Best Books of 2017


Here is my much agonized over list of the best novels of 2017. (Notice, some of these are not historical; I’m broadening my horizons.) Some of the books were not published in 2017, but that is when I read them. My criteria for making the list:

*I read it obsessively.

*I can’t stop thinking about it.

*I can’t stop recommending it.

Whittling down my choices is always a challenge. I only feature the best of the best on the blog, so these are the best of the best of the best. Also, as always, I do an enormous amount of research reading, so I did not get to as many books for pleasure as I would have liked.

Without further ado, and in no particular order (my full reviews are linked to each title):

  1. If I Could Tell You, by Elizabeth Wilhide
  2. The Child Finder, by Rene Denfeld
  3. The Baker’s Secret, by Stephen P. Kiernan
  4. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
  5. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman

What were your favorites of 2017?



3 thoughts on “Best Books of 2017

  1. Melissa Crytzer Fry says:

    Aah – now I’m wishing I had jumped on that BAKER’S SECRET Kindle deal last month. Baaahhh! And I STILL want to read Underground Railroad.

    My faves this year:
    The Sport of Kings – CE Morgan
    Edgar and Lucy – Victor Lodato
    The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck
    Mischling – Affinity Konar

  2. If I Could Tell You sounds right up my alley. I’ll definitely have to check it out. Happy 2018 reading!

  3. Ethan S. says:

    I’ll get a post done at some point in the next couple days, but The Underground Railroad and The Baker’s Secret will both be on my list!

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