My Memorable Reads of 2017

I started this post a few days before by writing down all my favourite reads of the year. My criteria is simple – which books have stuck in my mind and/or make me exclaim with delight when I see their cover again. The original list stood at 22 – 27.5% of my total books read! That means that there are a huge amount of great reads out there. To all the authors, editors, publicists, publishers, booksellers and bookshops, I thank you for making my reading year such a wonderful one.

As always, there were many books that I didn’t quite get around to reading – here’s to 2018 conquering some of the back list and catching up on new authors discovered.

In order by date read, my top books of 2017 are:

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns

Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson

The Windy Season by Sam Carmody

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Last Hours by Minette Walters

I have to thank Readings Books for inviting me to read and review the shortlist for The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction – 50% of the shortlist made it on to my memorable reads, including the winner (The Windy Season). Many thanks to Rachael Johns too – I loved Talk of the Town and am still amazed that I got to help launch it!

That’s not all for best of the year – I’ll have something special to share next month 😉

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  1. An interesting collection of books. I have only read one but I’m very keen to read the Minette Walters. Happy reading for 2018.

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