Monday, 1 January 2018

Top Ten Favourite Books I Read in 2017

These are the best books I read in 2017! They are listed in no particular order.

1. Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor 

This was just such a wonderful story! Laini Taylor has an incredible writing style and I can't wait to read the sequel, probably my most anticipated book this year!

2. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1) by Mackenzi Lee

This was such a pleasant surprise! I enjoyed every page! And the author actually interacted with me on Twitter! I want to read everything she publishes in the future! She writes the most amazing characters!

3. Giant Days volumes 1-4 by John Allison, etc.

This has quickly become one of my favourite comic series! It's such fun and the illustrations are so vivid and colourful!

4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Loved the book and the TV show! Highly recommend both!

5. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Read this before the TV show came out, still need to watch it. The book was incredible, though! Atwood is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors!

6. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This book was incredible! Read it!

7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I had watched the movies several times but I know finally read the book as well! You are never too old enough to read this story!

8. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

Mystery is a genre I almost never read, but this book was such a pleasant surprise! I just couldn't put it down!

9. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

I read three non-fiction books this year and I really liked all of them. I'm glad I'm branching out in so many different genres. Also really enjoyed the movie! I now always associate Simon and Garfunkel with this story.

10. Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab 

I now have three copies of the first book and I'm not even the least bit ashamed! Really enjoyed this series! I kind of hope Schwab will write more stories in this world!

I need some recommendations! Which books did you love last year? Have you read any of the ones above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


  1. I still don't have The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. What is this life! LOL

    1. It's really good! I hope you'll get a chance to read it soon! :)

  2. I haven't read any of the books on your list but I just bought Strange the Dreamer over the weekend. I am really looking forward to it!

  3. I haven't read any of the books on your list though I did DNF The Handmaid's Tale. I read so many great books last year including George RR Martin!

    1. To be honest, I did struggle a bit in the beginning with The Handmaid's Tale, in my opinion it did get better, though. Aargh, still need to read George RR Martin!

  4. Ohh great list! I am glad to see the Shades of Magic series on here, I loved these books so much :)

  5. I should just upload your post to my GR TBR! Most of these books are in my TBR though :) have to finish Wild. I was loving it but I was exhausted back then and fell in a slump so DNF it. Same for Strange the Dreamer and Shades of Magic trilogy!
    I Loved Big Little Lies too! I read it at the end of 2016

    1. You should definitely do that! :D I read Big Little Lies in the beginning of 2017 :p