Best Books of 2017

27 Dec 2017

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. Time sure does fly when you are having fun and this was particularly true in 2017 thanks to all the amazing book releases! When we decided to make this list we found it incredibly difficult to narrow the list down, but after some hard deliberation, these are our picks for the best books of 2017!

Best Books of 2017


Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

Release Date: September 12, 2017

The bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, delivered a brand new novel this year that explored the intertwined fates of the perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter that upend their lives.

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Dan Brown

Release Date: October 3, 2017

Da Vinci Code fans had a new thriller to devour this year as Robert Langdon set off to Bilbao, Spain… Langdon finds himself at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, for the announcement of a major scientific discovery from Edmond Kirsch. When the event suddenly erupts into chaos and the discovery may be lost forever, he is forced to flee to Barcelona. Now, Langdon must try and hide from a deadly enemy, one whose power comes directly from Spain’s Royal Palace.

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Beneath a Scarlett Sky

Mark Sullivan

Release Date: May 1, 2017

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

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Brandon Sanderson

Release Date: November 14, 2017

Epic Fantasy fans were able to get their hands on book three in New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series this year and it didn’t disappoint.Oathbringer is the third novel in the series, and follows the steadfast Dalinar, honest Adolin, troubled Kaladin, and formidable Shallan on the next stage of their journey to save the world from the Voidbringers.

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Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Two young people meet in a country teetering on the brink of civil war. Nadia is sensual and fiercely independent, while Saeed is gentle and restrained. Just as they embark on a furtive love affair, they are soon forced to become much closer as the unrest in their city increases. Familiar streets are turned into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts. They hear whispers of doors – doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, they realize they have no other choice. They find a door and step through, leaving their homeland and old lives behind.

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Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

Release Date: October 10, 2017

John Green, the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars, once again captivated us with his new release… Aza never intended to look into the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett. But thanks to her eager and fearless best friend, Daisy, and a hundred-thousand-dollar reward, they decide to investigate. Together they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, David.

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Andy Weir

Release Date: November 14, 2017

The bestselling author of The Martian returned in 2017 with a very diiferent science fiction tale. Jasmine, Jazz, is a delinquent genius, intent on getting rich by smuggling contraband into Artemis, the first and only city on the moon. When an under the table arrangement ends in her attempted murder, she puts her myriad of knowledge to use to save not only those she loves, but the fate of the entire city.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

Release Date: February 14, 2017

President Lincoln’s beloved eleven year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. Despite predictions of a recovery, he dies and is layed to rest in Georgetown cemetry. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth” the president says. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders tells an unforgettable story of Willie Lincoln in purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of pennance

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The Midnight Line

Lee Child

Release Date: November 7, 2017

When Jack Reacher finds a class ring from West Point in a pawn shop of a small Wisconsin town, he decides to return it to it’s owner. 2005 was a tough year to graduate and wants to do the right thing. It should have been a simple task, but it eventually turns into a harrowing journey as the ring was just a small link in a chain where powerful forces guard a dark criminal enterprise.

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What Happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Release Date: September 12, 2017

What Happened tells the story of Hillary Rodham Clinton and what she was thinking during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in US history. Free from the contstraints of the campaign trail, Clinton gives readers an inside look into her journey as the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election.

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