17 Must-Read Books For 2017
Have you resolved to read more this year? Many people do because of the countless benefits, but what to read and where to start?
Spend more time curled up with a good book--and less time looking for one--with our list of the must-read books of 2017. Buy online and ship anywhere in the world with MyUS.
Selection Day ($17.10)
Bestselling author Aravind Adiga's brand new novel is about the coming-of-age of two brothers growing up in a Mumbai slum. Filled with unforgettable characters, it’s a moving story about the brothers and their domineering father, and a glimpse at the contradictions and perils of modern India. Buy it online here.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World ($14.54)
This must-read nonfiction bestseller by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu highlights the discussions between these two great men about finding joy in the face of suffering. Purchase your copy here.
The Underground Railroad ($16.17)
National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is an exceptional novel chronicling the adventures of a young slave named Cora as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the Deep South of the USA. Find it on amazon.com here.
The Handmaid's Tale ($8.69)
While The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood was published over 30 years ago, it’s the book everyone is talking about now because on 26 April, Hulu will release a much anticipated 10-episode original series based on the dystopian novel. Buy it online here.
And the Mountains Echoed ($9.52)
This unforgettable novel by Khaled Hosseini follows its characters around the globe, from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek Isles, exploring the many ways in which families honor, betray, nurture and sacrifice for one another. Purchase the book here.
Until I Met Her ($11.50)
If you enjoyed the thrills of The Girl on the Train, you’ll love this gripping story by Natalie Barelli about two devious women who hatch a plan that quickly goes awry, and the consequences they face. Get it on amazon.com.
The Impossible Fortress ($14.91)
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak is a sweet and funny story of first love set in the 1980s told through the eyes of computer nerd Billy Marvin. It was also a Most Anticipated Novels of 2017 selection by Entertainment Weekly Bustle. Buy it online here.
The Girl Before ($16.20)
Lose yourself in this new psychological thriller by JP Delaney, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard. It tells the story of an architect and a modern house he creates that controls two of its inhabitants. Get it online here.
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers ($16.80)
Curious about the habits of billionaires and icons? Author Timothy Ferriss takes over 200 interviews with super-celebrities and condenses them into a really interesting read that might have you incorporating some new life hacks into your day. Find it on amazon.com here.
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual ($11.59)
I’m Judging You is the debut book of humorous essays by comedian Luvvie Ajayi, covering topics of today including social media and culture in our digital world. It will also be a new comedy series from Shondaland, the makers of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder - they just acquired the rights to the book! Buy the book here.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race ($9.59)
This New York Times bestseller was recently turned into a major motion picture, and both the book and movie have rave reviews. It’s the true story of black female mathematicians working at NASA that helped with some of America’s biggest achievements in space. Buy it online here.
The Whistler ($14.47)
John Grisham is back with a new law thriller set in California, and it’s chock full of the high-stakes lawyer thrills that we’ve come to expect from the #1 bestselling author. Buy it online here.
A Man Called Ove ($9.97)
Don’t miss this feel-good story by Fredrik Backman about a cranky old man and his unexpected friendship with the next door neighbors - it’s a comical and heartwarming read. Get the book here.
This sweeping saga by bestselling author Min Jin Lee is a gracefully told story that will have you lost in the history of a Korean family living in Japan through the 20th century. Buy it online here.
Big Little Lies ($12.02)
Author Liane Moriarty’s #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies was released in 2015, and is soon to be a new HBO limited series. This super-entertaining book follows the lives of three women, and it’s full of mystery, drama and scandal - perfect for a fun weekend read. Buy it online here.
The Sympathizer ($8.97)
This breakthrough novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards. It’s the story of a communist double agent, half-French and half-Vietnamese, who travels to America after the Fall of Saigon to build a life with other refugees in the city of Los Angeles, California USA - all the while secretly reporting back to is communist superiors back in Vietnam. Get the book here.
Difficult Women ($16.51)
This book by award-winning author Roxane Gay was just released in January, but it’s already making big waves in the literary world.
It’s a collection of sometimes gut-wrenching but always thought-provoking short stories about women from many different walks of life you won’t soon forget. Buy the book here.
To Capture What We Cannot Keep ($17.10)
Set in the late 1800s, this novel by Beatrice Colin tells the story of a Scottish widow and French engineer who fall in love in Paris, France, despite their differences in class and wealth. Buy it online here.
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