From the editors of Real Simple
Words by Liz Steelman
If you’ve already got through the brilliant books the Marie Claire team are reading right now and are looking for something else to get your teeth into, or if you’re looking for great gifts for book lovers this Christmas, then you’re in luck.
As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best books of the past year. Each book was hand-selected by Amazon’s team of editors, who compiled their year-end list from their monthly best book selections.
This year, the top ten list features authors from six different countries: the United States, Sweden, Ireland, Pakistan, Australia, and Israel. With seven works of fiction and three non-fiction books, there is sure to be a page turner for everyone. (If you don’t want to search for that gripping novel, here’s a good hint: According to Amazon Charts, those who read Sourdough by Robin Sloan on their Kindle finished in half the time of other bestselling titles!)
This is also the first year a non-fiction book topped the list since 2010 when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot bagged the top spot. See the top ten books below, and view the entire 100 best books of 2017 on Amazon.com.
Amazon’s 10 best books of 2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
The Heart’s Invisible Furies: A Novel by John Boyne
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan
The Dry: A Novel by Jane Harper
Be right back – off to stock up on all of these and try and get through them all before the New Year…