Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017.” I read droves of great books in 2017. I actually think that since I started blogging, this has been my best reading year. All of the books on my list received five stars from me, so if you haven’t read these books, do so now! Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – If this book isn’t on tons of lists this week, I’ll be very surprised. Thomas’s debut about police brutality is poignant and timely and if you haven’t read it, I don’t know what you’ve been doing.
2. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – As far as fantasy goes, this is my favorite fantasy of the year. Chokshi’s writing is dazzling and her characters are complex and her world-building astounds.
3. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore – I cannot believe it took me so long to read this book. It’s magical realism at its finest and I swoon over all the words. Swoon.
4. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson – Shocking. Compelling. Unputdownable. All these are great words to describe this novel. I still marvel that it’s a debut. A debut!
5. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho – I feel like this is one of the genre’s best kept secrets. This is the kind of charming fantasy I could do with more of in my life.
6. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee – I love when you give a book a shot that you’re not sure you’re going to mesh with and it ends up being one of your favorites of the year.
7. Windwitch by Susan Dennard – I am fully invested in this fantasy series after reading this sequel. I am crying over the fact that we have to wait until next year for the third book. I’m crying.
8. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab – One of the best conclusions of a series I’ve ever read. How do I describe my adoration for Schwab’s series without blubbering? It’s impossible.
9. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – If you’re ever in need of a book that can make you smile with its closing pages, this is the one to reach for. It took me far too long, but now I too am in love with this book.
10. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore – It’s probably no surprise that Anna-Marie McLemore ended up on my list twice. Enchanting, sorrowful, and moving, this book is a work of art. My review for this one goes up on the blog tomorrow.
Have you read these books? What was the last five-star book you picked up? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.