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):
- If I Could Tell You, by Elizabeth Wilhide
- The Child Finder, by Rene Denfeld
- The Baker’s Secret, by Stephen P. Kiernan
- The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
- Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
What were your favorites of 2017?