Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017
Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosing TTT
I have hit my goal of 50 books already this year. Yay! I read a lot of great books and I enjoyed sharing books with friends and having mini-discussions here and there. It was hard to pick only 10 of the best of 2017. I am thankful for a great reading year.
Beartown by Fredrick Backman
Read this book slowly to understand an internalize the words Backman uses. I had a book club with A Man named Ove (that I read years ago and Loved!) and after reading Beartown, I am reminded how amazing Backman is. Highly Recommended. This would make a great winter read.
The Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner
This was a great book. I can't wait for future books from Susan Meissner.
The Hate U Give- By Angie Thomas
This Audiobook was well done and almost movie like to listen too. I think this book will put some people out of their comfort zone, but is an impressive debut by Angie Thomas.
The Story of Arthur Truluv- by Elizabeth Berg
This book is a breath of fresh air. Great character development and a feel good story that we all need sometimes.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
This was a long read, but worth it! Made for an amazing Book Club discussion.
The Night the Lights Went Out- by Karen White
This was a fun summer read. Great character development and well done flashbacks. I shared my copy with friends and we had fun discussions about it. Karen White is one of my new go to authors. I also read and enjoyed The Sound of Glass this year.
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Highly recommended. It made a great Audiobook and I learned a new perspective on WWII.
Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan
Hysterical book club read. It was the perfect light hearted read I needed this summer after a lots of heavier books. Moms of kids ages 1-5 could relate to parts of this book (other parts got a bit far fetched, but still fun).
The Seven Sister's Books by Lucinda Riley
I listened to both books and love not only the character development, the world travel, but also the settings and flashbacks. This series is a commitment, but I highly recommend it!
Although both of these books were written years ago I read them this year since they are a mini-series and a movie. I am so glad that I read these books before seeing the show and movie.