Best Books of 2017

Below is a list of my favorite books I read this year, organized by mood. I linked my reviews wherever possible (some I read before I created the blog!)

  • For one of the most likable but imperfect main characters of all time: The Idiot by Elif Batuman
  • For a YA novel that speaks truthfully to a host of experiences, from systematic racism to high school prom: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • For a book you’ll want to read again as soon as you’ve finished it: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  • For an immersive experience in the mind of a brilliant writer: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
  • For a survival story that will have you believing in the power of love: Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge
  • For a dive into an imperfect marriage and a look at the cement being poured to fix the cracks: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • For a beautifully written YA novel about grief, anxiety, sexuality, and so much more: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • For a magical realism experience in the shoes of two refugees: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


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4 thoughts on “Best Books of 2017

  1. Sarah's Book Shelves says:

    Yay – I get excited every time I see Heart’s Invisible Furies on another blogger’s list since the traditional media kind of ignored it on their lists!

  2. Running 'n' Reading says:

    Oh, my gosh…so much love for The Heart’s Invisible Furies, The Hate U Give and Fates and Furies; I’m so pumped that Groff has a new book coming out soon! Castle of Water has been on my list and keep forgetting to get to it; I need to do that!

  3. bookswithjams says:

    So the only one I have read on here is Exit West, but I agree with you and it would make my Top 10 as well. So good! Most of the others I have, and need to move them up to my TBR for 2018! The Hate U Give will be a Jan read for sure. Great list!!

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