I can’t believe we’re at the end of 2017, although every year seems to fly by, this year has definitely been one of the fastest for me! I’ve sorted through all of the books I’ve read so far (I’m optimistic as there are still hours left of 2017), to bring you a post filled with my top 10 books.
I found it quite difficult knuckling it down to my top 10 but without further ado, let’s get into it!
1) Cress by Marissa Meyer
I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I really enjoyed the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series! Filled with wonderful characters, new and old. I love how Meyer intertwines the characters from Cinder and Scarlet (the first and second books in The Lunar Chronicles series) into Cress. Also, these books are jam-packed with lots of action.
Now I would put Scarlet and Winter (the second and fourth books in the series) under my top 10, however I thought out of the three books from the series that I read this year, I enjoyed Cress the most.
2) My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I. LOVED. This. Book. I’m quite surprised it has taken me this long to pick up a book by Sophie Kinsella. I fell in love with her writing almost immediately. A fluffy, contemporary novel is always a winner with me. This book had me laughing out loud so many times! I loved the characters and locations that were in this story. I can’t wait to read more novels by Kinsella!
3) Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Again, this was a super cute and interesting contemporary romance. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, Jenna Evans Welch created great characters which I loved reading about. I found myself laugh out loud and rooting for Lina and a certain somebody. I loved how parts of this story were very relatable too. This was one of the first books I read on iBooks, which I actually enjoyed as I’ve always been skeptics about Kindle/iBook as I like to have a physical copy, however i still enjoyed it despite preferring a physical book.
4) Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown
I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This book gave me shivers all over. It’s quite a dark, disturbing psychological thriller which I thoroughly enjoyed. The narrative of this book is full of flashbacks from the past which unravels a lot between the two sisters and why there is so much tension and trust issues. I wouldn’t want to give too much away as it’s one of those gripping stories full of twists and tense moments that you should really get yours hands dirty in without knowing a lot from other readers spoiler reviews.
5) Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins
I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I adore Lily Collins so much, when I found out she was writing a book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! This book is so beautifully written and has a raw edge to it. Reading about Lily’s struggles, ex-boyfriend troubles and challenges gave me a huge insight to her past and general life and it just goes to show, we’re all human that go through highs and lows of life.
6) Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless
I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I was completely hooked on this book, right from the start! I loved the main character, Sydney Rose, she was an absolute badass but there was a vulnerability to her as well, which was from her past life when she was in the Marines. The author did a fantastic job to keep you guessing who the killer was in this book. I loved the relationship between Sydney and Clyde, her Belgian Malinois partner. I look forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out.
7) Fully Functioning Human (Almost) by Melanie Murphy
I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Just like Lily Collins, I simply adore Melanie Murphy! I pre-ordered this book and waited with impatience until the day I received it through the post. This book is such a personal, heartfelt masterpiece which I will hold dear to my heart. I laughed and cried throughout this book. I had such a strong connection with some of the feelings and situations she has been through, realising that I wasn’t alone. For those of you who don’t know, Melanie Murphy is a fantastic Youtuber.
8) Room by Emma Donoghue
I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This book was incredible, I loved the storyline and the way it was written so cleverly through the eyes of a five year old. It’s an amazing, heart-wrenching story of love and survival between a mother and her son. It kept me tightly gripped and holding onto the edge of my seat right up until the last page. A powerful novel which I think everyone should read.
9) November 9 by Colleen Hoover I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This book hit me right in the feels. I completely fell in love with the characters within the first twenty pages and from then on it was just incredible! I was not ready for the plot twist to happen, it caught me off guard and I had tears streaming down my face. I was rooting so badly for the two main characters to be together! Another book which I feel everyone should read, even if you’re not a huge fan of contemporary romances.
10) Caraval by Stephanie Garner I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Caraval is a jam-packed adventure novel, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The action is definitely one of the best things throughout this book. I really loved that this story revolves around the relationship of two sisters; Scarlett and Donatella (Tella). There was a dark feel towards this book with scenes of disturbing violence. I found this book very interesting and look forward to reading he next book in the series when it comes out.
If you guys have read any of my Favourite Books of 2017, let me know in the comments below what you thought of them.