2017 List of Suggested Titles

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.

Final 10 Selections

Other Suggested Titles

  • Alive Alive, Oh!:  And Other Things That Matter
    Diana Athill
  • And Again
    Jessica Chiarella
  • Another Brooklyn
    Jacqueline Woodson
  • Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
    Gary Younge
  • The Arab of the Future: a Childhood in the Middle East
    Riad Sattouf
  • Ashfall
    Mike Mullin
  • Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
    Ibtisam Barakat
  • Beautiful and Abundant:  Building the World We Want
    Bryan Welch
  • Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family
    Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    Atul Gewande
  • Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Book of Jonas
    Stephen Dau
  • The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Takes From the Plates of Nephi
    Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • The Bookseller
    Cynthia Swanson
  • Brown Girl Dreaming
    Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Chaperone
    Laura Moriarty
  • Circle of Death
    Keri Arthur
  • Clara and Mr. Tiffany
    Susan Vreeland
  • Class War: The Privatization of Childhood
    Megan Erickson
  • Cleopatra In Space
    Mike Maihack
  • Commonwealth
    Ann Patchett
  • Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again
    Donald Trump
  • The Dark is Rising
    Susan Cooper
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
    Jim DeFede
  • A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid From the Taliban
    Maria Toorpakai
  • Dog Run Moon: Stories
    Callan Wink
  • Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
    Sam Quinones
  • Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
    Vicki Croke
  • Entwined: Sister and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott
    Joyce Scott
  • Everyone Brave is Forgiven
    Chris Cleave
  • Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng
  • Fields of Fire
    James Webb
  • First Blood
    David Morrell
  • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
    Jenny Lawson
  • The Gardener
    S.A. Bodeen
  • The Genius of Birds
    Jennifer Ackerman
  • The Giver
    Lois Lowry
  • Go Set a Watchman
    Harper Lee
  • A Golden Age
    Tahmima Anam
  • Gone With the Wind
    Margaret Mitchell
  • A Good American
    Alex George
  • Great Tide Rising
    Kathleen Dean Moore
  • The Guest Room
    Chris Bohjalian
  • Half a Chance
    Cynthia Lord
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
    Nicholas Kristof
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
    Margaret Atwood
  • Heirlooms: Stories
    Rachel Hall
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    J.D. Vance
  • The Hobbit
    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs
    Sally Mann
  • Home Grown Stories & Home Grown Fired Lies
    Mitch Jayne
  • Hotel in the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
    Jamie Ford
  • I, Robot
    Isaac Asimov
  • I am Pilgrim: A Thriller
    Terry Hayes
  • Jam on the Vine
    LeShonda Katrice Barnett
  • Just Mercy
    Bryan Stevenson
  • Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy
    Michael Hudson
  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest
    J. Ryan Stradal
  • Lab Girl
    Hope Jahren
  • A Land More Kind Than Home
    Wiley Cash
  • The Language of Flowers
    Jennifer Diffenbaugh
  • LaRose
    Louise Erdrich
  • Last Painting of Sara De Vos
    Dominic Smith
  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
    Missy Copeland
  • The Light Between Oceans
    M.L. Stedman
  • Listen for the Morning Dove
    F.C. Pierce
  • Listen, Liberal, or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
    Frank Thomas
  • Long Way Down
    Nick Hornby
  • A Man Called Ove
    Fredrik Backman
  • The Martian
    Andy Weir
  • Me Before You
    JoJo Moyes
  • The Mercury Thirteen
    Martha Ackman
  • Moonglow
    Michael Chabon
  • Mrs. Hemingway
    Naomi Wood
  • Mudbound
    Hillary Jordan
  • My Name is Lucy Burton
    Elizabeth Strout
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Michelle Alexander
  • News of the World
    Paulette Jiles
  • No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
    Alexander McCall Smith
  • Olive Kitteridge
    Elizabeth Strout
  • The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
    Rinker Buck
  • The Past
    Tessa Hedley
  • The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs
    Matthew Dicks
  • The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
    Terry Ryan
  • The Queen of Katwe
    Time Crothers
  • The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend
    Katrina Bivald
  • Rocket Boys
    Homer Hickam
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
    Candice Millard
  • Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches From Turkey, Syria and Iraq
    Sarah Glidden
  • The Round House
    Louise Erdrich
  • The Ruby
    Leland Nichols
  • Running the Rift
    Naomi Benaron
  • Saints at the River
    Ron Rash
  • Scar Night
    Alan Campbell
  • The Sellout
    Paul Beatty
  • Signs Preceding the End of the World
    Yuri Herrera
  • Siracusa
    Delia Ephron
  • Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
    Linda R. Hirshman
  • Small Great Things
    Jodi Picoult
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
    Lisa See
  • Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
    Tanner Colby
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
    Anne Fadiman
  • The Spy
    Paul Coelho
  • The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain and the Rise of American Imperialism
    Mark Zwonitzer
  • Stoner
    John Williams
  • Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
    Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
    Loewen James
  • A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age
    David J. Helfand
  • The Sympathizer
    Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Tales From a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy
    Rachel Renee Russell
  • Talk RX
    Neha Sangwan
  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
    Naomi Klein
  • This is Your Life, Harriet Chance
    Jonathan Evison
  • Trump: The Art of the Deal
    Donald Trump
  • Un Lun Dun
    China Mieville
  • Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America
    Time Wise
  • Underground Railroad
    Colson Whitehead
  • Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold
    Anne Tyler
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
    Isabel Wilkerson
  • We
    Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • The Weird Sisters
    Eleanor Brown
  • West With the Night
    Beryl Markham
  • When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
    Molly Guptill Manning
  • When Breath Becomes Air
    Paul Kalanithi
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette?
    Maria Semple
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
    Jean Rhys
  • A Wilder Rose
    Susan Wittig Albert
  • The Wind of Not a River
    Brian Payton
  • Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
    Steve Johnson
  • The Wright Brothers
    David McCullough
  • A Wrinkle in Time
    Madeleine L’Engle

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