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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far #TopTenTuesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is:

Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far 
(not necessarily published in 2017, though a few of these are)

The Book of Ivy
by Amy Engel
(The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
When this book was released in late 2014, that's about the time that I went on a blogging hiatus. I don't recall hearing any hype about this book, which is surprising because it's FANTASTIC! I think it is underrated!!

Iron Kissed
by Patricia Briggs
(Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
I really need to get caught up on this series. This one was my favourite so far.

Halfway to the Grave
by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Huntress, Book #1)
This series has been on my TBR for so long! I finally started it, and this first in the series blew me away! I loved it!!

Distress Signals
by Catherine Ryan Howard
I've been reading so many great mysteries this year. This one is definitely a favourite!

The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
(Oz, Book #1)
I read this one aloud to my younger daughter. It was a re-read for me, but I haven't read it since I was my daughter's age. I still love it!

A Promise of Fire
by Amanda Bouchet
(Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
This debut was amazing! The world-building was excellent, the heroine was kick-ass, and the chemistry between the MC and the Alpha was hot!

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
This one moved me to tears! It's gut-wrenching and incredible. A tough read, but the author is brilliant!

by Sara Pennypacker
When you read this book, you will see why it was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. If you are an animal lover and enjoy stories between a child and their furry friend, I recommend it. You are going to need, Kleenex!

Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
by Laura Hillenbrand
If you are looking for riveting and heartbreaking yet inspiring non-fiction, this one is it!! What an incredible story. Listen to the audiobook if you can.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
This one has been on my TBR for years. With the movie being released this year, I finally got on it. Skloot is an incredible investigative journalist. This non-fiction biography reads like fiction. It's very educational, and it revealed to me the medical experimentation done on African-Americans that I wasn't aware of. Highly recommended!

The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware
This was my first book of the year, and I predicted that it would be among my favourites of 2017 and it still is! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and it was tough to put down!

So, what books have been your favourites of 2017 so far? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!


  1. I love the Mercy Thompson and Night Huntress books! Both series keep up a great standard so you have lots of booky fun to come! I read The Kite Runner when it first came out and I cried several times during it. Very moving and well written.

    1. I am loving both of those series! I still want to watch The Kite Runner movie.

  2. Loved Unbroken and was fascinated by Henrietta Lacks. Checking out Distress Signals and Woman in Cabin 10 now. Great list!

    Lisa @

    1. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did, Lisa!

  3. Looks like you've read some spectacular books so far this year!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  4. I have The Book of Ivy on my TBR, glad to see you enjoyed it!
    My TTT:


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