Notable Books for Adults

Published annually, and selected by the Reference and User Services Association division of the ALA, recognizing the year’s 25 most important books.

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An Unrestored Woman
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Shobha Rao
Available in some locations
At the Existentialist Café
At the Existentialist Café
At the Existentialist Café Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails With Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others By Bakewell, Sarah
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Sarah Bakewell
Available in some locations
Behold the Dreamers
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Imbolo Mbue
Available in some locations
Blood at the Root
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Patrick Phillips
Available in some locations
Cannibal
Book - 2016 Poetry, 2017
Nominees: Safiya Sinclair
Available in some locations
Christodora
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Tim Murphy
Available in some locations
Evicted
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Matthew Desmond
Available in some locations
Grief Is the Thing With Feathers
Book - 2015 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Max Porter
Available in some locations
Homegoing
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Yaa Gyasi
Available in some locations
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