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20 Books on Our Radar in 2017

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20 Books on Our Radar in 2017

20 Books on Our Radar in 2017

SCLSNJ experts share this year’s hot new titles

(Somerset County, NJ: January 24, 2017) As we kick off the new year, resolutions are on the minds of most whether it be weight loss, exercise, clean eating, better budgeting, or meditation. But, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey thinks that your number one resolution should be: read more! Need help finding your next favorite book? SCLSNJ’s expert collection development team recommends that you add the following books to your TBR (to be read) shelf immediately.

“My reading tastes are not very mainstream,” said Collection Development Manager Yvonne Selander, “So when I was putting together the list of books I think will be hot in early 2017, I couldn’t resist adding a couple I’m personally looking forward to reading. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is one of my go to authors. I love everything Icelandic and her standalone thriller, I Remember You, was amazingly creepy; and her upcoming book, The Undesired, is being compared to that one. Another book I adored because it brought me back to my rather geeky youth in the 80s was Ready Player One. New read, The Impossible Fortress, is already being compared to Ready Player One, and hey, it takes place in New Jersey!”

Yvonne Selander’s Fiction Picks

Books to read if you are looking for a thrill:

Books to read to transport yourself back in time:

Did you know … your favorite authors are back:

What Yvonne is most excited to read:

“I can’t wait to delve into Samin Nosrat’s illustrated cookbook to pick up techniques and tidbits and discover new dishes,” said Collection Development Librarian Laura Frantz. “Awkward with its mix of science-based theories and personal anecdotes intrigues me, particularly in this ever-growing social media landscape. And David Sedaris always makes me laugh.”

Laura Frantz’s Non-Fiction Picks

Books to read if you like The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

Books to read for keeping current:

Books to read if you like celebrity dish:

What Laura is most excited to read:

Our dedicated staff is also available at all ten Library locations to offer free one-on-one, personalized reading recommendations. Visit your local SCLSNJ branch today, or visit the Library virtually at

About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township, and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.


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