30 Must-Read Books for 2017

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Every year I resolve to read more books, and every year I jump into January with a full Kindle and big reading goals!

If you’re like me, you’re probably looking for some amazing books to start reading in 2017, which is why my pal Simply Stacie and I wanted to share a few of our FAVE books with all of you!

30 Must-Read Books for 2017 - Check out this HUGE list of amazing books to read this year!

Must-Read Books for 2017

Whether you’re into mystery, romance or even some inspirational non-fiction, our list of the 30 must-read books for 2017 is really going to knock your socks off. It might even knock the dust off your Kindle, too! After you peruse our list of books, be sure to enter below for a chance to win your choice of TWO books from our list. Which ones would you choose?

  1. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  4. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
  5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  6. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  7. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
  8. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  9. A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
  10. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  11. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  12. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
  13. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
  14. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  15. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  16. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  17. Bring Me Back by Micalea Smeltzer
  18. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  19. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  20. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  22. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  23. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  24. The Nest by by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  25. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
  26. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  27. The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
  28. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  29. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  30. Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer

Kick off your 2017 reading year with a bang!

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Happy reading!

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  1. The Book Thief is my very favorite book! I try to re-read it every year. I have a lot of these on my list to read, but Moonglow is one of them that I’m most looking forward to.

  2. I have read many of these books with my book clubs. What a fantastic list you have here . I would like to read Faithful and I let you go.

  3. Hello,

    I’ve just discovered this page and am thrilled! I’ve read many of your 2017 recommendations but will now look for “When Breath Becomes Air” and “A House Without Windows,” both of which appeal to me.

    What a treat this is. Many thanks.

  4. Orphan Train
    The Magnolia Story

  5. I must chime in here and spare people from picking up The Nest. Trying way  to hard to be cool and relevant,  The Nest is a big bore that falls flat.

  6. I’ll Let You Go and When Breath becomes air are my choices.  I can’t get enough of books!

  7. Hidden Bodies and Empty Mansions. Looking forward to checking these out!

  8. The Tipping Point and Moonglow

  9. I would choose Orphan Train and It Ends With Us. But I would like to read them all.

  10. I love historical fiction books. The nightingale may be my favorite book of all time! I am planning to read the Underground Railroad and orphan train next!! 

  11. The Nightingale

    The Magnolia Story

  12. I would choose “A House Without Windows” and “Truly Madly Guilty.” Thanks!

  13. If I’m lucky enough to win I would choose A Man Called Ove and The Underground Railroad. Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve added some new books to my list.

  14. Its ends with us & the magnolia story! So many good ones!

  15. I’m definitely planning to read The Book Thief (it’s been on my list for a while) and Underground Railroad. Any other historical fiction recommendations?

  16. The two books I’d love are Faihful and When Breath becomes Air! 

  17. Hidden Bodies and The Zookeeper’s Wife ?

  18. The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train

  19. Small Great Things and The Zookeeper’s Wife

  20. truly madly guilty and the nest

  21. They all sound great!!! I’ve also read a few of them! If I were fortunate enough to win I would love to have Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer and You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero!!! 
    Thanks for the great recommendations and the chance to win!!! This is a fantastic contest for us book lovers!!! 

  22. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty! A few of these books are already on my to read list for the year!

  23. The couple next door and all the missing girls.

  24. Would love to win this! The Nest and The Nightingale are on my to-read list. :)

  25. Hidden Bodies and The Couple Next Door

  26. I’d like “The Couple Next Door” and “What She Knew”. Both of them are on my to-read list!!

  27. The Magnolia Story and The Nest

  28. the nightingale and me before you

  29. What She Knew and All The Missing Girls

  30. I would pick a Man Named Ove and All the Missing Girls, but really I would take any of them

  31. The Couple Next Door and Moonglow

  32. I want to read The Nest and A House Without Windows.

  33. I would choose Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman :)

  34. I would choose The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena and Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. I would choose Carry On and Dark Matter.

  36. I would choose Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty and The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

  37. The Couple Next Door and Faithful

  38. I would choose What She Knew and Truly Madly Guilty. Thanks!

  39. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

  40. Small great things ,and truleymadly guilty 

  41. I think I would pick THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD and THE BOOK THIEF – but I’ve never heard of any of them! :D

  42. I think I would choose The Dark Tower and Small Great Things.

  43. I would choose “All the Missing Girls” and “The Zookeeper’s Wife”!

  44. Hidden Bodies and Moonglow

  45. Would probably pick the Nightingale and when breath becomes air… Both are on my “to read” list.

  46. I’d love to read The Couple Next Door and The Nest. Thanks :)

  47. I would like to win “The Couple Next Door” and ” The Underground Railroad”

  48. Awesome selection! I’d pick Truly Madly Guilty and The Zookeeper’s Wife :)

  49. Orphan Train and All the missing girls are my choices.

  50. I’d like You are A Badass and The Nest- but most of the titles look great!

  51. I think I’d pick The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena and Bring Me Back by Micalea Smeltzer

  52. I would choose Small Great Things & the Orphan Train but they all sound like amazing reads!!
    Thank you :D

  53. I would choose Hidden Bodies and All the Missing Girls. Thanks for this chance.

  54. the nightingale and the magnolia story

  55. the nest and empty mansions

  56. So many great choices! I’ve read a bunch of these and most of the rest have been on my radar. It would be a tough choice but I think I would pick The Couple Next Door and Truly Madly Guilty. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  57. dark tower and dark matter :)

  58. I would choose Empty Mansions and Dark Matter. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  59. I have wanted to read – Orphan Train % All The Missing Girls

  60. I want to read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and The Nest by by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney!

  61. It Ends with Us
    Truly Madly Deeply

  62. I would choose It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah! Thank you

  63. Truly Madly Guilty and The Book Thief

  64. Hidden bodies amd the dark tower looks interesting

  65. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, The Dark Tower by Stephen King :)

  66. I’d choose The Couple Next Door and The Zookeeper’s Wife. :)

  67. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
    Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

  68. I would choose “All the Missing Girls” and “Dark Matter,” if I were fortunate enough to win. Thought it was very hard to narrow it down to just 2!

  69. Empty Mansions and Moonglow

    Happy New Year!

  70. I need guidance with my picks, please.
    My favorite are really scary, triller or true crime..haha.
    I’m not familiar with the authors other than SK..and I’ve read dark tower already.
    Thanks 

  71. I want to read The Zookeeper’s Wife and Me Before You!

  72. Love the Kindle I have now, but she’s on her last legs.  Perfect timing for a replacement.  I would have a really hard time making a decision about these books. Today I might choose The Orphan Train, The Nest and What She Knew.  Tomorrow it will be different.  Thank you for this opportunity. 

  73. The couple next door and the nest. Thanks for a great giveaway! 

  74. When Breath Becomes Air and The Nightingale

  75. I would chose Carry on and The Dark Tower.

  76. i would love me before you and the nest

  77. This is a really great list. I would have to choose It Ends  With Us and Small Great Things. 

  78. Small Great Things and The Nightingale!

  79. I’d choose “You are a Badass” and “Me Before You”. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!

  80. Small Great Things and A House Without Windows!! Althought several of these books I would love! looks like a great list.

  81. Small Great Things and the Couple Next Door

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