It is NO LONGER 2017 but that doesn’t mean you cannot revisit the past and read some amazing books that came out last year. This list is based on what I’ve read and still isn’t entirely complete because I HAVEN’T READ SO MANY BOOKS that came out last year. I also wanted to narrow it down so as not to dump too many books on your tbr! The following is a list of some of the best books out in 2017 in my opinion.
Looking for a book to make that will make you cry, or at the very least, make you FEEL? These books might have something in store for you. Just as an FYI, all of these books involve death.
Saint Death by Marcus Sedwick
What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefano
Words in A Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Honestly, I am not really the kind of person who actively seeks out books that are gonna tear me apart and usually prefer some feel-good reads. Basically, don’t shit on the fluff because fluff is amazing and important.
You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
2017 was an amazing year for diverse books which meant we also got a lot more books that dealt with identity and intersections. We need diverse books where a character’s identity has nothing to do with the book but we ALSO need diverse books where characters explore and learn about their identities.
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Forest World by Margarita Engle
The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Mina doesn’t really struggle or explore her identity in The Lines We Cross but her identity is central to the novel which is why it is in this category as opposed to another!
That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
2017 was a year where I didn’t read as much genre fic as I would have liked. It was a hard year so I stuck to a lot of contemporary and the known but I did venture out of that a couple of times and did read at least two books that just REALLY stuck out to me.
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Warcross by Marie Lu
SO, there you have it! A semi-definitive list of some of the best books that came out in 2017! Anything out from last year I need on MY tbr?
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