We are proud to share the Penguin Random House titles chosen for Library Journal’s annual Best Books list. From Mystery to Thriller to Romance to Memoir, our books had great showings in many categories, including the Top Ten Books of 2017. Read more about our Top Ten selections below, and more about the entire list here.

Top Ten:

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie


Top Genre Fiction:

Graphic Novels
Russell, Mark & Steve Pugh. The Flintstones. Vol.1. DC Comics.

Historical Fiction
Benton, Janet. Lilli De Jong. Doubleday: Nan A Talese.
Ford, Jamie. Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Ballantine Books.

Johnson, Craig. The Western Star. Viking.
Steiner, Susie. Persons Unknown. Random House.

Balogh, Mary. Someone to Wed. Jove.
Rose, Karen. Every Dark Corner. Berkley.

Arden, Katherine. The Bear and the Nightingale. Del Rey.

Dionne, Karen. The Marsh King’s Daughter. Putnam.
Parks, Brad. Say Nothing. Dutton.

Top Nonfiction:

Kwak, James. Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality. Pantheon.
Thompson, Derek. Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. Penguin Press.

Clark, Melissa. Dinner: Changing the Game. Clarkson Potter: Crown.
Ottolenghi, Yotam & Helen Goh. Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi. Ten Speed: Crown.

Levy, Ariel. The Rules Do Not Apply. Random House.
Mendelsohn, Daniel. An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic. Knopf.
Reyes, Emma. The Book of Emma Reyes. Penguin Classics.

Sci Tech
Alter, Adam. Irresistible: Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. Penguin Press.

Religion & Spirituality
Roper, Lyndal. Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet. Random House.

Congratulations to the 2017 Library Journal Best Books of the Year!

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