I thought I’d mention some of the amazing books I read last year. Some I read in 2017 but will be out in 2018, One of best novels I read coming in just one week is Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists. She’ll be at Harvard Book Store on 1/23. I won’t shut up about Danielle Lazarin’s story collection Back Talk coming in February. I don’t normally like short stories (I know) but I loved loved loved this book. And she’ll be at Harvard Book Store on 2/13 and I can’t wait.
Other novels I loved were Peter Heller’s Celine, Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory, Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett, Kintu by Jennifer Makumbi, Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here Comes the Sun, Eka Kurnlawan’s very strange but absorbing Vengeance is Mine All Others Pay Cash, and the novel that people couldn’t stop talking about Jessmyn Ward’s Sing Unburied Sing.
I’m currently on the last book in N.K. Jemison’s Broken Earth series, The Stone Sky, and I’m loving it all.