My top 9 reads in 2017:
I was a bad book blogger and started a blog midway through the year without spending enough time and energy on keeping you all up to date. So no, there are not single reviews on each and every one of these books, but I won’t let that stop me from sharing my favorites reads of the year with you all! Without further ado, in no specific order:
- My favorite book this year: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyle. Cyril has a piece of my heart now. I don’t re-read a lot of books, but I do plan to revisit this one. This was also named Book of the Year by Book of the Month Club readers
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: I had this on my want to read list forever and the previews for the series made me finally pick it up this year. I read the book first and then proceeded to LOVE the Hulu series. Not only did I love this story, but this book definitely turned me in to a Margaret Atwood fan. Good news – Season 2 is slated to air in April 2018!
- The Likeness by Tana French: I started the Dublin Murder Squad series with In The Woods and have read more Tana French since and while I love these in depth character driven mysteries The Likeness remains my favorite so far.
- Unsub by Meg Gardiner: I picked this one up as part of the @criminallygoodbookclub on instagram and I was hooked! I described this one as a full season of Dexter in one book – who doesn’t love a good serial killer plot? Good news – Meg Gardiner’s sequel to Unsub and the second in what is now a series comes out in January 2018! Looking forward to Into the Black Nowhere.
- Still Life by Louise Penny: this is really a representation of the whole Inspector Gamache series because this is the one that started it all. I’m listening to these one month at a time with the #pennypushers and I look forward to it every month!
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: my first 5⭐️ read of the year. I know this one was polarizing, but despite its strange format and confusing cast of narrators I just loved this hauntingly beautiful take on life and death. This won many awards in 2017, the least of which was the Man Booker Prize. I have yet to listen to the audiobook…
- A Million Junes by Emily Henry : I read this one because @readblend (insta) told me too and I was enamored by this whimsical romantic fairy tale of a book.
- Wool by Hugh Howey: I love a good dystopian fiction series and this one was recommended to me years ago and for some reason this book just sat on my shelf for a while. I finally picked it up this year and loved it, looking forward to finishing the trilogy in 2018!
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: so many of you had this on your best of lists for the year that I finally picked this one up at the end of the year and, of course, fell in love with Evelyn and her heartbreaking story. I plan to read more by Taylor Jenkins Reid after this as well.
Shoutout to Book of the Month Club for supplying so many of my top picks this year. I read so much more than just BOTM picks each month, but obviously the BOTM are some of the best! Just one more reason I’m a devoted customer and fan. If you aren’t a member yet – isn’t it about time?