Books Read in 2017

Books Read in 2017




  • Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
  • The Golden Key by George MacDonald (short story)
  • The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne (unfinished)
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (translated from Swedish by Henning Koch)
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell, MBIP 2017 short list)
  • War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans (translated from Dutch by David Mckay, MBIP 2017 long list)
  • The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw, MBIP 2017 short list)
  • Fish Have No Feet by Jon Kalman Stefansson (translated from Icelandic by Philip Roughton, MBIP 2017 long list)
  • Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg (translated from Polish by Eliza Marciniak, MBIP 2017 long list)


  • Mirror, Shoulders, Signal by Dorthe Nors (translated from Danish by Misha Hoekstra, MBIP 2017 short list)
  • Judas by Amos Oz (translated from Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange, MBIP 2017 short list)
  • Letters and Papers From Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (translated from German by Christian Kaiser Verlag)
  • Compass by Mathias Enard ( translated from French by Charlotte Mandell, MBIP 2017 short list)
  • Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer (translated from German by Katy Derbyshire, MBIP 2017 long list)
  • Earthly Remains by Donna Leon



  • A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  • Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare (translated from Albanian by David Bellos)
  • The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro (for the JLC11)
  • The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue



  • Penance by Kanae Minato (translated from Japanese by Phillip Gabriel for JLC11 and Women In Translation Month)
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Man Booker Prize long list 2017)
  • Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Man Booker Prize long list 2017)
  • History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Man Booker Prize long list 2017)
  • Autumn by Ali Smith (Man Booker Prize long list 2017)
  • Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders (Man Booker Prize long list 2017)


  • The Red-Haired Girl by Orhan Pamuk (translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap)
  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
  • Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl
  • If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxes