Best books of 2017: Adult fiction

Friday, December 1, 2017

KCLS Best Adult Fiction of 2017
The King County Library System has released its list of Best Books of 2017.

In the adult fiction list, there are 25 selections (in order of author’s last name):

  1. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  2. American War by Omar El Akkad
  3. My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
  4. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  5. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  6. The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
  7. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  8. The Dry by Jan Harper
  9. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  10. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  11. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  12. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  13. The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor
  14. The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
  15. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  16. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  17. Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
  18. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  19. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  20. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
  21. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  22. Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  23. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
  24. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
  25. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

All Best Books 2017 are available to borrow in various formats, including print, audio, digital audio and eBook, at your local KCLS library or online to download at


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