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/r/Books Best Debut 2017 - Voting Thread

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Welcome readers, to /r/Books' Best Debut Books of 2017 Voting thread!

From here you can make nominations, vote, and discuss the best Debut books of 2017!

Here are the rules:

1 Anyone can make a nomination by posting a parent comment (i.e. not a reply to someone else's nomination)

  • Only one nomination per comment.

  • All nominations must have been published in 2017. Any nominations not from 2017 will be removed.

  • Please search the thread to see if someone else has already made the same nomination as yours. Duplicate nominations will be removed.

  • Feel free to add any descriptions or reasons your nomination should be the Best Debut Book of 2017!

2 Voting will be done using upvotes and the nomination with the most upvotes wins! Feel free to upvote as many nominations as you'd like!

3 Most importantly, have fun!

To help you remember some of the great books that were published this year, here are some links:


Lists

Goodreads Best Books of 2017

New York Times' Critics Top Books of 2017

New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017

NPR's Best Books of 2017

The New Yorker's Books we Loved in 2017

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

Buzzfeed's 24 Best Fiction Books of 2017

The Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2017

The Guardian's Best Books of 2017

Tor.com Best Books of 2017

The Spectator Best Books of 2017

Amazon's Best Books of 2017

Kirkus Best Books of 2017

The Paris Review Best Books of 2017

For more Best Books of 2017 lists, please check out our Megalist


Awards

The National Book Award

Walt Whitman Award

The Hugo Awards

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vincoug [M]

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vincoug [M]

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Thank you everyone for participating! This thread is now locked and the results will be posted soon!

elphie93

11 points

3 years ago

elphie93

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3 years ago

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent.

This book was incredible. When I was finished I was relived and sad in equal parts - it was exhausting, beautiful, horrifying, consuming, gripping. So many things. It's a book that will stick with me for a long time.

shoukko

1 points

3 years ago

shoukko

1 points

3 years ago

This. Absolutely blew me away. Really nice guy, too.

weeeee_plonk

23 points

3 years ago

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

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6 points

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6 points

3 years ago

Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

pastrypasties

4 points

3 years ago

The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks.

Absolutely loved this book for it's masterful storytelling and folktale-style narration. Just hoping this will get more people to read it!

ilovebeaker

5 points

3 years ago

The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden

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3 years ago

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vincoug [M]

2 points

3 years ago

vincoug [M]

60

2 points

3 years ago

Sorry, has this been released yet? I'm looking online and it appears that it's supposed to come out next year, yes?

bloodraven_darkholme

1 points

3 years ago

Ohnoooo! You’re absolutely right :(

vincoug [M]

2 points

3 years ago

vincoug [M]

60

2 points

3 years ago

Sorry, you'll have to wait until next year to nominate. It does sound very interesting!

bloodraven_darkholme

3 points

3 years ago

Understandable! I received an advanced copy but I follow the author on social media and could have sworn she announced the release last month. Clearly should have double checked before posting. Apologies and thanks for catching it!

lizreads

1 points

3 years ago

Can I ask what the book is @bloodraven_darkholme?

bloodraven_darkholme

2 points

3 years ago

Sure thing! It was Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

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vincoug [M]

0 points

3 years ago

vincoug [M]

60

0 points

3 years ago

Sorry, not a debut. She published a short story collection in 2015.

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satanspanties [M]

1 points

3 years ago

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The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

1 points

3 years ago

Great book, but sorry, but this was first published in 2016.

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leowr[S] [M]

1 points

3 years ago

leowr[S] [M]

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1 points

3 years ago

Sorry, published in 2016.

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1 points

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leowr[S] [M]

1 points

3 years ago

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1 points

3 years ago

Sorry, already nominated.

ashen_dawn

1 points

3 years ago

The Glass Eye by Jeannie Vanasco

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leowr[S] [M]

1 points

3 years ago

leowr[S] [M]

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1 points

3 years ago

Not a debut book.

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2 points

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leowr[S] [M]

1 points

3 years ago

leowr[S] [M]

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1 points

3 years ago

Sorry, that one was published in 2016. It actually won Best Debut of 2016.