Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books Of 2017


Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Favorite Books Of 2017 - I couldn't narrow it down to just ten, so how about fifteen instead.  Without further ado, here are some of my favorites in alphabetical order by author.  My reviews are linked to the titles:


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - I can't believe I waited so long to pick this up, but it was absolutely awesome!


The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson - Exactly my kind of historical fantasy - I need to see more of Li-Lin!



The Diviners Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray - The first two books in this series are also fantastic historical fantasy with a dose of horror.  By the way, the audiobook production is fantastic.


Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare - I can't resist Shadowhunters and The Dark Artifices is a great new addition.


An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock - Honestly, this was one of the best surprises of the year for adult fantasy!  If you haven't tried it yet, you need to give it a shot!


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - Definitely believe the hype when it comes to this adult sci-fi novel that takes on the multiverse.  I listened to it on audiobook and it's so cool.


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows - As a fan of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Princess Bride, I couldn't resist this hilarious historical fantasy take on Lady Jane Grey.


The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova - Such a cool steampunk fantasy - I need to continue the series soon.


Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco - This debut was exactly up my alley and it's done so well.  I need to get my hands on book two.


The Rook by Daniel O'Malley - Kingsman: The Secret Service and Supernatural meets the X-Men - what a perfect combination!



A Gathering of Shadows & A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab - This series is one of my all time favorites - Schwab is so talented!


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Hands down, this is the novel I want everyone to read.


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee - This had pretty much everything I could have wanted and it totally lives up to the epic in the title.

41 comments:

  1. 'Jack the Ripper' and 'Lady Jane' are both still on my TBR, and I fully intended to read Six of Crows this year, but alas. Here we are, mere days away from closing out 2017, and THAT is not going to happen. Oh, well! 2018 will bring with it a full year of new reading days! :)

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  2. You know that I love Lady Jane Gray and the Hate U Give. It was hard for me to make a list, so many good books. 2017 favorite books

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  3. My Lady Jane made my list this week too. I absolutely loved that book! Fab list!

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  4. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a book I keep seeing around a lot but haven't caved in and got yet - maybe that'll have to change ;)

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  5. I haven't read any of the books on your list this week. Some of them will be added to my ever growing reading wishlist.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:
    https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-favorite-books.html

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    1. I hope you will enjoy them when you get to try them!

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  6. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is currently on my TBR list but almost all the other are new to me. An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors sounds so interesting! I can't believe I haven't come across that one before. Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I just lucked out on An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors - so good!

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  7. SoC, My Lady Jane, and Genie Lo were standouts for me as well. I am very happy with the latest TDA and can't wait to read more of the series. I love the Blackthorns!

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  8. So many amazing titles in here. I`m currently in the middle of the Grisha trilogy and as soon as I am done with that, I`ll pick up "Six of Crows".

    Carmen`s Reading Corner

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    1. I still need to read 2 and 3 in the Grisha trilogy as well. Hopefully we'll both like them!

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  9. Yes, that last book looks and sounds EPIC. We all need those kind of books in our life, I mean, I do. :)

    Oh, Cassandra Clare..I really need to start reading her books. Almost every youtuber has her books on the shelves and I'm always like 'Next week I'm going to get it'..and then it doesn't happen. What! I need to get the first book in the ...Shadowhunter series? Is that the name? Well, I should read it!

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    1. Overall, it's the Shadowhunters series and it has starts with The Mortal Instruments, book one is City of Bones. Happy reading!

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  10. Dark Matter was awesome, one of my favorite reads of the year too.

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  11. Awesome list! A couple of these made my list too (which will be up next week). Dark Matter was on my list last year, and An Alchemy of Masques was one of my favorites too 😁

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Looking forward to your list!

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  12. I really need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  13. I have a copy of Alchemist of the Loom on my kindle, but like all my ebooks, I keep forgetting about it. And I'm happy to hear that the Diviners audiobook is done so well, that would be a fun one to listen to!

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    1. I hope you enjoy Loom - I need to read the sequel soon!

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  14. You have some great looking reads. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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  15. Oh, I'm reading 'Six Of Crows' next! Glad to see you liked it so much! I enjoyed 'The Hate U Give' this year too. It made so may lists, it's definitely a powerful book!

    Please check out my TTT list too!

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  16. Six of Crows and ACOL were both on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/top-ten-tuesday-137/

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  17. I REALLY should read The Diviners soon! I love that it is set in the 20s, and I've heard it is a very dark, twisty book. Right up my alley. I've seen many people RAVING about the Epic Crush of Genie Lo, but I have no idea what it is about!
    I'm glad it lived up to its title. I'm adding it to my TBR right now!

    Here's my TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/12/Blogmas-Day-12-Top-17-Books-of-2017

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    1. Yes, it would be exactly up your alley! Happy reading!

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  18. These all look so good, you need to read Stalking Prince Dracula, I liked it more then the first.

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  19. If I find the time, I'm going to pick up Genie Lo before the end of the year. Seeing it this week on people's lists has me excited for it. Yay for Six of Crows! And I'm glad you enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper. I really enjoyed the second book. Great list, Lauren!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think of Genie Lo! :)

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  20. I’m rereading the ADSOM series right now. I love those books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Cool! Sometime I'd like to reread it on audiobook - I've heard they're great. :)

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  21. AWESOME LIST!! I still need to get around to a number of these! Fingers crossed I finally read them soon!

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