The ultimate 2017 book list

Happy belated New Year readers! Sorry it’s taken me two weeks to write my first blog post of 2017, but here we are.

Rather than kick off the new year with a beauty post, I want to stick with tradition and talk about the books I want to read this year. Sadly, I didn’t get through all of my list from 2016 but I managed to get through some fantastic books (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Lost and Found by Brooke Davis, Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas, The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Black Widow by Daniel Silva and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr).

This year’s list is just as epic and I can’t wait to get dive in. What are your recommended books for 2017? Share in the comments!

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I’ve started reading all seven pages of this already, and it’s already inviting. The characters strike me as odd (early days, I know) but I can just feel this is going to be one of those up-til-3am reads. If you’ve read this, don’t tell me what happens!

We Were Liars by E.Lockhart

This has received rave reviews and I’m slightly scared to start reading it, in case it consumes my entire days, rendering me unproductive which would not be ideal!

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I have an embarrassing admission to make: until last year, I really had no idea what Malala contributed to the conversation about female empowerment. All I knew was what I saw in the news, and I couldn’t connect the dots as to how she became this symbol of progress, democracy and hope. I started reading her biography early last year as my housemate had left it on the coffee table. I can’t remember how much I got through but I felt so ashamed at questioning this brave, inspirational woman! I really want to get through the rest of her biography and understand what it takes to cause ripples in our world.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

I’m a huge fan of this series. I read the first book way before it became popular and was hooked instantly. Lisbeth Salander is the heroine every modern female needs, and I want to read this just because I want to know what new way Lisbeth manages to kick patriarchy’s butt.

The Dry by Jane Harper

I love novels that are set in Australia, and even more so novels that analyse Australian values, attitudes and social constructs. This has topped best seller lists, so am dying to find out what all the hype is about.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

i love, love, LOVED the Rosie series by Graeme – witty, sharp, insightful, hilarious and heartwarming. These are all the things I’m expecting from this book. I have no idea what it’s about, but it doesn’t matter because Graeme Simsion is an A+ author.

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