2017 was a bit of a crazy year. I found it really hard to balance reading with all of the other things I wanted to do, like university work and spending time with friends and family. I only managed to read 25 books (hopefully I will finish the 26th before the end of the year!), but I’m still really proud of this number. I managed to read 25 whole books whilst also finishing my first year and starting my second year of my Pharmacy degree. I had deadlines every few weeks and a mountain of work to do and I’ve struggled so much through this last semester. But I found comfort in the books that I read. They were a much needed distraction when uni stress got too much for me. And although I didn’t have the time to read every single day, I really loved the books that I did read, and that is the most important thing to me.

These are my favourite books that I read in 2017:

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J MaaA Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

The ACOTAR series is a new all time favourite of mine. I just loved the world and the characters so much! The character development in this one was done so well and made the novel a joy to read. I loved it so much that as soon as I finished reading it I flipped back to the beginning and started it again, which is something that I’ve never done!

A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J MaasA Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

This book was the perfect conclusion to a phenomenal trilogy. I was a blurry eyed mess throughout reading most of this novel and I struggled to put it down. This one was a lot more plot driven than A Court of Mist and Fury, which was exciting and really picked up the pace. I love this world so much and I can’t wait to see what Sarah J Maas does with it when she releases her novella next year!

Seige and Storm – Leigh BardugoSiege and Storm (Grisha Verse, #2)

This was my favourite book of the Grisha trilogy, another series which I thoroughly enjoyed this year! My favourite character was introduced in this book and I loved the character development that ensued. The world is so interesting and I can’t wait to revisit it in Leigh Bardugo’s other series Six of Crows, which I’m hoping to get to in 2018!

We Were Liars – E LockhartWe Were Liars

This book was just so insanely clever and it really hit me hard. The writing style was so unique and for most of the book I had no clue what direction E Lockhart was taking me in. I had so many wild theories and they were all so wrong! I didn’t see the ending coming, it shocked me and broke me and I was just in awe of the author’s ability to pull it off. This book was truly phenomenal.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Illuminae – Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This book was unlike anything I’d ever read before. It was told in documents, emails, and files and I was worried I would find it hard to follow the story, however that wasn’t the case at all and I think the style worked so well! It made the story a lot more fast paced and I didn’t want to put the book down. I also don’t often read sci-fi, but this book blew me away and I can’t wait to continue with the series!

 

What were your favourite books of the year?

Thanks for reading!

Chloe πŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Favourite books of 2017

  1. I loved A Court of Mist and Fury, but I was disappointed with Wings & Ruin. But I LOVED the twist with Mist and Fury, especially because it resolved so many of the things that were problematic about Tamlin.

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    1. Aw I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy wings and ruin! I know a lot of people were disappointed with it. Yes I completely agree! I loved how ACOMAF just completely changed everything that had been established in the first book, it was so clever!

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  2. I loooved ACOMAF. Paint and soup is all I need in that book. No clue when I’m going back for a reread but I will eventually!

    I adored Illuminae. Love AIDAN, really. Can’t wait for Obsidio and dive back into the story – and the pretty fun format, haha.

    As for some other favorites: Daughter of a Pirate King, Warcross, THUG and Dear Martin – without a doubt! As for a lesser known book: The Monster of Selkirk: The Duality of Nature by C.E. Clayton. Fantasy I love! [Oh and I should add The Cruel Prince by Holly Black to this list but since it hasn’t been released yet, that’s not really fair? I think?]

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    1. Haha yes ACOMAF is just brilliant! And I need to get caught up with Gemina before Obsidio comes out! Ahhh I’ve heard of a few of them, THUG is one I really wanted to read this year and know I’ll love but for some reason kept putting it off πŸ˜‚ I will definitely be checking out some of those lesser known books, thanks for the recommendations! πŸ™‚

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      1. You still have some time! And this way you don’t have to wait ages and ages before reading the sequel since Obsidio isn’t THAT long of a wait away anymore, haha. πŸ˜€
        Yay! Happy reading!

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