Best 9 Books I Read In 2017

This year I decided to pick up my old hobby of reading. I couldn’t remember the last time I read a novel for leisure. I used to read a lot back in middle school and high school and dropped it off after I went to college. After that, I made up excuses of work, lack of time or that I didn’t have the attention span for it anymore. But then something in me changed for the better this year. Getting back into the habit of reading was difficult at first, but I slowly gained momentum and finally realized what I’ve been missing out on these past few years.

When I started to read again this year, I didn’t set up any goals on how many books I would read in a month or how many I wanted to read by the end of this year. I didn’t want to set too high expectations so then I could easily get discouraged.

I don’t think I’ll do a reading goal for next year either. For me, it’s not about the quantity of books. It’s about the quality that I read and finding ones that resonate with me.

Without further ado, here are the best 9 books I read in 2017 in no particular order:


  • Memoir: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • Poetry:The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur  


  • Contemporary: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Historical: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • Mystery: Emma in the night by Wendy Walker
  • Short Stories:Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Romance: Meet me at Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell
  • Thriller: The Good Samaritan by John Marrs
  • Young Adult: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo 


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