Hello! I’m LA Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg, bringing you the Best Books of the year and more this week. THE BIG STORY For the first time since 1931, we have released a list of our Best Books of the Year. See what made the cut to be included in 2017’s best fiction and 2017’s best nonfiction. In print, both of those lists appear in our special Holiday Books pull-out section, which you’ll find nestled within Sunday’s Arts & Books. The holiday books gift guide includes audiobooks, coffee table books, books for kids and teens and fun books for stocking stuffers — 125 titles in all. Sarah Wilkins / For the Times Holiday Books 2017 Holiday Books 2017 (Sarah Wilkins / For the Times) AFTER ‘THE MARTIAN’ Andy Weir was a computer scientist who wanted to be a writer when he first started posting chapters of his novel “The Martian” online. Jennifer Vineyard catches up with the self-effacing novelist on book tour in New York. He discusses his second book, “Artemis,” which is about a smuggler on a moon colony, and the perils of success. Aubrie Pick Andy Weir's new novel is "Artemis" Andy Weir's new novel is "Artemis" (Aubrie Pick) REVIEWS Perfect for the Instagram set, “Living the Airstream Life” by Karen Flett is a beautiful photo book of the classic American trailer on the road. “Nomadland” by journalist Jessica Bruder is a researched report on “workcampers” — people who live out of RVs and vans, traveling from low-paying job to low-paying job, many who can’t afford to retire or whose lives were upended by the 2008 financial crisis. Ellie Robins — who herself lived in an Airstream traveling the U.S. — looks at what these two books say about America. The collected poetry of Galway Kinnell — who helped define the poetry of the second half of the twentieth century with his work grounded in family and the sense — can be found in a new omnibus. Craig Morgan Teicher has our review. The slim, strange beloved cult novel “Mrs. Caliban” by Rachel Ingalls is having another moment. Justin Taylor has our review. Paula L. Woods reviews Val McDermid’s new Tony and Carol crime novel, “Insidious Intent,” and thinks it’s terrific. Swapna Krishna opens the pod bay doors to a stack of