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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

END OF THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Books of 2017


Greetings Friends!

As we move forward into the new year, I thought it would be fun using the week before to reflect on all the books we read.

If you track your reading on Goodreads, then you've probably seen your year in review, and it was with that in mind, that I wanted to chat about the top books I read this year. This year I ended up reading 57 books. I don't always get a chance to publish a written review of a book that I read, but I will definitely share it should I have one in case you want a more critical look at the book.

While the year as a whole provided an abundance of really good reading material, these books stood out when I looked at all of them together. Some of these authors are now new favorites and instabuys for future releases!

In no particular order, here are my favorites:





I was completely blown away by this one. I'm a huge fan of psychological thrillers and this one was my book club's pick for April. This story is genre-bending and won't be for everyone, but it has an unforgettable ending that you will never see coming! This became a new life long favorite and I look forward to reading Pinborough's next book. Here is my review if you're interested.


The Ones We Trust



In February, my book club selected Kimberly Belle's The Marriage Lie, which I absolutely loved! I really enjoyed Belle's writing and wanted to check out her other books and discovered that I loved this one even more. These characters had so much depth that they truly came to life for me. The story was stunning yet heartbreaking, and Belle is now an instabuy author when she releases future books.


Lies She Told



I loved the book within a book concept and would definitely like to read more of this type of trope, especially given that it was a psychological thriller, so I got two thrillers in one! I'm also working on reading Holahan's other books as well. I have a full review of this one if you'd like to read more of my thoughts.


The Hate U Give 



Immediately after reading this one, I posted a picture of it on Instagram with the statement "If there is only one book, you read this year, make it this one" and I definitely still believe that! This book was so hyped, but it deserves every bit of that. There are so many conversations that can be started from the ideas presented along with some of the greatest family dynamics I have ever read in young adult literature. I can definitely see this one as a modern classic that will speak volumes to future audiences.


Daughter of the Pirate King



I received this one in the March OwlCrate box and loved every minute of this thrilling ride. The next book, Daughter of the Siren Queen, is on my highly anticipated list for next year. I'm so excited for whatever adventure awaits next! Here is a link to my full review if you want more information.


So these were the cream of the crop for me this year. What were some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments because I love adding new titles to my TBR!

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