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RGC Survey Results 2017

Our discerning RGC Readers have spoken in our annual survey and we’re pleased to present the favorite books in each genre from 2017—novels that take readers around the world and back in time; nonfiction that focuses on everything from humor to science to mortality; and a lively mix of young adult books.

Has your group read all of these terrific books yet?

2017 Favorite Fiction Reads from RGC

1. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
2. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
3. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald
4. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Pepper
5. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
6. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
7. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
8. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
9. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
10. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

2017 Favorite Nonfiction Reads

1. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
2. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
3. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
4. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
5. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
6. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
7. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
9. Shadow Warriors of WWII by Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis
10. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

2017 Favorite YA Reads

1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
2. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
3. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
4. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
6. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin
9. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

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