The 19 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2017

Our favorite memoirs, criticism, and narrative nonfiction, presented in no particular order.

1. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

2. Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard

3. Afterglow: A Dog Memoir by Eileen Myles

4. Spineless by Juli Berwald

5. They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib

6. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

7. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

8. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

9. Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

10. The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty

11. One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

12. Mean by Myriam Gurba

13. Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke

14. All the Lives I Want by Alana Massey

15. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

16. The Future Is History by Masha Gessen

17. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

18. Bunk by Kevin Young

19. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

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