List of the 46 books I read in 2017. Averaged about 3 books per month. I have put in bold those which I consider to be the best books I have read this year; if they’re the first book in a series, then the bold applies to all books in that series. A lot of science fiction and fantasy this year, and a few memoirs.

  1. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Books 1 - 6) (re-read)
  3. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  4. Dune by Frank Herbert
  5. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
  6. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
  7. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  8. Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
  9. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (re-read)
  10. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read)
  12. Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
  13. Armor by John Steakley
  14. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  15. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  16. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
  17. Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
  18. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  19. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  20. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
  21. Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey
  22. Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey
  23. Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
  24. Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
  25. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey
  26. The Gatekeepers by Chris Wipple
  27. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
  28. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  29. The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
  30. One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick
  31. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  32. Thanks, Obama by David Litt
  33. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
  34. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  35. The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (re-read)
  36. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (re-read)
  37. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (re-read)
  38. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco
  39. Artemis by Andy Weir
  40. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read)
  41. The City & the City by China Miéville
  42. The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  43. Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  44. Armada by Ernest Cline
  45. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  46. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie