Best books of 2017: ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Exit West’ and more

There has perhaps never been a better year for reading in America than 2017. A slew of push alerts, tweets and an incessant cable and digital news cycle dominated the media, but escaping current events with a book to physically page (or tap) through, felt easy with the help of some timely, provocative and Subway Book Club-worthy reads that hit shelves this year. If you missed these 2017 books, add these recent releases to your 2018 reading list ASAP.

Melissa Kravitz