Notable Books for Adults

Published annually, and selected by the Reference and User Services Association division of the ALA, recognizing the year’s 25 most important books.

26 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
American War
A Novel
Book - 2017 McClelland & Stewart ELA
Bellevue Book
Days Without End
A Novel
Book - 2016 Viking BAR
Exit West
A Novel
Book - 2017 Riverhead Books HAM
Grant eBook - 2017
Here in Berlin Book
Hue 1968 Book
Human Acts
A Novel
Book - 2016 Portobello Books HAN
Hunger
A Memoir of (my) Body
Book - 2017 Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 306.4613 GAY
I Know Your Kind Book
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Book - 2017 Doubleday 976.6004975254 G
Less
A Novel
Book - 2017 Little, Brown and Company GRE
Lincoln in the Bardo
A Novel
Book - 2018 Random House SAU
Pachinko Book - 2017 Grand Central Publishing LEE
The Radium Girls
The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Book - 2017 Sourcebooks 363.17990820973 M
Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire Book
Sing, Unburied, Sing
A Novel
Book - 2017 Scribner LPLW WAR
Solar Bones Book - 2017 Soho MCC
Stay With Me Book - 2017 Alfred A. Knopf ADE
The Best We Could Do
An Illustrated Memoir
Book - 2017 Abrams ComicArts GN 973.049597 BUI
The Blood of Emmett Till Book - 2017 Simon & Schuster 364.134 T
The Butchering Art
Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
Book - 2018 Scientific AmericanFarrar, Straus and Giroux 617.092 LIS F
The Last Ballad Book - 2017 William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers CAS
The Woman Who Smashed Codes
A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
Book - 2017 Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 652.8 FRI F
Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded Book
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
A Memoir
Book - 2017 Little, Brown and Company 818.5409 ALE
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