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15 Books Of 2017 That Were Popular

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This one is for the book nerds, the slackers who read the newly released books under their desk, and the high schoolers who pretend they’re concentrating on physics while secretly devouring the words of their favorite author. So, forget your plans and get cozy on your couch to have a look at the books of 2017.

Here’s a list of books released in 2017, which you need to check out ASAP.

1 Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
Source: About Happy Books

Based on a once-a-year performance, this young adult book promises you an adventure of love, magic and an elaborate scheme. Sarah, trapped on an island by her cruel, powerful father, now is whisked away to Caraval, alongside her sister- Tella, only for Tella to be kidnapped and forced to become the center of the game show.

It’s only a game. Or, is it?

2 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Source: Instagram

Another brilliant novel by Celeste Ng, painting the perfect picture of suburban life in Shaker Heights. A town where everyone plays by the rules, especially Elana Richardson. The lives of the Richardson family are about to be changed by the new tenants; Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl. With Elana’s obsession to uncover Mia’s dark past, the book is a wonderfully written combination of mystery, race and identity.

3 Three Daughter of Eve by Elif Shafak

Three Daughter of Eve by Elif Shafak
Source: Droppings

Author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak’s latest book revolves around Peri Nalbantoglu, who recalls her odd bunch of friends from her time in Oxford University, after being attacked on the streets of Istanbul. Another masterpiece is entwining politics, feminism and religion.

4 A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Source: United By Pop

The third instalment of the thrilling fantasy series follows the adventures of Feyre, the human turned fae, trapped in the Spring Court with the High Lord, Tamlin while secretly longing for her mate in the Night Court. Determined to unravel the secrets of the Hybern King while Prythian is under threat, Feyre risks all to protect those she loves. Join her, as she finds friends and foes in Prythian- and beyond.

5 Magpie Murders by Anthony Harowitz

Magpie Murders by Anthony Harowitz
Source: NPR

Featuring a book within a book, Susan Reylan follows the detective work of Atticus Pund, a fictional man written and imagined by Alan Conway. However, there’s another story behind the fiction…

6 Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green<strong><br />
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Source: Twitter

We’ve all been waiting for John Green to make a comeback and here it is! The young adult book features 16-year old Aza and her friend Daisy, investigating the mystery of Russel Pickett, the fugitive billionaire. Detective work, the power of friendship, and love combine to form a brilliant, enthralling novel written by the award-winning author.

7 The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
Source: NPR

A post-apocalyptic novel set in the year 2049, follows a modern Joan of the Arc. Humans have fled the rapidly dying earth to live on a space station named CIEL, ruled by Joan’s enemy, Empire Leader Jean De Men. The narrator of the story is Christine Pizan, wife of the man who created CIEL, Trinculo Forsythe. The book revolves around sexuality, gender fluidity, politics, and the devastating ecological conditions of the planet.

8 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Source: Twitter

Socially misunderstood and lacking a filter between her brain and mouth, the story follows Eleanor Oliphant, who dutifully follows her routine and is a loner until she meets Raymond, from IT. Eleanor, Raymond and Sammy, form a friendship when the two save Sammy. A sweet tale of a witty, socially awkward woman, and the bonds of friendship.

9 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Source: Alabama Booksmith

Uniquely shows how one broken family living in Mississippi deals with the everyday life. It stars Leonie, a 17-year-old mother and drug addict who takes her children on an interesting car ride to see their white father is released from jail. It’s full of new insights into how messed up and fragile we humans really are.

10 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Source: Audio Book Store

Ever felt interested in space, the cosmos, and the universe? Ever felt like you just don’t have the time to consume all the knowledge? Tyson has written a witty, charming book about the universe for us nerds.

11 Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir
Source: The Verge

Andy Weir’s book The Martian was adapted into the Hollywood blockbuster and nominated for an Oscar, and he now chooses the Moon, as his focus. Jazz Bashara is a smuggler living on the moon, and unlike the rich tourists and billionaires in residence on the first city on the moon, Artemis, Jazz is not rich at all. She stumbles upon something bigger and riskier than anything she’s ever done while chasing an irresistible crime, perhaps the control of Artemis itself.

12 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Source: Amazon

The Hate U Give is an important book, worthy of being read due to the social and political message that it sends. When Starr Carter witnesses the shooting succeeded by the death of her unarmed friend, Khalil, her world turns on its axis. When the world begins to question Khalil’s character, as they have done to other black men, only Starr can answer what went down the night of Khalil’s murder.

13 The Alice Network by Kate Queen

The Alice Network by Kate Queen
Source: History Undressed

A captivation work of historical fiction, Kate Quinn’s work features the lives of two women, Charlie and Eve. When Charlie is sent to England by her family whilst pregnant and unmarried, she sets out to search for her beloved, missing cousin. Eve was recruited by The Alice Network, an organization recruiting females in the Great War. Thirty years later, the two meet and embark on a quest to uncover the truth.

14 One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Source: YouTube

If Pretty Little Liars and The Breakfast Club were to be combined, the result would be this New York Times and International Best Seller. An odd mix of highschoolers is held back at detention on Monday afternoon. There’s the brainiac, the beauty, the athlete, the criminal and of course, the outcast. Only, Simon the outcast, who ran the notorious school gossip app, never made it out alive. All four are suspects, and all four have reason to hide them.

15 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Source: Good Reads

Based on the scandal that shocked America to her core in which Georgia Tann, who directed an adoption facility in Memphis, which was found guilty of kidnapping young children and selling them to wealthy families, the novel is an enthralling tale of eventually returning to where you belong. When Avery Stafford starts to delve through her family’s long, deep history, she finds that everything is not what it seems.

I am sure the list of “must read books of 2017” would be off a great help to kill the time ;)…

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