The best books we read this year: Round 3

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 final batch! 

Merrilee with lots of critters and one of the best books she read in 2017.

Merrilee –

Into: Kids books, non fiction and “trashy” genre novels

Escargot by Dashka Slater
Life by Cynthia Rylant
Santa’s Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Into: Graphic novels, humor writing, mythology and more

Spinning by Tillie Walden
Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
The Penelopiad by Maragret Atwood
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

ht be an elephantEllen

Into: Nearly anything for kids or teens, very select adult books and audio

How to be an Elephant by Katherine Roy
Lockwood & Co, Book 5: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud
The Hate U Give (audio)  by Angie Thomas
Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Hellgman
How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

miles moralesTomoko 

Into: Kids, Fantasy, SciFi, and stories about broken people.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Amatka by Karin Tidbeck
Dear Martin by Nic Stone

wait till you see me danceUriel

Into: Literary fiction with a dash of weird

Wait Till You See Me Dance by Deb Olin Unferth
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


Into: Classics and future classics

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

homodeusGriffin –

Into: Comics, SciFi, books that teach you about the universe

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson
Kamandi Challenge by DC Comics
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
God Is Dead by Ron Currie

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