9 books we’re dying to read in 2017

Dec 22 2016 by
Categories : Books

Never leaving the house.

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    The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

    © indigo.ca
    Why you’ll love it: Fans of the Canadian author’s swirling, lyrical prose will fall for this melancholic love story set in gritty 1920s Montreal. Rose and Pierrot are best friends who grew up at the same orphanage and share a love for the theatre and the circus, but are tethered to the reality of circumstance.
    Release date: February 7
     
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    Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

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    Why you’ll love it: When Schwalbe’s mother was dying of pancreatic cancer, the two started their private own book club, a journey he chronicled in 2012's, The End of Your Life Book Club. Now the author returns with an equally thought-provoking tome about why we read and how it can change how we and others see the world.
    Release date: Dec. 27 (Okay, it’s technically out in 2016, but we had to include it!)
     
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    South and West by Joan Didion

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    Why you’ll love it: The contains portions of the notebooks from the author’s 1970s road trip into the Deep South with her husband. In other words, it’s a free pass into the never-not-firing synapses of the brilliant American author.
    Release date: March 7
     
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    Next Year, For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson

    © indigo.ca
    Why you’ll love it: Kathryn and Chris are the type of quirky cool couple that everyone is jealous of. They’re so cool in fact, Kathryn encourages Chris to start dating another woman. Can their relationship survive and even thrive as a result?
    Release date: February 7
     
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    All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers by Alana Massey

    © indigo.ca
    Why you’ll love it: We calling it: this will be 2017’s answer to Jessi Klein’s You’ll Grow Out of It. Massey writes with her signature wit and irreverence about how famous women from Britney Spears to Anjelica Huston have shaped her life.
    Release date: February 7
     
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    The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

    © amazon.ca
    Why you’ll love it: This tale about a wide-eyed couple who move to New York on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis sounds like Wall Street meets Girls. Bonus: it’s written by a Canadian.
    Release date: January 17
     
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    The Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner

    © indigo.ca
    Why you’ll love it: Two years after coming out as transgender, Caitlyn Jenner is now taking us inside the journey. (We’re also hoping she spills some fun family deets along the way.)
    Release date: April 25
     
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    Swing Time by Zadie Smith

    © indigo.ca
    Why you’ll love it: Like Books for Living, this book came out in late 2016, but if you haven’t read Smith’s masterpiece about two childhood best friends who want to be dancers, you need to RN.
    Release date: November 15, 2016
     
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    The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    © indigo.ca
    Why you'll love it: The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner returns with a collection of short stories set in his native Vietman and the United States.
    Release date: February 7
     
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