Everyone loves a good book and now that 2017 has come to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on all the page-turners that ignited my imagination, got my heart racing and made my eyes well with emotion. I was able to conquer twenty books last year and to break it up a little I’ve split the post in half, ten in this post and the last ten in the next (link available here soon!).

In the essence of covering all of the books I read last year, I am going to do my best, to sum up in ONE sentence why I liked it (eep!). Books are listed in chronological order from Jan-Dec 2017.

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Book #2 in the Inheritance Series)

Dragons, adventure and coming of age, although a bit of a lull in the series, I can’t wait to see what happens to Eragon and Saphira in the next book.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Technology and social media taking over the planet, sure I can see that happening but there could’ve been more about the main character, unfortunately, she fell a little flat for me. See my full review (here)

Ms Marvel Volume 5: Super Famous

Kamala is my favourite superhero in the Marvel universe and seeing her figure out how to handle her social, family and superhero lives is a magical combination of humour and adventure.

Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb

Another page turner in an intriguing and intensely captivating series, this time with a more compelling mystery as the death of several high profile individuals present themselves as suicide.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Thor, Loki, Odin and many more mythical gods from the Norse legends. It was a pleasure getting to read stories of adventure, triumph and sorrow that have been shared around for generations.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

This novella was a delight of pure imagination and such a unique read that was a truly wonderful execution of fantasy, romance, coming of age and mental health.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Could. Not. Put. It. Down. Science fiction that was so relatable I started stressing imagining myself in his shoes and how one could cope with such a hopeless situation.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Best book of the year for me. I love reading murder mysteries and horror books and I have never actually jumped while reading, well not until I read this one. Truly terrifying and the characters were so wholly flawed that it made sympathy an element of conflict.

A Handmaid Tale by Margaret Atwood

Honestly sad. A terrifying reality that hits a little too close to home. You hope and hope for a brighter future but unfortunately, the outlook is dim. (Well at least in this book!)

Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

Another one I know, but I like a good murder mystery and Eve Dallas is one of my favourite detectives. This one was creepy, interesting and definitely a unique take on satanist rituals and ceremonies.

Stay tuned for part two!

What was your favourite read of 2017?

Until next time