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Books Read in 2017


  1. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  2. The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
  3. The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
  4. Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis
  5. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  6. Little Deaths by Emma Flint
  7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  8. The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney
  9. The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
  10. The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy
  11. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
  12. The Dressmaker’s Dowry by Meredith Jaeger
  13. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  14. Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
  15. The Shimmering Road by Hester Young
  16. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  17. Gilded Cage by Vic James
  18. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  19. Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley
  20. Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
  21. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Audiobook version)
  22. Bright Air Black by David Vann
  23. The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward
  24. Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick
  25. The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh
  26. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
  27. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
  28. Shrill by Lindy West
  29. The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne
  30. Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  31. Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love
  32. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
  33. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  34. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
  35. Behaving Badly by Eden Collinsworth
  36. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
  37. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
  38. It’s Up to the Women by Eleanor Roosevelt
  39. If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
  40. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
  41. The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
  42. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
  43. Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan
  44. Missing by Kelley Armstrong
  45. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  46. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  47. Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
  48. Final Girls by Mira Grant
  49. House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
  50. Blackout by Marc Elsberg
  51. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  52. Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  54. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  55. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  56. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson
  57. House of Names by Colm Tóibín
  58. Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan
  59. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  60. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  61. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
  62. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  63. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
  64. The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
  65. The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
  66. Now I Rise by Kiersten White
  67. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  68. The White Road by Sarah Lotz
  69. A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
  70. End of Watch by Stephen King
  71. The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
  72. The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
  73. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  74. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  75. Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
  76. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
  77. Domina by L. S. Hilton
  78. The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett
  79. Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper
  80. Flashmob by Christopher Farnsworth
  81. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  82. The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron
  83. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
  84. The Child by Fiona Barton
  85. Brave Deeds by David Abrams
  86. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  87. Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
  88. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  89. Warcross by Marie Lu
  90. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
  91. Release by Patrick Ness
  92. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  93. Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead
  94. City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett
  95. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
  96. The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker
  97. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  98. The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
  99. Ringer by Lauren Oliver
  100. The Waking Land by Callie Bates
  101. Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright
  102. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  103. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  104. Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki
  105. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  106. Fever by Deon Meyer
  107. Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
  108. Fireblood by Elly Blake
  109. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  110. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
  111. Quackery by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen
  112. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  113. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  114. Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather
  115. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  116. Never Coming Back by Allison McGhee
  117. A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
  118. Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
  119. The Empress by S. J. Kincaid
  120. Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
  121. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  122. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
  123. The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  124. Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
  125. House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick
  126. The Good People by Hannah Kent
  127. Immortal Life by Stanley Bing
  128. Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
  129. Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper
  130. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
  131. Artemis by Andy Weir
  132. Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds
  133. Everless by Sara Holland
  134. The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
  135. Green by Sam Graham-Felsen
  136. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
  137. Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
  138. The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman