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Best Books of 2017

Chicago Public Library recommends the Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2017. Every year, our librarians evaluate the year’s new books and select the very best for Chicagoans—making these the only booklists for Chicago, by Chicago. Happy reading!

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Far from the Tree

by: Robin Benway

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.1 Lexile: HL780L

ISBN: 9780062330628 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Mar 2018 Page Count: 384

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Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

by: Loree Griffin Burns

Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dewey: 577.5/2094912 AR: 7.2 Lexile: 1090L

ISBN: 9780544687233 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Feb 2018 Page Count: 80

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Home Fire: A Novel

by: Kamila Shamsie

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: 1070L

ISBN: 9780735217683 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 288

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Wild Beauty

by: Anna-Marie McLemore

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: F AR: 5.5 Lexile: 830L

ISBN: 9781250124555 Genre: Fiction

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

by: Mark Twain

Philip C. Stead

illustrated by: Erin E. Stead

Library edition with trade jacket added - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 5.3 Lexile: 740L

ISBN: 9780553523232 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 160

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Release: A Novel

by: Patrick Ness

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5 Lexile: HL750L

ISBN: 9780062403193 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Dec 2017 Page Count: 288

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Turtles All the Way Down

by: John Green

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 5.6 Lexile: 840L

ISBN: 9780525555360 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Dec 2017 Page Count: 304

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Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy

by: Laurel Snyder

illustrated by: Emily Hughes

Hardcover - Chronicle Books

Dewey: E AR: 2.3 Lexile: 400L

ISBN: 9781452137483 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Dec 2017 Page Count: 48

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

by: Mackenzi Lee

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.8 Lexile: 900L

ISBN: 9780062382801 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Oct 2017 Page Count: 528

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

by: Michael Mahin

illustrated by: Evan Turk

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: 782.421643092 B AR: 3.7 Lexile: 620L

ISBN: 9781481443494 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Oct 2017 Page Count: 48

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

by: Sarah Prager

illustrated by: Zoe More O’Ferrall

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: 306.76092/2 B AR: 8 Lexile: 1090L

ISBN: 9780062474315 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 272

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The Greatest Gift: Heartwood Hotel, Book 2

by: Kallie George

illustrated by: Stephanie Graegin

Hardcover - Disney Book Group

Dewey: F AR: 4.5 Lexile: 640L

ISBN: 9781484732342 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 176

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Orphan Island

by: Laurel Snyder

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 9 Lexile: 650L

ISBN: 9780062443410 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 288

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Ramona Blue

by: Julie Murphy

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 4.9 Lexile: HL780L

ISBN: 9780062418357 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 432

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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

by: Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Abigail Pesta

Hardcover - HarperCollins

AR: 5.8 Lexile: HL790L

ISBN: 9780062470140 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 304

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American War: A Novel

by: Omar El Akkad

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: 890L

ISBN: 9780451493583 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 352

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The Upside of Unrequited

by: Becky Albertalli

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL490L

ISBN: 9780062348708 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 352

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by: Sandhya Menon

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL700L

ISBN: 9781481478687 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 384

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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

by: Danna Smith

illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: E AR: 0 Lexile: 760L

ISBN: 9780763679927 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 40

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Exit West: A Novel

by: Mohsin Hamid

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0

ISBN: 9780735212176 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 240

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Radio Silence

by: Alice Oseman

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5 Lexile: HL760L

ISBN: 9780062335715 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 496

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Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective

by: Marissa Moss

illustrated by: April Chu

Hardcover - Creston Books

Dewey: 363.25092 AR: 4.5 Lexile: 740L

ISBN: 9781939547330 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 44

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Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

by: Phil Bildner

illustrated by: Brett Helquist

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: 796.342092/2 B AR: 3.5 Lexile: 570L

ISBN: 9780763673086 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 40

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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

by: Margarita Engle

illustrated by: Rafael López

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: 811/.608 AR: 6.3 Lexile: NC1150L

ISBN: 9780805098761 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 48

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Strange the Dreamer

by: Laini Taylor

Hardcover - Hachette Book Group

Dewey: F AR: 6.1 Lexile: HL820L

ISBN: 9780316341684 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: May 2017 Page Count: 544

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Far from the Tree

by: Robin Benway

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.1 Lexile: HL780L ISBN: 9780062330628

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Mar 2018 Page Count: 384

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Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

by: Loree Griffin Burns

Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dewey: 577.5/2094912 AR: 7.2 Lexile: 1090L ISBN: 9780544687233

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Feb 2018 Page Count: 80

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Home Fire: A Novel

by: Kamila Shamsie

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: 1070L ISBN: 9780735217683

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 288

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Wild Beauty

by: Anna-Marie McLemore

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: F AR: 5.5 Lexile: 830L ISBN: 9781250124555

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 352

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

by: Mark Twain

Philip C. Stead

illustrated by: Erin E. Stead

Library edition with trade jacket added - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 5.3 Lexile: 740L ISBN: 9780553523232

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 160

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Release: A Novel

by: Patrick Ness

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5 Lexile: HL750L ISBN: 9780062403193

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Dec 2017 Page Count: 288

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Turtles All the Way Down

by: John Green

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 5.6 Lexile: 840L ISBN: 9780525555360

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Dec 2017 Page Count: 304

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Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy

by: Laurel Snyder

illustrated by: Emily Hughes

Hardcover - Chronicle Books

Dewey: E AR: 2.3 Lexile: 400L ISBN: 9781452137483

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Dec 2017 Page Count: 48

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

by: Mackenzi Lee

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.8 Lexile: 900L ISBN: 9780062382801

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Oct 2017 Page Count: 528

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

by: Michael Mahin

illustrated by: Evan Turk

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: 782.421643092 B AR: 3.7 Lexile: 620L ISBN: 9781481443494

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Oct 2017 Page Count: 48

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

by: Sarah Prager

illustrated by: Zoe More O’Ferrall

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: 306.76092/2 B AR: 8 Lexile: 1090L ISBN: 9780062474315

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 272

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The Greatest Gift: Heartwood Hotel, Book 2

by: Kallie George

illustrated by: Stephanie Graegin

Hardcover - Disney Book Group

Dewey: F AR: 4.5 Lexile: 640L ISBN: 9781484732342

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 176

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Orphan Island

by: Laurel Snyder

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 9 Lexile: 650L ISBN: 9780062443410

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 288

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Ramona Blue

by: Julie Murphy

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 4.9 Lexile: HL780L ISBN: 9780062418357

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 432

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Sports High

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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

by: Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Abigail Pesta

Hardcover - HarperCollins

AR: 5.8 Lexile: HL790L ISBN: 9780062470140

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 304

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American War: A Novel

by: Omar El Akkad

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: 890L ISBN: 9780451493583

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 352

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The Upside of Unrequited

by: Becky Albertalli

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL490L ISBN: 9780062348708

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 352

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by: Sandhya Menon

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL700L ISBN: 9781481478687

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 384

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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

by: Danna Smith

illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: E AR: 0 Lexile: 760L ISBN: 9780763679927

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 40

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Exit West: A Novel

by: Mohsin Hamid

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0 ISBN: 9780735212176

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 240

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Radio Silence

by: Alice Oseman

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5 Lexile: HL760L ISBN: 9780062335715

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 496

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Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective

by: Marissa Moss

illustrated by: April Chu

Hardcover - Creston Books

Dewey: 363.25092 AR: 4.5 Lexile: 740L ISBN: 9781939547330

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 44

$15.30 $12.75
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Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

by: Phil Bildner

illustrated by: Brett Helquist

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: 796.342092/2 B AR: 3.5 Lexile: 570L ISBN: 9780763673086

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 40

$6.00 $5.00
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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

by: Margarita Engle

illustrated by: Rafael López

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: 811/.608 AR: 6.3 Lexile: NC1150L ISBN: 9780805098761

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 48

$15.30 $12.75
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Strange the Dreamer

by: Laini Taylor

Hardcover - Hachette Book Group

Dewey: F AR: 6.1 Lexile: HL820L ISBN: 9780316341684

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: May 2017 Page Count: 544

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