The Best Books: Book Recommendations from the Multnomah County LibraryAdults

Given by Multnomah County Library

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Best Books is the library’s list of our favorite titles of the year — the books our staff and volunteers have loved. Whether you’re a fan of beautifully illustrated picture books, suspense vis mere stories that will keep you guessing, or the latest graphic novels, we have you covered.

Use the tags on the left to narrow the choices to find exactly the kinds of books that you enjoy. And if you want more suggestions, or a list of titles based on your reading tastes, feel free to reach out to us through our My Librarian service. Happy reading!
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Kategorier:
Alle, Adults (157), Kids (74), Teens (67)
Years:
Alle, 2023 (137), 2022 (20)
Announced:
december 2023: 2023 Nyeste
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Fermenter: DIY Fermentation for Vegan Fare, Including Recipes for Krauts, Pickles, Koji, Tempeh, Nut- & Seed-Based Cheeses, Fermented Beverages & What to Do with Them af Aaron Adams
2023
Chain Gang All-Stars af Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
2023
A Country You Can Leave af Asale Angel-Ajani
2023
The Splinter in the Sky af Kemi Ashing-Giwa
2023
Hoop Muses: An Insider’s Guide to Pop Culture and the (Women’s) Game af Seimone Augustus
2023
Bookshops & Bonedust af Travis Baldree
2023
Sure, I'll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere af Maria Bamford
2023
The Hexologists af Josiah Bancroft
2023
Hi Honey, I'm Homo! Sitcoms, Specials, and the Queering of American Culture af Matt Baume
2023
Big Swiss af Jen Beagin
2023
Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear af Erica Berry
2023
To Shape a Dragon's Breath af Moniquill Blackgoose
2023
Mimosa af Archie Bongiovanni
2023
Warrior Girl Unearthed af Angeline Boulley
2023
Strong Female Character af Fern Brady
2023
All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me af Patrick Bringley
2023
Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family af Rabia Chaudry
2023
Catwoman: Lonely City af Cliff Chiang
2023
Carmilla: The First Vampire af Amy Chu
2023
Cursed Bunny: Stories af Bora Chung
2023
Monica af Daniel Clowes
2023
I Felt the End Before It Came: Memoirs of a Queer Ex-Jehovah's Witness af Daniel Allen Cox
2023
A Wild Promise: An Illustrated Celebration of The Endangered Species Act af Allen Crawford
2023
The Ferryman af Justin Cronin
2023
Running up that Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush af Tom Doyle
2023
Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden af Camille T. Dungy
2023
Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook: A Cookbook af Sohla El-Waylly
2023
Saving Emma af Allen Eskens
2023
The Witch and the Vampire af Francesca Flores
2023
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma af Stephanie Foo
2023
The Bathysphere Book: Effects of the Luminous Ocean Depths af Brad Fox
2023
Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry af CMarie Fuhrman
2023
Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation af Hannah Gadsby
2023
Revenge of the Librarians af Tom Gauld
2023
Maame af Jessica George
2023
The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption af Shannon Gibney
2023
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder af David Grann
2023
Not Dead Yet!! af Ramon/a Gravez
2023
Red Rabbit af Alex Grecian
2023
Menewood af Nicola Griffith
2023
The Vaster Wilds af Lauren Groff
2023
Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains af Alexa Hagerty
2023
10 Things That Never Happened af Alexis Hall
2023
Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology af Shane Hawk
2023
Games and Rituals: Stories af Katherine Heiny
2023
How to Sell a Haunted House af Grady Hendrix
2023
Happy Place af Emily Henry
2023
Lou Reed: The King of New York af Will Hermes
2023
Grand Slam Romance af Ollie Hicks
2023
Okinawa (沖縄) af Shunchó HIGA
2023
American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis af Adam Hochschild
2023
Forest Park: Exploring Portland's Natural Sanctuary af Marcy Cottrell Houle
2023
Stay True af Hua Hsu
2023
Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital af Elise Hu
2023
How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures af Sabrina Imbler
2023
Quietly Hostile: Essays af Samantha Irby
2023
Pineapple Street af Jenny Jackson
2023
I'm So (Not) Over You af Kosoko Jackson
2023
Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time's Journey Through Rock & Roll History af Bill Janovitz
2023
Don't Fear the Reaper af Stephen Graham Jones
2023
Best Men af Sidney Karger
2023
Foster af Claire Keegan
2023
Night's Edge af Liz Kerin
2023
Art of Custom Sneakers: How to Create One-of-a-Kind Kicks; Paint, Splatter, Dip, Drip, and Color af Xavier Kickz
2023
In the Lives of Puppets af TJ Klune
2023
Yellowface af R. F. Kuang
2023
Book Bonding: Building Connections Through Family Reading af Megan Dowd Lambert
2023
Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk af Sasha Lapointe
2023
Untethered Sky af Fonda Lee
2023
Small Mercies af Dennis Lehane
2023
Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley af David G. Lewis
2023
LL COOL J Presents The Streets Win: 50 Years of Hip-Hop Greatness af L. L. Cool J,
2023
Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs af Jamie Loftus
2023
Boys Weekend af Mattie Lubchansky
2023
Thirst for Salt af Madelaine Lucas
2023
The Chinese Groove af Kathryn Ma
2023
I Have Some Questions For You af Rebecca Makkai
2023
Blackmail and Bibingka af Mia P. Manansala
2023
The art and life of Fukuda Kodojin : Japan's great poet and landscape artist af Andreas Marks
2023
The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine af Katherine Marsh
2023
North Woods af Daniel Mason
2023
A Long Stretch of Bad Days af Mindy McGinnis
2023
A Strange and Stubborn Endurance (The Tithenai Chronicles, 1) af Foz Meadows
2023
Sisters of the Lost Nation af Nick Medina
2023
Sammy Espinoza's Last Review: A Novel af Tehlor Kay Mejia
2023
A donde voy, el hogar viene conmigo: Wherever I go, home comes with me (Spanish Edition) af migranteelconocimien
2023
Mapping the Darkness: The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of Sleep af Kenneth Miller
2023
The Gay Who Turned Kaiju af Kazuki Minamoto
2023
The Tigers, They Let Me af Anis Mojgani
2023
Mending Life: a Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts af Nina Montenegro
2023
Linocut: Learn in a Weekend af Nick Morley
2023
Welcome me to the kingdom : stories af Mai Nardone
2023
Girl Juice af Benji Nate
2023
Dust Child af Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
2023
The Mimicking of Known Successes af Malka Older
2023
The September House af Carissa Orlando
2023
Dungeon Club: Roll Call af Molly Knox Ostertag
2023
Chili Crisp: 50+ Recipes to Satisfy Your Spicy, Crunchy, Garlicky Cravings af James Park
2023
Tom Lake af Ann Patchett
2023
The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs af Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
2023
No Gods For Drowning af Hailey Piper
2023
On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union af Daisy Pitkin
2023
Paint to Prosper: Transform Your Art Practice and Build a Modern Art Business af Amira Rahim
2023
Ma and Me af Putsata Reang
2023
The Bell in the Fog af Lev AC Rosen
2023
Fever House: A Novel af Keith Rosson
2023
The Creative Act: A Way of Being af Rick Rubin
2023
Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style af Paul Rudnick
2023
Tell Me I'm Worthless af Alison Rumfitt
2023
The Yards Between Us: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Football af R.K. Russell
2023
Starter Villain af John Scalzi
2023
A Most Agreeable Murder af Julia Seales
2023
We Could Be So Good af Cat Sebastian
2023
Who Does That Bitch Think She Is?: Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag af Craig Seligman
2023
Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon af Melissa L. Sevigny
2023
A Day of Fallen Night af Samantha Shannon
2023
Romantic Comedy af Curtis Sittenfeld
2023
Cold People af Tom Rob Smith
2023
The Fraud af Zadie Smith
2023
Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture af Virginia Sole-Smith
2023
Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers af Jesse Q. Sutanto
2023
The Kind Worth Saving af Peter Swanson
2023
Daughter of the Moon Goddess af Sue Lynn Tan
2023
A Pirate's Life for Tea af Rebecca Thorne
2023
Camp Damascus af Chuck Tingle
2023
Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World af Padraig O Tuama
2023
Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World af Irene Vallejo
2023
Hamlet, Prince of Robots af M. Darusha Wehm
2023
Sins of the Black Flamingo af Andrew Wheeler
2023
Crook Manifesto af Colson Whitehead
2023
Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America af Matika Wilbur
2023
Now Let Me Fly: A Portrait of Eugene Bullard af Ronald Wimberly
2023
City Under One Roof af Iris Yamashita
2023
Please Wait by the Coatroom: Reconsidering Race and Identity in American Art af John Yau
2023
Who Cares Anyway: Post-Punk San Francisco and the End of the Analog Age af Will York
2023
The Me You Love In The Dark, Volume 1 (Me You Love in the Dark, 1) af Skottie Young
2023
Boyslut: A Memoir and Manifesto af Zachary Zane
2023
Cinderella is Dead af Kalynn Bayron
2022
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole af Susan Cain
2022
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy af Becky Chambers
2022
Booth af Karen Joy Fowler
2022
The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe af Matthew Gabriele
2022
Colombian Psycho (Spanish Edition) af Santiago Gamboa
2022
After Tonight, Everything Will Be Different af Adam Gnade
2022
Book Lovers af Emily Henry
2022
The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book af Gord Hill
2022
A Hundred Lovers: Poems af Richie Hofmann
2022
The Ballad of Perilous Graves af Alex Jennings
2022
Baobab af Beth Moon
2022
antes que isla es volcán / before island is volcano (Raised Voices) af Raquel Salas Rivera
2022
Blood Like Magic af Liselle Sambury
2022
All Day Is a Long Time af David Sanchez
2022
The Cartographers af Peng Shepherd
2022
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems af Warsan Shire
2022
Briefly, A Delicious Life af Nell Stevens
2022
All the flowers kneeling af Paul Tran
2022
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us af Ed Yong
2022

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