Looking back on 2017 I think it’s been a good year. I went on a plane for the first time to Lanzarote, went to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time, got my first tattoo (a bookish design), passed fourth year and read so many great books! I actually keep a little Nutella jar full of good things and happy memories I make as I go through the year, writing down little notes as and when, and I’ve opened them all on New Year’s Eve to reflect on the good this year has brought. I did this last year and it was such a good idea because we always remember the sadness or fixate on the bad so this is a really good way to remember the best of the year – there’s always so much you forget about!
I have to say I have enjoyed 2017 very muchly and there has been some truly amazing books this year so here is my top 5 books of 2017:
by Stephanie Garber
This was a book full of magic as well as tantalising description of a world where you can be a part of the game but not everything is as it seems. Filled with mystery and deceit, it was a rollercoaster from start to finish and I am highly anticipating the sequel and the return (or is it meeting?) of a certain legendary character.
The Song Rising
by Samantha Shannon
One of my absolute favourite reads of the year and of all time because of how I just couldn’t put the thing down! It was pulse-racing and one of the best books I’ve ever read – it stuck with me for ages. The third in The Bone Season septology with an epic storyline, it’s definitely going to be a favourite of mine out of the whole series.
Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor
What a beautiful cover to reflect the gorgeous story waiting inside. The first in a duology, this tome holds some of the best description I’ve ever read with such brilliantly constructed characters. It truly is strange and a book for the dreamers.
A Court of Wings and Ruin
by S J Maas
This book legit made me cry and I NEVER cry at books (I know right – heathen!) but normally, I just don’t cry at books or films – I just mope obsessively about them afterwards, but this one had me weeping because it ended. I couldn’t deal with this brilliant trilogy coming to an end and wringing my heart throughout the journey.
It Only Happens In The Movies
by Holly Bourne
The only contemporary on my list but one of the best I’ve ever read. This book is about how all that stuff you see in the movies regarding love and relationships, it’s just not like that in life and it follows the story of a girl falling for a typical movie-cliché of a guy and how she deals with the fallout. Honest and with pearls of wisdom, this is a must-read for anyone and everyone.
And there you have it! My top 5 books of 2017 (some making it onto my top fave books of all time). Are any of these on your top 5 books of 2017? If not, feel free to share with me your top 5! I hope you’ve had an awesome year of reading and 2018 brings some brilliant books as well as memories for you 🙂
I just want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you out there who actually read what I post and follow my blog – it means so much to me and I appreciate each and every comment and follow I get so thank you so much!!!
Happy New Year everyone x