We’re kicking off 2018 by looking back on the best books we read in 2017. Today’s picks come from Garrett Crowell. Follow Garrett’s reviews throughout the year on Goodreads.
Favorite new author or series you tried:
Sylvain Neuvel’s Themis Files series, books 1 & 2, Sleeping Giants & Waking Gods.
A book that surprised you:
Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo. For a YA treatment of Diana before she’s WW, this is better than it has any right to be.
A book you read for the first time that you will reread in the future:
The Binti books, by Nnedi Okorafor. I plan to turn right around and re-read those once this trilogy or arc or whatever she’s doing is over.
The best book you read that was also published this year:
Devil’s Bargain, by Joshua Green – super useful for getting your head around what might be motivating our current President.
A book you read that was outside of your comfort zone:
The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Normally, epic American family novels about people changing through hard times is not my thing, but this was.
The book that you recommended to the most people:
The Wild Storm, by Ellis & Davis-Hunt: excellent new action/hero driven stuff that’s well-written, pretty, and relevant, and you can drop right in on this volume.
The best cover from a book you read this year (please include image):
Karnak, by Ellis & Zaffino, Marvel Comics.