2017 has been a stellar year for children’s literature. Picking 10 books was a challenge I was not worthy of, so I have divided my choices into MG and YA. Even then a sneaky extra worked its way onto the YA list. I left one or two off the MG list, but *deleting* an extra impossible.
To narrow the choice further, I decided only to include:
- novels – there have been some great short story anthologies, but I will give these a seperate post
- Books with a 2017 publication date
Picking favourites is so subjective, and difficult – are you judging the most literary? Those you enjoyed most? Those which best suit their target audience? I have called this ‘books I loved in 2017’ rather than ‘favourite books’. There are still books I could include, but I am pleased with the range of books I settled on, and hope no offence is caused.
I would like to highlight the number of debut authors on this list. Every book on this list is fantastic, but it is especially encouraging to see that children’s literature is producing new talent.
Thank-you to every author on this list for writing me a wonderland.
- On old blog – link will take you off this site.
What is your top read of 2017? Let me know in the comments below.