Continuing the Year in Review from last week’s posts about favourite movies from 2017, favourite places visited, and favourite restaurants, we’re now on to favourite books. I try to do one post for fiction and one post for non-fiction and they’re always the hardest lists I make. How to choose just ten amazing books? What if I read something even better in the remaining two weeks of the year? Luckily for me, that’s actually pretty unlikely this year because some of the things I’ve been reading have been stellar.
So, here we go:
9. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
8. The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
7. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchel
6. The Immortals by S. E. Lister
5. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
1. House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
Such amazing books! I read The Sellout back in April and as last as November when I saw someone reading it on the train I wanted to tell them that it was probably either the best or the second best book I’d read that year. Then I read Lolita (holy smokes!) and then House of Leaves (HOLY SMOKES!) and The Sellout slid a few space down the charts.
If the fiction I read next year is anywhere near as good as the fiction I read this year then I will consider myself very lucky indeed.