley2018
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks2018
The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown2018
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Stephen L. Brusatte2018
Our House by Louise Candlish2018
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú2018
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou2018
America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo2018
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee2018
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung2018
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole2018
Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins2018
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll2018
Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley2018
Disoriental by Négar Djavadi2018
Temper by Nicky Drayden2018
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso2018
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan2018
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi2018
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger2018
The Woman in the Window by Daniel Mallory2018
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar2018
Florida by Lauren Groff2018
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday2018
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix2018
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton2018
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang2018
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst2018
When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought by Jim Holt2018
Eternal Life: A Novel by Dara Horn2018
The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz2018
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins2018
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories by Denis Johnson2018
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson2018
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones2018
Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King2018
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg2018
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang2018
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson2018
The Mars Room: A Novel by Rachel Kushner2018
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon2018
The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created by Jane Leavy2018
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee2018
These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore2018
Sunburn by Laura Lippman2018
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre2018
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy2018
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot2018
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai2018
Severance by Ling Ma2018
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin2018
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey2018
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara2018
Circe by Madeline Miller2018
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller2018
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller2018
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza2018
Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr2018
She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore2018
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh2018
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik2018
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez2018
There There by Tommy Orange2018
The Library Book by Susan Orlean2018
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry2018
Melmoth by Sarah Perry2018
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan2018
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao2018
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras2018
Calypso by David Sedaris2018
The Court Dancer by Kyung-sook Shin2018
The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani2018
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh2018
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith2018
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires2018
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk2018
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay2018
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton2018
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea2018
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya2018
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware2018
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss2018
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover2018
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester2018
Tin Man by Sarah Winman2018
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer2018
God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright2018
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer2018

Top Ten 10


2017(3,159) 2018(3,716) 2019(3,887) 2020(4,115) 2021(3,683) 2022(3,247) 2023(3,558) 21st century(3,692) adult(3,327) American literature(3,254) audio(3,955) audiobook(9,487) biography(5,796) book club(3,158) contemporary(3,176) crime(3,349) currently-reading(3,453) ebook(11,224) family(5,909) fantasy(18,777) fiction(77,392) goodreads(4,869) historical(3,242) historical fiction(16,577) history(14,026) horror(4,686) Kindle(10,925) library(4,296) literary fiction(3,759) literature(4,650) memoir(9,661) mystery(10,249) non-fiction(32,839) novel(9,071) own(4,038) poetry(3,528) racism(3,484) read(12,520) romance(5,397) science(7,668) science fiction(14,296) short stories(3,184) signed(3,860) thriller(4,377) to-read(159,095) unread(4,541) usa(4,378) wwii(3,998) young adult(4,003)

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