Must read books for 2017

It's a new year and there are many books begging to be read.

Author and critic Sue Grant-Marshall shares her list of new and old must-read books, as well as fascinating fiction novels.

The list includes:

  • The Nix by Nathan Hill

  • Autumn by Ali Smith

  • Here I am by Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

  • The Thirstland Trek by Nicol Stassen

  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith

  • Hidden Johannesburg by Paul Duncan

  • The Underground Railway by Colson Whitehead

  • Period Pain by Kopano Matlwa

  • An Empty Plate by Tracy Ledger

  • Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Take a listen to Sue Grant-Marshall describe and review the books with Karima Brown:


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