I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked to this year, between adjusting to college and starting my first part-time job, but the books I did manage to read were some that will definitely stay with me. Below are four of the best books I read in 2017.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
is hands down the best book I read this year, and one of my all-time favorites. It’s been nearly a year since I first picked it up, but I can’t stop thinking about it, and I’m dying for a reread.
The Nix by Nathan Hill
is brilliant and unputdownable, an outstanding, well-crafted debut novel from a talented new writer. It absolutely blew me away! More thoughts here.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
is my most recent read, and one that surprised me in the best way possible. A compelling story complete with memorable characters, The Interestings kept me reading well into the morning hours. More thoughts here.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
is the ultimate campus novel, an engrossing and eerie tale. I read it during an eight-hour train ride through upstate New York, perhaps the best setting to engage in Tartt’s work. The Secret History will suck you in and keep you hooked until the end.
Cheers to a great reading year!