My Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

Posted December 12, 2017 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 22 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

While 2017 has been pretty good to me in some ways, it’s been slightly disappointing as far as books go. It started off with a bang, and then everything got “meh”. Maybe I’ve been in a slump for most of the year, but things have not gone very well. lol. I’m hoping for a better reading year next year! I’ve written these out in order of when I read them.

1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I was truly and utterly captivated by and immersed in this story from the first page.

2. The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
It was like reading an episode of Veronica Mars! Loved it!

3. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
GORGEOUS writing! This story is super unique, while still remaining true to the elements I’ve come to love from Beauty and the Beast.

4. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I’ve never finished a book before and then immediately wanted to flip to page 1 and start over again.

5. Till Death by Jennifer Armentrout
My new favorite romantic suspense, and the book that I will use to judge all future romantic suspense novels I read.

6. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
There’s so much feeling and mystery surrounding the water horses and the people who ride them. The mystical aspects of the island and the races themselves made me forget I was even reading anything.

7. Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle
Another really great romantic suspense about a team on a search and rescue dive team in the middle of winter. SO good.

8. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
I loved everything about it… the heat between Audrey and Thomas, the setting, the mystery, and Kerri’s beautiful writing style.

9. Miracle On 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
Such a sweet Christmas romance! He’s an icy author, and she’s a warm and peppy Christmas fanatic. Such a festive, New York City romance. I’m running a giveaway for a signed copy of this book right now!

10. Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
Another fun and festive Christmas romance! This time SHE’S the author (and a YA one–YES), and he’s a rich nerd. Love these two!

Tell me some of your favorites of 2017! I’m always looking for new recommendations.

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22 responses to “My Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

  1. “Caraval” was on so many lists, I`m starting to think that I was the only one that hated the book. I just couldn`t get on board with the writing and the romance. I was fairly intrigued by Legend though, so I will pick up the sequel and see where the story goes.
    Carmen recently posted…TTT: Top Six Favourite Books of 2017

  2. I did a Circus marathon (kind of) this year and read two other books set in festivals like Caraval, and it was awesome! I’m only missing Stephanie Garber’s book to complete my TBR. I love immersing worlds and great writing style, so I’m sure I’m going to love it. Some people didn’t really love the characters, but I can overlook that. Maybe you will really love Daughter of the Burning City and The Night Circus!

    The Hating Game was FABULOUS, and The Scorpio Races is on my TBR already!! Great lis!
    Sophie Alex (@bookslikewolves) recently posted…Blogmas Day 12: Top 17 Books of 2017

  3. I read my first Jill Shalvis book this year and loved it. It’s great to see more books on these lists that I can add to my TBR.

    I hope that there are more books that you love in 2018!

  4. danielle hammelef

    My 2017 favorites are Caraval, Daughter of a Pirate King, When Dimple Met Rishi, Warcross, Greetings from Witness Protection, Queens of Geek, and The Victoria in My Head.

  5. I read Miracle on 5th Avenue and I liked it too! I haven’t gotten to read any of the others you mentioned though. One of my favourites I read in 2018 was Lord of Shadows just FYI.