Best books of 2017 (according to 21 lists)

Quartzy combined 21 lists with the best books of 2017 and came to two new lists with the best (non)fictional books of 2017

Top 16 fiction books

  1. “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward11
  2. “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders10
  3. “Exit West,” by Mohsin Hamid9
  4. “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan6
  5. “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng6
  6. “White Tears,” by Hari Kunzru5
  7. “The Power,” by Naomi Alderman4
  8. “The Ninth Hour,” by Alice McDermott4
  9. “The Answers,” by Catherine Lacey4
  10. “What We Lose,” by Zinzi Clemmons3
  11. “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” by Arundhati Roy3
  12. “Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee3
  13. “Mrs. Fletcher,” by Tom Perrotta3
  14. “Ill Will,” by Dan Chaon3
  15. “Her Body and Other Parties,” by Carmen Maria Machado3
  16. “Goodbye, Vitamin,” by Rachel Khong3

Top 16 nonfiction books

  1. “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann8
  2. “We Were Eight Years in Power,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates5
  3. “The Rules Do Not Apply,” by Ariel Levy4
  4. “The Future Is History,” by Masha Gessen4
  5. “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” by Sherman Alexie3
  6. “Priestdaddy,” by Patricia Lockwood3
  7. “Hunger,” by Roxane Gay3
  8. “Homo Deus,” by Yuval Noah Harari3
  9. “What Happened,” by Hillary Clinton2
  10. “The Evolution of Beauty,” by Richard O. Prum2
  11. “Sticky Fingers,” by Joe Hagan2
  12. “Locking Up Our Own,” by James Forman Jr.2
  13. “Leonardo da Vinci,” by Walter Isaacson2
  14. “Grant,” by Ron Chernow2
  15. “Behave,” by Robert M. Sapolsky2
  16. “Ants Among Elephants,” by Sujatha Gidla2