My Ten Favourite Books of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books of 2017

I know there is only a few weeks left in the year and yet, I don’t feel ready to answer this question! So, I’m not going to over think it, I’m just going with the first ten that come to mind.

  • Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
    This caught me totally off gaurd, I have never read Emma Mills before and I was not ready for how fast I’d fall in love with her characters and her writing.
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard
    I love this series, the characters have such distinct voices and you can tell their backgrounds are really fleshed out. This is a series that focuses on relationships and magic and it doesnt get better than that for me. I can’t wait for her novella, Sightwitch, in February!
  • Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
    At first I liked it but not as much as Illuminae, however, it really grew on me and just like Illuminae I really fell in love with the female heros. Obsidio is one of my most anticipated books of next year.
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
    If you read any books on this top ten list because of me, please let it be Furiously Happy. If you struggle with mental health like I do, this is a book that will speak to your soul. I laughed SO HARD which I wasnt necessarily expecting from a book about mental health, but it was my-stomach-hurts-im-laughing-so-hard kind of funny. I did also cry, so have some tissues ready.
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    I don’t think this one needs a lot of explanation. Everyone should have this as required reading, my eyes were opened, my heart grew two sizes, I am a better human because of this book – just read it.
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
    I wasn’t a fan of the beginning but by the end I had decided it was one of the best sequels/finales I have ever read. There is so much power and emotion and atmosphere on these pages I expected it to come to life in my hands.
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
    I have to mention this one because I binge read this series in like two weeks, which is unheard for me. I adored Lara Jean and her family SO much, they are my new favorite book family, second only to the Weasleys.
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
    I sort of can’t believe Cassandra Clare is making it onto my top ten! I haven’t read any of her books since I disliked City of Glass. I read Lady Midnight earlier this year and enjoyed it, but I LOVED Lord of Shadows. It focused more on the twins and Kit who quickly became my favourite little cinnamon rolls.
  • The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
    Everytime I read a historical fiction I think “I need to read more historical fiction!” because I just love it. Fallon was such an incredibly strong and resilient character and Elka was so loyal and sassy. If you’re looking for a story that focuses on friendships and sisterhood I highly recommened this.
  • Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes
    This is the first Paula Stokes book I’ve ever read and I definitely want to read more by her. I think this book really resonated with me because of the subject matter but there was also something about the easy flow of her writing and her charactrers that really drew me in.

So, looking back at this list I am realizing a few things.
1) I didn’t read many under-the-radar books this year
2) I’m pleasantly surprised to see that my top ten is a mix of genres.
3) I’m surprised there isn’t more fantasy on this list – what is happening to me?
4.) I read a lot of blue covers

I’m curious, what is on your top ten? And after writing out your post what patterns did you notice in your 2017 reading?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted byΒ The Broke and The Bookish. For more details, and to participate, click the link above.

 

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7 thoughts on “My Ten Favourite Books of 2017

  1. haven’t read a single book on your list but I might read ‘furiously happy’ as I’m always looking for funny books to read.

    after making my list, I noticed I read a lot of female protagonist & I think it’s mostly because I never seem to find any books with male protagonist all that great.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. I definitely notice that, and of course I will relate to a female protagonist more. There are a few male led books on my TBR next year so it will be interesting to see what I think of them.

      you too!

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  2. The Hate U Give is one of the books I should have read this year but still haven’t. However, I haven’t heard a single soul not LOVING it, and I have no doubt that I should read it and enjoy as well. I love the spotlight it’s been getting, and all of the themes it touches upon interest me a lot. I shouldn’t postpone it anymore! IT IS GETTING DONE!
    I am dying to finish V.E. Schwab’s books and all of the series I’ve started and haven’t finished! Her writing style is of my favorites.

    Here’s my TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/12/Blogmas-Day-12-Top-17-Books-of-2017

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    1. Oh, there are so many books I should have read this year but didnt! It will be the same amazing story when ever you get to it. I could see someone not liking a character or the narrator of the audiobook or something but the message is so powerful and important that it’d be hard not to like the book.
      I am half-way through Schwabs A Conjuring of Light, and there are so many other series I want to finish in 2018. Good luck with yours, and thank you for reading!

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