Readers’ Choice: The 13 Best Books on Off the Shelf in 2017 (So Far)
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These are the thirteen “most shelved” books on Off the Shelf so far in 2017.
2Everything You Want Me to Be
Full of twists and turns, EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront . . . and she inches closer and closer to her death.
Read our review of EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE here.
6Our Souls at Night
Seventy-year-old widow Addie Moore makes a surprising proposal to her neighbor Louis Waters, a 70-year-old widower. What follows is the engaging story of two isolated people finding solace in each other’s company, falling in love, sharing memories, and reflecting on their lives—their joys, regrets, fears.
Read our review of OUR SOULS AT NIGHT here.
The Courtland family is taking one last vacation in the Rocky Mountains before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.
Read our review of DESCENT here.
9The Woman in Black
For this modern classic of Gothic horror, Susan Hill drew upon the rich tradition of British ghost stories to craft this atmospheric tale of a mysterious specter whose appearance heralds the death of a child. Who is the terrifying woman in black and why does she haunt the halls of the isolated Eel Marsh House?
Though she was born to a famous father—the romantic poet Lord Byron—Ada Lovelace made a name for herself as one of the pioneers of computer technology. Overcoming numerous obstacles and receiving a level of education nearly unthinkable for a woman of her time, Lovelace wrote the program that made the creation of the computer possible.
11The Bean Trees
The charming, engrossing tale of a rural Kentucky native who only wants to get away from her roots and travels from her home to Tucson, Arizona. Along the way she inherits a three-year-old Native American girl named Turtle, and together, the two search for a new life in the West.
Read our review of THE BEAN TREES here.
12The House Girl
A tenacious junior lawyer assigned to a reparations case discovers that a young slave girl may actually be the true artist of the famous works of her owner. Moving between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this unforgettable novel is a suspenseful and heartbreaking journey that showcases the courage and determination of two women from very different times.