The Best Books Goodreads Members Have Read in 2017—So Far

Posted by Hayley on March 6, 2017
Here at Goodreads we like to talk about books…a lot. We ask what you're reading every week on Facebook and Twitter, kicking off comment threads that always leave us with a few hundred book recommendations. (This is not an exaggeration.)

Now that we're more than two months into the year, we thought we'd check in with our members to see what books they've enjoyed the most in 2017. We've rounded up some of the most popular answers below. If yours didn't make the list, be sure to add it in the comments!


A Man Called Ove
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The Handmaid's Tale
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The Serpent King
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Big Little Lies
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Mr. Mercedes
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Hidden Figures
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You
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Homegoing
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A Dog's Purpose
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The Bourbon Thief
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All Over But the Shoutin'
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The Blade Itself
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Behind Closed Doors
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Interpreter of the Maladies
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Fangirl
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Tribe
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Uprooted
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The Rosie Project
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Ready Player One
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message 1: by Omar (new)

Omar The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Vicious


message 2: by Eesha Bansal (new)

Eesha Bansal The Book Thief and The Great Gatsby.


message 3: by Maria (new)

Maria Meneses I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, it has a wicked mouth drop twist!


message 4: by Raiann (new)

Raiann So many great ones already this year and it's only March! 90 Minutes in Heaven, HP and the SS, and I'll Always Write Back, but I've already read them. Howl's Moving Castle, The Bad Beginning, Chew on This, and Coraline have also been really great.


message 5: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Brain on Fire.
Everything, Everything.


message 6: by Kelly (new)

Kelly A Gentleman in Moscow


message 7: by Glenda (new)

Glenda Lilac Girls


message 8: by Denise (new)

Denise Small Great Things Jodi Picoult


message 9: by Allyson (new)

Allyson Pulido The miracle life of edgar mint. By brady udall.

Fantastic and heartbreaking


message 10: by Marti (new)

Marti The Weight of Zero


message 11: by Pauline (new)

Pauline Poletes Lincoln in the Bardo. George Saunders


message 12: by Emma (new)

Emma The Breakdown by B.A Paris


message 13: by Christy (new)

Christy Tsolakidou I absolutely loved Heartless by Marissa Meyer! The story of Catherine before she became Wonderland's Queen of Hearts!


message 14: by Jenny (new)

Jenny The Burning World by Isaac Marion. Not only is he a great storyteller, his prose is beautiful and remains with you.


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Golden Hill Francis Spufford
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven Chris Cleave


message 16: by Jan (new)

Jan Smith Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky


message 17: by Line (last edited Mar 06, 2017 08:29AM) (new)

Line The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
I just finished it and liked it a lot! I already know I'm gonna miss that world.


message 18: by Veracious Reads (new)

Veracious Reads The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell
Her Husband's Love by Julia Crouch
Sugar by Kimberly Stuart
Bluff by Julie Dill
Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis


message 19: by Veracious Reads (new)

Veracious Reads Christy wrote: "I absolutely loved Heartless by Marissa Meyer! The story of Catherine before she became Wonderland's Queen of Hearts!"

I'm dying to read this one...


message 20: by Lu (new)

Lu Moreno So far, my favourite book of 2017 is Cosas que escribiste sobre el fuego by Clara Cortés.


message 22: by Aubrie (new)


message 23: by Jgrace (last edited Mar 06, 2017 10:28AM) (new)

Jgrace Oh my god, someone else whose read A True Novel!

yes I did. Aren't we special?


message 24: by Aubrie (new)

Aubrie Jgrace wrote: "Oh my god, someone else whose read A True Novel! "

Jgrace wrote: "Oh my god, someone else whose read A True Novel! "


So criminally underrated


message 26: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Burnt Bread and Chutney (Carmit Delman)

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Candice Millard)


message 27: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. No adjective could do this book justice.


message 29: by Lanie (new)

Lanie Yay! Fan girl is on the list! Freaking LOVE fan girl!


message 30: by Kristen (new)

Kristen I've now read 38 books this year and my faves so far have been Peter Pan, The Princess Diaries series and Everything, Everything.


message 31: by Janell (new)

Janell Station Eleven


message 32: by Shaily (new)

Shaily A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

phenomenal book!


message 33: by Lilla (new)

Lilla Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


message 34: by Cherie (new)

Cherie Zamel A Very Expensive Poison by Luke Harding


message 35: by Dr Rashmit (new)

Dr Rashmit Mishra YESSS ! The Blade Itself is on the list , One of my all time favorite book series


message 36: by Kristi (new)

Kristi The Reason by William Sirls


message 38: by Ulli (new)

Ulli The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


message 39: by Katie (new)

Katie Rankine Illuminae and gemima!


message 41: by Huguette (new)

Huguette Larochelle Judy: The Unforgettable Story of the Dog Who Went to War and Became a True Hero
by Damien Lewis


message 42: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Vanessa wrote: "A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor TowlesMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik BackmanThe Wonder by Emma DonoghueDark Matter by Blake Crouch[bookcover:A Monster Cal..."

I *love* Fredrik Backman!!


message 43: by Dan (new)

Dan Myers Little Heaven ~ Nick Cutter


message 44: by Michael (new)

Michael Hall Island of Second Sight – by Albert Vigoleis Thelen.
Hold onto seats!


message 45: by Quinn (new)

Quinn The Mortality Doctrine series by James Dashner is an amazing series, and somewhat similar to Ready Player One.


message 46: by Mary (new)

Mary Aubrie wrote: "Jgrace wrote: "Lincoln in the Bardo
An Unnecessary Woman
A True Novel
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
[book:The Secret Scripture|3419808..."


A True Novel is going on my to read list after reading your comments!


message 47: by April (new)

April The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is hands down the best book I've read so far this year.


message 48: by Paromjit (new)

Paromjit The lonely city by Olivia Laing and Retribution Road


Elizabeth ♛Smart Girls Love Trashy Books♛ Both The Shadow Queen and The Glittering Court have gotten five stars from me this year! Most books I've read thus far have been really good though!


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