Our first staff-generated Best Books of 2017 list will be announced this Saturday, but first we’re sharing the books YOU loved over the past year. In December, we asked you to tell us your favorites from the last year, and the results are in!
Patron Vote: Best Book(s) for Young Readers
Our top vote getters from 2017 were You Don’t Want a Unicorn!—another hilarious offering from BCPL staff favorite Ame Dyckman—and Patrick McDonnell’s Shine!, a thoughtful book about learning to appreciate the world’s wonders.
Patron Vote: Best Book(s) for Middle-Grade Readers/Tweens
Patron Vote: Best Book for Teens
Patron Vote: Best Book(s) for Adults
Votes in the favorite book for adults category were a hodgepodge, including George Saunders’s multi-voiced literary tome Lincoln in the Bardo; No Middle Name, a collection of Jack Reacher stories from Lee Child; John Boyne’s coming-of-age tale The Heart’s Invisible Fury; and Katherine Arden’s spellbinding fantasy, The Bear and the Nightingale—which is also a favorite of several BCPL staff members.
Source: Book News and Reviews