Here's the best of what I read in 2017. It was as good a year as 2016, if not better. My original shortlist was twice the length and it was very difficult to figure out which ones to drop. As before, I provide a line or two of commentary on, and a quote from, each work. The titles link to the Amazon Kindle store page for the book. Page numbers are provided for the quotes if available and Kindle locations if not.