No time to wait, let’s dig right into it: a MEGA COLLECTION of best books of 2017.

 

New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2017:

  • Autumn, by Ali Smith
  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
  • The Power, by Naomi Alderman
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward
  • The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us, by Richard O. Prum
  • Grant, by Ron Chernow
  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr.
  • Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser
  • Priestdaddy, by Patricia Lockwood

From Civil Eats: Our Favorite Food and Farming Books of 2017:

  • Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups by Andy Fisher
  • This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways
  • Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken
  • What’s the Matter with Meat? by Katy Kieffer
  • The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast by Kirk Lombard
  • Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats by Maryn McKenna
  • Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future by Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
  • Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture by Gabriel Thompson
  • Feed the Resistance: Recipes and Ideas for Getting Involved by Julia Turshen
  • The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty
  • Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table by Langdon Cook
  • Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science by Carey Gillam
  • The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables by Ben Hartman
  • The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman

The Best Horror Books of 2017:

The best science fiction and fantasy books of 2017:

  • New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Austral, by Paul McAuley
  • Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Djinn City by Saad Z Hossain
  • Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
  • After the Flare by Deji Bryce Olukotun
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  • The Rift by Nina Allan
  • Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
  • Son of the Night by Mark Alder
  • The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
  • The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin
  • The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville
  • Amatka by Karin Tidbeck
  • Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

List of best books by The Millions:

  • Belladonna by Daša Drndić
  • The Idiot by Elif Batuman
  • The Gift by Barbara Browning
  • The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington
  • The Green Hand and Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux, text translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
  • The Trespasser by Tana French
  • Houses of Ravicka by Renee Gladman
  • The End of My Career by Martha Grover
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
  • Crawl Space by Jesse Jacobs
  • The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
  • The Answers by Catherine Lacey
  • Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou, translated by Helen Stevenson
  • Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People by Timothy Morton