This year we have compiled our top 10 fiction checkouts for adults, young adults (teens), and children's books.
Gail Honeyman took the number one adult fiction spot this year with Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Paulette Jiles was a close second with News of the World. In third place, The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve. Somerville adult readers also showed a penchant for a good mystery in 2017.
Not surprisingly, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale from our YA Classics Collection came in first in the young adult category. Somerville teen and children readers really showed their love for manga and graphic novels this year as well.
Here are our 2017 lists for your enjoyment!
- 10. A tie between One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline, 16th Seduction by James Patterson, and Fast & Loose by Stuart Woods
- 9. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
- 8. Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
- 7. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
- 6. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
- 5. Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies by Ace Atkins
- 4. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
- 3. The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
- 2. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
- 1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- 10. A tie between One-Punch Man Volume 9 by ONE and Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui
- 9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 10 by Sui Ishida
- 8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 by Sui Ishida
- 7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- 6. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
- 5. Batman by Doug Moench
- 4. Death Note by Tsugumi Oba
- 3. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
- 2. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
- 1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- 10. A tie between Pete the Cat's Got Class by James Dean, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney, and Good Night, Peppa
- 9. I Will Take a Nap by Mo Willems
- 8. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
- 7. Justice League vs Bizarro League by J.E. Bright
- 6. Superman: I Am Superman by Michael Teitelbaum
- 5. Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
- 4. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- 3. Batman's Hero Files by Billy Wrecks
- 2. A Ninja's Path by Tracey West
- 1. One Day on Our Blue Planet:...In the Antarctic by Ella Bailey
Thanks to Jim in the Circulation Department for helping us compile these lists!
How many of our top ten books have you checked out or read this year? Whatever you plan to read next year, we wish you happy reading in 2018!