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Finding your next great read is just a click away . . .

by Evan | Dec 27, 2017
NPR Book Concierge

Before the 2018 new books start arriving, here's a tool to help you catch up on the best of 2017. National Public Radio staff put together a list of their favorite 350 books published over the past year, and then someone created this search tool for you to match them with your own interests: 

It's quite elegant. Click on a type of book among the categories on the left side. Then click on another one to narrow your search to just those two categories. Keep on going until you have what you want, or click on a minus sign to remove a filter or click on Clear filters and start over. Or, if you are truly behind on your reading, go deeper by clicking on an earlier year to see older NPR staff favorites. The interactive format only goes back to 2013, but there are lists from five years before that.

After you have made your own list, of course, then switch to our catalog and start finding the titles in the library. As always, if you have trouble finding something, call us at 260-421-1215 or write to us at and we'll pursue it for you.  

Evan authorEvan - Married, three children, two grandchildren, formerly a newspaper journalist, now a public librarian, at all times a board game nut.
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