What Was the Best Book You Read in 2017?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our “What is the Best Book You’ve Read This Year” raffle, and congratulations to our raffle prize winners! Two lucky people won bags full of great donated books. Happy reading. Be on the lookout for more raffles coming up throughout the year.

Here are a few of the top picks for “best books read in 2017” submitted by your friends and neighbors:

SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS by J. Courtney Sullivan

“Reminiscent of both Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn and Matthew Thomas’s We Are Not Ourselves… All of Sullivan’s characters leap off the page. You don’t read this book; you breathe it.” –Janet Maslin, “Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017,” The New York Times

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THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris

“This psychological thriller is even harder to put down than Paris’ 2016 best-seller debut Behind Closed Doors; schedule reading time accordingly.… With two in a row, Paris moves directly to the thriller A-list.” ―Booklist

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GRANT by Ron Chernow

“A stupendous new biography…Fascinating and immensely readable…. uncommonly compelling and timely…. Chernow’s biography is replete with fascinating details and insight­ful political analysis, a combination that brings Grant and his time to life…. put Grant on your must-read list.” —BookPage

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SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods

“Something like Happy is inspiration in a bottle. Author Woods uses her novel- inspired by a social-media hashtag-to explore the exhilaration of new friendship, the power of loss, and the evergreen tendrils of hope.” –Booklist

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