It’s that time of the year again where I’m so busy I don’t get a chance to read. It’s a come a bit earlier this year – so in a desperate bid for some content, I thought about what I might be able to cobble together in less than an hour…
So, here it is!
Taking inspiration from Richard Osman’s ‘World Cup of…’ series of Twitter polls (and now a book!) – here’s a tournament especially for book lovers – to find Twitter’s Best Book of 2017.
The Rules? There are always rules!
- Unlike Fight Club… everyone talks about Book Club – share your votes and tell us all why!
- The 32 titles in contention have all been published in either paperback or hardback since 26th December 2017 and have had some sort of impact on the literary landscape this year.
- They’ve all been picked by me (with a couple of suggestions from others) – they’re either my favourite books of the last year – or particularly notable titles. If you think I’ve missed something… hey, run your own poll.
The list in full (in alphabetical order)
- The Power by Naomi Alderman
- The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
- Origin by Dan Brown
- What Happened by Hilary Clinton
- The Party by Elizabeth Day
- The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
- Creakers by Tom Fletcher
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
- How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
- Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
- Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
- The Dry by Jane Harper
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
- The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- Need You Dead by Peter James
- This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
- Sirens by Joseph Knox
- A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
- Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
- The One by John Marrs
- Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
- I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
- The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
- The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
- The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
- Tin Man by Sarah Winman
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Voting in the first round starts today (now!) over on my Twitter (@alexjcall) – get voting! The top two from each round will go through to the quarter finals!