Top 10 Fiction Books of 2017 (So Far!)
The world of fiction is one of the most common and well loved genres among the book community. This year, along with the Young Adult and Non-Fiction genres as I have previously talked about, has been an amazing year for books. With books from feminism to crime, and satire to suspense, this year has already had so many books that have topped the bestselling charts, that this list was hard to narrow down to just ten. Combining a huge range of topics, from debut authors to well established ones, here is the list of top 10 Fiction books of this year so far.
Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning
The sequel to the magical adaptation of the traditional Conan Doyle novels, this book is bringing the well loved detective back into the limelight, but this time with a twist. Following a mediocre detective, but talented wizard Warlock, and his genius best friend John Watson, the duo get immersed in a world of crime, magic and mystery. This book continues where the first in the series left on, and packs even more action and fun. With hilarious characters, crimes to put you on the edge of your seat, and an accuracy to the original novels that will amaze you, this book is one to watch out for.
The Fireman by Joe Hill
The latest book by award winning horror author Joe Hill hit the top spot almost as soon as it came out. Once again writing with complete perfection, this book follows the struggle of one woman to survive for her child whilst living through an outbreak of disease. The book has so much suspense you won’t want to put it down, and with one of the most original yet perfectly developed stories, it’s proof Stephen King’s son takes after his father in more than one way.
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
After the success of The Girl on the Train last year, Paula Hawkins new book was extremely hyped and praised from the beginning. This chilling thriller takes the suspense of The Girl on the Train one step further and creates a psychological horror you’re not likely to forget anytime soon. It’s an addictive read, and once again Paula gifts us with wonderful descriptions , it will stay with you long after you turn out the light.
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Red Sister is the first in a new series by fantasy author Mark Lawrence, and is the first step away from his continuing series set around The Broken Empire. Although many fans have come to love his Broken Empire world, this book has given a breath of fresh air to readers, and provided them with a new world to fall in love with. He’s shown us he’s a master of world building, and the development of his characters is something to admire, and this book is no different. Following a strong female protagonist training to be an assassin to protect herself from her enemies, this book is set to top his first series in the best way.
How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
Matt Haig has once again knocked the ball out of the park with this new addition to his writing collection. This raw and beautiful story is set to break your heart, mend it, and then break it all over again. The moving tale will take you on an emotional journey, that will stay with you long after you close the book. With his beautiful writing style, and his understanding of both the good times and the hard times of life, once you’ve read this you’ll be reaching for the tissues.
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
This book has taken the world by storm, and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Hot Milk is said to be ‘exploring the nature of womanhood’ and has become a huge hit with people of all ages. A hypnotic and empowering read, it has already been nominated for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, so it’s no surprise to see it here on this list.
Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
The new book set in the Tolkien world has finally been released, and the world is loving it. Originally written by Tolkien himself but edited and released by his grandson, Christopher, this book is a welcome addition to the already impeccable Tolkien lore. The book is an essential look into the lore behind The Silmarillion, and is a much welcomed insight into more of what was created in the wonderful mind of Tolkien himself. A must read for any fans of the Lord of the Rings series.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Winner of the Bailey’s Women Prize for Fiction of 2017, The Power is the novel feminists across the world have been waiting for. Set in a world where women have discovered they have power over men, enough to inflict even the worst fates imaginable, the question is, what will happen when the Day of the Girls arrives? This funny, yet insightful book has the power to unite the world in laughter, empowerment, and the talent to bring the impossible to life.
The Dry by Jane Harper
Named ‘the crime thriller of the year’, this book is already notorious within the book community. It tells the story of the Aaron Falk, a police officer who returns to a drought ridden Australia, to investigate a suspected mass murder, potentially linked to a case he worked in the past. As he continues to investigate, the past rears it’s head and the secrets he harboured don’t seem to want to stay quiet. The thrilling book has everything you need in a crime novel; fast pace, relatable characters, questionable villians, and a plot line to keep you guessing well into the night.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Due to the success of the HBO series of the same name, the book that inspired the series has climbed the charts recently, to no surprise. The book tells the story of three friends, all with seemingly perfect lives…and secrets. They’re about to find out just how quickly life can spiral out of control, one little lie at a time. A compelling, and stand out novel, this book is definitely one to watch as it climbs the charts.
There are such an amazing group of books on here, that are extremely well deserved to be climbing the charts. With the rest of 2017 including many highly anticipated books, it seems like this list is just going to increase in size, and this year is the year to fall in love with some fiction novels.