Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017
Here’s a funny story for you: Usually, I cheat on this list because there are just way too many books that I love and want to shout about. But in this Year of Garbage Fire, I feel like I’m low key going to struggle to find 10? Let’s see what happens, shall we?
So after a pretty thorough search through my Goodreads Challenge, I figured out that the problem wasn’t that all the books sucked, it was just that very few like, fully wowed me? Some of them even got five-stars because there was literally nothing wrong with them, it’s just a “me” thing. So I decided that I can definitely find 17 worthy contenders!
The Honorable Mentions:
(These link to reviews or Goodreads, depending on whether I reviewed stuff!)
The Top Ten
#10: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts: Funny yet fierce with tons of character and high stakes.
#9: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James: Space adventure, quick paced, with some unexpected twists
#8: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada: Seriously the twistiest book I have ever read.
#7: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: A feminist story for the ages that happened to also be super relatable
#6: Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski: Awesome characters competing for a chance to earn the most epic space trip ever
#5: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke: Equal parts emotionally provocative and fabulous trip back in time story
#4: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon: This book ended my reading slump. It’s freaking fabulous.
#3: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: Becky snuck into teenage Shannon’s diary one night or something. I related so hard.
#2: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston: Gladiatrices. Need I say more?
#1: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray: Fun fact, I almost didn’t even get this book when it was “read now for first 500 people”. I was like… maybe? And here it is, atop the list. It’s got friendship, romance, awesome characters, and a beyond epic space battle. What’s not to love?