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2017 Staff Picks

Berlin-Peck’s favorite reads in 2017! Our librarians have sent in their favorites in fiction, historical fiction, horror, humor, romance, science fiction, thriller, non-fiction, and biography.

Click on a cover to see it in the library catalog.

Fiction


Darktown
Thomas Mullen

Do Not Become Alarmed
Maile Meloy

Everybody’s Son
Thrity Umrigar

I Liked My Life
Abby Fabiaschi

Imagine Me Gone
Adam Haslett

A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman

Moonglow
Michael Chabon

The Night Ocean
Paul LaFarge

The Tea Girl of
Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See

 

Historical Fiction


A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles

Grace
Paul Lynch

The Jane Austen Project
Kathleen Flynn

Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders

My Name is Mary Sutter
Robin Oliveira

 

Horror


Bird Box
Josh Malerman

Last Days
Adam Nevill

The Lesser Dead
Christopher Buehlman

The Passage
Justin Cronin

 

Humorous Fiction


Adulthood Is a Myth
Sarah Andersen

Britt-Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman

Class Mom
Laurie Gelman

The Wangs Vs. the World
Jade Chang

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple

Windfall
Diksha Basu

 

Romance


Attachments
Rainbow Rowell

The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo

Miss You
Kate Eberlen

November 9
Colleen Hoover

The Royal We
Heather Cocks

 

Science Fiction


All Systems Red
Martha Wells

Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman

Dark Matter
Blake Crouch

Gather the Daughters
Jenny Melamed

Red Rising Trilogy
Pierce Brown

Walkaway
Cory Doctorow

 

Thriller


Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson

Only Daughter
Anna Snoekstra

Since We Fell
Dennis Lehane

The Substitute
Nicole Lundrigan

 

Non-Fiction and Biography


Born a Crime
Trevor Noah

The Daily Show:
An Oral History

Dreamland
Sam Quinones

Forty Autumns
Nina Willner

The Girl with Seven Names
Hyeonseo Lee

The Mighty Franks
Michael Frank

The Sound of Gravel
Ruth Wariner

The Stranger in the Woods
Michael Finkel

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Mark Manson