And it’s time to get back into good old Top Ten Tuesday. This week is a nice, easy topic – my favourite reads of this year. So far, I’ve read 40 books in 2017 which is pretty decent for me – I watch far too much TV and play a lot of video games. I marvel at all you amazing people who reach over 100. Teach me your ways! Anyway, here were the books I enjoyed most this year (plus links to the reviews I actually got my lazy butt to write). There’s nothing surprising or niche here, but hey, just means these books deserve the hype they get which is a great thing.
1. Nevernight (Jay Kristoff) – 5 STARS
Pure amazingness. It was the book I didn’t even know I needed in my life until I read it. The sequel was just as fab and probably should have been on this list too. Can’t wait for the next one.
2. A Conjuring of Light (V. E. Schwab) – 4.5 STARS
A fantastic conclusion to one of my now favourite series, from one of my now favourite authors. Victoria Schwab, you are amazing. Your characters, writing, and world building completely stole my heart.
3. A Court of Mist and Fury (Sarah J. Maas) – 5 STARS
The book that helped me understand the craze that is SJM and made me fall in love with the series. Such a fantastic novel and it flew by like it was nothing. Thank god I pushed myself to give this sequel a go.
4. Strange the Dreamer (Laini Taylor) – 4 STARS
In one word – gorgeous. The writing, the characters, the world building. Much love.
5. Gemina (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff) – 4 STARS
Non-stop action, humour, great characters, and a lot of fun. I love this series and I can’t wait for Obsidio to come out next year!
6. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaar Tahir) – 4 STARS
Another book that managed to take me by surprise. I had a great time reading this one and have already bought the sequel ready to go.
7. Cinder (Marissa Meyer) – 4 STARS
I majorly underestimated this book and it ended up being really enjoyable. I’ve heard amazing things about this series for ages and I’m glad I finally decided to give it a go.
8. Geekerella (Ashley Poston) – 4 STARS
My second attempt at reading YA contemporary for 2017. Such a fun, light book that ended up being so much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. Plus, it appeased my inner geek girl.
9. This Savage Song (Victoria Schwab) – 4 STARS
The concept for this one alone makes it a standout. Schwab once again creates great characters and surrounds them with a really engaging concept.
10. The Bone Season (Samantha Shannon) – 4 STARS
Yes, it was a re-read but it counts because it was just as awesome as before. Heavy world building, yes, but very enjoyable.