We love Amazon. It’s the perfect place to go for, well, just about anything you could possibly want! In fact, there are so many great things we like to buy on Amazon, including our books. We are always on the lookout for great books, and this sometimes involves taking a leap of faith and buying a book we haven’t heard of before. So, how do we know if the book is good, or if we’re going to like it? Simple, we ask Amazon!
When choosing a book for our Kindle, or even shopping for the latest paperback, we can do all that through Amazon. In fact, they have a comprehensive guide to help you choose books from different genres, and by different authors. They also have ‘Best Of…’ lists, as well as ranking some of the best new books to come out each year. Here are a few of the best books of 2017, according to Amazon.
Turtles all the Way Down – John Green
The critically acclaimed author of Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars returns, with a new novel about love, friendship, and no small amount of detective work. Written in Green’s classic style, the book is hugely accessible, and will definitely appeal to anyone who has read any of his other novels. Be warned, this one is potentially a tear-jerker, so we would recommend keeping a box of tissues close at hand if you’re planning to dive into this one.
This is How it Always Is – Laurie Frankel
A novel that perfectly captures the zeitgeist, and explores some important issues about gender and identity. The novel follows five-year-old Claude who decides, when he grows up, he wants to be a girl. The family finds out and keeps his secret, but some secrets will always get out, and this will change the course of the family’s life. Laurie Frankel took inspiration for the novel from her own experience of having a transgender child. The novel is an interesting and unique take on family life and one that has never been more relevant.
Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig
This is a beautiful story about Ginny Moon, and her journey to find her biological mother. Ginny seems to have the perfect life, she’s popular, has loving adoptive parents, and excels at plenty of things, but she doesn’t quite feel she belongs. This is a riveting and hugely rewarding novel about people and relationships and belonging. Amazon has rated it among the best books of the year, and we think they are bang on!
These are just some of the excellent books Amazon have recommended on their list this year. If you are looking for captivating and enthralling new reads, and books that are going to hold your interest, you should look at these options.