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SML's Best of 2017

Each year, Shreve Memorial Library staff share their favorite books, movies, music, and TV shows. We figured this is a fun way to show you what we read and recommend. We hope you're able to find your next read or watch from this list.  Happy reading, watching, and listening!

If the item is available from the library, you can click on the cover and go to the catalog or the online service that has the item. 


BOOKS

Before We Were  Yours
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Elephant's Garden
The Elephant's Garden by Jane Ray

Persepolis Rising
Persepolis Rising by James S. A. Corey

The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

We Were Eight Years in Power
We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Paper Girls comic series
Paper Girls 3 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson

Universal Harvester
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

Turtles All the Way Down
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Sanctuary of the Soul
Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer by Richard J. Foster

Queen Sugar
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Echoes in Death
Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb

Secrets in Death
Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

We're Going to Need More Wine
We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

The Midnight Line
The Midnight Line - Lee Child

All Rights Reserved
All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Smooth Operator
Smooth Operator (Stone Barrington Series) by Stuart Woods

Radium Girls
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Punch Escrow
The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein

Final Girls
Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Scribe of Siena
The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer

Crown of Souls
Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig




MUSIC

Lorde - Melodrama
Melodrama
- Lorde

Pitbull - Climate Change
Climate Change - Pitbull

Sylvan Esso - What Now
What Now - Sylvan Esso

Ripcord - Keith Urban
Ripcord - Keith Urban

From A Room - Volume 1
From A Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton

Damn
DAMN - Kendrick Lamar

More Life - Drake
More Life - Drake

Moana Original Soundtrack
Moana Original Soundtrack - Various Artists

The Thrill of It All - Sam Smith
The Thrill of It All - Sam Smith

Lifer - MercyMe
Lifer - MercyMe

Painted Ruins - Grizzly Bear
Painted Ruins - Grizzly Bear

Beautiful Trauma - Pink
Beautiful Trauma - Pink

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Hopeless Fountain Kingdom - Halsey

24KMagic - Bruno Mars
24KMagic - Bruno Mars

Async
Async - Ryuichi Sakamoto


MOVIES

Get Out
Get Out

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker

The Shack
The Shack

Sully
Sully

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

Logan
Logan

Girls Trip
Girls Trip

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The Ottoman Lieutenant
The Ottoman Lieutenant

The LEGO Batman Movie
The LEGO Batman Movie

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures

Arrival
Arrival

Spiderman Homecoming
Spiderman Homecoming


TV SHOWS

Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies

Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory

The Librarians
The Librarians

Power
Power

Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods

The Good Place
The Good Place

The Originals
The Originals

Queen Sugar
Queen Sugar

Doctor Who
Doctor Who

How to Get Away with Murder
How to Get Away with Murder

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Master of None
Master of None

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks

The Leftovers
The Leftovers


FAVORITE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
We also asked staff to name their favorite discovery this year. Here are a few responses!
  • Deep Mind (Google AI) Teaching itself to walk…virtually
  • Fidget spinners
  • Local Author Ashley Harvid 
  • New Libby app
  • The new Doctor Who is going to be a woman! 
  • New and improved Flipster app
  • Princess Jellyfish (manga) by Akiko Higashimura 
  • Sim City
  • Self-checkout at the library
  • Felicia Yap, author of YESTERDAY