Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Favourite Books of 2017
In the beginning of November, I was choosing my picks for this week’s TTT and I was really struggling to find 10! I read a lot of good books this year, but I really wanted to make this list with books that were all published in 2017 and most of the really good books where older. Apparently November brought me many great books that were published in 2017 because suddenly I needed to cut a few books of my list! Thank you so much November!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks theme is: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017. I actually had a hard time remebering why I liked some of the books! I was like: I know this was an amazing book, but I can’t remember what it was about!
1. Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) – Laini Taylor
“Dream up something wild and improbable,” she pleaded. “Something beautiful and full of monsters.”
“Beautiful and full of monsters?”
“All the best stories are.”
This is 2017’s best book of the year and it doesn’t have any competitions for me! The romance was adorable. The writing was just absolutely perfect. The dream theme was so so so beautiful. I need more books like this in my life
She also became my favourite author this year and dethroned Sarah J. Maas with a BANG! I actually never read a book by Laini Taylor before this one, and now I think I’m in love. I haven’t read all her books yet. But, that’s just becauses I want to save them for a bit and enjoy them slowly.
Does anyone know if the next book in this series is coming out in 2018? I really hope it does! I need it so badly. Already have a reread planned for the beginning of 2018. I’m going to need some magic to get through the winter.
2. A Court of Wings and Ruin
At first I was really disappointed with the ending. It was just too short and rushed to be the conclusion of such a good book! But now I know that there is still another book coming which features our favourite squad, so now I can deal with the ending that we got in ACOWAR.
I have to admit that I don’t remember anything from this book. I raced through it in a heart beat and I definitely should have read it a bit more slowly! This one is also planned as a reread before the next book in this series comes in may 2018, togheter with the first two books!
3. The Goblins of Bellwater – Molly Ringle
This book deserves to be in this TTT for the cover alone! It’s sooooo beautiful!
I am a huge fan of the intriguing goblins that play a big part in this book. They’ve got some real character. They were funny, smart and they had wit. It also wasn’t just some bunch of mean goblins who were described as a group and nothing more. They had separate personalities and were descripted separately throughout the book wonderfully.
I also was a big fan of the romance in this book. I thought it was really well executed and a bit over the top at times, but still just perfect for me.
Check out my complete review of The Goblins of Bellwater here!
4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) – Leigh Bardugo
That was A LOT of amazing Girl Power! This book is just a feminist BOMB!
I really didn’t know what to expect of this book because I actually didn’t know anything about Wonder Woman (or any other super hero in general). So, at first I was a bit sceptical about it. I never read any of the commics or watched the movie. But it turned out to be a really good book. I enjoyed it so much! It was actually a rather funny book as well. Dianna is totally not used to living in the 21st century and that gives us plenty of funny conversations.
Check out my complete review of Wonder Woman: Warbringer here!
5. Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) – Sarah J. Maas
No Tower of Dawn spoilers, but probably some minor spoilers from the previous books
This book changed my opinion on Chaol so much! Since book 3 I started disliking Chaol more and more. He slowed down the books so much and he was just overall boring. I was soo glad he wasn’t in book 5 anymore! When I read that Tower of Dawn was only about Chaol Westfall I was sooo disappointed.
The first 50% weren’t that exiting, it was just a good book. The second half of the book is what makes this book so good! A lot of action and huge character development for some key characters.
For anyone out there who hasn’t read Tower of Dawn because they dilike Chaol Westfall, you really need to read this book. He changes a lot and this book is actually really good!
6. Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) – Ilona Andrews
This book series is soo awesome! For those who don’t know it, it’s an urban fantasy series about a Nevada Baylor who is leading her family bussines of private detectives. It’s set in this world but with lots of magic and wealthy powerful families who believe they have all the power in the city because they have strong magical abilities.
This series is sexy, but never too much. It’s not an erotic novel at all (which I thought it was going to be before I read the reviews). Her family (especially her grandmother) made me all warm and fussy inside.
Check out my complete review of Wildfire here!
7. The Butterfly Project – Emma Scott
This one is so beautiful and perfect to read in the holiday season! It’s a beautiful romance book and I’m so glad I picked this up. It’s definitely a book that belongs on my guilty pleasure list. Sometimes it’s all just a bit too good to be true, the strange thing is that that doens’t annoy me in this book!
Check out my review of The Butterfly Project here!
8. The November Girl
Fact: there are not enough magical realism book out there.
This book is all the things I love about magical realism combined in one dream of a book. This story really is on of a kind. It’s eerie and scary but also really sweet and magical. It’s hard to explain.
They way the writers was able to fdjks the complexity of Anda’s mind was amazing. This book also feel very intimite. For the biggest part of the story there are only 2 characters, but it never gets boring and it only makes the bond between reader and characters bigger.
9. Daughter of the Pirate King
Fill with bad ass pirate girls who want to rule the world!
This book was such a page turner! I finished it in less than a day! It was one of those books you don’t really expect to love and suddenly a whole day has gone by and you finished the book! It’s a higly intertaining and adventurous book. There aren’t many real life lessons or anything like that. But sometimes action, violence and romance are just the only things you need from a book.
Also: the next book is coming out in 2018 AND I NEED IT RIGHT NOW!
10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
10/10 for diversity! This book just had it all! In 2017 I read too many books that made diversity feel like some kind of duty (which of course it shouldn’t be). Like they just included some cool LGBT characters or bad ass science girls or a main characters from a different etnicity because they had too (which of course is better than not adding minorities at all, but you understand were i’m going…). But this book just got it aaaaall right. the 3 main characters where all outcasts in the time they lived but it didn’t feel like I was reading a book about diversity. This book shows how every book should be. This book should be manditory reading in every highschool.
It’s impossible to not ship Henry and Percy. They were so perfect together and so adorable! The romance did feel painstakingly slow for me. But that doesn’t take away that they are amazing.
Thank you so much for reading my entire post!
What were your favourite books of 2017? Let me know!
Until next time!