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PopSugar: Our Favorite Books of the Year — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!



It's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year, and it's quite an impressive batch of page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able to get anything done with all the reading to be had. Ahead, check out more than 100 new books you'll want to devour as we close out the year. Happy reading!

— Additional reporting by Brenda Janowitz, Hilary White, and Ebony LaDelle






The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry


New York Times bestselling novelist Patti Callahan Henry says "[b]ookshops are sanctuaries," and it is this idea that has inspired her latest novel, The Bookshop at Water's End. When a doctor makes a tragic mistake in the emergency room, she seeks solace at Water's End, the seaside town where she spent childhood Summers camped out at the local bookshop. Her best friend soon joins her, and they reunite with the bookstore owner. A great read about finding yourself and returning home. Buy the Book




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PopSugar Best Books 2017

December 30, 2017

by TARA BLOCK

Tags: #popsugar #topbooks2017 #books #fiction #booklist #reading #patticallahanhenry #thebookshopatwatersend

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