Staff Picks: 70 Best Fiction and Poetry


By the staff at Powell’s Books, an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971

1. Little Heaven by Nick Cutter


2. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory


3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman


4. At the Waterline by Brian K Friesen


5. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud


6. Hearts Invisible Furies A Novel by John Boyne


7. Refuge A Novel by Dina Nayeri


8. Amatka by Karin Tidbeck


9. Strange Weather Four Short Novels by Joe Hill


10. White Road by Sarah Lotz


11. The Hour of Daydreams by Renee Macalino Rutledge


12. The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy


13. Im Fine But You Appear to Be Sinking by Leyna Krow


14. Turf Stories by Elizabeth Crane


15. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware


16. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders


17. Dear Cyborgs A Novel by Eugene Lim


18. Sourdough by Robin Sloan


19. South and West: From Some Notebooks by Joan Didion


20. Dont Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine


21. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor


22. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy


23. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan


24. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron


25. Lost Boi by Lowrey, Sassafras


26. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera


27. Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez


28. Eligible A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld


29. Shadowed Sun Dreamblood 2 by N K Jemisin


30. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins


31. Uprooted by Naomi Novik


32. Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean


33. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier


34. Dark Dark Stories by Samantha Hunt


35. Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music by Michael Robbins


36. Late Show by Michael Connelly


37. Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison


38. Your Fathers Where Are They & the Prophets Do They Live Forever by Dave Eggers


39. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon


40. American War by Omar El Akkad


41. Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood


42. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Clarke, Susanna


43. The Burning World: The Warm Bodies #3 by Isaac Marion


44. Attic by Katherine Dunn


45. Haiku Night by Betsy E Snyder


46. Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber


47. Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land


48. Shadow & Claw Omnibus by Gene Wolfe


49. Lottery & Other Stories by Shirley Jackson


50. Annihilation (Southern Reach Volume 1) by Jeff Vandermeer


51. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane


52. Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson


53. Prodigals by Greg Jackson


54. Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett


55. Exes by Max Winter


56. Child Finder by Rene Denfeld


57. Isadora A Novel by Amelia Gray


58. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen


59. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry


60. The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch


61. Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash


62. A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass


63. Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks Dalton


64. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


65. Borne by Jeff Vandermeer


66. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck


67. My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston (Translator)


68. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie


69. The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui


70. The Bed Moved: Stories by Rebecca Schiff


Source:http://www.powells.com/staff-picks/fiction-and-poetry/