top picks: 2017
I read a lot in 2017. Enough to pick a few standouts that I highly recommend picking up. I chopped and changed with what truly resonated, but these are titles I put life on hold for, and struggled to put down. They're all (coincidentally)fiction, and a mix of lit-fic, chick-lit, and thriller.
In no particular order...
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
It's a compelling read which challenges our associations and assumptions of the word difficult. I've not read anything else of Gay's just yet but her latest (Hunger) is on my list.
The Dangers of Truffle Hunting by Sunni Overend
An easy, chick-lit style story which inspires love and creativity. It's a perfect poolside read, drink in hand. Also keep Overend's newbie, The Rules of Backyard Croquet (out Feb, 18'), on your radar.
Get It. Pre-order TROBC.
The Dry by Jane Harper
A knockout as far as thrillers and mysteries go. It's also award-winning. By the time I read this one, Harper's Force of Nature was just around the corner. I recommend reading that one, too.
Get It. Then get FON.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Everyone's talking about it. It's the second book from the New York bestselling author, and for good reason. I read Everything I Never Told You immediately following, and loved it just as much.
Get It. Maybe get EINTY first.
The Regulars by Georgia Clark
Ever wondered what it'd be like to be Victoria Secret hot? Maybe you already are, but this paints the dream in a not so flattering light. Much like TDOTH, it's an easy holiday read.
Links to individual reviews will be added as they're posted.