I’ve decided to tag alone on the TTT-train and increase the use of the T-key on my keyboard. For those of you who don’t know this yet, TTT is a meme that stands for Top Ten Tuesday and was originally started by The Broke and the Bookish.
It seems like a fun way to recap the books I’ve read and want to read. And of course, seeing other people’s TTT can give you tons of inspiration to add to your – already ginormous – pile of TBR.
As the title of this blog states, this week is all about the books I read in 2017 so far and love/loved most. Since I’ve nearly reached 50 books, I had to get my Goodreads-account on board and check which ones are on there, haha. I don’t want to forget any! Or use one I read in 2016 my mistake. [Seriously, time flies lately… I would’ve made that mistake if I hadn’t checked my books first…]
For those of you interested in one of the books, I made sure every title is a link to the Goodreads-page of said book (or the first one of the series). Oh, and if you happen to have Goodreads as well, feel free to add me!
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer really are my number one of 2017 so far! The mix of fairytale retellings with sci-fi is just amazing and made me love every single word written. For my full review, just click here and read all about it!
On second place, I just have to add the illustrated versions of both Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. I will always be a Potterhead at heart and those illustrated versions are just beau-ti-ful.
Third place goes to… *drum-roll* a book that I never thought I’d enjoy or like even one bit. It was the biggest surprise of 2017 so far and that automatically means a spot on this list. If you’ve read my mini review, you’ll know that I’m talking about The Shining by Stephen King!
The next on my list is a book that I probably wouldn’t have read if it wasn’t for the Popsugar Reading Challenge. It’s a book written by someone who suffers a number of things, such as depression and anxiety as well as avoidant personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The book I read, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things is just that. I promise you, if you’d read it, you’ll laugh out loud. You’ll have tears in your eyes. Maybe you’ll be crying like a baby. But it’s worth it.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a book that I would’ve liked to put a little higher on my list, but my heart said it’s right to put it here, as number five, as well. There have been mixed reviews about this book, but I liked it for more personal reasons. My boyfriend and I both didn’t have an easy life either. I met him because we’re both kind of outcasts and that brought us together. For that, this book has a special little place in my heart and deserved to be mentioned here.
On number six, we have Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. And boo to myself cause I still haven’t read the sequel, Crooked Kingdom. Even though it has been laying on my TBR for quite a while…
This is followed by Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan on seventh place. I hoped I’d enjoy this book even though I’m 24 but, as with Harry Potter, this series proved to be something you can enjoy even then. The best books are those you can enjoy on whatever age!
Eight and ninth place are taken by Heartless by Marissa Meyer and The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell. Heartless reintroduced me into the fairytale world and motivated me even more to pick up The Lunar Chronicles. That alone means this book deserves a spot in this blog!
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell is a lovely book that shows how people grow up and change according to the circumstances they live in. How secrets in a family can cause not only pain, but also hope and motivation for a better future. I felt horrified at times by the descriptions Lisa Jewell gave, but that added so much more to the story.
Last, but surely not least, we have Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Okay, maybe she deserved to be a bit more on top of this top 10 but I didn’t to that for a specific reason. Why? Practically all books in this list are books that surprised me, that I didn’t know of. Books of authors I hadn’t read anything of before. Cassandra Clare is the exception on that but still deserves a spot since her books are just that awesome.
Are there any books in this list that you’ve also read and loved? Or hated?