Top 10 Favourite Books of 2017
The Results Are In!
Our top 10 titles are testament to the diversity of brilliant books published last year, and there’s definitely something for every taste in the wonderful selection of the Top 10 favourite reads of 2017!
We’re delighted to announce that the overall winner in our poll to find the Favourite Book of 2017 is The Gospel According to Blindboy – the incredible, original and brilliant collection of short stories from Blindboy Boatclub. The award is all the more remarkable for the fact that this is Blindboy’s debut, thereby further heralding the arrival of a major new talent on the Irish literary scene.
A unique portrait of the former Tyrone GAA All-Star Cormac McAnallen who died tragically of an undetected heart condition at the age of only twenty-four.
A touching and comical based on the enormously popular Facebook group about Aisling, a girl from the country who has moved to the Big Smoke. An Irish Bridget Jones for the millennial age!
The explosive inside story of Garda Whistleblower Maurice McCabe written by one of Ireland’s foremost investigative journalists.
A funny, moving and sometimes horrifying account of what it’s like working as a junior doctor on the frontline of the NHS.
Gail Honeyman’s wonderful, quirky and heartwarming debut tells the story of Eleanor, a quiet and socially awkward woman whose life is forever changed by a chance encounter.
A page-turning and edge of your seat thriller about a couple who encounter their worst nightmare when their child is abducted in the middle of the night.
A beautifully written coming-of-age tale about the life of Cyril Avery, who struggles to be accepted growing up as a gay man in Catholic Ireland. Spanning fifty years, this is an epic and sweeping novel which has already been enshrined as a Book Club classic.
A moving and inspirational memoir from Dublin Footballer Philly McMahon which details how he triumphed against all the odds to become one of the GAA’s most talented players.
A wonderful, warm and heart-warming tale about the lives of the members of a choir who discover their lives are intertwined more than they could ever have imagined.