Top 10 books read in 2017

Here’s the list of the top ten books I had read this year. These are in no particular order.

1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

I have actually not finished reading this book, however I am three quarters through and I loved it so far. It is the story of an escaped slave, and the underground railroad has been portrayed I this as an actual railroad. I thought it was a beard, heart-rending tale.

2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

This is a nonfiction book that relates the history of humankind, and I absolutely loved it. It made me look at everything differently. Definitely one I’d recommend to every sapien.

3. Windhaven by George RR Martin and Lisa Tuttle.

Set in a world where humans wear silver wings to fly, this was a fantasy beautiful story of flight, change and many other beautiful things.

4. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

A dark, gothic thriller, this book followed a young, rather naive woman who marries a rich older widower and uncovers a dark secret pertaining to his first wife, Rebecca. A really thrilling, suspenseful read.

5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

 My favorite sci-fi read of the year! This one dealt with multiple universes and was fast-paced, and really great to read.
6. Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higanshino

Another dark, suspenseful story, this time in a Japanese setting.

7.  Just one day by Gayle Forman

Not my usual fare, but I found this an extremely enjoyable, light-hearted YA contemporary.

8. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Another nonfiction book, this one revolves around the lives of women in Iran during the Islamic revolution, and focuses on a group of women secretly gathering to study forbidden English classics. I absolutely loved the book and I learned so much from it.

8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Set in a dystopian society where women have no rights, this was a fantastic, chilling read. I’m really glad I read it.

9. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

The sequel to Ender’s Game, I loved the world this book was set in. It totally blew me away, and I really liked it.

10. All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

Set during world war 2, this book follows two main characters, a blind French girl, and a Nazi youth as their paths cross. I thought it was an amazing, beautifully written book.

So, those are my top ten books. Do comment your opinions.


3 thoughts on “Top 10 books read in 2017

  1. I keep seeing and walking past Underground Railroad in bookshops and I get tempted to buy every time, as the cover is great and it sounds such an interesting read. The fact that you are loving it and still not finished yet has only heightened by need to read it! 🙂

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