Total Nerd The Best New Books Of 2017  

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List Rules Vote up the books you loved reading this year, or any books you're immediately adding to your must-read list.

2017 was an exciting year for readers, no matter what their preferred genre might be. Some of the must-read books of 2017 are engaging novels, whereas others are poignant works of non-fiction. To make things more exciting, a few of the bestselling books of 2017 were offered up by some of the most talented writers currently alive today.

So, what were the best new books of 2017? Exit West by Mohsin Hamid has to be near the top of any list, as the novel follows the story of a young couple who use a unique transportation system to flee their war-torn city. Fan-favorite Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology book was another 2017 release that enthused casual readers and critics alike. 

Music fans enjoyed Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me in the Bathroom, which explored the rebirth of the New York rock scene in the 2000s. Other notable 2017 works include White Tears and Killers of the Flower Moon. Will any of these books be remembered among the best books of all time? 

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Exit West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Mohsin Hamid

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Meet Me in the Bathroom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Lizzy Goodman

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I Can’t Breathe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Matt Taibbi

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Killers of the Flower Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017

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You Don't Have to Say You Love... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017

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Little Fires Everywhere is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017

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White Tears is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Hari Kunzru

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Turtles All the Way Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017

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What We Lose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Zinzi Clemmons

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Norse Mythology is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Neil Gaiman

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All Grown Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Jami Attenberg

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Homesick for Another World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Ottessa Moshfegh

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Mrs. Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Tom Perrotta

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The Leavers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Lisa Ko

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017

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Lincoln in the Bardo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
George Saunders

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Locking Up Our Own is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
James Forman Jr.

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The Answers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Catherine Lacey

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Marlena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Julie Buntin

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The Lost City of the Monkey Go... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017

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Saints for All Occasions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
J. Courtney Sullivan

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Sing, Unburied, Sing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Jesmyn Ward

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Ghosts of the Tsunami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Richard Lloyd Parry

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Beartown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Fredrik Backman

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Uncomfortably Happily is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Hong Yeon-Sik

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The Power is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Naomi Alderman

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Made for Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Books Of 2017
Alissa Nutting