George Saunders

Best books of 2017: The best fiction

Best books of 2017: The best fiction

This year, for the first time, our holiday books recommendations include the year’s best books. Selected from the books our reviewers loved, we celebrate the best fiction of 2017, in alphabetical order by author, below.

The Power

Naomi Alderman

Alderman’s inventive, globe-spanning thriller imagines a world in which girls and women have discovered they have the ability to maim and kill men thanks to a mysterious new electrical power. The uncompromisingly feminist novel has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood, Alderman’s mentor. (Little, Brown & Co.)

Ill Will

Dan Chaon

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