So here are my favourite books of 2017. I was thinking that the highest of my ratings are quite rare and these are things that I’m most likely to recommend to people. I have not included rereads as they usually will be rated highly.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Zappia Francesca
This was such an interesting book that has some really interesting elements. It was similar to Fangirl but focussed on some completely different elements. I didn’t enjoy the in story story as much but I liked the wider story.
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
I am surprised that this took me so long to read. And I still haven’t picked up the sequel. I do love Rick Riordan and I know some people aren’t the biggest fan of Apollo but I like the story and I’m glad to be back in with a 5 book series.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I sort of struggled with if I should include this. I did love it. The series continued to grow but I was frustrated with how this didn’t feel like a conclusion. As a book it is 5 stars but as a sequel…. well it isn’t really one.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
One of the best books I’ve read. I just loved how this was done. It was such an interesting story premise and showed some really unique elements compared to the traditional war story. I did read this when I was on a historical war fiction bindge.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Everyone knows this is amazing. I did prefer Salt to the Sea but again I just loved the exposure to the different parts involved during wars.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I think this was surprising more than anything. I did enjoy this different view on historical fiction and do want to continue on the series but BIG BOOK!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
One of the best written historical memoirs that I’ve ever read. This was jsut such a breath of fresh air because it was just something so different especially in the world of fantasy books.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I really wasn’t expecting this to be so incredible but it was so amazing and I just loved how it felt so authentic. The research element of this was unbelievable and I would honestly give this to anyone to read.
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
This author just grew so much from her first to second book. The entire world, story, magical system and plot just took off. I am desperately awaiting the finale in September.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
I can’t say I loved this because of the subject nature of this. It was such an amazing yet heartbreaking story that you just cannot forget.
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett now firmly sits as one of my favourite authors of all time and I am so disappointed in myself for not having read his work sooner. The humour and imagination in this series is just out of this world.
So there we go. My best reads of 2017. What were some of your 5 star reads?