Paste: 45 Best Books of 2017

Priestdaddy - Patricia Lockwood

Paste Magazine: 45 Best Books of 2017, listed as novels and nonfiction

Novels

  1. Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
  2. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti
  3. The Leavers – Lisa Ko
  4. Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
  5. Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
  6. Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
  7. The Lucky Ones – Julianne Pachico
  8. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
  9. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
  10. Oathbringer – Brandon Sanderson
  11. Class – Francesco Pacifico
  12. The Destroyers – Christopher Bollen
  13. The Power – Naomi Alderman
  14. Borne – Jeff VanderMeer
  15. The River of Kings – Taylor Brown
  16. The Golden Legend – Nadeem Aslam
  17. The Stone Sky – N.K. Jemisin
  18. The Thirst – Jo Nesbo
  19. American War – Omar El Akkad
  20. Ill Will – Dan Chaon
  21. The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
  22. Waking Gods – Sylvain Neuvel
  23. What We Lose – Zinzi Clemmons
  24. Universal Harvester – John Darnielle
  25. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Nonfiction

  1. Priestdaddy – Patricia Lockwood
  2. The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South – Michael Twitty
  3. The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia – Masha Gessen
  4. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  5. A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War – Deborah Campbell
  6. How to Murder Your Life – Cat Marnell
  7. Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913 – Daniel Wolff
  8. The Blood of Emmett Till – Timothy B. Tyson
  9. Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 – Lizzy Goodman
  10. They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us – Hanif Abdurraqib
  11. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay
  12. Sunshine State – Sarah Gerard
  13. The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between – Abigail Marsh
  14. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
  15. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter – Scaachi Koul
  16. The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South – John T. Edge
  17. Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathan Gould
  18. Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America – Edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding
  19. The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992 – Tina Brown
  20. Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate – Zoe Quinn