The best books we read this year: Round 2

What were the five best books you read this year? We posed that question to our staff and the responses came flooding in. Here’s the second batch! 

Hanna, just chilling with a copy of Final Girls, another book she loved reading in 2017.

Hanna – 
Into: Books about female dystopia/struggles of women.

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Crash Override by Zöe Quinn
Hunger by Roxane Gay
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan


the idiot

Consuelo – 
Into: Fiction and more fiction

The Idiot by Elif Batuman
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie / The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas*

*Consuelo is our book buyer. She encounters tons of titles. Who could fault her for sneaking in a sixth?

Raul – 
Into: Reading as much as humanly possible

by Andy Weir
World of Tomorrow by Brendan Matthews
American War by Omar El-Akad
Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz


Thomas S. –
Into: Speculative Sci-fi, High Fantasy, Revisionist history

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Goddess of Anarchy by Jacqueline Jones
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

spent saints
Jason S. – 
Into: Music biography and reference, noir fiction.

Spent Saints by Brian Jabas Smith
Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould
Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman
The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Mean Girls Club by Ryan Heshka

Lojo – 

Into: Lyrical, whimsical, adventurous, heart-wrenching literary storytelling

 A Separation by Katie Kitamura
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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2 thoughts on “The best books we read this year: Round 2

  1. This is great — I enjoy reading, and your choices are going to help me expand my own reading beyond sci fi and poetry. Thank you.

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