Top Reads of 2017 – Thus Far

Posted April 21, 2017 by Liza in Other / 20 Comments

Hi there gorgeous readers!  2017 is shaping out to be an amazing year for books, right?  Well, we decided to share with you our top five favorites thus far.  Here we go:


Heartstone by Elle Katharine White [Review]

Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi [Review]

Duels & Deceptions by Cindy Anstey [Review]

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor [Review]

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron [Review]


Okay, so… So far 2017 hasn’t been a spectacular year yet when it comes to reading… But I did read a few very amazing books and I wish I could put them all on here, but I can only pick 5 so here we are. To see all my favorite 2017 reads, go here! For now, this is my top 5 of 2017 (so far). I have to say… my number one is kind of surprising considering it’s in a genre I normally really don’t like at all. So yay for surprises!

5. Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor [review]

4. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner [review]

3. Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman [review]

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo [review]

1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee [review]


All right so I haven’t actually read a whole bunch of books but from those I have read, these are my top 5 at the moment, in no particular order:

5. You by Caroline Kepnes [review]

4. Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy [review]

3. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater [review]

2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater [review]

1. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi [review]

What’s your top 5 of the year so far? Tell us in the comments!





I'm an avid reader (since I learned to read at age four) and a book blogger (since May, 2011).I read mostly YA, but I also read romance, new adult and some middle grade.

Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)

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20 responses to “Top Reads of 2017 – Thus Far

  1. Oooh, this is fun, ladies! Goodbye Days and Strange the Dreamer would be close to the top of my list, and I must read Gentleman’s Guide and A Crown of Wishes- and the rest of The Raven Cycle, tbh!

    Let’s see. Top 5, eh? Okay. Defy the Stars. The Valiant. Upside of Unrequited… Well I don’t know, those are the only 3 I have added to my favorites list so far 😉

  2. I only have two FAVOURITES of 2017 so far and those are: The Upside of Unrequited and The Foxhole Court (both were incredible and I read them within a couple of hours and then proceeded to spend the next couple of hours sat in silence thinking about what I had just read) but some others that I’ve loved so far this year are Nimona, Ten and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (I’m only a quarter of the way into this one and I already know it’s going to be a firm favourite).

  3. Strange the Dreamer, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and The Star-Touched Queen are on my “maybe” list! I read The Raven King last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, though. As always, I must be the SoC/CK black sheep – I enjoyed it, but it’s nothing I’ll remember down the road. Some of my top reads this year have been The Martian by Andy Weir, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice, and Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    • I love the Raven Cycle series (and everything Maggie writes as a rule). Too bad you didn’t love Bardugo’s books, I loved the series, but I read it last year,. I’ll check out some of your books Ellie 🙂

  4. Nathan

    I would have to say A Mortal Song, Teagan’s Story: Her Battle with Epilepsy, Devastation, Confessions from the Dark are all in my list. They are all different books, but recommended. I would have to add Devastation should be read after the first two books in the Beastly Tales series, though. I could for ancient literature add Antigone.

    • Hi Nathan! I’m glad you are finding great reads in 2017, I read Antigone in college (quite a few years ago I’m afraid) and I also saw a play about it. I’ve always been drawn to mythology, so I’ve read a lot of classics and tragedy. Have you read the Odyssey?

      • Nathan

        Hi Liza! I nearly finished the Odyssey when my Dad was in the hospital years ago. I have kinda associated the two together now, unfortunately. I do like reading some mythology and I am now taking a course is ancient civilization. I read Antigone and The Trojan Women so I could compare Sophocles and Euripides. If you haven’t read any of their work, how can you compare them? I thought.

  5. If we’re talking about books read in 2017 not only those released in 2017, mine are:

    The Mothers by Brit Bennett
    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
    A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes
    ‘Round Midnight by Laura McBride

    Great lists – obviously I love The Raven Cycle series but now I really want to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue, too!

  6. OMG why haven’t I read most of these yet?! The only ones I have read are Him and The Raven Boys and I did love them both. I seriously need to reread The Raven Boys so I can finish the series. Goodbye Days, Gemina, Crooked Kingdom, and Strange the Dreamer are all books I’d like to read this year too!

  7. The only one that I’ve gotten to read from these lists so far is Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy. I really loved that one! One of my favorite reads so far this year is Queens of Geek. I thought was really good, and super cute.

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