Best books read in 2017



Lieke Marsman – Het tegenovergestelde van een meens

Gabe Abash – Stephen Florida

Bijna 4/5

Alice Munro – Familiestukken

James Crumley – The last good kiss

Paul Theroux – The Great Railway Bazaar

John Boyne – The heart’s invisible furies


Paolo Cognetti – De acht bergen

Sanne Huysmans – Rafelen

Liz Moore – The unseen world

James Baldwin – Sonny’s blues

Wiesław Myśliwski – A treatise on shelling beans

Celeste NG – Little fires everywhere

George Saunders – Lincoln in the bardo

Samantha Hunt – The dark dark: stories

Tussen 4/5 en 4,5/5

Mbolo Mbue – Behold the Dreamers

Fredrik Backman – Beartown

Joshua Ferris – The Dinner Party and Other Stories

Patty Smith – Just kids

Margaret Atwood – A handmaid’s tale

Kevin Liu – The Paper menagerie and other stories

Meg Wolitzer – The interestings

Michelle Tea – Black Wave

Angie Thomas – The hate U gave

Sally Rooney – Conversations with friends


Stephen King – 11/22/63

Stephen King – Different seasons

Kayla Rae Whitaker – The Animators

Elisabeth Strout – Anything is possible

David Grossman – Horse walks into a bar

Kamila Shamsie – Home fire

Mohsin Hamid – Exit West

Bijna 5/5

Johan Harstad – Max, Mischa en het Tet-Offensief


James Baldwin – Another Country


Non-fiction 2017

Van 3,5 tot 4,5

Valeria Luiselli -Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions

Paul Theroux – The Great Railway Bazaar

Jon Savage – 1966: the year the decade exploded

Ignaas Devisch – Rusteloosheid

Slavoj Žižek, – Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail

Mohsin Hamid – Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

Pankaj Mishra – Age of anger: A history of the present

Naomi Klein – No is not enough