12/12/17

Top 10 Books of 2017


It has been MONTHS since I last shared a Top Ten Tuesday post, hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week bloggers share a list based on a particular theme, and this week's topic is one of my end-of-the-year favourites: my top ten favourite reads of the year.  I've been working on my end of the year survey and picking one favourite book for the year is HARD.  So this week's topic gives me the perfect excuse to pick ten favourites instead of just one!

In no particular order ...

1. The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab
First item on the list, and I'm already cheating.  But it's my blog and I can do what I want, and I read so many amazing books this year that I can't give three of the ten spots on this list to this series, even though it is amazing enough to merit three spots.  I already can't wait to reread this one, and am contemplating a reread on audio, even though I've heard mixed feelings on the narrator.  I just loved it so much.

2. This Savage Song duology by Victoria Schwab
I was on the fence about picking up Schwab's young adult work because I'd heard that you either love her adult fiction or her YA fiction, but not usually both.  I'm SO GLAD I picked up This Savage Song because I LOVED it (Shades of Magic is still my all-time favourite of hers though!  It's pretty hard to beat Lila Bard, although Kate is a close second).

3. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
I READ A BRANDON SANDERSON BOOK THIS YEAR AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.  I'm dying to read the rest of the series, and bought them all already, but then life got crazy and I want to read them when I can take the time to enjoy them in all their gloriousness.

4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This book was everywhere on Instagram after it was included as a Book of the Month pick.  Even though I'm in Canada, and can't subscribe to Book of the Month, I'm definitely keeping my eye on their picks because I read couple of other BotM books this year and was wowed by all of them.

5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book is going to be on a lot of favourites lists, but it deserves every single mention.  

6. The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight was one of my high-priority books for this year, especially after I thought I'd do the Make-Me-Read-It-A-Thon last year, and the book community picked this book off my TBR.  This is another one of those books that deserves all the hype, and I don't think my heart has fully recovered from reading Lord of Shadows.

7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
TJR is an auto-buy author for me, and I have loved each of her books.  She writes solid adult contemporaries that are full of heart, but this book was very different from her other books.  Evelyn Hugo is a very unlikeable woman but, as I felt with Fairest by Marissa Meyer, I was absolutely captivated by Evelyn's character and her motivations, and the plot kept me turning the pages long past bedtime.

8. Love Her Wild by Atticus
I ADORED this book, and the combination of stunning photographs with beautiful words is an experience that I have yet to recreate.  I've stumbled across a few other poets on Instagram, and I'm going to order a few volumes of poetry in the new year, hoping to recreate the experience that I had while reading this gorgeous book.

9. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I've loved each one of John Green's books, so I never doubted that Turtles would be on my list of favourites.  The narrator in the story blew me away, and I felt honoured that John wrote such a personal book that helps readers to truly understand how the narrator's mind works.  It made the book even more important when I saw so many reviewers expressing gratitude to John for writing a book that made them feel less alone, and a book that showed the world that someone understands their mental health struggles.  

10. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
This was a surprise favourite, although I should know by now that when Estelle @ Rather Be Reading loves a book, it'll be a favourite of mine too.  This is a book that I wish I could have read as a teen, but it warms my heart tremendously to know that teenage girls today can read this.

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  1. I can't wait for you to continue the Mistborn series and hear your thoughts! Little Fires Everywhere and books by TJR are now on my TBR for 2018 thanks to your recommendation. I also want to read some poetry next year so maybe I will try Love Her Wild. :)

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    1. I can't wait too!!! And YAY -- I hope you love all the books that you've added to your TBR ... we're a good influence on each other, aren't we? =P

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