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Top 100 Books of 2017 (Fiction and Non-fiction)

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 21, 2017

One of life’s greatest pleasures is picking up a good book for the first time, settling down in a comfy place and reading. But then the question arises: what book should I read next?

Many great books were released this year, from David Grann's bestselling nonfiction "Killers of the Flower Moon” to Sherman Alexie’s gripping memoir “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.” There certainly was no shortage of riveting books to devour in 2017.

 So, which were the best of the best books this year?

 

Amazon, B&N, Goodreads Reveal Best Books of the Year

 

To figure out which were the best books of 2017, we turned to the top picks of readers and editors at leading book platforms Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble (B&N). These digital booksellers regularly compile lists of the bestselling books of the year on their platforms for your selection.

2017 was not different. Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble all unveiled their top 100 books from your favorite authors. We’ve compiled the top books of the year as chosen by these three notable booksellers to give you a roundup of best books of 2017 based on reader reviews and sales.

The great thing about big lists such as these with a wide variety of titles in the "best books of the year" is you’ll get the best reads without narrowing your search to a specific genre.

Enjoy this year-end compilation of top books of 2017 that include story picks for suspense, romance, memoirs, self-help, business, career, and more!

 

2017 Year-End Collection of Bestselling Books

 

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Barnes & Noble Bestsellers

 

Below are B&N's top 50 bestselling books of 2017: 

 

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #3) by J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay

 

  1. Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza

 

  1. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

 

  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

 

  1. Origin by Dan Brown

 

  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

  1. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

 

  1. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

 

  1. The Getaway (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #12) by Jeff Kinney

 

  1.  Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

 

  1.  The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

 

  1.  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis  by J. D. Vance

 

  1.  The Dark Prophecy (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Trials of Apollo Series #2) by Rick Riordan

 

  1.  Camino Island by John Grisham

 

  1.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #1) by J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay

 

  1.  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

 

  1.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #2) by J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay

 

  1.  What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

  1.  Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

 

  1.  The Handaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

21. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

 

22. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss

 

23. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

 

24. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

25. Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set, Books 1-7 by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

 

26. Grant by Ron Chernow

 

27. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

 

28. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Ree Drummond

 

29. It: A Novel by Stephen King

 

30. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

 

31. Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices Series #2) by Cassandra Clare

 

  1. A Life Beyond Amazing: 9 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life Today by David Jeremiah

 

  1.  King's Cage (Red Queen Series #3) by Victoria Aveyard

 

  1.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

  1.  You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

 

  1.  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

 

  1. 1984 by George Orwell

 

  1. The Emigrant Edge: How to Make It Big in America by Brian Buffini

 

  1.  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

 

  1.  The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey

 

 
 
42. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
 
 
 
 
44. Wonder (Movie Tie-In Edition) by R. J. Palacio
 
 
45. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
 
 
 
 
 
 
48. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
 
 
49. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
 
 

 

Check out the full selection of B&N’s top 100 books here

 

Amazon Bestsellers

 

Below are Amazon's top 20 selections: 

 

1. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

 

2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

 

3. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

 

4. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

 

5. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

 

6. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

 

7. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

 

8. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie

 

9. Sourdough by Robin Sloan

 

10. The Dry by Jane Harper

 

11. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

 

12. My Absolute Darling: A Novel  by Gabriel Tallent

 

13. Ginny Moon: A Novel by Benjamin Ludwig

 

14. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel  by Arundhati Roy

 

15. Priestdaddy: A Memoir  by Patricia Lockwood

 

16. Spoonbenders: A novel  by Daryl Gregory

 

17. 4 3 2 1: A Novel  by Paul Auster

 

18. This Is How It Always Is: A Novel  by Laurie Frankel

 

19. American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a...  by Monica Hesse

 

20. Turtles All the Way Down  by John Green

 

Check out the full list of Amazon’s top 100 books here

 

Goodreads Bestsellers

 

Below are Goodreads's top 30 selections: 

 

  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas

 

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

  1. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab

 

  1. Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber

 

  1. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare

 

  1. Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas

 

  1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

 

  1. King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

 

  1. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

 

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden

 

  1. Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor

 

  1. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

 

  1. The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2) by Rick Riordan

 

  1. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

 

  1. Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1) by Veronica Roth

 

  1. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

 

  1. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

 

  1. White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2) by Ilona Andrews

 

  1. Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2) by Sylvain Neuvel

 

  1. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

 

  1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

 

  1. The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

 

  1. Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs

 

  1. Hunted by Meagan Spooner

 

  1. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

 

  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

 

  1. Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) by Renee Ahdieh

 

  1. Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

 

  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Check out the full selection of Goodread’s top 100 books here

 

Congratulations to the best books of the year!

 

See Also: This Is the Best Posture for Reading Books.

Related: 10 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read.

 


George Mathews is a staff writer for WebWriterSpotlight.com. He is passionate about personal growth and development.


 

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