Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their Top Ten. This week’s theme is…..
Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017
These are my favorite books that I READ in 2017, they’re not all books that came OUT in 2017. You’ll notice I’m a little late to the game on some fan favorites (aka all of SJM) but I got there. I GOT THERE BABY, AND I AM NEVER LEAVING.
10. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Please don’t hate me you guys but I….actually don’t like the Red Queen series. I found the prose to be super frustrating and repetitive. Can’t go five minutes without Mare waxing on about Cal, or Maven, or her own specialness being The Lightning Girl. I especially don’t get the whole Maven thing. I was thinking about it though and I think my problem with it was the narrator?? (I did the audiobooks) SO. MAYBE I NEED TO READ THE ACTUAL BOOKS? Cus I really want to like this series. Anyway the point is I read them this year and Glass Sword was my favorite. It reminded me of Mockingjay a little bit. Maybe I’ll make a dedicated post to talking about this series so you can all weigh in on if I should re-read them before War Storm comes out next year.
9. Warcross by Marie Lu
I have a lot of issues with this book, (You can find my review HERE) but the reason Warcross is on my list is because of Hottie McHotFace Hideo Tanaka. Tall, elusive, Billionaire, intelligent, Asian, super broody, and gives expensive gifts?? HE CHECKS ALL THE BOXES. YUMMERSSSSSSS.
8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
CUS IT KICKS OFF THIS WHOLE ADVENTURE. Plus it’s fine on it’s own, starts off real predictable but interesting and then we go under the mountain and shit just hits the fan. Plus it gives us these beautiful fucking sentences…
7. Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
This was a book that while I was reading it I was like, “Yeah okay. This is is interesting and all but it’s not special.” And then when it ended I just….YELLED for a hot second and had to flip back through it looking for the clues. The rest of the series is pretty exciting. I thought I’d find Lia, the MC, really obnoxious but I ended up really liking her. She can join my ranks of BADASS WARRIOR QUEENS ANY DAY.
6. Starflight by Melissa Landers
I looooooved Starflight! It was such a fun little space adventure that really reminded me of Firefly. I’m probably always going to be looking to fill that Firefly shaped hole in my life. I love found family stories, I love sassy rogue ladies, and I LOVE Space PIRATES!!!!
5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
It took me FOREVER to get into the TOG books, I actually got halfway through the second one and then STOPPED. After I finished ACOMAF I went back and re-read the first two and powered through and I’m SO GLAD I did because with Heir of Fire it finally felt like we were getting to the bigger story and I LOVE that about SJM. Her books are actual progressions in these characters lives, showing multiple loves and phases of being a person. Plus I was pretty meh about Doran and Chaol so HELLO ROWAN. HAPPY TO HAVE YOU.
4. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Once I got into the series I couldn’t stop and Empire of Storms was just like all the babes coming together to do the stuff and be sexy and try to have a nice time at the beach (spoiler alert: THEY DO NOT HAVE A NICE TIME AT THAT GODDAMN BEACH). I’d also like to point out that I thought TOG was a FINISHED SERIES when I started reading it, so as I was getting close to the end of EoS my heart was pretty exploding from how anxious I was. Cus like….I couldn’t figure out HOW EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO WRAP UP NICELY. Thank god there is another book.
3. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
It’s just everything I could have wanted from the last book in a beloved series. Feyre is President of my Badass Warrior Queens club, Rhys makes the snacks. (He also is the snack.)
2. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
YUPPPP. It was super sexy and that ending was just…*INAUDIBLE SCREAMING*. Plus the audiobook was narrated by JAMES MARSTERS. The Cohort parts are frustrating because you know…I read Fantasy books to get AWAY from the ignorance and hatred in the world but I get why they’re there. I am also a huuuge sucker for moody dark haired boys that care for an army of children. There are some days where I’m just minding my own business and then the image of Julian Blackthorn in paint-stained jeans just jumps into my head and I’ll JUST NEED A MOMENT TO COMPOSE MYSELF.
1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I…I don’t actually have words for what this book means to me. It’s not just one of my Top Ten from 2017, it’s like Top 3 favorite books ever. This beautiful story of a woman fighting and clawing her way out of depression, and everyone dealing with their collective PTSD from their time under the mountain it just…that shit really hits me WHERE. I. LIVE. I liked ACOTAR fine, but there was something off about it that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Then ACOMAF hits you with that flip and I just….THIS IS JUST IMPORTANT TO ME. Plus not to go with the obvious but you know….Rhysand.