Best Books Read In 2017 So Far




Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far



I am terrible at this kind of post! How to pick??? Especially since I’ve read 118 books so far.

I decided to just run through my list of books and see what stands out. I’ll try to break it up into some categories…let’s see!


Gabi, A Girl in Pieces – Isabel Quintero
I’m not much of a YA reader but loved this spunky determined Gabi

The Woman Next Door – Yewande Omotoso
Great story of a reluctant friendship between two women in South Africa

Funny Boy – Shyam Selvadurai

So glad I read this coming-of-age story set in Sri Lanka.

Comics/graphic novels

El Deafo – Cece Bell
Such a great story for all ages about what it’s like growing up deaf

Captain Marvel – Kelly Sue DeConnick
I love DeConnick’s Captain Marvel!

Spider Woman – Dennis Hopeless, Javier Rodriguez
Coincidentally, Spider Woman is Captain Marvel’s best friend!


Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
Wasn’t sure at first about this writer narrating her own book but I loved the passion she put into it.


The Dollmaker – Harriette Simpson Arnow
This classic really surprised me. Loved it.


In the country we love: My family divided – Diane Guerrero, Michelle Buford
For me it was really interesting – and heartbreaking – to read of how Guerrero survived after her parents were deported.


  1. My book club will discuss Lab Girl in July. Just picked up a library copy, but I think I’ll make it a read/listen combination. Thanks for the audio recommendation!


  2. Spider-Woman is my fave comic hero! She’s so amazing and that volume is hilarious and so was Spider-Women when she mentors Spider-Gwen and Silk! She’s the only one I could ever see myself cosplaying.


  3. I loved The Woman Next Door (thought it didn’t make my top 10 list) and wish it would get some more attention!


  4. Excellent list! The Woman Next Door is definitely going to be one of my highlights of 2017, and I’m planning to read her first novel soon too. And I’m going to have to check out that run on Spiderwoman! I love Jessica Drew! I am kind of hoping that it turns out Disney (not Sony) has the rights to her so she can show up in the Captain Marvel movie.


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