Best Books of 2017

Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Last year was full of ups and downs, so I’m looking ahead and moving forward.
So, without further ado, here are the ten best books I read in 2017. My list is ordered by genre.

Side note: I’ve officially dubbed 2017 the year of Brandon Sanderson because I devoured just about everything he wrote. He’s an incredible author, so go read something by him already!
By clicking on each cover you’ll be directed to my full review.

Fantasy/Science Fiction

The Final Empire
This is the first Brandon Sanderson book I’ve ever read and it’s still one of my favourites. I’m cheating a little and including all the Mistborn books (Era 1 and 2).

The Stormlight Archive is such a large and comprehensive series and it’s only at the third novel. I wouldn’t recommend beginning with the Stormlight Archive when beginning to read Sanderson’s Cosmere, but once you get to it you’ll be pleased.

the fifth season
The Fifth Season is the perfect blend of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The reader is introduced to an intricate world in this first novel that sets up a truly unique story.

the long way to a small angry planet
This book is so much fun! It’s intricate in its relationships and expansive in its world building. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun space adventure that focuses on the characters, but doesn’t neglect the world building.

Young Adult

Teach me to Forget
I connected with everything in this novel. Teach Me to Forget is a beautiful and heartbreaking novel that displays the tragedy that is depression at its worse.

The Hate U Give
No explanation necessary.

turtles all the way down
When I first heard that John Green was publishing a new book I wasn’t overly thrilled. I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, but wasn’t blown away by it, so I decided to wait until I read some reviews before committing to his upcoming novel. However, when I found out it was about anxiety and OCD and that Green used his personal experiences I knew I had to read it. Everything about this novel rings genuine and true.

Mystery/ Suspense

Mud Vein
Tarryn Fisher is now an automatic read author. She’s proven herself to be an incredible writer with unique ideas and stories. Her novels are not for the faint of heart.

pretty girls
This book is everything I’ve wanted to read since Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s chilling, exciting, and full of twists and turns.


Hunger is about truth. The unfiltered truth of what it means and how it feels to be overweight/obese in a world that will always see your appearance first and personality second or if at all. Hunger will capture your attention and refuse to let it go.

Did any of my top books make your list? Let me know in the comments below or link your top books of 2017!

11 thoughts on “Best Books of 2017

  1. The Hate U Give should be a mandatory read!! And Oathbringer is on my audible app, burning a hole in it – because I can’t get my act together and pick it up. I LOVE this series!! It drives me nuts that I haven’t started it yet. 55 hours of epic story telling – just saying.;-).

  2. Oh my! You discovered Sanderson this year too???? You binged through so many of his books then hahahah I could’ve sworn you were a veteran regarding his books!! 😛 I also need to read Pretty Girls this year. Got my hands on a copy and can’t wait to see what all the fuss was about! Awesome list, girl. 😀

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