2017 Favorite Reads



Check out the books we loved in 2017!






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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Trudy's Pick

Given the depressing times we live in, it is nice to read a memoir by someone who survived some very depressing times...and can still laugh.   This book conveys some of the horrors, the complexity, and the ridiculousness of apartheid.  But, it is, above all, Trevor Noah's tribute to his amazing mother.  You end up with a smile on your face, despite it all.

Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

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Mama Day (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679721819
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

Kate S.'s Pick

Gloria Naylor is a wizard at composing a nearly perfect novel. Reading Mama Day felt like planting a seed and watching it grow into a striking, exotic flower.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

Lynn's Pick

Hidden Figures is a wonderful book! It tells of the important and largely unacknowledged work of the women working on improving airplanes and then on space flight. Fascinating women! Very interesting look at the times.

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618871711
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2007

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The Sun and Her Flowers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449486792
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

Katrina's Pick

A stunning book of poetry by the author of Milk and Honey. Rupi Kaur has an amazing ability to leave you breathless with just a few words. A beautiful and very worthwhile collection.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Karen's Pick

As unbelievable as it is disturbing, this real life “who-done-it” will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. An entire community terrorized by the people they trusted most. With good old-fashioned detective work, the newly formed FBI finally brings some semblance of justice to the Osage people. Any history buff will thoroughly enjoy this read.

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The War I Finally Won Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147516817
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Published: Puffin Books - September 4th, 2018

Kate R.'s Pick

I loved this book! It is beautifully written with such great characters. The main character is Ada, a strong, stubborn 11 year-old whose past includes neglect and suffering. The book tells of her journey learning to accept the kindness and love of her found family. The author is very talented at conveying complicated emotions. This book is fantastic for all ages – 8 to adult. It’s the sequel to the Newbery book The War that Saved My Life but stands alone! Fantastic.

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Based on a True Story Cover Image
By Delphine de Vigan, George Miller (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781632868152
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 9th, 2017

Morgan's Pick

An intelligent, elegant page-turner laced with a central mystery throughout – what happened between the narrator and her once-friend L.? French author de Vigan masterfully balances insights on writing, reading, and identity with a truly thrilling plot. I loved every line and would venture to call this a perfect novel.

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The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library Novel #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101988640
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Published: Ace - June 14th, 2016

Melissa's Pick

A purely pleasurable page-turner for bibliophiles with a fantasy bent!

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The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir Cover Image
By Emma Reyes, Daniel Alarcón (Translated by), Daniel Alarcón (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143108696
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Classics - August 7th, 2018

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Spaceman of Bohemia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316273442
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 20th, 2018

Parke's Pick

This book is a miraculous blend of character and hauntingly strange adventure. Despite all his flaws and the almost surreal journey he embarks upon, you can't stop rooting for Jakub Procha. Tragic, funny, and unforgettable!