The Best Books We Read This Year

Literati Bookstore
Nov 30, 2017 · 11 min read
Photo by John Ganiard

The Ribbon presents a series of year-in-review content: best-sellers, staff picks, guest picks, and more. We celebrate the year that was in books, and hopefully provide you with some handy guides to navigate your holiday shopping. First up: the best books Literati booksellers read this year — not necessarily published in 2017, just the favorite things we happened upon this calendar year! Entries are presented in alphabetical order by author’s last name. Click the title to be directed to our online store and purchase the title directly from Literati!


Ballantine Books (3/7/2017)

Ill Will, by Dan Chaon

Farrar Straus and Giroux (10/3/2017)

Fresh Complaint, by Jeffrey Eugenides

Ballantine Books (8/22/1995)

Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Transit Books (9/12/2017)

Swallowing Mercury, by Wioletta Grzegorzewska

Riverhead Books (3/7/2017)

Exit West, by Moshin Hamid

Henry Holt & Company (7/11/2017)

Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong

Penguin Press (8/22/2017)

Autumn, by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Farrar Straus and Giroux (6/6/2017)

The Answers, by Catherine Lacey

Phaidon (10/9/2017)

America: The Cookbook, by Gabrielle Langholtz

Tor Books (9/19/2017)

Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz

Minotaur Books (8/29/2017)

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

Harper (10/17/2017)

The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940–1956, by Sylvia Plath

Random House (2/14/2017)

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Prospect Park Books (5/2/2017)

Mothers and Other Strangers, by Gina Sorell

Random House (4/25/2017)

Anything Is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

Balzer & Bray (2/28/2017)

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

The Ribbon

A blog from Literati Bookstore, downtown Ann Arbor, MI. ThAuthor interviews, book news, staff reviews, and a whole lot more.

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The Ribbon

A blog from Literati Bookstore, downtown Ann Arbor, MI. ThAuthor interviews, book news, staff reviews, and a whole lot more.

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