A visual “list” of my favorite books, in no particular order (other than to make a nice-looking stack of books). Some were published prior to 2017 (Half in Love, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, The Pathless Sky), but I didn’t read them until this year, so it’s not a “best books of 2017” list.
And, while all the fiction (except The Book of Dust) is by women, two of the memoirs, two poetry collections, and the one book of nonfiction were written by men.
So you don’t go blind trying to read the tiny print, the two small books of poetry are Box by Robert Wrigley and The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded by Molly McCully Brown. Wrigley is my favorite poet, whom I recommend to you without reservation. McCully Brown is a young debut author whose collection is masterful and haunting. Buy it.