BOOKS OF 2017

Books I particularly loved are given a subjective rating of purple exclamation points.

  1. The Guineveres, Sarah Domet
  2. All the Time in the World, Caroline Angell
  3. Difficult Women, Roxane Gay
  4. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi !!
  5. The Wangs Vs. The World, Jade Chang !
  6. You Will Know Me, Megan Abbott
  7. The You I've Never Known, Ellen Hopkins
  8. Legs Get Led Astray, Chloe Caldwell
  9. Outline, Rachel Cusk
  10. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, Mark Rippetoe
  11. Modern Lovers, Emma Straub
  12. The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson !
  13. The End of Everything, Megan Abbott
  14. March: Book 1, John Lewis et al (graphic novel)
  15. If Our Bodies Could Talk, John Hamblin
  16. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  17. The Mothers, Brit Bennet
  18. Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
  19. Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O'Neil
  20. The Selfishness of Others, Kristin Dombek
  21. The Book of Strange New Things, Michel Faber !!
  22. Rock Paper Tiger, Lisa Brackmann !!
  23. Sweet Lamb of Heaven, Lydia Millet
  24. Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett !!!
  25. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (YA)
  26. Hour of the Rat, Lisa Brackmann
  27. The Unfolding of Language, Guy Deutscher
  28. The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, Belle Boggs
  29. Is That a Fish in Your Ear: Translation and the Meaning of Everything, David Bellos
  30. Dragon Day, Lisa Brackmann
  31. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay !
  32. Future Sex, Emily Witt
  33. The Vegetarian, Han Kang
  34. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah
  35. The Natural Way of Things, Charlotte Wood
  36. Girls in White Dresses, Jennifer Close
  37. The Hopefuls, Jennifer Close
  38. Cork Dork, Bianca Bosker
  39. Telex from Cuba, Rachel Kushner
  40. Things We Lost in the Fire, Mariana Enriquez
  41. The After Party, Anton DiSlafani
  42. Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses, Claire Dederer
  43. The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy
  44. The Red Car, Marcy Dermansky
  45. We Are Okay, Nina LaCour (YA)
  46. The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
  47. California, Edan Lepucki
  48. Children of the New World, Alexander Weinstein
  49. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Sherman Alexie
  50. Debt: The First 5000 Years, David Graeber
  51. Euphoria, Lily King
  52. MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend, Rachel Bertsche
  53. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays, Samantha Irby
  54. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks
  55. Holding Still for As Long As Possible, Zoe Whittall !
  56. Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London, Mohsin Hamid !
  57. Instructions for a Heat Wave, Maggie O'Farrell
  58. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend, Emily Horner (YA)
  59. American Street, Ibi Zoboi (YA)
  60. Payback: Debt and The Shadow Side of Wealth, Margaret Atwood
  61. On Such a Full Sea, Chang-Rae Lee

Recommendations always accepted.