My friends, it’s time for #libfaves17.
This is the annual torture event that challenges us to not only choose our top 10 new books of the year, but also to rank them.
I love list-making, but this is a tough one.
- Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things by Amy Dickinson: sprightly, romantic, domestic
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: melancholy, gentle, eccentric
- The Leavers by Lisa Ko: sympathetic, character study, emotional
- On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman: witty, light, romantic
- Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz: character-driven, absorbing, metafiction
- Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown: narrative, thoughtful, engaging
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: quietly suspenseful, suburban drama, discussible
- My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King: inspiring, dignified, impassioned
- Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel: conversational, personal, thoughtful
- The Western Star by Craig Johnson: gripping, complex, masculine
So… what were your favorite newly published books in 2017?