It’s a tough call for anyone who’s been looking at the list of college-level textbooks released for the year.
Some of the best-selling books have been published before, like “The Art of Manliness,” by David Foster Wallace and “A Perfect Circle,” by Stephen King.
Others, like Stephen King’s “It,” have been out for years, but haven’t been as well-received as they might have been.
Here are the best college-based books available for your next college-prep class, based on our recent survey.
Editor’s note: This is a list of the top 100 best-sellers in the U.S. this year.
As the list shows, we don’t count books published before the 2016-2017 academic year.
The top 100 books, in descending order, were released this year: The Art of Management by David C. Foster Wallace (Amazon) The Blacklist by Chuck Palahniuk (Hachette) “Catching Fire,” by Tom Perrotta (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) “The Dark Tower: The Complete Series,” by Neil Gaiman (Random House) “Do Not Disturb,” by James Patterson (Harcourt) “Fifty Shades Darker,” by E.L. James (Hollywood) “Flatliners,” by Mark Lawrence (HarperCollins) “Gravity Falls,” by Dan Slott (Holt, U.K.)
“Hook,” by Peter David (Fantagraphics) “How to Get Away with Murder,” by Adam Curtis (Riverhead) “Jack Reacher,” by Kurt Sutter (Simon & Schuster) “Kill the Messenger,” by Sam Raimi (Hudson) “Lolita,” by Yann Martel (Simon and Schuster).