Tuesday 27 June 2017

Top Ten Books Of 2017 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish and you can find a list of past and future topics here. I'm not limiting myself to books published in 2017 although I think most of the books I've read this year have been new releases so it may well work out that way anyway. These are in no particular order. 

1) The Smoke Hunter by Jacquelyn Benson
The Smoke Hunter
If Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones hasn't already hooked you then I don't even know what I could say. Honestly this book was like all my favourite things rolled into one and I just adore it!

2) My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meados and Brodi Ashton
My Lady Jane: The Not Entirely True Story
This was hilarious. I studied the Tudors-Stuarts in college so I was fairly familiar with the story of Lady Jane Grey but OMG this was such a funny and cute take on it (not words I ever thought I'd use in reference to Jane Grey). I cannot wait for the other Jane books!

3) Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
I loved how positive and interesting this book was. The romance made me swoon and then cry and then smile so much.

4) Dreamfall by Amy Plum
Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)
Definitely better than I was expecting. The nightmares in this were super creative and genuinely scary in places plus the whole concept actually felt way more real to me (and therefore more frightening) than I was expecting. 

5) This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
One of the best zombie books I have ever read. And there weren't even that many zombies in it. Mostly this focused on the human tensions and problems during the zombie apocalypse with plenty of in fighting and drama and tension over supplies and mistrust and it was just so great.

6) The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
The Diabolic (The Diabolic #1)
Nemesis was badass. All the characters were compelling and unique and I actually kinda loved the romance. The whole concept of this was great and I am excited/nervous for the second book because I don't know where Kincaid will take the story from here!

7) Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan
Holiday In The Hamptons
Sarah Morgan's books are always a delight. This was super romantic and sweet and funny and sad. The characters were realistic and awesome. 

8) Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
Done Dirt Cheap
AMAZING girl friendship and two very different but totally awesome romances. Just writing this makes me want to re-read the book. It was also really tense and exciting.

9) Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)
My favourite Lisa Kleypas book so far (which is saying something). I loved the tie-ins with the Wallflower series and the romance itself was just the sweetest. 

10) Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley 
Dating Sarah Cooper
I've already re-read this book. Twice. And am planning to re-read it again in the next couple of months. I'm obsessed. Just. Everything about this book. I loved it so much.

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  1. I need to read The Smoke Hunter, your review is what put it on my radar I think, and This Is Not A Test! I just finished that yesterday, loved it! Have you read the novella sequel? I just bought it. :)

  2. The Smoke Hunter sounds amazing, I'll definitely check it out! Great list and happy reading!

  3. I looooooved My Lady Jane - so good!

  4. My Lady Jane is on the top of my wish list. It looks like such a great read! I read This is Not A Test a couple of years ago, and enjoyed it. Have you read Courtney's other books? They're also really good, but they're more on the contemporary side of things. Great list!

  5. Great list! I just picked up My Lady Jane a few days ago and can't wait to get to it. I've heard lots of great reviews on it. Here’s my T10T for this week!

  6. I see some great books on here. Have you seen the cover to the sequel to The Diabolic? I've got it scheduled for my Can't Wait Wednesday post tomorrow - it's gorgeous. I still need to read My Lady Jane.

  7. I've heard lots of good things about the Diabolic. I really need to read that book someday! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog