My Favourite Books of 2017

Hello! I can’t believe this is my first post in over three months! It’s safe to say that my first term at university has kept me busy, and it’s definitely been challenging, but I’m hoping to set aside time to read and write as much as possible in 2018 — and to finally, finally achieve my goal to read 50 books. I managed half that in 2017, and I read some pretty great books. It was difficult, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to seven of my favourites, and here they are:

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles


The Taste of Blue Light

I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of The Taste of Blue Light on Netgalley after hearing great things about it on Twitter, and I was not disappointed. It was heartbreaking, honest, and truly spectacular.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


After years of seeing this book everywhere and hearing so many people talking about it, I finally decided to pick it up in the summer, and immediately understood why there’s so much hype around it. This is a book that you can get lost in. It was complete and utter magic and I know I’m going to want to reread it time and time again.

Truth or Dare by Non Pratt

Truth or Dsre

I was delighted to have received this book in an Illumicrate box (a wonderful bookish subscription box that I would 100% recommend!) as I’d heard great things about Non Pratt’s books and wasn’t sure which to start with. Truth or Dare turned out to be the perfect introduction to Non’s books, and was a really unique read in that the book is split into two sides, two perspectives – you have to flip to book over and begin at other side once you reach the end of the first part. And the story was the perfect mix of heartbreaking and heartwarming moments that will keep you thinking of it long after you’ve finished it.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless was the Alice in Wonderland retelling I didn’t know I needed. It tells the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and it was so fun to see how Marissa Meyer added her own spin to the characters and world we know and love. You can see my review of it here!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber


It was hard to miss hearing about this book when it came out because so many people were talking about it, and for good reason. Caraval was an instant pre-order for me, and it was just as mysterious and magical as it sounded. I can’t wait for the sequel!

Frostblood and Fireblood by Elly Blake


Both Frostblood and Fireblood came out in 2017, and let me tell you, this is a series not to be missed. These books have quickly become favourites and I am beyond excited for the release of Nightblood in 2018. You can see my reviews of Frostblood and Fireblood here and here!

What were your favourite books of 2017?

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