Top 10 Best Books I've Read So Far in 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I wasn't going to post today. Well, actually, I wasn't going to to post about my favorite reads so far in 2017 because a few weeks ago, I got to rave all about my favorites and disappointments in the Mid-Year Book Freak Out tag. However, there were several books that I didn't get to mention so I'm back to raving about the best books I've read this year so far.

I've read quite a bit this year, having read double the books that I read in 2016 alone. I'm so excited that I am finally taking control of my TBR. With 60 books to choose from, picking out the best books was relatively easy because I don't give 5 stars out lightly. It has to be absolute gold to get 5 stars and all these books definitely deserve so much praise! (Most of the books on this list are sequels but they were just so good!) Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: Top 10 Best Books I've Read So Far in 2017.

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh surprises you in the best of ways. It goes completely beyond the retelling of the first. The characters, once again, come to life in this fantastic sequel, which is both action packed and incredibly imaginative.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is definitely worth every ounce of its hype. It is a fantasy which hooks you after the very first sentence. Six of Crows leaves you wanting more with a cliffhanger, and calls for an immediate reread to see how Bardugo dropped all those plot bombs: surprising twists and turns. Crooked Kingdom, the sequel in this superb duology, better be sitting nearby or you may not survive the wait in acquiring it.

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard (review): King’s Cage surpassed Glass Sword in many ways. Its gorgeous writing, nonstop action and in depth characters are more than enough to quickly make this the best book of the entire year. Victoria Aveyard knows how to structure a fantastic storyline. You will be gasping for breath by the end, awaiting the next book in the series.

Oblivion by Kelly Creagh: Kelly Creagh has truly introduced the unbelievable, the unthinkable, and the extraordinary in the Nevermore series. Oblivion is an enchanting finale that will leave you breathless but content. "Quoth the raven, "Nevermore.""

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West: Kasie West writes the most fantastic romances. So sweet and innocent. Every story is unique and lovely. Each one of her books puts a big smile on my face every time. I usually only give 4 stars to West's books but this one offered something special, making it so easy to fall in love with.

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (review): Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken is a magnificent sequel that goes beyond the confines of one, pushing you to give the duology an immediate reread. It will easily become one of you favorite series with its well-written characters and unexpected story.

The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski takes the series to an entirely different level and leaves high hopes for the next and final book. Rutkoski plays a magnificent game of chess that certainly leaves no piece unused.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: Cruel Beauty was a surprise like no other. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast delves deeper into the many facets of tales, coming alive between pages of haunting prose. Readers of Falling Under by Gwen Hayes will love this fresh take on an old classic.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (review): A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is so perfect, so important, so filled with everything. I found myself going back and rereading parts that I loved, that I needed to relive again even if it was only moments ago. This book is a treasure.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (review): Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is a coming of age tale like no other. It delves deep into a freshman’s journey through the first year of college. Fangirl exemplifies a little bit of everyone. It is a tale that will be sure to brighten your day.

What is your favorite book of the year so far?

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  1. I have Six Of Crows. I need to read it! Thanks for sharing your list. :)

  2. So many of these are on my TBR! I already own both Fangirl and Six of Crows, but have yet to read either, so hopefully I can get round to them soon.
    Glad you enjoyed all of these :)

  3. You've reminded me that I need to get on the Passenger/Wayfarer boat!

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    1. Side note: I removed this comment because I was asking if "Court of Mist and Fury" was a sequel, and then clicked through to the Goodreads page and saw that it was. So I answered my own question. :) I'm seeing Sarah J. Maas books everywhere lately. I really need to get on board and read one myself!

  5. The only one I've read from your list is Cruel Beauty and unfortunately I didn't really enjoy it. Which is extremely weird because I love re-tellings. The rest are definitely on my TBR and hopefully, I'll get around to reading them soon! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

    1. OMG someone who didn't like cruel beauty! Everyone around me loved the book so much but I gave it a 2.5 star rating. It just wasn't for me, even though I love re-tellings as well and especially Beauty and the Beast re-tellings. I was so disappointed because I've had really high hopes for this book beforehand. Have you read Crimson Bound by this author? I've got it on my shelves as well but I'm a bit scared to read it. But the synopsis sounds really good.

  6. When seeing everyone's reviews on king's cage it makes me want to read on. I've stopped just after 50% of Glass sword because I was really frustrated with the main character. I absolutely loveddd the first book, so I keep being curious to know how the story continues though but scared at the same time that Glass sword will disappoint again. But I've heard it gets real good towards the end? I've got King's cage already here so I could continue with book three as well.

    And I'm still reading the Grisha trilogy, only read the first book yet which I LOVEDDDD.. So I want to finish this trilogy before reading the six of crows duology but I can't wait! I've heard/read so many good things about these books!

    And I'm really curious to read something by Kasie West. Haven't read anything by her yet but they always look so much fun to read!

    ACOMAF definitely belongs to my favorite reads as well. It may be even the best read of 2016 or ever within this genre. Perfection hehe.

    Fangirl is on my Vacation tbr, ready to be packed. I hope I finish it when I'm on vacation next week. I didn't like E&P by rainbow rowell but I keep hearing I need to read fangirl so I will, lol.

  7. What a great list! I haven't read any on your list, but not for lack of wanting to. I still need to read the first of Renee Ahdieh's books and I really want to give Six Crows a try. I have only read one Rainbow Rowell book, which I loved (Eleanor and Park). Fangirl is on my list to try. Thank you for sharing!