These are the best books for 2016, selected by Librarians and other staff members of The Los Angeles Public Library.The lists do not reflect best-seller or award lists, but are books selected by those who volunteered to participate and share their thoughts about the best books published this year. Our staff continues to offer more books and greater variety than in previous years. There are some books by writers whose works have not been widely publicized, but definitely deserve your attention. Also, you may find a book just right for a holiday gift. Please check the weekly book reviews and book lists featured on LAPL Reads. 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.