2017 Favorites

I have listed these in the order they were read, as opposed to listing them in order of favorites. I just can’t do that. It’s like choosing a favorite child. Actually…picking my favorite child may be easier (just kidding). 😉

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things – Bryn Greenwood
This one seems to be a hit or miss for most people, but it was a huge hit for me. It was my first book of the year and became an instant favorite. Almost a year after reading, I still find myself thinking about Wavy and Kellan.

Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Walden was one of the most profound and influential books I’ve ever read. It, without doubt, needed to be added to the list. I found a kindred spirit within Thoreau and was in awe of my ability to connect with the thoughts of someone who lived so many years ago. It showed me we’re not quite as different from the past generations as we may think.

The Gravity of Us– Brittainy C. Cherry
I love Brittainy C. Cherry. I love Graham and Lucy. Brittainy’s books always invoke all the feels and this one was no exception. This was easily my favorite book of her Elements series.

The Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons
I finally got around to reading this book after hearing all about it in 2016. This story sticks out clear as day in my mind. I can still picture everything from this book and how it made me feel. One of the best WWII Romances I’ve ever read! I hope to read the next two books in the series in 2018.

The Wildling Sisters/The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde – Eve Chase
I chose this book on Netgalley for the cover and the British setting and was so pleasantly surprised by just how much I loved it. I desperately want to buy the paperback and re-read this story. I loved the history of the old house and the sometimes spooky feel! You may have seen this book with the British title (Audrey Wilde) or the American version (The Wildling Sisters). Regardless of which title you read, I highly recommend this novel!

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray – Tarryn Fisher
It’s Tarryn, need I say more? She’s my favorite author and I would love reading her grocery list. However, this story felt very personal to me and I loved the main character, Yara.

The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel
I love stories with mysterious old houses and murky histories readers have to uncover. This book was all of that and more!

The Ghostwriter – Alessandra Torre
Holy wow! This book was incredible. It’s definitely my favorite Alessandra Torre book and quite different from her usual works. I loved how unpredictable the story was and Helena’s character.

Something in the Way Series – Jessica Hawkins
This series is everything. I read all three books in six days because I couldn’t put them down. I love Manning and Lake and can’t wait to read more of their story in February!

Ten Below Zero – Whitney Barbetti
All the feels! This was another page turner for me because the characters were absolutely incredible and the writing was superb. This is a story that will stick with me and be one I re-read eventually. I can’t wait to read more by Whitney Barbetti in the new year.