TTT #128 – Favorite Reads of 2017

Posted December 12, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 9 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017.” I can’t believe it’s already this time of year again when I start looking at all the books I’ve read. Where did 2017 go?! So far I’ve read 110 books this year (that’s including rereads) so not near as many as in previous years. It’s been a slow reading year for me, and that’s ok. Forty of those I gave 5 stars, so nearly half 😀 I’d call that a good reading year even if I haven’t read near as many books! Below are my top ten favorites of the favorites, in no particular order. As always titles/covers link to Amazon/Goodreads/Blog Review.

My Top Ten Reads of 2017

Book Cover for "A Court of Wings and Ruin" by Sarah J. MaasBook Cover for "Shattered Stars" by Theresa KayBook Cover for "A Strange Hymn" by Laura Thalassa

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas: A fantastic end to a fantastic series!! I loved every word of this book and when I got to the end I was sad it was over….then I turned the page and found out there are going to be more set in this world and I was ecstatic. Not sure where I was when I missed the announcement of those but I’m all kinds of excited. Rhys *swoon*

Shattered Stars by Theresa Kay: Another fantastic end to a fantastic series 😀 I love all things sci-fi and this series is totally binge-worthy and rereadable…I should know as I’ve read all three multiple times now. I think what I love most about this book is that it takes dystopia and meshes it with an alien race. I love it!

A Strange Hymn by Laura Thalassa: My year would not be complete without a Thalassa read. I adore this new series and the second book of the series did not suffer second-book syndrome like most do. Nope, this book is fantastic. I found myself on the edge of my seat, holding my breath, and swooning over the adorable yet scary Bargainer.

Book Cover for "The Savage Dawn" by Melissa GreyBook Cover for "Invictus" by Ryan GraudinBook Cover for "Never Apart" by Romily Bernard

The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey: This book destroyed me….like completely and utterly destroyed me. I was a blubbering mess at the end. I adore these characters, the sacrifices they make, and the culmination of the war that has loomed for two books now. Seriously a beautiful, come-full-circle ending for this series….just FYI read with a box of tissues 😉

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: This book takes one of my favorite sci-fi themes (time-travel) and combines it with piracy. Seriously a fantastic, unputdownable read! It reminds me a little of a cross between Doctor Who and Firefly.

Never Apart by Romily Bernard: Another book that destroyed me! This book is unlike anything I’ve ever read. I can’t even really tell you anything about it for fear of spoiling the book. Just trust me it’s great!

Book Cover for "Prophecy of Darkness" by Michelle Bryan and Michelle LynnBook Cover for "Perfectly You" by Robin DanielsBook Cover for "The Ghost of You and Me" by Kelly OramBook Cover for "Loving Kalvin" by Siobhan Davis

Prophecy of Darkness by M. Lynn and Michelle Bryan: I have a soft spot for fantasy and I adored this one. The world-building and the fully fleshed out characters made for an amazing read. I couldn’t set it down and I wound up reading it twice. And that ending….ugh!!! I need book two ASAP!

Perfectly You by Robin Daniels: Occasionally I get in the mood for a light-hearted, contemporary romance and well this is that. I loved this book! I loved the characters, the banter, and the swoon-worthy chemistry between them. It also reminds me of one of my favorite movies Can’t Buy Me Love (not the new one, the one with a very young Patrick Dempsey).

The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram: Kelly Oram never lets me down. I know when I want to smile during a read and feel my heart swell because of those swoon-worthy moments that I need to grab one of her books. Yet this book was not all warm and fuzzy. In fact, I ugly cried more than once reading this one. Oram’s ability to make her characters come to life on the page is astounding and draws me in every time. This book is no exception. Just read it with tissues on hand 😉

Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis: So I have a love-hate relationship with the Kennedy Boys, however Kalvin’s story falls firmly in the love category. Kalvin and Lana *sigh* I rooted for them in the original trilogy and I cried and ached for them in this one. I absolutely loved reading their story. If you enjoy drama with lots of twists, you’ll love this one too.

Your turn! What are some of your favorite reads from 2017? Share below

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9 responses to “TTT #128 – Favorite Reads of 2017

    • If you enjoy snarky characters and paranormal romance, then you’d like Laura Thalassa. She’s one of my favorites and writes a little of everything, romance is usually the common theme though. She also has a dystopian trilogy I love and a sci-fi one as well. 😀

  1. Half of your books read being favorites is an AWESOME stat! I’d rather have fewer read and more liked than the other way around. I haven’t read any of those on your list, but several of them are on my TBR mountain chain. I’ll get to them someday …

    Happy TTT!

    • That’s me too!! I also noticed when I went back and looked that several of the books I’ve read this year are twice as long as some from previous years. So pages read is about the same as previous years. Does that make sense? I feel like I’m talking in circles 😉

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