Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s theme is top ten favourite books of 2017, here are all my favourite books I’ve read this year. Some are books that have been out for awhile, but the majority are recently published.
1. Doing It: Let’s Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, I became a huge fan of Hannah’s YouTube channel especially after she launched her ‘Hormone Diaries’ series. This book was extremely informative, and I loved reading all the LGBTQIA+ stories. This is something everyone should read!
2. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
I ADORED THIS BOOK! I resonated with this completely, I loved the honest depiction of mental health, and the ever constant uphill battle of trying to get things under control. It also helped me feel better about my own issues, knowing that I’m not the only person to struggle and that there are many out there who have it much worse than I do. Can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in the series.
3. Dating You/ Hating You by Christina Lauren
This was my first foray into the NA genre, and I have to say that I will definitely be delving deeper into the genre. Especially anything written by Christina and Lauren, I loved this book completely, gave me all the feels. The characters and the whole Talent Agency setting, it was different to what I had been reading lately and I loved it.
4. This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Guys this book had no romantic subplot at all! Just a platonic relationship between the male and female protagonist, like guys this was so refreshing! And the idea behind this novel is pure genius, the monsters being formed from the evil deeds of man. I am definitely looking forward to reading the sequel Our Dark Duet.
5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I had heard so much about this series on bookstagram, that I was worried it would be overhyped and I wouldn’t enjoy it. But oh boy was I wrong! I fell completely in love with the book, and am now ready to fully submerge myself in the rest of the series. Highly recommended it for a fantasy romance novel, it was definitely more adult than I expected.
6. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I had this in my bookcase, and on my TBR for ages, before finally reading it. I am so sorry that it took me so long, this was amazing. So real and honest, my heart went through so many stages of grief with this book. The accurate portrayal of grief, depression, anxiety, and even bipolar episodes was so powerful and made this book mean even more.
7. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
I finally finished The Infernal Devices series, it is definitely my favourite out of Clare’s shadowhunter series. I loved the Victorian setting, it gave the whole story so much depth, the characters just everything about this series filled me with so much joy. The epilogue, however, was incredibly perfect and gave me all the feels, I definitely sobbed, a lot.
8. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
This was an absolutely fantastic retelling, well origin story, for the Queen of Hearts. It made completely believable connection between Carroll’s original tale. I recommend this to everyone who loved Disney and fairytales, it was just beautiful. And that ending was superb.
9. Friend Request by Laura Marshall
This was a Netgalley eARC, I was immediately hooked from the moment I read the blurb, a woman receiving a Facebook friend request from a classmate who had passed away 20 years prior. So eerie, and brilliant especially in today’s society. It lived up to my expectations, and I guessed one part of the twist but the other part, woah, completely caught me off guard in the absolute best way. Highly recommend to lovers of books like Girl on the Train.
10. How To Be Happy by Eva Woods
This was another Netgalley eARC, I read it because even though it’s a book of fiction, I was hoping that some of the lessons on How to be Happy would rub off, since I was in a very dark place in the time. This is such a bittersweet, and uplifting book, even though it was also sad because cancer and heartbreak. This is a great book, about overcoming personal tragedy and finding yourself after the dust has settled. Somewhat changed, but for the better. Highly recommend this!
I am really pleased with how well I’ve been going with my Goodreads reading challenge. I’m definitely going to hit 50 books, for the first time ever.
Let me in know in the comments let me know your favourite 2017 reads.