Best Books of 2017 & Book List


Hello, Beautiful!! Here is my list of 2017 Favorite Books, Standouts, and new Favorite Authors. I’ve read some really great books this year especially in the non-fiction realm. Below you will find an exhaustive list of books I’ve read this year along with ratings and quick notes. Please, let me know what books you’ve read this year and give me some suggestions for this year. Also, let me know what books you are looking forward to the release of this year. 

Complete List of Books I've Read in 2017

Book Title
Author
Rating Out of 5 Stars
Notes
The Best Yes
Lysa Terkheurst
4
Good Tips on Decision Making. Recommend
Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
4.5
Highly Recommend. This is such a great book with great characters and an action packed story
Kids of Appetite*
David Arnold
4
I wasn’t sure what to think of this at first, but I finished it with a warm, fuzzy feeling. This is a great book about friendship and what real family is.
A House in the Sky
Amanda Lindhout
5
Everyone MUST READ this book. Highly Recommend. READ. IT.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple
4.5
Beyond Darling and funny. This is a great book.
Everything, Everything*
Nicola Yoon
3.5
Great YA book. Twist toward the end. Recommend
Learn by Living
Eleanor Roosevelt
4
Love this so much. Want to read more by Eleanor R.
Scrappy Little Nobody*
Anna Kendrick
1
There is no continuity to this book and way too much TMI. Hated it. Seriously regret that I bought it.
King’s Cage
Victoria Aveyard
5
I love this series so much. Can’t wait for the next one!
Girl Underwater*
Claire Kells
4
Surprising! I love this book. Definitely a honorable mention standout this year.
99 Days
Katie Cotugno
3.5
Just above middle of the road YA book. I enjoyed it.
Powerful Writing Skills
Richard Anderson
3
Technical Manual. Pretty good.
Strong
Zanna Van Dijk
4
Exercise and Wellness Manual. Helpful and I recommend (also written by a fellow YouTuber!)
Fearless
Max Lucado
3.5
Middle of the road. Good but I expected more.
After the War Is Over
Jennifer Robson
3.5
Historical Fiction. Good but didn’t “wow” me
The Glass Castle*
Jeanette Walls
4
Oh, my word! Read this book. So entertaining and at times cringe worthy. You may read with one eye open at time.
Caraval
Stephanie Garber
4
Pretty good story. I’m looking forward to
I’m Glad I Did
Cynthia Weil
4

The Assassin Game
Kristy McKay
2.5

The Nest*
Cynthia Sweeney
2.5
This book is about a bunch of entitle rich white people who are in their forties or older and never grew up. Garbage.
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse
Harper Lin
3.5
Middle of the Road Murder Mystery. Got it for Free on Nook. I enjoyed it but nothing special
War of the Worlds
HG Wells
4
I enjoyed this. I’m looking forward to more HG Wells. I’ve got to get back to reading the classics!
The Zookeeper’s Wife*
Diane Ackerman
2
This Book Was Awful! This story is wonderful. I love this actual true story of this book BUT I wish someone else wrote it. Terribly written as a memoir. Don’t even get me started!
Into The Water
Paula Hawkins
4.5
Creepy and so good. Highly Recommend
Today Will Be Different
Maria Semple
4.5
I really loved this. So funny.
The Good Widow*
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
3.5
Middle of the Road. Nothing earth shattering. Had a “twist” that you see coming.
Lab Girl*
Hope Jahren
4.5
Absolutely LOVED this book. Highly Recommend! You will never look at a tree the same again!!
Since You’ve Been Gone
Morgan Matson
4.5
I enjoy her books so much. This one is so good. I love the development of the main character is this book. Highly recommend.
All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda
4
I never saw THAT killer coming. One of favorite books this year.
5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit
Nicki Koziarz
3.7
Great Anecdotes and examples of perseverance by the author. I recommend it.
The Wanderers*
Meg Howry
2
NOTHING HAPPENS. At. All.
The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
4
New Favorite Author. Loved it.
The Lying Game
Ruth Ware
4
Really loved it.
The Hate U Give*
Angie Thomas
5
One of my top 5 of the year. Highly recommend. Mutli-faceted. Great story and you’ll fall in love with the family.
Local Girl Missing
Claire Douglas
3.5
Pretty good. Didn’t hate it. I expected more.
The River at Night
Erica Ferencik
3.5
Interesting Story. I did enjoy the book. But I did want to throttle these “friends” for being not so great at friendship at times
Season’s Christmas Quest*
Tara Pollard
2
Children’s book. Makes no sense even for a children’s book.
Since We Fell
Dennis Lehayne
3.7
Interesting story even before anything actually happens. When it does happen, it doesn’t stop. I know why this guy has bestselling books in the double digits. Great read.
The Christmas Joy Ride
Melody Carlson
3
Middle of the Road Christmas Feel-good book. Great for grandma’s. I enjoyed it.

Comments

  1. I've never read any of these before but All the missing girls is one that I will definitely be trying.

    Juju

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