Best Books of 2017


What are the best books of 2017? We’ve trawled bookshops, scouted at Amazon and rummaged through libraries to find the greatest books of the year.Now all you have to do is read them:








Best Books of 2017

Overall


Heather the Totality by Matthew Weiner: Definitely one of the best books of 2017.


The debut novella from successful screenwriter Matthew Weiner (you may know him from his hit show Mad Men) is 138 pages of jealous drama, captivating excitement, and bleak elegance.Weiner tells the tale of well-to-do Mark and Karen Breakstone who fall mediocrely and concedingly in love before marrying.Years pass and with little other purpose or fulfillment to be had in their lives, their daughter Heather becomes the ‘totality’ of their existence.But what will happen when an unscrupulous young construction worker named Bobby appears in their lives and develops feelings for their obsession?





Cookbooks





Sweet by Yotam Ottloenghi






Fans of Israeli-British chef Ottloenghi’s previous cookbooks, Ottolenghi (2008), Plenty (2010), and Jerusalem (2012) will be thrilled to learn that he has finally released an aptly named book of desert recipes.If you’ve ever had the good luck to eat at one of his restaurants or delis, then you already know you’re in for a treat.Collaborating with Helen Goh, Ottloenghi brings us 110 recipes, from childishly simple cookies for kids to exotically alluring Persian love cakes.There’s an indulgent delight for every occasion and taste.Yum yum!Let’s get baking…







Children’s Literature





An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo






We have a new novel from the celebrated author who brought us the critically acclaimed children’s books War Horse and Private Peaceful, and it’s a triumph of literary and historical collaboration.An Eagle in the Snow was named Winner of the Children's Book Award 2017 - Overall Winner and Winner in the Books for Younger Readers Category.Just another star in Morpurgo’s already dazzling galaxy of awards and honours.It’s no wonder we had to add it to our list of the best books of 2017.This latest novel, based on a true story, takes place in a tunnel during World War 2, where a kind stranger tells a young boy a tale of the heroic endeavours and selfless deeds of Billy Byron, an exceptional soldier in World War 1.It’s hard to say who will be more excited about this novel: the English teachers; the history teachers; or the kids.





Romance





Perfect by Cecilia Ahern





She’s done it again: Cecilia Ahern, international bestseller, screenwriter and author of P.S. I Love You has released her latest book, and it’s fabulous.We just had to add it to our list of the best books of 2017.Perfect is the sequel to Flawed, a novel following the life of Celestine North in a world that demands perfection.Branded as ‘flawed’ in court, Celestine is now on the run for her life with the devastatingly handsome Carrick.But Celestine knows something that could collapse the system – will she run, or will she risk everything to save the world from perfection?With so much action, adventure, and passion, this unique romance novel is bound to get your blood flowing.Just be sure to read Flawed first.  







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Last updated: 5th June, 2018








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