Top Ten Tuesday {1} – Favorite Books in 2017

This morning I found a new blog to read (always a fun time!) but I loved the list she made today about her top 10 favorite books from this year so far, and I wanted to do the same for my post today. So, I got the idea from Adventures of a Book Junkie who got the idea from The Broke and Bookish. I love lists, so we’ll see if I make Top Ten Tuesday a thing, but for this week, the top 10 books I’ve read in 2017. These are in no particular order, just some of the books I’ve really enjoyed this year.

Top Ten Favorite Books in 2017

1. the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace. This book reminded me of Milk and Honey. I LOVED this book, partly because I love poetry and partly because I thought this message was so important. I’d love to read this one again but it’s currently loaned out to a friend.

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. THUG was eye opening to me. I gained a lot of insight into the Black Lives Matter movement and I was changed by reading this book. I hope that now that I’ve read it I will be a better person.

3. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. Be still my fangirl heart. I adored this book so much that I devoured it in less than 2 days. Eliza inspired me to start working (even harder) on my own novel. I felt connected to the characters and it was easy to geek out about books while reading this one.

4. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Creative living, something that I need in my life. For me, that means writing, and sometimes sewing. I realized, after reading Big Magic, that there are so many things that I let hold me back from living the way I want to. Big (and small) changes came after reading this.

5. Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally. Sisterhood. Love it. I love the relationship I have with my own sister, so reading books about sisters is always fun.

6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I know, I know… This book has been out forever, but I hadn’t ever read it. ((WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THIS BOOK?!?!) I love reading WWII novels, and The Book Thief did not disappoint. If you haven’t read this one, you need to, this is one I plan on reading again and again.

7. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. It’s no secret that I LOVE Jeff’s books and his writing (and I got to meet him earlier this year! *total fangirl moment* Anyway, what would you do if your 3 best friends died and you might be partly to blame? Yup.. this book is so good. (I also love The Serpent King which I read last year.)

8. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. I wasn’t sure what to think as I read Swimming Lessons, it was truly unlike any book I’d ever read before. This story still sits with me, I actually think about it often, even though I read it 4 months ago. I don’t know how to tell you why I liked this book so much, but you’ll just have to read it for yourself and tell me what you think.

9. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I mentioned this one earlier, but poetry, surviving after sexual assault. Important for anyone to read.

10. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. Dealing with mental illness, abuse, and recovery this book was different than most YA books I’ve read, but it really spoke to me.

That’s my list! What are some of your favorite books from 2017? Let me know below!


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  1. There are few that I’ve already read, like Big Magic but I will definitely look those others too! I need some new books for summer reading!

  2. The only one on your list I was familiar with is The Book Thief. And that was only because I saw the movie. This has been a busy year for me and the only book, other than commentaries, I’ve read was Julian Fellows’ Belgravia. A good story.

    1. I just barely found out that The Book Thief was a movie. I have no idea how I didn’t know that! Life does get busy, I say read what makes you happy when you can!

    1. I’m the same way! Girls in the Moon was a great one! I loved Goodbye Days, it was heartbreaking but it also makes you think! Plus Jeff’s writing is fantastic! I hope you enjoy it!

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