This year I have read 66 books! With just over two weeks left of the year, I’m hoping to also finish Windwitch by Susan Dennard, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie.
As of today, these ten books are my favorites of 2017. All of them came as a surprise to me, and half of them were read through audiobook. Featured in the order I read them:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. No where in this book does it explicitly state that Ari is asexual like me, but boy, does it feel like it. I felt like this book was written just for me.
Starflight by Melissa Landers. Reading this was like reading a YA version of Firefly and I am all about that life.
The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine. THE PEOPLE TURN INTO DRAGONS. I need every one to stop sitting on this book and go read it right now!
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Wow. Just….. Wow. Amazingly well done. Two perspectives, two authors, too good to put down.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. This should be required reading material for every person in America. Seriously. Also, I will now be reading absolutely everything Angie Thomas publishes. THUG was so well written that I found myself wondering how this was only her debut novel.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston. Another book that I felt was written just for me. I related so much to this book that I found myself crying and hugging it between chapters.
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Oh my goodness gracious, I couldn’t stop listening to this book. The audiobook is full cast and I highly recommend that you listen to this book rather than read it. I’m planning on listening to it again myself!
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Another full cast audiobook that had me fully engaged this year. There are so many characters that I was a tad confused at first, but it had me roped in after about fifteen minutes.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. Oh my goodness, this book had me laughing out loud! The Tudor era has never been better.
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas. This middle grade novel hit me right in the feels and I enjoyed every page of it.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I can’t believe I haven’t read the sequel yet! Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. I challenge you to just read the first sentence. I bet you’ll be hooked right then. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. Cute, cute, cuteness! A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab. Ah, the conclusion to my favorite series. I’ll be rereading this one for sure. Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart. Another middle grade that surprised me with its awesomeness.
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