List time! Hooray/boo. Here’s my favourite books of the year. They’re fiction and nonfiction , and all released in 2017. I might even do an AW poll unless there is tumbleweed. 🙂
Please list yours, released this year- I am always looking for new books. My top two are absolutely top; the others are in any old order (I don’t think it’s been a great year for books).
I’m sure they’re not the ‘best’ books, but they are the ones I most enjoyed.
‘The Sparsholt Affair’ : Alan Hollingsworth
‘The Book of Dust Vol. 1: La Belle Sauvage’:Philip Pullman
‘The Walworth Beauty’: Michele Roberts
‘How Not to be a Boy’: Robert Webb
‘How to be Champion’: Sarah Millican
‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’: Gail Honeyman
‘I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes With Death’: Maggie O’Farrell
‘Days Without End’: Sebastian Barry
‘What Happened’: Hillary Clinton
‘Greatest Hits’: Laura Barnett
‘The Power’: Naomi Alderman
‘The Keeper of Lost Things’: Ruth Hogan
‘Swimming Lessons’: Claire Fuller
‘The Boy on the Bridge’: M.R. Carey
‘Help’: Simon Amstell
To read from 2017 – too many to list, but include ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ (Arundhati Roy); ‘Elmet’ (Fiona Mozley); and music biogs such as Lou Reed and Joni, Barney Hoskyns’ book, Peter Hook). I did read some other music biogs (e.g. Chris Difford, Carrie Brownstein, but I was not blown away by any of them).