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Top Ten Books Read So Far This Year

This week’s Top Ten topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is the best books I’ve read so far this year.  We’re at the halfway point, and it’s been an excellent reading year (which is good because last year was a little blah).  I couldn’t decide between the last few books so I added one.

On my list, 5 are by authors of color and 9 are by women.  These books take place in the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, China, and South Africa.  What’s a little unusual for me is that most of these are 2016 or 2017 releases, except for the two that are classics.

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  1. The Hate U Give by Angela Thomas
  2. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  3. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  6. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  7. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  8. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  9. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  10. The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
  11. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  12. The Long Drop by Denise Mina

That’s my list!  What are some of your favorite reads this year?

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Read So Far This Year

  1. This is a great diverse and eclectic list – looks like a good reading year so far! I love Ann Patchett so I’m glad Commonwealth has a place on your list – I need to read it! Born a Crime and Underground Railroad are also both on my TBR. I’m just waiting to get my hands on an audio version of Born a Crime – memoirs read by the author, especially if they are in any way comedic, are some of my favorite listens. I also need to read 1984 which is a classic I’ve missed. Right now it just feels like it might be too depressing and frightening….

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