Friday, 5 January 2018
Book Blogger Hop: Favourite books of 2017
I was contemplating whether I should do one of these posts...
They seem to be semi-obligatory at this point in the year but I quite often lack the energy to evaluate past books and rank them against each other.
However, when I saw that this week's Book Blogger Hop question was, "What are your five most favorite books in 2017?" I figured I might as well join in.
Here are my 'top 5' reads of 2017, in no particular order:
Mariana Zapata's slow-burn romances NEVER disappoint but I found Wait For It to be the best of the bunch.
It's full of heart, great characters, love, and life.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
(Mature YA / NA Fantasy Romance)
Okay. I know this one is a bit of a cheat as it's three books but the trilogy was one of my favourite reads of 2017.
I loved them.
I inhaled them, one after the other and wanted more when they were finished.
If I HAD to pick a favourite, I'd choose book three - A Court of Wings and Ruin - but you can't read book three without having read the other two so... I add the trilogy to the list!
Ride The Storm was one of my most anticipated reads for 2017.
A conclusion to the 'second act' in Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series and I - being the Cassie & Pritkin shipper that I am - LOVED it. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, and it certainly isn't something you can just jump into without having read previous books, but if you are/were a fan of this series then you've gotta read it.
Now for the two/three year wait on the next one... 😭
I know... This is another series, not a single book, but Ilona Andrews has dominated my reading list this past year. Their stories - all their worlds - are so well written and engrossing and I haven't been able to get enough!
I've inhaled The Hidden Legacy series, The Innkeeper series, the first two books in The Edge Series and the entirety of the Kate Daniels series, including all associated novels/novellas.
Off the top of my head, that's 23 novels/novellas written by Ilona Andrews, but the Kate Daniels series is my favourite.
If that's not enough of a reason to break the rules again and add a series / author to my 'favourites of 2017 list' then you have no soul.
I enjoy Joanna Wylde's Reapers MC series and I loved how this novella continued that series but took place with a different chapter of the Reapers.
I don't know why I enjoyed this one so much but I did... It's dark and gritty, the romance is a little unconventional, but I really liked it. It's had several re-reads already and I know I'll probably re-read it again in the not so distant future. I only wish it was longer!
To view the linky list of this weeks Hop participants, please visit The Coffee Addicted Writer.