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.
- The Hate U Give by Angela Thomas
- Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
- News of the World by Paulette Jiles
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
- The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
- The Leavers by Lisa Ko
- The Long Drop by Denise Mina
That’s my list! What are some of your favorite reads this year?
Excellent list! I loved Commonwealth and have the audio version of Born a Crime on my phone right now.
I have not read any of these (except 1984) but I want to!
Great list! The Wonder is on my list too – I thought it was a great book. I also enjoyed The Gustav Sonata.
Great list! I’ve read and enjoyed #2,4,5,7 &9. I’ll have to try some of the others!
Hi! I haven’t heard of some of these. I think 1984 is one of my least favorite classics 😦 I haven’t read A Raisin in the Sun yet.
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….