My favourite reads of 2017.

Hello my lovely blog followers. This is my second to last blog post. I’m not sure if I’ll come back to this blog in the future but for 2018 I’m taking a break and exploring other ways of discussing books! 

Still, I really wanted to do this post on the best books I read in 2017. Up to now (the 27th of December) I have read 207 books and an incredible amount of different types of books. I feel like this was the year that I’ve really read out of my reading comfort zones and I have loved it.

Now, not all these books were published in 2017 but here are my favourite books I’ve read this year!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer. This is, by far, the best Alice in Wonderland related book I’ve ever read. This book looks at the Queen of Hearts and her story of becoming the queen. It gives such a rich and heartfelt, humanistic back story to the queen of hearts that will always be the way I see her now. I felt things I never thought I would reading this that made this a firm favourite of my reading year.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien. This is the year I finally read all of the LOTR’s books. Aided by my husband making me watch the films, what took me so long??? What a glorious adventure this was. I loved every moment of this journey and I often think of Frodo and the fellowship. I’m sure this will become a book I read time and time again.

Lord of Shadows and Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I am a massive fan of all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books. And these books are a fine example of how people cultivate their talent getting better and better. This story is just a fantastic mix of the fantastical and real. The emotion in this book is like no other fantasy I’ve read and I am desperate for the next book in this series!

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. A historical fiction with a physical interpretation of the Underground Railroad. This book is not only a fantastic story but has such an important message for the world we live in. Beautiful.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I had such low expectations of this book when I picked it up. I read Landline and thought it was pretty meh so this was my last chance with Rainbow Rowell. I am so glad I read this book. I think all us introverts can appreciate a story like this. So cute and so lovely!

Trust by Kylie Scott.  Finally, a story written about a fat character whose life does not revolve around her weight! This book was an absolute delight to read. A fantastic story and a gorgeous love that radiates throughout. I loved this so much I read it twice in a row and seeing it now makes me want to pick this up again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.  How have I got to nearly 30 years old and never read anything by Jane Austin? This book was so much more than I thought it was going to be. I absolutely devoured this and I can now see why this is such a beloved classic.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I can’t imagine many people who read this book didn’t put it down with the imagery seared into their brain. Both devistating and uplifting this book is probably the most important thing I’ve ever read. This is the time for change and we all need to do it.

Thank you for reading 🙂


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