The Best of 2017

As 2017 fades away, it's not hard to look back at the best books we read in 2017. So we asked the booksellers here at the Bookloft to give us their top 5 books from 2017. Here's what they came up with.


Zazu's Top 5

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan


Julia's Top 5

Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Whereas by Layli Long Soldier
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie


Gio's Top 5

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker


Max's Top 5

House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson
The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems by Molly McCully Brown
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris


Tim's Top 5

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Skavenger's Hunt by Mike Rich
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
Vacationland by John Hodgman
The Midnight Line by Lee Child


Linda's Top 5

Bellevue by David Oshinsky
Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Caesar's Last Breath by Sam Kean
Vector by James Abel


Will's Top 5

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
All That Man Is by David Szalay
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Transit by Rachel Cusk
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan


Pam's Top 5

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore


Virginia's Top 5

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
Bad Kansas: Stories by Becky Mandelbaum
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan