Here's my last ranked list of 2017:
Skip it11. Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss: I loved her other books, so I kept plodding through this one, but just don't.
Read it10. Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner: I literally read this one day on the elliptical to clear my head after a day of Urban and Erdrich. A good palate cleanser.
9. ReadingWith Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo: I liked this book, but I don't really know why it's so buzzy, if that makes sense.
8. Refuge by Dina Nayeri: This was a great story and a fast read with characters I cannot get out of my head. I really recommend it.
Read it SOON, like click over to your library window, and put it on hold7. The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton: I think this book was a little bit over-written, but I liked it anyway. It's really, really funny in a dark way, and I loved some of the characters.
6. Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin: This author is astonishingly versatile. I like all of her books, and they are all distinct. This one is sweet and funny and a quick read.
Next time you have a mystery craving, read this5. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: I love all of her books. This one is great.
If you went to grad school READ THIS RIGHT NOW.4. Chemistry by Weike Wang: Oh, this is sad and so, so funny. It really captures the insanity of grad school.
THESE AE AMAZING WORKS OF LITERATURE2. The Power by Naomi Alderman: READ THIS so we can talk about it.
2. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich: WOW. This book! YES. READ IT.
1. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward: This book is wonderful and sad and perfect. I loved every word, even the ones that made me cry or recoil. Even the bad guys are complicated.