Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2017 So Far

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want — by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!)” Yes, I’m so excited for this week’s topic. I’ve read some amazing books this year and cannot wait to share them all with you. Seriously, who else is having a stellar reading year so far? Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson – It’s been months since I finished this debut novel and I am still thinking about it. If you haven’t picked it up, do it. It’s haunting.

2. Windwitch by Susan Dennard – I’ve read some stellar fantasy duologies during the last couple of years, but it’s been a while since a fantasy series has really grabbed a hold of me and I am thoroughly enjoying this one.

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – The 2017 debut of the year was everything I expected it to be and so much more. Seriously, pick this one up as soon as you can.

4. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore – I missed out on reading this one when it first came out, but this novel has solidified my enthusiasm for any subsequent novel by Anna-Marie McLemore.

5. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – This is my favorite book that I’ve read so far this year and even though I didn’t fall in love with the first book in the series, Chokshi’s writing made me want to try this sequel anyway and oh my gosh, it was everything I love about fantasy books!

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6. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab – This was one of the best conclusions to a series I’ve ever read and though I was sad to say goodbye to a series with such amazing world-building, I look forward to seeing what other worlds Schwab decides to write.

7. Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina – Do you ever come across an MC who really speaks to you and you can’t help but relate to? Nora from Burn Baby Burn was like that for me and I can’t get her out of my head. In a good way of course.

8. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – I finally read this one! And by read, I mean listened to the audiobook. It was every wonderful thing everyone promised it would be and I have plans to read a physical copy over the summer.

9. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo – I think this is the cutest contemporary that I’ve picked up so far this year. I was wholeheartedly invested in this one from start to finish.

10. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (Illustrated by Adrian Alphona) – This final spot was really hard to fill, but I decided to go with Ms. Marvel because this year is the first time I’ve picked up a graphic novel and I loved so much about this one. I’ve already read through volume four, so it’s safe to say I’m quite the fan now.

Honorable Mentions: Because I really can’t help it with this list, I want to mention both Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez & Rhoda Belleza’s Empress of the Thousand Skies. I couldn’t quite find a place on my list for these two. It wasn’t because I didn’t love them just as much as the others, it’s that I ran out of room, but both are fantastic debuts and I can’t wait for more from both authors.

Have you had the pleasure of reading any of these titles? Are any on your TBR and you need an extra nudge to pick it up? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

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60 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2017 So Far

  1. I want to read all these books! Seeing your list makes me kick myself for not getting to them sooner. I received a copy of Truthwitch for Christmas this past year and STILL haven’t read it. What is wrong with me?! Especially since Windwitch made your list (I have a copy of that too!) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe has long been on my wish list.

    I will keep in mind if I don’t love the first book that A Crown of Wishes is such a good read. I lave the first book on my TBR pile. And The Hate U Give. It’s sitting on my immediate TBR pile calling my name . . .

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    • Yes, you must read all of these amazing books and bless your reading life! I love Truthwitch & Windwitch. It’s so nice to have a fantasy series centered around two female friends. Ari & Dante is so so good. I can’t wait to do a reread of it. Yes, please continue The Star-Touched Queen, A Crown of Wishes was such a beautiful book. The Hate U Give demands to be read immediately. Immediately.

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  2. I think the only book I’ve read on this list is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and it’s on my Top 10 books of the year so far as well! I’m really looking forward to reading the Truthwitch series, I’ve borrowed it from the library so I really need to get to it.

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  3. This is a fantastic list! I was sooo nervous for ACOL, but I agree completely with what you said. I was also nervous for THUG, but it lived up to my expectations as well! The others that I’ve read are Allegedly, When the Moon Was Ours, and Aristotle and Dante. All great books!
    My TTT

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  4. Great list! I really want to get my hands on Allegedly, it sounds so good! I recently got The Hate U Give a few months ago and still have yet to pick it up off my shelf to read ahh. I need to ASAP! I loved Ari and Dante so much. I really want to read Burn Baby Burn too! 🙂

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  5. I Believe in a Thing Called Love was so cute and fun. I am enjoying the Truthwitch series as well. I sort of missed Safi and Iseult. I love them together, but it was still full of adventure and surprises.
    Sam @ WLABB

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  6. I’m so glad you liked I Believe in a Thing Called Love. I’ve been wanting to read it since I heard about the premise. I’ve never heard about Burn Baby Burn and it looks like something I would love. Great list this week! You had some amazing reads so far. 🙂

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  7. I had not even heard of Burn Baby Burn, but you better believe it’s on my to be read list now! I also want to read the Truthwitch series.

    I hope the second half of the year is just as good for you reading wise! 🙂

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