CPL Best of the Best Books 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!



For teens in high school


In the News

Hear more about this year’s Best of the Best from Andrew Medlar, CPL’s assistant chief of technology, content and innovation:

Past Best of the Best Selections