Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten of the Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017.
This week’s topic was hard, really really hard. There have been so many amazing books released this year that I loved that originally I had twenty books on this list. I managed to narrow it down to ten but I had to make some hard cuts, and one of those was deciding not to include re-reads. These are the best books I’ve read so far this year, but there are a lot more I’ve read that I loved, and a lot more still to be released and read this year that I will likely love just as much.
After I saw this book compared to The Night Circus it quickly became one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and luckily for me the hype proved true with Caraval. This is an amazing story full of magic, danger and sisterly love set in the midst of a beautiful but deadly game.
The Star-Touched Queen was one of my favourite reads of 2016 so I was thrilled to see a companion novel was being released. I was a little nervous about whether A Crown of Wishes would be as good as the first book, whether it would have the same magic, but it turns out I didn’t need to worry.
Samantha Shannon is one of my all-time favourite authors, and her Bone Season series is one of my all-time favourite series. I had some high expectations for The Song Rising after the way The Mime Order ended, but this book was non-stop action. The stakes were higher but the rewards bigger.
If I had to pick one book that I would say was my most anticipated release of the year it would be this one, especially after the epic cliffhanger we left A Gathering of Shadows on, and if I had to pick on book that I would say is my favourite read of 2017 (so far) it would be A Conjuring of Light.
The Lunar Chronicles is another of my all-time favourite series. I loved how Marissa Meyer ended the main story arc with Winter, but I can’t deny how thrilled I am to jump back into the world again and again with each extra stories she publishes. No matter what I’m always going to want more.
This was another highly anticipated release of mine, especially given the fact that I loved Laini Taylor’s debut series. Strange the Dreamer is a story of pure magic, with beautiful characters and lyrical writing, and I can’t wait for the second book to jump back into the world of Weep.
Flame in the Mist was the first Mulan retelling I picked up, possibly the only Mulan retelling on the YA bookshelves, but after reading it I want more. Renee Ahdieh has taken an amazing story and made it her own, with brilliant characters and a detailed and well-developed world.
The Hate U Give is such an important book, and as such it’s one I cannot recommend highly enough to everyone. Starr is a wonderful character whose voice shines through even when she is scared. This is a heartbreaking, emotional, scary and hopeful book, but an incredibly real story as well.
As the last book of Feyre and Rhys’s trilogy my expectations for A Court of Wings and Ruin were sky high but I wasn’t disappointed. Everything I wanted to see was somewhere in the story, and now I can’t wait for the next book in the series, and for the secondary characters to take centre stage.
Really I could have put the whole of the Heroes of Olympus series on my list this week because all five books were incredible five-star reads for me. I can’t believe I waited a whole year after reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series before picking this one up, still better late than never.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of the best books you’ve read so far this year are.