So, as 2017 draws to a close, which have been my favourite books?

I read over 200 books this year, and enjoyed most of them.  But while some of those books were great entertainment, or provided me with information or escapism, many of them will fade into the background.  Other books stay with me, and some of them may (even) be reread at some stage.

There are a few books that I’m not including on this list because, as much as I loved them, they won’t be published until 2018.

So, which books?  I’ll limit myself to twenty.  The links are to my reviews of each (on  The reviews can also be found on this blog, or on Goodreads for those interested.  And so, in no particular order:

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

The Prince at the Ruined Tower by Michael D Lockshin

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

They Cannot Take the Sky by Michael Green, Andre Dao, Angelica Neville, Dana Affleck and Sienna Merope

Alternative Truths by Phyllis Irene Radford and Bob Brown (eds)

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

A Crying in the Wind by Elizabeth Fleetwood

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders by Stuart Kells

The Circle and the Equator by Kyra Giorgi

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Anaesthesia by Kate Cole-Adams

Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder

Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi

Storyland by Catherine McKinnon

American War by Omar El Akkad

Flame  Tip by Karenlee Thompson


And that rounds out my twenty.  Have you read any of these?




6 thoughts on “So, as 2017 draws to a close, which have been my favourite books?

  1. Golden Hill was one of our real successes in book group this year. It was the depiction of New York that we were most impressed by and when the novel won an award for this aspect of the writing none of us were surprised.

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  2. Snap on The Trauma Cleaner – I can’t stop thinking about that book.

    I’ve got a few of the others in my TBR stack (Cole-Adams, Ryan, Burnet) – good to hea that you regarded them highly.

    Happy reading in 2018.

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