Top 17 Books in 2017

Where did this excruciating, soul-sucking, mind-bending, reality-defying year go? As per tradition, here’s my “best of” list which, as you’ll note, mainly consists of distractions and fantasy and anything to give my battered brain a break.

Note*: these are not necessarily in order and not necessarily published this year, just read this year. By me. And possibly you. This is always a difficult task but my usual means of deciding which ones make the cut is asking myself “would I actually purchase a second copy and/or re-read this book and/or foist this book on others?” The winners among many fine entries are:

  1. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  2. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood  by Trevor Noah
  3. Assassin’s Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3) by Robin Hobb
  4. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
  5. Magpie Murders  by Anthony Horowitz
  6. The Library at Mount Char  by Scott Hawkins
  7. Parable of the Sower  by Octavia Butler
  8. Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party by Brendan Francis Newnam, Rico Gagliano
  9. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  10. The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
  11. Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar
  12. Canada by Mike Myers
  13. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  15. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War  by Mary Roach
  16. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann
  17. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

*Other note: the year isn’t over!  I still have a few more books on my reading shelf so this may be updated so watch this space!

 

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2 responses to “Top 17 Books in 2017

  1. Six Of Crows is so amazing! There are no words.

  2. Yes! The sequel was excellent too!

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