Best Books of 2017

It’s time to look back on my reading year and choose my top 10 books. I’ve decided it has to be a new-to-me book and I can only choose one per series. 

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale

I’ve read this twice already and adored it both times. It’s definitely been added to my list of favourite books ever. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of The Girl in the Tower which was just as good but I’m classing that as a 2018 release. 

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Traitor to the Throne

I read both these books this year but loved Traitor to the Throne even more than Rebel of the Sands. I can’t wait for the final book in the trilogy.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

I had this sitting on my shelf for over a year but was reluctant to read it because of it being sci-fi. I’m so glad I did though as it blew me away. I loved the format and flew through it.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas


A friend bought me the first two books in this series and I immediately fell in love with Prythian. A brilliant example of YA fantasy.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This was the most adorable book and was such a lovely summer read. I don’t read many YA contemporary romances but this was perfect.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is a must-read and I’ve recommended this book so many times since reading it. I can’t wait for the film and hope they retain the essence of the book.

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This was a super sweet LGBT romance that I read in one sitting. The film looks like it’s going to be just as cute.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Stranger the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

This was my first Laini Taylor and I loved the beautiful language. I need book two immediately though.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

This year was the first time I’ve read Leigh Bardugo, starting with Wonder Woman: Warbringer, then the Grisha trilogy, and finally The Language of Thorns. These dark fairytales were beautifully told and the illustrations were some of the best I’ve ever seen.

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

To the Bright Edge of the World

This was another book that had been sitting on my shelf for over a year. The setting of Alaska, combined with wonderful characters, and a great story, meant this was a beautiful tale.

EDIT FOR LAST MINUTE ADDITION – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I didn’t think I’d read another book by the end of the year that would blow me away but I was lucky enough to finally read Six of Crows. I fell in love with the world and characters, and it’s definitely a new favourite.

I can’t wait for 2018 as there are some wonderful books being released. Let me know what your recommended reads of 2017 were! 

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