See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE.
I love a good, literary, thought-provoking read … so these 3 were my top picks for 2017. Check out my 2-line reviews and/or click on the links to see my full reviews on Goodreads for them. Enjoy!
1) Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
This ensemble piece is a heart-breaking, gut-wrenching read; I read this around this time last year, yet still remember it SO clearly – no mean feat when you consider just how many books I’ve read since then! Recommended most highly, but be warned: it’s a tear-jerker that’s destined to give a SUPER DELUXE book hangover. FULL REVIEW.
2) Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Wow, loved this authentic piece about motherhood, misogyny and slut-shaming. It’s another one that’s destined too rip out your insides and turn them inside out, but it feels profound and moving at the same time. Check it out! FULL REVIEW.
3) Fear by Dirk Kubjuweit
A fantastically well-drawn book about how men’s roles as the family protector can be called into question by circumstances beyond their control, Fear is also so much more: a portrayal of masculinity gone awry, plus how children are affected – for good or ill – by their own fathers growing up. WOW! Soon good. FULL REVIEW.
See all my favourites from last year
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