This week on Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Broke and the Bookish, we’re sharing the books we meant to read in 2017. I really wanted to read these books, but there’s only so much time in a day, and library due dates really know how to sneak up on me. Not to mention, most of my 2017 leftovers are pretty darn long! What books did you miss in 2017?
The Nix by Nathan Hill: Oops, this is from last year’s list! Delving into his mother’s past for a story, Samuel’s search might just be the thing to kick-start his own life.
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster: In 4 3 2 1, Auster explores the life of young Archibald Isaac Ferguson from all angles as four identical versions lead very different lives.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien: A beautifully written tale I can’t wait to finish! The novel follows an extended family from Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China to present-day Vancouver as their descendants uncover long-held family secrets.
The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch: Set in St. Petersburg in 1916, Marina Makarova’s life of privilege is forever changed by the onset of war and hardship.
The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer: An in-depth race through history following a pair of brothers travel through time.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn: Set against World War II, two women are brought together in this story of courage and redemption, one a spy of the real-life Alice Network in France and the other an American socialite in search of a lost sister.
When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter: A dark, brooding spirit haunting his surviving siblings… I’m hoping to read this to satisfy #18 on my 2018 Reading Challenge.
The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge: Marina’s husband is a little obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft. So much so, he’s willing to lose it all to uncover Lovecraft’s greatest secret.
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan: Scattered by war, Salt Houses shares a family journey from Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait to their assimilation to American culture.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti: After spending years on the run, Sam’s finally settled home with his daughter – but will he be able to keep his past hidden?