Top 10 of 2017

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.

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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    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.

  2. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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    A unique fairy tale set in the Russian wilderness that captured my imagination and my heart. Beautifully written.

  3. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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    Rainbow Rowell plus a magic time traveling phone? YES PLEASE!

  4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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    Oh my word. So amazing. Somehow simultaneously about Old Hollywood and how people aren’t all good or all bad. Brilliant.

  5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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    Hands down the best mystery I’ve ever read. Brilliant.

  6. Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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    How cool to read a character-driven mystery/crime novel! I liked that I could play along, but was still stumped.

  7. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

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    Mix together some alternate history, fantasy, good old fashioned comedy, and some awkward young adult romances, and you’ve got a brilliant novel.

  8. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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    Fun, dark, and a Victorian romance. Plus, it’s hard to say no to anything about Jack the Ripper!

  9. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

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    You can’t go wrong with dragons, and Anne McCaffrey is lovingly known as the Queen of Dragons for a reason.

  10. Prince Harry Boy to Man by William Kuhn

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    A hilarious book that had me laughing out loud at the absurdity of the situations and the cheeky dialogue.

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