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The Best Books to Read in 2017

Dec 14, 2017

2017 was...a lot. Here are our picks for the best books in 2017.

For your first friend to have a baby...

“Dear Ijeawele” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - By the lady who wrote “Americanah,” and who Beyonce thinks is flawless. She's got tips on how to raise the next gen to be gender equal. It'll take you an hour to read. And you'll be glad you did. Get it here.Loading Spinner

"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng - A mysterious artist and her daughter show up in a sleepy Cleveland town. And bring a lot of baggage and suspense with them. Get it here.Loading Spinner

For when you've finished binge-watching "Billions"...

“Black Edge” by Sheelah Kolhatkar - This read's all about the real-life hedge fund billionaire the show is based on. And the shady ways he made a LOT of money. It's a page-turner that'll teach you quite a bit about the finance world. Get it here.Loading Spinner

“The Futures” by Anna Pitoniak - Boy meets girl. They fall in love and everything is perfect. Until the financial crisis hits and boy gets involved in a shady deal at work. This read is “The Big Short” meets “Serendipity.” Get it here.Loading Spinner

For when you need a complicated love story...

"Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie - It's about two families in London whose lives become intertwined when one brother leaves home to join a terror network. Get it here.Loading Spinner

"Stay With Me" by Ayobami Adebayo - Imagine being married for four years. And because you haven't had a child, your husband's family has him secretly take a second wife. That's just the first few pages of the book. The rest is better. Get it here.Loading Spinner

For when you want a true guilty pleasure read...

"Rich People Problems" by Kevin Kwan - It's part three of a series about some very crazy, very rich Asians. It's well-written escapism that'll get you through a beach weekend. Read it. And if you haven't read parts one and two, you’re in for a treat. Get it here.Loading Spinner

“The Last Mrs. Parrish” by Liv Constantine - A woman befriends a perfect Connecticut couple...and sets out to make things not-so-perfect. It’s like “The Talented Mr. Ripley” with XX chromosomes. Get it here.Loading Spinner

For when you feel a quarter-life crisis coming on...

"The Rules Do Not Apply" by Ariel Levy - This memoir by the New Yorker staff writer is Cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. You'll laugh, ugly cry, and finish it before the weekend's over. Get it here.Loading Spinner

"Standard Deviation" by Katherine Heiny - Imagine having dinner with your SO and your ex. And deciding to all become best friends. This read is like "The Vacationers" meets Nora Ephron. Warning: you will laugh in public. Get it here.Loading Spinner

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