Our top 10 books of 2017
In lieu of our traditional monthly recap, we are posting our list of top ten books published in 2017. Keep reading to see which books made the cut and let us know whether you agree or disagree. Add your favorite books to the list in the comments section.
Jen: I read 35 books published in 2017 and overall it was a pretty good reading year for me in terms of quality books. My top 10 published in 2017 (U.S. publication date used) are…
10. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. I didn’t love this book overall but I did love the writing and think it merits a spot on the top ten for the writing alone.
9. 4321 by Paul Auster
8. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
7. Stephen Florida by Game Habash
6. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
5. Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
4. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
3. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
2. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
1. Autumn by Ali Smith
Most of my top ten were Man Booker nominees and you can found our reviews on this blog. My hands down favorite was Ali Smith’s Autumn and I’m hoping I feel similarly about the next one in the series.
Book Worm: I am not as organised as Jen so I don’t know how many books published in 2017 that I have read this year. I guess I need to get my act together for next year…
My true top 10 features books not published in 2017 so this top 10 is a mix of 5 and 4 star rated books published in 2017.
The top 5 are my 5 star reads the rest are 4 stars
- Gnomon by Nick Harkaway – my absolute favourite of the year
- Autumn by Ali Smith
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
- White Tears by Hari Kunzru
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
- Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
- History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
- Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
All of these have been reviewed on the blog and like Jen’s list a lot of them, half in fact, were this years Man Booker nominees.
We want to hear from you. Which were your favorites published in 2017?
Stay tuned for our list of most anticipated 2018 books.