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Favorite books read in 2017

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Favorite books read in 2017

Post by red805 » Fri December 29th, 2017, 9:42 pm

I didn't see a thread started for this, so here goes. My favorite reads this year were -

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles #1
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Still Life by Louise Penny
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
The Prisoner by Alex Berenson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Giant of the Senate by Al Franken :(
The Likeness by Tana French

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Re: Favorite books read in 2017

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 30th, 2017, 1:17 am

Ok, mine are
The Book of a Thousand Days,
The Alice Network;
America's First Daughter;
the Tontine;
Four Princes (NF);
a Man Called Ove;
Lion (the last 2 Contemporary);
Follow the River.

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Re: Favorite books read in 2017

Post by Susan » Sat December 30th, 2017, 2:02 am

This was my year of Louise Penny. I read 12 of her 13 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mysteries. I read the first one last year. I LOVE Inspector Gamache!

These are my five-star books:
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
    Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny
    A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #12) by Louise Penny
    How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9) by Louise Penny
    Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6) by Louise Penny
    The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5) by Louise Penny
These are my favorite four-star books in no particular order:
  • Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
    Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
    The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
    The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
    The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
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Re: Favorite books read in 2017

Post by Misfit » Sun December 31st, 2017, 9:24 pm

I don't show any in 2017 that totally rocked my world, the only solid across the board read was Patricia Veryan's Tales of the Jewelled Men series.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/70589- ... welled-men
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Re: Favorite books read in 2017

Post by Madeleine » Mon January 1st, 2018, 5:37 pm

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
A Death at Fountains Abbey by Antonia Hodgson
The Dry by Jane Harper
The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny
A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Holy Island by L J Ross
The Evidence of Ghosts by A K Benedict
Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Re: Favorite books read in 2017

Post by DenLee » Thu May 31st, 2018, 12:51 pm


Well, after reminding what I had read in 2017, I can define some favorite recently-published books.

"In a quiet pool," by Paula Hawkins
"The History of Solitude," by John Boyne
"The Girl from Brooklyn", by Guillaume Musso
"Scandinavian gods," by Neil Gaiman
But it's only my opinion. Moreover, these ones are 2017-published books, but I also read some other favorite books published before.

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