This list got off to a very slow start as I was re-reading a lot at the beginning of the year, and then I read several newish books that I didn’t really care for. While not all the books on this list are new (or even written in this century!), here are the 10 books I most enjoyed reading in 2017.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I know I’m late, but I loved loved LOVED this book! I swear, Rainbow Rowell must be a witch or something because her books are like magic.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
A unique fairy tale set in the Russian wilderness that captured my imagination and my heart. Beautifully written.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow Rowell plus a magic time traveling phone? YES PLEASE!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Oh my word. So amazing. Somehow simultaneously about Old Hollywood and how people aren’t all good or all bad. Brilliant.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Hands down the best mystery I’ve ever read. Brilliant.
Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
How cool to read a character-driven mystery/crime novel! I liked that I could play along, but was still stumped.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Mix together some alternate history, fantasy, good old fashioned comedy, and some awkward young adult romances, and you’ve got a brilliant novel.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Fun, dark, and a Victorian romance. Plus, it’s hard to say no to anything about Jack the Ripper!
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
You can’t go wrong with dragons, and Anne McCaffrey is lovingly known as the Queen of Dragons for a reason.
Prince Harry Boy to Man by William Kuhn
A hilarious book that had me laughing out loud at the absurdity of the situations and the cheeky dialogue.