It was another year full of amazing reads. We love our books, and we reviewed many this year. Let’s take a look back at 2017, Year in Review in Greek books.
2017 in Greek Books
We revealed many great reads throughout this year, including in our annual Summer Reading Guide. We also put several authors in the spotlight. Let’s take a look back to Greek book reviews and related articles by Maria A. Karamitsos, Apollo Papafrangou, Peter Karamitsos, Peg Karadimas, and Alexia Amvrazi. Two young writers also made their debut this fall, in our first-ever Greek Kid’s Reading Guide, with books reviews by kids. Let’s go!
‘Cartes Postales from Greece’ by Victoria Hislop takes readers across the modern-day mainland with heartening romance. Read more
Gus Constantine’s heart-wrenching story ‘Escaping Cyprus’ comes full circle in Escaping Cyprus II: The Final Chapter. You won’t want to miss this one. Read more
American Kid: Nazi-Occupied Greece through a Child’s Eyes by Constance M. Constant reveals a chilling story of WWII Greece. Read more
Meet Deno Seder, author of Miracle at Zakynthos. He is a producer of media and films and is passionate about politics and art. Discover this interesting account of The history of Greek Jews through his work. Read more
In Waiting for Aegina, the latest in The Gift Saga by Effie Kammenou, lifelong friends stick together through love, loss, tragedy, and new beginnings. Read more
Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes reconnects with his roots and retraces the footsteps of Pheidippides, in ‘The Road to Sparta’. Read our review! Read more
Looking for a great thriller to bring on your trip to Greece (or wherever) this summer? Check out ‘Dead Olives’ by Jeremy Hinchliff, a thriller set in Greece. Read more
This month, we put Chicago-based Author Alexander Rassogianis in the spotlight. Meet him and learn about his latest work. Read more
Welcome back to the Author Spotlight! This month, we put Greek-American Author Lynne Constantine in the spotlight. Meet her and learn about her books. Read more
We put Nicholas Gage, renowned author of Eleni, in the Author Spotlight. Find out how he got started, and more. Read more
John McKinney set out to hike Mount Athos to write about it as a hiking destination. What happened on the Holy Mountain that changed everything? Read more
Little known history of the communist guerrillas of Crete during Greece’s Civil War is revealed in Guerrillas of Crete, by Colin Janes. Read our review! Read more
Our newest contributor, Apollo Papafrangou, reviews ‘Citizen Cárdenas’ by Steve Cole, which explores a resurrection of a whole other kind. Read more
Jeffrey Siger ups the ante in his highly anticipated 9th novel in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery series, An Aegean April. Find out! Read more
In his second book, From Pyrrhus to Cyprus, Billy Cotsis reveals the colonies, territories and empires founded by Greeks through the years. Read our review. Read more
Greek Books 2017
This is a really fun part about our job — reading books, discovering new authors, and then sharing them with you. Did you buy/read any of these books based on our reviews and recommendations? Tell us in the comments below. We’ve got some great Greek book reviews already lined up for 2018. We’ll see you then. Bookworms unite!