TOP TEN TUESDAY
Ten Favorite books of 2017
Can you believe Christmas is already almost here?!? Can you believe 2018 is almost here?!?! I have mixed feelings about 2017 as a whole because it’s been…… interesting. But one thing’s for sure, it’s been a great year for books!
1. The Raven Cycle
By Maggie Stiefvater
If you’ve spent any amount of time on this blog, this shouldn’t come as a shock. I haven’t been able to shut up about these books since I started reading them at the beginning of the summer. It’s just a bummer I didn’t find this series sooner, but listening to Will Patton read Stiefvater’s amazing writing was definitely a 2017 highlight.
2. Cruel Beauty
By Rosamund Hodge
This book was so weird and trippy, it felt like I was on drugs reading it. Yet somehow I loved it??? I don’t completely understand how I ended up liking this book, but here I am. Watching Nyx explore the crazy castle and uncover the mystery of Shade and Ignifex was great fun.
3. It Ends With Us
By Colleen Hoover
Probably my biggest surprise of 2017, coming nowhere close to what I thought it would be. But that’s a good thing! I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. Such an important book that everyone should read.
By Neil Gaiman
I had been wanting to read this book for an eternity after watching the movie. I’ve probably seen the film at least a dozen times and it made me curious about the book. It was a super fun novel and I’m dying to read more of Gaiman’s work in the coming year.
5. Interview with the Vampire &
The Vampire Lestat
By Anne Rice
Another series I had been wanting to read for forever. I’ve always thought of these books as a classic and I definitely wasn’t wrong. This has put the world in a new perspective and I’m curious about the next one, The Queen of the Damned, will play out.
By Stephanie Garber
Ahhh I loved this book! It was so fun and magical and I got to add another husband to my long list. Definitely a highlight of 2017.
7. Between Shades of Gray
By Ruta Sepetys
Another important book with an important message. I learned a lot reading this, Sepetys did an wonderful job, and I’m so happy it was chosen for my book club!
8. An Ember in the Ashes
By Sabaa Tahir
I loved these books! Laia is so strong and amazing, Elias has such a big heart, and the setting is beautifully done. Another fictional husband to add to the list. The third installment, A Reaper at the Gates, can’t get here fast enough!!
9. The Selection series
By Kiera Cass
I loved this series like I love Hallmark movies and boxed macaroni and cheese. Are they trash for me? Probably. Do I care? Nope. This teen recreation of the The Bachelor was entertaining as hell, and at times hilarious. There was so much drama and I’m totally here for it.
When the series breaks off to follow their daughter Eadlyn in fourth book though, they completely lost me. Am I the only one who found her completely unbearable??
10. The Scorpio Races
By Maggie Stiefvater
Ugh, I love this book so much. Not only is it a highlight of my 2017 reads, but an all-time favorite. Puck is an amazing, inspiring character that gave me serious Spice-Girls-girl-power vibes. Combine that with mythical flesh-eating water horses and you’ve got yourself a winner.
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Have you read any of these? What did you think??
What are some of your favorite reads of 2017?
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