What do librarians and staff at the Los Angeles Public Library think are the best books for 2017?
Since 2011 librarians and other staff members have shared their recommendations for the best books of the year. These books are selected by those who volunteered to participate and share their thoughts, and do not reflect best-seller or award lists. Every year we offer more books and a greater variety, and that is the case for 2017. You will find books by writers whose works have not been widely reviewed, but definitely deserve attention. Also, you might find a book just right for a holiday gift.
Check the featured book reviews and book lists on LAPL Reads for more suggestions. Los Angeles Public Library has over six million books, and we are always adding to the collection. We hope there is at least one book, or more, that will make you want to read on and on.