Well, it’s that time of the year again. Time for Timer? Nope. Time for the “top” books of the year as chosen by random people, book buyers and famous newspapers. I’d like to offer my two pennies of insight here, but I only read a single book published in 2017, so I’m pretty much useless. Many and much apologies.
What I can do for you, however, is shorten the process of tracking down this past year’s “best” books. (I know, I know. Lots of italics.) Why are they the BEST! books of 2017? Opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.
That said (and in case you’re shopping for Christmas books for the bookies in your life), The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas seems to top a few lists and enjoys an unheard-of rating on Goodreads, topping out at 4.6 (for more than 1,000 reviews). The Power by Naomi Alderman also seems to be riding high on several lists.
Here’s the Indigo list for 2017. Here’s the Amazon bestseller list for 2017. Here’s The New York Times list for 2017. And, apropos of the image I used for this post, here’s the Los Angeles Times best fiction list for 2017.