Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2017

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 

Okay, so I know I’m probably supposed to list books published this year, but honestly, new releases are usually too expensive so I haven’t read a lot of books published this year.

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  1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles:  I read a lot of romance this year and a lot of young adult fiction. This was a nice change of pace. Besides, it’s set Moscow, and I love Russia and Russian history.
  2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: This was different from a lot of young adult fiction I’ve read. It was mysterious and kept me guessing until the very end. Besides, the characters and their problems all felt so real to me.
  3. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys: I like reading books set in WWII. It’s a horrible time in history, but I think there’s a lot we can learn from it. This was also unique because it deals with the genocides in the Baltic states carried out by the Soviet Union.
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I just love Leigh Bardugo. She’s amazing.
  5. Maybe Someday by Coleen Hoover: I wasn’t actually big into romance until this year, but I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and sweet, but it wasn’t overly romantic. I didn’t feel grossed out by it and it wasn’t too cheesy.
  6. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas:  Rhys <3. That’s all.
  7. The Diviners by Libba Bray: When I was a teen, I LOVED A Great and Terrible Beauty, also by Libba Bray, so I ‘ve been wanting to read The Diviners for awhile. I LOVED that it was set in 1920s New York AND that it incorporated the supernatural. AND the third book is FINALLY out and I so desperately want to read it.
  8. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile, but I honestly didn’t know if I would like it. I wasn’t crazy about Murder on Orient Express, but I’m trying to read through more of the classics, so I thought I’d try it. Plus the original title was controversial and for me, controversy is a draw.
  9. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I actually started reading this series when I was in high school, but by the time the next book came out, I was in college and didn’t have time to read the rest. Anyway, I decided to give it a try again and I actually enjoyed it. Granted, I’m not crazy about some of the later books, but its definitely a fun read.
  10. Animal Farm by George Orwell: This isn’t one of my all time favorites, but I like Animal Farm because its fun to compare it to history (you know, since its an allegory for the Bolshevik Revolution). Plus, I love George Orwell.
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