It's hard to believe that 2017 is almost halfway through, and just in time for summer reading season we are excited to reveal our picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far, published from January through June. No sooner had we narrowed-down our darlings for number one when Arundhati Roy (finally!) released her first novel in 20 years, and it is decidedly not the victim of a sophomore slump; it slays. We echo the sentiments of Senior Editor Seira Wilson who said that The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is an "intricate and graceful story of lives touched by magic, broken by tragedy and mended with love. It's an exceptional work of storytelling and well worth the wait since her beloved debut, The God of Small Things."
Below, you'll find the books that round out our overall top ten (Ms. Roy had some stiff competition). To browse all of our favorites so far this year--which span over a dozen categories including kids and teens--all you have to do is click right here.
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