Top 5: Best Books of 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to choose my absolute favorite books of 2017. It’s always a difficult task, and so many amazing books came out this past year that it was hard to narrow down. There were so many stand out books–and so many more I know I haven’t been able to get to yet–so picking just five was a real challenge. But, there are always a few that stand out above the rest. My five favorites this year all feature beautiful prose, excellent storytelling, and characters that will grab you by the heart and stay with you.

So here are my top 5 books of 2017. I hope you’ll love them just as much as I did.

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Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing

buy priligy europe Book: Sing, Unburied, Sing Author: Jesmyn Ward

source site Genre: realistic fiction / magical realism

Rating: 5/5

What it’s about: Three generations, just trying to live their lives in rural Mississippi: Jojo, who doesn’t expect much from his mother who he calls Leonie, and watches out for his little sister with a quiet devotion. Leonie, who loves her kids in her own way, but can’t ever figure out how to love them right– or to stop seeing the ghost of her dead brother. River, Leonie’s father who takes care of the kids and is still haunted by his days as a prisoner in Parchman. When Michael, Leonie’s white boyfriend, is released from Parchman Prison, she takes decides to take the kids on a road trip to get their father. Haunted by the metaphorical and literal ghosts of their pasts, they all struggle to move forward and heal from the wounds they’ve inflicted on each other.

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