My top 10 favorite books of 2017

My top 10 favorite books of 2017

What a difficult decision to make! To make it a little easier I decided to make up a few rules: I didn’t include any police detective series because there were so many really good ones this year. I really liked Ragdoll, Little Girl Lost, The Trophy Taker, Little Bones, Last Breath, and even plenty more..ย  but if I really have to choose (yep I’m subtly slipping in another top read) than my favorite one is definitely Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson. A novel set in two different countries and a hidden link to WWII, that takes serious skill and she pulled this off brilliantly.

I also decided not to include more than one novel from the same author and to only list first novels of a series or standalones so everyone can pick up any novel from the list without having to read the previous ones. I started out with 16 top novels and I had to make some tough decisions but I finally ended with a list of 10 novels that I think are pretty amazing reads and all have gotten top ratings from me throughout the year:

  1. The One by John Marrs
  2. Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
  3. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  4. This Love by Dani Atkins
  5. One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  6. The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
  7. The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Baker
  8. Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
  9. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  10. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

What struck me though is that out of these 10 novels there are no less than 8 that I read as a paperback. I’m not sure what that means and if that makes me enjoy a book more after all…

So any thoughts about my list? Are any of the titles I listed in your top 10 as well?

35 thoughts on “My top 10 favorite books of 2017

  1. Great list! I need to make one, but I don’t know where to start ๐Ÿ˜‚ Several of my favorites are on your list…loved The Fourth Monkey, One of Us is Lying, Final Girls, and Eleanor Oliphant! I need to read Behind Her Eyes ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • We really do!! I’m going to try and make my list for the end of the week, lol! If I can find the time with the kids out of school! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ I just bought Behind Her Eyes with a gift card that I got for Christmas, lol! I can’t wait to read it now!!

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      • Oh wow, did I make you do that?! That’s so great :-). Now I only hope that you’ll like it as much as I did. Even if you don’t, there’s no book that can throw a bigger suprise twist at you I think. I’m already dying to know what you think!


      • Lol! I’ve wanted it for a while, but you nudged me to go ahead and buy it!! ๐Ÿ˜ I’m sure I will. I’ve heard great things about it!! I love surprise twists! I hope I can get a chance to read it soon!

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