As 2017 draws to a close, Writer’s Relief asks: Twelve months ago, did you make a list of all the books you were going to read this year? How did you do?
Maybe you were able to complete some of your planned reading—but there was one book you really wanted to read that’s still lingering on the bookshelf. We asked our staff which books they intended to read this year, but didn’t. Thankfully, there’s always next year, so join us in putting these great books on the To Be Read list for 2018:
The Martian by Andy Weir
Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Running on Red Dog Road by Drema Hall Berkheimer
Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy by Molly McClain
A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré
August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
Question: Which book did you mean to read in 2017, but never got around to?
The Underground Railroad is the name given to the specially appointed system of activists who assisted slaves in nineteenth century America with escaping estates and achieve free an area. The virtuoso of this novel is to imagine that it was a genuine railroad, in shrouded burrows. As the prepare stops at different states, the peruser is given a Swiftian voyage through “the genuine face of America”.