Top Ten Tuesday: My top ten books of 2017


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Books Of 2017.

According to Goodreads, I gave a 5-star rating to 76 books in 2017. SEVENTY-SIX. That’s a lot. So how to narrow down my top books to just 10? Here are the books I consider the best of the best from my 2017 reading — not necessarily books published in 2017; simply the books I read this past year that I loved the most. (And okay, I cheated a bit and snuck in more than 10!)

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (review)

2) La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman (review)

3) The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (review)

4) A whole bunch of books by Gail Carriger! (reviews here and here)

5) How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (review)

6) Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin (review)

7) Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford (review)

8) Leviathan Wakes (review)/Caliban’s War/Abaddon’s Gate (review) by James S. A. Corey

9) A first introduction to the world of Georgette Heyer (reviews here, here, here, and here)

10) Two classics that I finally tackled (and adored):
(Great Expectations reading update here)


What were your favorite reads of 2017? Please leave me your link!


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30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My top ten books of 2017

    • I wish I’d tried Georgette Heyer sooner! I loved the four books I read, and can’t wait for more. Do you have any other favorite GH books you’d recommend?

  1. Great list, Lisa, sounds like you had an amazing reading year this year! I’m really pleased to see Into the Drowning Deep, The Bear and the Nightingale and How to Stop Time on your list – they’re all on my TBR! And all those Gail Carrigers, too! I’m making my way through the Parasol Protectorate books at the moment, so I’m glad to hear her other series are just as entertaining.

    • I didn’t think I’d enjoy the other Gail Carriger series as much as the Parasol Protectorate (which I loved) — I’m so glad I finally gave them a chance! If you’re considering continuing with the Finishing School books, maybe give the audiobooks a try. So much fun.

  2. I didn’t get around to The Book of Dust yet! I kept planning a Golden Compass re-read.. I think I might still have to do that first. 🙂

  3. I really hope that I get La Belle Sauvage and The Bear and the Nightingale for Christmas. It feels like every book blogger has read and loved these books. 😀

  4. Yes, La Belle Sauvage was wonderful! 🙂 I still need to write a review for it though. Sigh! I’m so behind. 🙁
    How to Stop Time is one of the books I’ll be receiving in a book subscription box in February. I hope I enjoy it as much as you did. 🙂

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