Los Angeles Times: 36 Best Books of 2017

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Los Angeles Times: 36 Best Books of 2017

Fiction

  • The Power – Naomi Alderman
  • Ill Will – Dan Chaon
  • Shadowbahn – Steve Erickson
  • So Much Blue – Percival Everett
  • Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
  • A Legacy of Spies – John le Carré
  • Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr – John Crowley
  • Dinner at the Center of the Earth – Nathan Englander
  • The Leavers – Lisa Ko
  • Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
  • The Burning Girl – Claire Messud
  • A Book of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oates
  • Songy Of Paradise – Gary Panter
  • Mrs. Fletcher – Tom Perrotta
  • Wonder Valley – Ivy Pochoda
  • Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
  • Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
  • Borne – Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward

Nonfiction

  • Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sherman Alexie
  • Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856 – Sidney Blumenthal
  • What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech – Franklin Foer
  • The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet – Henry Fountain
  • High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic – Glenn Frankel
  • Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life – Ruth Franklin
  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay
  • The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia – Masha Gessen
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
  • Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940 – Jed Perl
  • Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel – John Stubbs
  • The Blood of Emmett Till – Timothy B. Tyson
  • Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News – Kevin Young
  • Why Poetry – Matthew Zapruder