Books of 2017


The Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy, Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo

The Mistletoe Murder & Other Stories by P.D. James

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block

His Bloody Project by Graeme McCrae Burnet

The Woman in the Dark by Dashiell Hammett

The Fade Out, Act 1 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act 2 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act 3 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

In the Woods by Tana French

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The Underground Railroad by Coleson Whitehead

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

Borne by Jeff VanDerMeer

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell (NEW FAVORITE OMG)

Augustown by Kei Miller

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernard Schlink

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

The Romance Reader’s Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erica Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling by Erica Johansen

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

The Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

The Moth Diary by Rachel Klein

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Annihilation by Jeff Ban Der Meer

The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

The Vanishing by Sophie Tobin

Diving Belles by Lucy Wood

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Sisters by Lily Tuck

Asylum by Patrick McGrath


The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

One or Two Thing I Know For Sure by Dorothy Allison

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit

All the Lives I Want by Alana Massey

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Gracefully Insane by Alex Beam