Kathleen’s 2017 Reading Year in Review

We’re kicking off 2018 by looking back on the best books we read in 2017. Today’s picks come from Kathleen Tyree.

Favorite new author or series you tried:
Christopher Farnsworth.  I’d read the John Smith series (Killfile, Flashmob), then Garrett told me about the Nathaniel Cade (President’s Vampire) series – fun!

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)

sea of rust

Must add:
The best debut:
The Dry by Jane Harper.  Kept me riveted, read straight through, looking forward to the next by her!

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