This blog was so hard to write because I read so many amazing books in 2017 but I managed to get it down to my top 17. I also have reviews for most of them if you’re interested. These are in no particular order because that would have been impossible.
1. This should come as no surprise that My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick is on this list. I talk about it all the time and I think it’s an answer for every tag I do! This is a YA novel about teenage neighbors falling in love. Of course there are some obstacles and issues that arise but the romance is the cutest I have ever read in YA.
2. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich is the story of a bad boy and good guy who have to compete for the love of a girl and whoever she doesn’t fall in love with will have to die. What they don’t plan on is falling for each other. I loved this book so much even though it doesn’t have the greatest reviews.
3. Final Girls by Riley Sager was I think my favorite thriller that I read this year. I loved the parts that read like a slasher film and got a Friday The 13th vibe. I was also completely shocked by the reveal of the killer. I’ve read reviews where people said they saw it really early on, but that was not me.
4. I read the Miss Peregrine trilogy so quickly. I couldn’t get enough of the Peculiars and their world. Ransom Riggs became a new favorite author of mine in 2017.
5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a Queen Of Hearts retelling and I loved it. I always love reading the stories about how villains became the characters we know and love to hate.
6. I read this book early in 2017 but it stuck with me throughout the year. In Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman, Anna’s sister dies in a car accident the night of her high school graduation. Anna finds a list of things her sister wanted to do that summer, so along with their childhood friend Cameron, she sets off doing all the things on her list.
7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber. This is about two sisters who run away from their abusive father to play the game of Caraval. This interactive game turns into something more when Scarlet realizes that the objective is to find her kidnapped sister Tella.
8. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. This book was absolutely crazy. Things got weird the further you got and then just when you thought it ended, you are left with a stunner of an ending. My jaw dropped and it’s all I could think about for days.
9. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware is a mystery thriller that follows a travel journalist named Lo. On the first night of the cruise, she wakes in the night and believes she sees a body being thrown overboard but when she tells the ship’s authority, they tell her that there was never an occupant in that cabin.
10. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is another mystery thriller. This follows a couple who leave their baby alone in their apartment while they go to a dinner party next door. Upon returning home they find their door open and their daughter gone.
11. Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber is the conclusion to the Vampire Kisses series. This is the 9th book and after having invested so much time with this series I was so happy with the way it ended.
12. I watched the movie first not realizing that it was based on a book but I immediately had to pick it up. Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley follows two teenage boys who fall in love during the 1970s. Nathan and Roy became one of my favorite couples of 2017.
13. Reality Boy by A.S. King. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. I really enjoyed it. I loved Gerald and just felt all the feelings when it came to him. I hated his mother and older sister. And I loved the romance between Gerald and Hannah.
14. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. I loved this book and the way it was written. The story is told using diary entries and police reports. I have a love hate relationship with stories that are told this way. Sometimes I feel like I miss half the story and I just lose interest but this was definitely not one of those times. This was a fast read and I loved it.
15. Arena 3 by Morgan Rice. I loved this post apocalyptic trilogy. It reminded me of The Hunger Games and Divergent mixed together. I was so happy with the way this ended and it just became a favorite of mine. I also really loved Ben and Brooke.
16. I really wanted to put a graphic novel in this list because I read a few that I really loved. I chose Wires And Nerve by Marissa Meyer. I loved going back into the Lunar world and getting to see all of my favorite characters. I loved getting more of Iko, she has become one of my favorite non-human characters.
17. I could not do a favorites blog and not include Nicholas Sparks. See Me is his first mystery based story and I loved every part of it. He did not disappoint and I loved the relationship between Colin and Maria. Nicholas Sparks will forever be my favorite author.
Those are my top 17 favorites of 2017. I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer in the way of books. See you next year!