Best of the Year

The Best Business & Leadership Books of 2017

Here's a selection of some of our favorite Business & Leadership books of 2017, along with a link to the full list.

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The Best Books of the Year: "This Is How It Always Is" by Laurie Frankel

This Is How It Always Is published back in January, but the power of Frankel's novel to stay fresh in your mind also gave it the power to secure a spot on our list of the Top 20 Best Books of 2017.

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An Excerpt from the Best Biography of the Year: Sherman Alexie's "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me"

"I whispered, 'I love you,' and walked, grief-drunk and afraid, into the rest of my life."

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David Grann's "Killers of the Flower Moon" in Photographs

We asked the author if he would share a little more about the book with Amazon readers--he sent us these great photos from his research, along with captions.

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Graphic Novel Friday: The Best Comics of 2017

Our picks for the best comics and graphic novels of the year spotlight wildly eclectic subjects told by super-talented creators. Here are highlights from the Top 20.

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YA Wednesday: Best Young Adult Books of 2017

Our favorite young adult books of the year include titles from authors we've been waiting on for years, series starters that now have us hooked, and strong contemporary fiction that made us think, cry, and laugh. Here's a sample of our top 20.

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The Best Books of the Year: "Priestdaddy" by Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood's Priestdaddy—her memoir of growing up in the midwest under the misguided parenting of that rarest of creatures: a married Catholic priest—seized hold of both our hearts and our funny bones and wouldn't let go, winning a spot among the Top 20 in our Best Books of the Year...

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Recipe Road Test: Meatballs Marsala from "Smitten Kitchen Every Day"

A dish from Smitten Kitchen Every Day (our top pick for the best cookbook of the year) that's quickly become a weeknight staple at my house...

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Celebrity Picks: Mark Bowden's Favorite Reads of 2017

Black Hawk Down and Hue 1968 author Mark Bowden talks about the books that resonated with him most this year...

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The Winners of the 2017 National Book Awards

Last night, at the 2017 National Book Awards ceremony in New York, judges announced the winners of the annual prize in four categories: Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction.

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