My favorite reads of 2017

Favorite general fiction:

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (This was my year of Elizabeth Strout, because I also read and loved Olive Kitteredge and Anything is Possible)

Things to do When You’re Goth in the Country by Chavisa Woods

We Were Witches by Ariel Gore

Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Favorite suspense/mystery fiction:

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Darktown by Thomas Mullen

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Favorite science fiction:

A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Comics/Graphic novels:

Slam! Volume 1 by Pamela Ribon

Paper Girls 3 by Brian K. Vaughan

Sweet Tooth (entire series) by Jeff Lemire


Magic City Gospel by Ashley M. Jones


After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs

Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie

Books I hated:

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy


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