Hey everybody! Wow, it has been a very long time. I know, I know… BUT I’m going to try really hard to post on here once a week even if it’s something short.
Today I’ve created a list of my top 5 favourite books that I read in 2017. ( This list is not limited to books that were released in 2017 but ALL books that I read throughout the entire year). Let’s get started!
I read a total of 35 books in 2017. (28 novels, 1 compilation of short stories and 6 graphic novels). A little shy of my target but I’ve been going through a serious reading slump that I just can’t seem to shake.
Without further ado, let’s get onto my list! >>>>
No. 5 : P.S. I Like You – Kasie West
This book is all about first impressions and how people aren’t always what they appear to be. It’s a cute love story between two teenagers who really learn to be themselves and find each other through a common interest.
No. 4 : Midnight Jewel – Richelle Mead
This book is interesting because of its format. Yes, it’s the second book but it’s not a sequel. It tells the story of Mira and her experiences in the Glittering Court so while it does overlap the events that take place in the first book, this one is entirely its own. Three words: love, politics, pirates. If any of those intrigues you, then pick this up!
No. 3 : The Cinder Chronicles – Marissa Meyer
(I know this isn’t one book but shh I’m not cheating!)
This series is GOLD! Sci-fi is one of my favourite genres and this series did not disappoint. It deals with the ever present idea of technology replacing humans and the creation of true AI. We follow a 16 year old cyborg who tries to find her place in a society where she isn’t wanted, however, her greatest secret may just save the people who hate her. Each book brings new characters and new fairytale retellings that tie into Cinder’s overall story.
(Alright fine, if I had to pick one my favourite was probably Winter)
No. 2 : Geekerella – Ashley Poston
What can I tell you about this book? It’s amazing! This book is for every fangirl or boy out there who has ever felt that their likes/interests have separated them in any way from the rest of society. It’s a modern day retelling of Cinderella and it is done so wonderfully that you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face. Definitely my favourite contemporary of the year.
And finally, rolling in at number 1. My favourite book of 2017 was………………..
( ———imagine a drum roll———-)
No. 1 : Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
I don’t even know why this is supposed to be a surprise. I’m sure this book is many people’s number one read of 2017, but holy guacamole! (That’s still a saying, right?) This book was a roller coaster of emotions in all the good ways that Cassandra Clare makes me feel. As usual, I was crying, laughing, gasping and overall thrilled with Lord of Shadows. I don’t know how she does it but with every shadowhunters book, she manages to make it better and better.
And that’s it for my top 5 books that I read in 2017! I hope you enjoyed this little wrap up and I would love to know what your favourite books of last year were!