As 2017 fades away, it's not hard to look back at the best books we read in 2017. So we asked the booksellers here at the Bookloft to give us their top 5 books from 2017. Here's what they came up with.
Join us for a meet-and-greet, book signing, and a relaxed informal discussion with the author of a new novel partially set in the Berkshires! David Adams Cleveland will be here to sign some copies of Time's Betrayal and chat with you on Wednesday, October 25th, at 3:00pm.
If you're like us, you've been watching as the National Book Awards judges choose their finalists before narrowing it down to one final winner in each category (to be revealed on November 15th). It's just like a literary playoffs bracket!
Check out the finalists below. (And notice that our 2 Staff Picks have made the cut in the Nonfiction category!)
Below is the 2017 Longlist for the National Book Award, divided by category. Keep an eye out for our Staff Picks that made the cut!
Some future key dates if you're keeping score at home:
Oct. 4 - Finalists are announced (Shortlist)
Nov. 15 - Winners are announced in each category
CLICK ON A COVER OR TITLE to read more about the finalist. The single winner will be announced on Oct. 17, so stay tuned.
Congratulations to Staff Pick Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders for making the cut!
In the past couple weeks we saw some big-time book award lists announced. The National Book Award released their 2017 Longlist, and the Man Booker Prize finally announced their shortlist finalists. (You may remember seeing their longlist from a couple months ago.)
Some of the selections are Bookloft Staff Picks! (We're obviously rooting for those to win.)
CLICK THE ICONS below to be taken to the lists for each award:
It feels like fall, and here at the Bookloft we're getting ready to curl up with blankets and warm books. Here are just some newest staff picks you'll see when you walk in the store.