Best New Books 2017

We are into March and already I have a very hard time choosing only 10 books I would like to read this year. They range from fiction to self-help motivational genres of books. We hope you enjoy our picks of the best new books for 2017.

1. This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel

This book is about a child Claude, struggling with gender dysphoria. It’s a wonderfully written book on how his parents deal with this situation. Wanting the best for their child and wanting Claude to be true to himself but at the same time, knowing that sometimes trying to keep the secret becomes too much to bear for everyone.

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2. The Dry by Jane Harper

This is a story about a father killing his young son and his wife and then killing himself in a small rural Australian town. Is he truly guilty or was this a setup?






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3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

This story is about a boy who was named Lazlo Strange when he was brought to an orphanage. It wasn’t his real name, that name was forgotten. And that is what piqued his interest about the unseen city because one day he knew the name of the city and the next it was forgotten. Snatched from his memory and in its place the name Weep. But he knew the unseen city name wasn’t always Weep and he made his life goal to figure out all about Weep.




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4. The Girl Before by JP Delaney

A psychological thriller that is being made into a movie with Ron Howard to direct.

The story revolves around the story of two women who lived at a rented home by One Folgate Street at different times. The architect/landlord of the house manages his house and he has a set of very strict rules. The walls of the house are full of secrets. And what happened to the previous tenant?




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5. Lucky Boy by Shanthi SeKaran

Two women. One little boy. A biological mother who is forced to leave her child behind. Another mother who wants to care for the boy like her own.

Should the boy be with his rightful mother who cannot take care of him or be with the mother who can provide him with everything?





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6. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

A self-help book on how to be more confident and transform your life and the way you work with the simple 5-second rule.






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7. Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

When we think high performance, do we think discipline, good habits and 10,000 hours of practice? This book is about how high performing executives in the silicon valley harness rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.





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8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Madeline Whittier is allergic to everything. Since she was four years old, she’s been trapped inside her house, day in and day out as anything outside can kill her. One day, a cute neighbor Olly moves in next door.  They get along really well. Will Madeline dare to step outside so she can live her life knowing that she might die? Will she have a life with Olly?



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9. One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel

This story is about two boys and their father. After the divorce, the boys moved to Albuquerque with their father, hoping to start their lives anew. As their father grow more erratic and violent, can the boys survive their physically and psychologically abusive father? 





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10. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

This book of Norse myths have Odin, daring, wise, conniving and powerful. We have Thor, strong and honorable. And we have Loki, cunning and manipulative. There’s also the guided tour of Yggdrasil and the nine worlds that take root from her.

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Best New Books of 2017.