This was a record reading year for me. I finished 139 books (including novels, novellas and collections) 112 of which were published in 2017. My top 11 books of the year (I couldn’t reduce it to 10… and it nearly bloated out to 15) are drawn from those 112 books.
The Gallery isn’t in any particular order but there was a tie for my favourite book of the year: From The Wreck by Jane Rawson and The Long Drop by Denise Mina.
For those not willing to sit through the gorgeous Gallery of covers, here is my top 11 of 2017 with links to those books I reviewed on the blog:
- From The Wreck by Jane Rawson
- The Long Drop by Denise Mina
- Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
- Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
- Broken River by J. Robert Lennon
- The Changeling by Victor Lavalle
- Room Little Darker by June Caldwell
- Winter by Ali Smith
- This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
- Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile by Adelle Stripe