December 12: Top Ten Favourite Books Of 2017
Although it is not quite the end of the year, with only a few weeks to go until 2018, it’s fair to say that my reading year is almost over. As of today, I’ve read 45 books this year – so somehow I need to read another seven before December 31st to meet my goal (though I doubt anything will bump any of these incredible books off this list!)
1. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
I will never stop raving about this incredible novel. The characters are filled with such compassion, and the plot is outstanding.
2. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
The best dystopian/sci-fi I’ve read since The Hunger Games, this book is intense and full of twists and turns.
3. The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James
With one of the most unexpected plot twists I’ve ever read, this YA sci-fi/thriller featured a wonderfully strong female main character.
4. Our Song by Dani Atkins
Four wonderfully developed characters brought together by two tragic events, this book explores chance and fate, and is completely gripping.
5. The Martian by Andy Weir
Despite largely following one lone character, this novel is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and it showcases the incredible lengths man will go to in order to survive.
6. Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
This novel has been pitched as the YA version of Ready Player One (which ashamedly I have yet to read), and I loved it. It is action packed and set simultaneously in two worlds.
7. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
The only re-read on this list, the second novel in the Noughts and Crosses series may not be my favourite, but it is still an immensely powerful read.
8. The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven
I read this novel back in August, and it finally comes out early in 2018, so I can’t wait for the YA community to get their hands on this kick-ass feminist contemporary.
9. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Featuring a transgender protagonist, this novel is incredibly relevant in modern society (though sadly underrepresented – shout out to YA for addressing many literary gaps that adult fiction fails to address!)
10. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
The only non-fiction work on this list, this book of poetry is heartfelt, devastating yet uplifting, and I can’t wait to read Rupi Kaur’s follow-up.
N.B. This list isn’t in any particular order, with the exception of the top two, which are my favourite books of the year.
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