The team at National Public Radio has just shared their top reads for 2017, and it’s a bumper crop. The recommendations come in the form of a web app called the Book Concierge, which lets you sort and filter the selected titles by multiple, sometimes quirky, subject categories.
Here’s a selection of NPR’s top picks for 2017, but go ahead and visit the Book Concierge and binge on the full range of 2017’s great reads.
- Between Them: Remembering My Parents, By Richard Ford
- Salt Houses, By Hala Alyan
- Greater Gotham: A History Of New York City From 1898 To 1919, By Mike Wallace
- Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, And Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me To Live For Taste, By Bianca Bosker
- Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, And Fake News, By Kevin Young
- Sour Heart, Stories By Jenny Zhang
- White Fur: A Novel, By Jardine Libaire
- Autumn, By Karl Ove Knausgaard
- I Believe In A Thing Called Love, By Maurene Goo
- Now, By Antoinette Portis
- Sing, Unburied, Sing, By Jesmyn Ward
- Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, By Amy Stewart
- Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, By Valeria Luiselli