We’re kicking off 2018 by looking back on the best books we read in 2017. Today’s picks come from Kathleen Tyree.
A book that surprised you:
The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
A book you read for the first time that you will reread in the future:
Likely to be A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers. I *loved* Wayfarers #1, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, and have already re-read it.
The best book you read that was also published this year:
I enjoyed The Boy on the Bridge more than I expected. Tough, to follow The Girl With All the Gifts, which was so fresh and engaging. TBotB is a prequel, you learn some stuff (No Spoilers!) and the pacing is different. Made it easier to take it as its own story.
A book you read that was outside of your comfort zone:
I was picky about what I read this year (minimal time) so this is NA
The book that you recommended to the most people:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (7 people [so far] have taken my suggestion)
The best cover from a book you read this year (please include image):
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (also a good read)
The best debut:
The Dry by Jane Harper. Kept me riveted, read straight through, looking forward to the next by her!