Favorite 17 Books I Read in 2017

I can’t believe 2017 is basically over already. 2017 was such a productive year, and there were so many amazing releases in it! Picking my top 17 books for 2017 was a pretty tough choice, because there were so many new releases I loved as well as amazing (previously released) books I picked up this year.

1. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake – I think this is my favorite book of 2017. I read it in January and I don’t think anything managed to top it. (Though there were many books that came really close.) 5/5 stars.

2. Infini (Aerial Ethereal #2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie – This series is so slept on, and I get mad every time I think about it. Read it now! 5/5 stars.

3. How To Be A Normal Person by T.J. KluneMy favorite T.J. Klune book to date I can’t believe it. I honestly can’t believe I didn’t discover this author until this year. I have read so many of his books since. 5/5 stars.

4. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – This book, fuck me up. Every time I think about this I cry… I’m not even joking. I wanna fight Adam Silvera. 5/5 stars.

5. Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray – This is such a consistently good series. It’s a YA paranormal series set in NYC during the 1920s, like… how can you not want to read it? 5/5 stars.

6. Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell – Gavin and Noah are an OTP, that is all. 5/5 stars.

7. Lovers Like Us (Like Us #2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie – This was so much better than book 1. I really connected with Moffy and Farrow here and I loved seeing their relationship develop. 5/5 stars.

8. Like Water by Rebecca Podos – This was filled with flawed and realistic characters, I hope more people will give this a chance. 4/5 stars.

9. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – I hate that it took me so long to read this. I adored Made You Up so I’m glad this one lived up to my expectations. 4/5 stars.

10. Switched by N.R. Walker – This was one of the first books I read this year. This was friends-to-lovers, and I am trash for that trope. 5/5 stars.

11. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – This book was straight up adorable. The characters were endearing. The romance was sweet. I loved everything about it. 4/5 stars.

12. Locked In Silence (Pelican Bay #1) by Sloane Kennedy – I love Sloane’s books! This was the first book in her new series and of course, I fell in love with Nolan and Dallas. 5/5 stars.

13. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee – This caught my attention because it follows a teen named Tash who is romantic asexual. Asexuality is so rare to read about it, so I had to pick it up. 4/5 stars.

14. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon – This book made my heart sad and hopeful at the same time. *cries* 5/5 stars.

15. The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson – I really loved this. It’s a foodie romance and enemies-to-lovers. 5/5 stars.

16. Wolfsong (Green Creek #1) by T.J. Klune – This book drew me in from the first page, and for the life of me I could not put it down. 5/5 stars.

17. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – Honestly, if you haven’t given this a chance, like why? 4/5 stars.

19 thoughts on “Favorite 17 Books I Read in 2017

  1. Adam Silvera is one of my favorite authors of all time. My favorite of his was History All You Left Me this year, though. I’ve heard mixed things about Like Water, but I’m glad you enjoyed. When Dimple Met Rishi is an amazing book, as well as Queen of Geeks! Tash HeartsTolstoy and Eliza and Her Monsters are high on my list. I can’t stop fangirling over your list!

    Here’s my List: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/12/Blogmas-Day-12-Top-17-Books-of-2017


    1. Thank you! I’ve also heard mixed things about Like Water but thankfully I really enjoyed it. And I haven’t read History yet, but hopefully I can get to it soon. 😊

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    1. Yes, the Diviners is great!! 😊 While the first book is my favorite, all of the books are really consistent and I think the last books going to be epic.


  2. Great list of books! They Both Die at the End sounds super sad, but I do really want to read it. Not a big fan of these kind of stories, but I’m interested. 🙂


    1. They Both Die at the End is sad but not overwhelmingly. I think if you know going into it that it’ll be a bit sad you can enjoy it more. 💚


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