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Readers' Books Bestsellers in 2017

  • Posted on: 9 January 2018
  • By: readersbooks

Face it--the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller lists are interesting, but do they reflect what Sonomans read?  Here's a compliation of what sold the most copies throughout 2017.  Keep in mind that some of these books came out early in the year (All the Light came in paperback in January) while others arrived at the end of the year (Leonardo da Vinci in October) this list has its limitations too.  

We've combined paperbacks and hardcovers as well, so you see it's all numbers, you can project anything your heart desires. *'s indicate local authors.


U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It
*The Springs: Resort Towns of Sonoma Valley--Mike Acker
Hillbilly Elegy--JD Vance
Leonardo da Vinci--Walter Issacson
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry--Neil De Grasse Tyson
Book of Joy--Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
F*ing Apostrophes--Simon Griffin
*The Ugly Man Sits in the Garden--Any Weinberger
*Unforgettable--Emily Kaiser Thelin and Paula Wolfert
*My Sonoma--Bill Lynch


All the Light We Cannot See--Anthony Doerr
Gentlemen in Moscow--Amor Towles
The News of the World--Paulette Jiles
Commonwealth--Ann Patchett
*The Girls--Emma Cline
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You--Fredrik Backman
Lincoln in the Bardo--George Saunders
Sympathizer--Viet Thanh Nguyen
Manhattan Beach--Jennifer Egan
Legacy of Spies--John Le Carre

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062300546
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Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017