Slate magazine ranked the best books of 2017 on their bestseller list, listing titles that include “The Secret,” “The Way We Live Now,” “Feminine Emancipation,” “Savage Love,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
The magazine also awarded five other books a perfect five stars, including “The Most Dangerous Woman in America,” “This Is Not the Place for Your Child,” “Love and War,” “We Are the Best,” and the book that won Slate’s Book of the Year.
The magazine’s bestseller lists were compiled by consulting industry-leading research firm The NPD Group.
“The best books are always bestsellers, and we think that this year’s list is a reflection of the year’s best book categories,” Slate publisher Anne M. Paulsen said in a statement.
“Our list was designed to highlight the best stories from this year, which we’ve always believed will have a lasting impact on the world and people.
We’re excited to announce our winners this year and hope you will join us in celebrating them.”
“The Secrets” by James Patterson, “The Art of the Steal” by Kate Bolick, “Lonely Planet” by Toni Morrison, and “This is Not the Places for Your Children” by Joanna Russ are among the books that the magazine said were voted the best by readers.
The list includes titles by authors such as Patterson, Bolick and Morrison, who were nominated for the 2017 Book of Books for Young People.
Paulson said that she and the magazine’s editors have been impressed by the response of the public.
“We’ve gotten feedback from readers about how to celebrate the books on the list, and what they love and what we think about them, and that’s really fun to do,” she said.
“It’s also great to hear what readers think about the list.
We think the best-selling books of the past five years are always the bestseller books, and our list reflects that.
We look forward to reading your comments, and hope that readers will share the conversation in a way that we can all benefit from.”
“No Place for your Child” by Jill Soloway is the book in which Paulsen and her editors chose as the best novel of the 2017 calendar year.
The novel is a moving account of Soloway’s own journey from foster mother to foster mother in foster care, from the moment she was born to her adoption, which is featured prominently in the novel.
The book is currently available on Amazon for $18.95.
“This book was not easy,” Paulsen told The Huffington Post.
“I have a deep, deep respect for the work of Helen Fisher and Toni [Morrison], who brought us this book.”
“Lonesome Planet” is the most popular book on the 2017 list, with “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “Gone Girl” in the top five.
The New York Times Book Review praised “The New World” for its ability to “expose and illuminate the human condition in a matter-of-fact, accessible way.”
“Gotham” was named “Best of 2017” by The Atlantic, “Best New Series” by Publishers Weekly, and by The Wall Street Journal.
“Tales of a Dark Place” by R.D. Laing, “Naked and Afraid” by Elizabeth Gilbert, and other books are among those that are featured in the book list.
“A Song of Ice and Fire” is also included in the list as a favorite of readers, and Paulsen was pleased to see the success of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” among the bestseller lists.
“There’s so much good stuff in ‘Game of Throne’ and it’s such a fun show,” she told HuffPost.
“You can watch a couple of episodes and see how many books you’ve read and how many people have read it and how much it’s influenced the world.
And then you can do the same for ‘Naked’ and ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire.'”