Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far:


Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far.  I've read some fantastic books so far this year so let's get this show on the road.  Each title is linked to my review.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich - The audiobook of this is one of the creepiest and intense I've had the pleasure of listening to.  If you like Shutter Island or The Others, you need to try this!


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - This awesome exploration of the multiverse lives up to the hype 100%!



A Gathering of Shadows & A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #2 & 3) by V.E. Schwab - This series is an all time favorite - I can't get enough of this author!


The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson - I absolutely need to see more of Li-Li and her San Francisco in in my life!


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - If you haven't already read this, what are you waiting for?  This YA debut realistically handles the complexities of the Black Lives Matter movement - and it's absolutely stunning.


It's Not Like It's A Secret by Misa Sugiura - This diverse LGBTQIA+ YA contemporary romance is one of the best I've read in a while.  If you like Becky Albertalli, David Levithan, or Rainbow Rowell, I have a feeling you'll want to try Sugiura.


My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows - This YA historical fantasy is so much fun and laugh out loud funny - like The Princess Bride and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you'll adore My Lady Jane!


Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts - I loved this YA epic fantasy debut - it's fast, funny, action-packed, and sounds refreshingly modern.


The Trial (PULSE #1) by R.A. Crawford - This read for review kicked off my January right! It's an action-packed sci-fi novel with an all female cast.


What have some of your favorite books so far this year?  Have you read any of my favorites of 2017?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below.

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  1. I loved Dark Matter, it almost made it onto the list, almost haha! And The Pulse sounds interesting!

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  2. Such a good list! It makes me very happy to see AGOS and ACOL on here, as that's one of my all-time favorite series too. I still can't believe how perfect the ending was!
    I was also really impressed with THUG's ability to live up to the hype. Dark Matter was one of my favorite books from last year. I couldn't put it down! I didn't like the Wayward Pines series as much (thought still good), but I'm looking forward to whatever he writes next.
    My TTT

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    1. I liked Wayward Pines well enough, but Dark Matter completely blew those out of the water!

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  3. Great list! I need to read The Hate U Give soon, I've seen it on so many lists this week. I'm VERY intrigued by And the Trees Crept In, I'll have to check it out nearer Halloween. =)

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    1. I'm not surprised by that for The Hate U Give! And The Trees Crept In would be perfect for Halloween!

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  4. Schwab is so awesome. Love that series! I adored My Lady Jane and am excited that we will be getting more from those three ladies. Royal Bastards was one of my anticipated reads, so I am glad to see so much love for it. I have to read it soon. Great list!
    Sam @ WLABB

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to see what you think of Royal Bastards! Happy reading!

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  5. I hope to be reading My Lady Jane next month as I've been looking forward to it all year. I really hope it lives up to the hype!

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  6. Dark Matter and The Girl with Ghost Eyes are two of my favorite books! And I can't wait to read Royal Bastards. Awesome list!

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    1. Yay! I hope you like Royal Bastards - it's so much fun!

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  7. And your comment about Dark Matter has convinced me to check it out as soon as I can :P Great list!

    My TTT

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    1. Woot! I can't wait to hear what you think of it. :)

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  8. I keep hearing about Dark Matter. A Slack I am part of has a bookclub going on and that's the first book they're going to read.
    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. It would be such a cool book club book I'd bet! Thanks for sharing, Marie!

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  9. So many good books I'm going to have to check out! I LOVED A Conjuring of Light! It's one of my favorites of the year too. If you haven't already, you should read This Savage Song/Our Dark Duet. It's also by Victoria Schwab and is fabulous! I just finished Our Dark Duet and now I'm heartbroken

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    1. I have it on my shelf and I need to get to it stat!

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  10. Great list! A bunch of these are actually on my TBR. :) Royal Bastards made it onto my list as well. It was so good! Here’s my T10T for this week!

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    1. Thanks! You're in for some great reading! I'm glad to see that Royal Bastards made your list too!

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  11. Dark Matter- totally agree! So good. And nice to see Royal Bastards on the list- I've been debating whether to read that.

    And The Trees crept In looks nicely creepy! :)

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    1. I totally think you should take the plunge! And yes that Kurtagich novel is extremely creepy! :)

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  12. YES, AGOS AND ACOL, both so good!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/top-ten-tuesday-113/

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  13. Looks like you've read some spectacular books so far this year!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/06/top-ten-tuesday-best-books-ive-read-in.html

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  14. I can't wait for the book in the Lady Janies series. My Lady Jane was such great fun. Dark Matter is entirely out of my comfort zone, but I'm really interested in trying it out anyway. Fantastic list!

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    1. I know, right! I have a good feeling about them! I'd love to know what you think of Dark Matter - it's definitely worth trying. :)

      Thanks for coming over, Alicia!

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  15. I haven't read any of these! Royal Bastards and My Lady Jane are two books on my "desperate to read" books though!

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  16. Great list! I've heard a lot of great things about Dark Matter and The Hate U Give! I really need to read those books!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Yes, you really do! Thanks for sharing, Ronyell. :)

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  17. Oh my gosh, so many of these are still on my TBR! After seeing that you loved them, and since our reading tastes seem to match up pretty well, I definitely need to bump them up higher!! :) Wonderful post!

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  18. I loved Lady Jane! Made me laugh a LOT! Great list! :D

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  19. I've heard great things about V.E. Schwab, but haven't really looked at this series very closely. I'll have to do that at some point.

    As I wound up putting my list together (books I anticipated being "best of..."), My Lady Jane should have made my list too. It looks and sounds like a great read. :)

    Thanks, as always, for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lauren.

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    1. You really need to try her work, Rissi, and I would love to know your thoughts. :)

      Thanks for coming over to my blog as well!

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  20. I'm hoping to finish up the Shades of Magic series soon and I've had My Lady Jane on my shelf for a while now. Will probably add all of these to my tbr though since you've enjoyed them so much.

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    1. Woo! You've got some great reading ahead of you!

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  21. I loved Dark Matter! What a wonderful book! I want to read Schwab's books so bad, I just keep forgetting about them in the mess of my TBR pile haha. Happy reading!

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    1. I won't lie my tbr is pretty overwhelming... I have a lot to choose from at least. :)

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  22. I just started reading The Hate U Give after seeing it on so many lists this week (and because everyone kept saying "READ IT NOW!). It has high expectations to live up to now! Haha. From your list, Pulse caught my eye immediately. I will have to look for that one. Several others (Dark Matter, the Schwab books, My Lady Jane, and It's Not Like It's a Secret) are all either on my wish list or TBR pile. I hope you have a great second half of the year, Lauren!

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    1. I'd love to know what you think of Pulse! Happy reading and thanks for coming over! :)

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