Shelf Awareness: Best Books of 2017

Kill A Horse Walks into a Bar - David Grossman

Shelf Awareness: Best Books of 2017


  • A Horse Walks into a Bar – David Grossman
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
  • Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan – Ruth Gilligan
  • Since I Laid My Burden Down – Brontez Purnell
  • So Much Blue – Percival Everett
  • Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang
  • South Pole Station – Ashley Shelby
  • Stay with Me – Ayobami Adebayo
  • The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
  • The Girl in Green – Derek B. Miller
  • The Marsh King’s Daughter – Karen Dionne
  • The Year of the Comet – Sergei Lebedev
  • What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • White Tears – Hari Kunzru


  • A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand – Jim Harrison
  • Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India – Sujatha Gidla
  • Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene – Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Nils Bubandt, Elaine Gan, Heather Anne Swanson
  • Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. – Danielle S. Allen
  • Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption – Benjamin Rachlin
  • Give a Girl a Knife – Amy Thielen
  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay
  • Insomniac City: New York, Oliver Sacks, and Me – Bill Hayes
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
  • No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America – Ron Powers
  • Priestdaddy – Patricia Lockwood
  • The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir – Thi Bui
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story – Douglas Preston
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sherman Alexie