Top 10 Tuesday- Best Reads of 2017 (So Far)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week’s topic is: Best Books You’ve Read in 2017 So Far. 

 

How is it almost July?!? Since I’ve only finished 19 books so far this year, (Thanks, Trump) I’ve decided to list my top five reads instead of ten.

 

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1. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett’s latest novel is currently tied with number two on this list as my favorite read of the year. I can’t get over its beautiful prose, nonlinear structure, and vivid characters.

 

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2. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

Homegoing is certainly deserving of all the hype and acclaim surrounding it. I devoured this beautiful and devastating book in two days and didn’t want it to end.

 

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3. The Mothers by Britt Bennet 

This debut also lived up to all the hype and I savored every sentence. Bennet’s writing is simply stunning  and the story quietly heartbreaking.

 

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4. Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann

This was my third Rosamond Lehmann and she has now become one of my favorite authors. I loved spending time inside Judith Earle’s head- Lehmann brilliantly captures what it’s like to be a young adolescent girl.

 

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5. A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 

This book has stayed with me since I finished it. In fact, I think my opinion has only increased the more I’ve thought about Ozeki’s lyrical writing and Nao’s story.

 

What are the best books you’ve read this year?

 

 

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  1. Wow. Great list. Our reading tastes overlap a great deal, so I’ll be poking around your blog to see what else you’ve read. Thank you for popping by my blog the other day. I appreciate it, and look: I have a new friend and a new blog to explore. Happy days!

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