#TBT: 2017

Popular Books Published in 2017

Flame in the Mist / Renee Ahdieh

The daughter of a prominent samurai in feudal Japan is targeted by a dangerous gang of bandits who want to prevent her political marriage, a situation that compels her to disguise herself as a boy and infiltrate the gang’s ranks in order to stop the individual behind the plot. (TEEN FIC AHDIEH)

Caraval / Stephanie Garber

Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organizer. (TEEN FIC GARBER)


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Gail Honeyman

A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness. (FIC HONEYMAN)


The Sun and Her Flowers / Rupi Kaur

A transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring one’s roots and expatriation, and rising up to find a home within yourself. (811.6 KAU)


Hello, Universe / Erin Entrada Kelly

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully’s prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him. (J FIC KELLY)


One of Us is Lying / Karen M. McManus

When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings. (TEEN FIC MCMANUS)

Little Fires Everywhere / Celeste Ng

Fighting an ugly custody battle with an artistic tenant who has little regard for the strict rules of their progressive Cleveland suburb, a straitlaced family woman who is seeking to adopt a baby becomes obsessed with exposing the tenant’s past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both of their families. (FIC NG)

The Ship of the Dead / Rick Riordan

Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat, Loki’s demonic ship full of zombies. (J FIC RIORDAN)


The Women in the Castle / Jessica Shattuck

At the end of World War II, Marianne von Lingenfels offers shelter to two widows of fallen resistance fighters and their children in a formerly majestic Bavarian castle that was once host to German aristocrats. (FIC SHATTUCK)


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry / Neil deGrasse Tyson

The notable host of StarTalk reveals just what people need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe. (523.1 TYS)


Did you know? A total solar eclipse crossed the U.S. on August 21, 2017!

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