My Favorite Books of 2017

ItsAWrap It’s always fun to go back and pick out the books I’ve enjoyed the most this past year. Before I present my list, there are a couple of things I should mention first. Only a few of my favorite books were published in 2017 and nearly half of the books I read came from the library. This means my list will not look anything like what  you’ll find in the New York Times Top Books of the Year or other published lists. This is simply a look at the books I loved. It started out much larger, but I made myself limit the list to 10. And, here they are:


Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Americabah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Last Bus To Wisdom by Ivan Doig


Glass Houses by Louise Penny
The Secret Place by Tana French
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
The Late Show by Michael Connelly


Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

And the Absolute Number One Best Book of the Year:

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

What is your favorite book of he year?

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4 Responses to My Favorite Books of 2017

  1. I’ve only read one of those books – Hillbilly Elegy – and I loved it. My wish list just grew!

  2. Vicki says:

    I started Hillbilly Elegy but didn’t finish it. I may try again in 2018. I haven’t read any of the others but will be checking to see what they’re about.

  3. Les in OR says:

    I’ve only read two of these. I absolutely adored Plainsong. You must read the follow-up which is called Eventide. It’s even better. And I just recently finished A Gentleman in Moscow. It’s my #1 read for 2017, as well!

  4. Les in OR says:

    Ooops, I just realized that I read The Secret Place. I’ve read everything by Tana French and I so disliked this book!! I feel that her earlier works were much stronger than the most recent releases. So disappointing.

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