So, I read quite a lot of books last year, and probably found some that I’m not gonna forget any time soon!
And, as I’m hoping that my regular Friday books will focus on all things bookish, I thought, to set the tone, I’d tell you about my top ten read from 2017! (Better late, than never, right?)
Number one, is ultimately, my number one. Without a doubt. The rest to follow are in no order at all!
1. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
I honestly didn’t think I’d like this book, but damn it, I did! I loved it, and it’s happily up there with my favourite books of all time! The humor he uses is just up my street, and he had me belly-laughing at some points! As did the second book, Shadowblack!I wrote a review all about the first one here. The second one is on it’s way!
2. Wonder by R.J.Palacio
I only read this book because I knew it was coming out in the cinema soon, but, it was one of those reads that stay with you forever! It was so heart-breakingly sweet that I recommend everyone read it! My personal review can be found here.
3. HON Otherworld: Loved by P.C and Kristin Cast
I couldn’t not read this book and love it. The writing really get’s on my nerves, even more now I’m a bit older, but I love the #Nerdherd too much not to love the book anyway! A review/discussion on this book can be found here.
4. Secret Of Souls by Aubrie Nixox
Aubrie was one of the first people that I followed on instagram, and, I was lucky enough to watch the final moments of her publication process! And even get in on some pre-order swag! SOS was different and unique, and she made me love the lover-boy sidekick and then wham! Broke my heart! But, still, I loved it, and I can’t wait to see what happened next! A review for that can also be found here.
5. A Dogs Purpose by Bruce Cameron
How can anyone not like this book? Like Wonder, I read the book because the movie was out soon, and I loved it! But, how can you not like a talking/thinking dog? You can’t? So, yeah! A comparison review of the movie and the book can be found here.
6. Six of Crows by Leigh Budargo
Six of Crows was one of those hype reads, and, I’ll be honest, in the first hundred pages, I thought it would be a book that I DNF’d. I could easily put it down and not pick it back up, but, somehow, I found the motivation to keep going, and I’m so glad I did! It is a really great book, and the world-building is phenomenal! Man, if I could world-build like Leigh does, I’d be on to a gold-mine! I have a review coming soon!
7. Traitors Blade by Sebastien de Castell
Another thanks to BookBoxClub, because, obviously, I never would have found this guy without them, and I never would have found my own three musketeers, known as Falcio, Brasti and Kest! The humor used is consistent with Spellslinger, and it made it such an easy read because of it! The stories something I love too, so, all in all, another great book by, my top favourite author of 2017! The review will be coming soon!
8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Like Wonder, it’s one of those books that really pull on your heart-strings, and it made me wonder why I’d never read anything by Ness before! I loved the style and the story, and just everything about this book!
9. One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
Another BookBoxClub read, OOUIL took a spot in the top ten just because it made me fall in love with mystery again! I really enjoy watching all the cop shows, and the detective shows, and I can’t wait for Lethal Weapon to start tonight, but, reading it was something else! I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but I did, and I now have a whole array of mystery books in my TBR, and some local authors there too, which is awesome! My review for OOUISL can be found here.
10. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I don’t think this is really a surprise. It was the first book I’ve read by Mr. Green, and again, I loved it! I’d already watched the movie about three years ago, and I couldn’t believe that it made me cry again, and again, and again. Like, I think it would make me cry every time I re-read it!!!
This year, I’m hoping to read more books, experience more authors, and more genres, and just watch the bookish community grow! There are some awesome books coming out this year, and I can’t wait to read them (and review them)!
I have so many reviews back-logged though, and, most are the books I’ve mentioned here. I need to get on that!
What were your favourite books of 2017? I’d love to know! (Because I obviously need more recommendations to add to my TBR pile!)
Anyway, T.G.I.F! I have a busy-ish weekend due to the little brothers 21st birthday celebrations, but, I’m hoping to get a bit of reading and writing in there somewhere!
I’ll see you guys on Wednesday!