Over the past year, I read almost fifty books. Thanks to college, I probably read more than that without realizing it. It was difficult to choose a single book to look back on for 2017. So, instead, I chose a whole list of them.
Clockwork Girl by Athena Villaverde
This novella had three short stories inside. The short stories were unique and quiet memorable. Of course, my favorite short story was “Clockwork Girl.” However, I’d argue that all three stories were great.
- Daytripper by Fábio Moon
This story confused me at first because the same main character, Brás, dies at the end of almost every chapter. Which seemed strange, but fit with the story well. Each chapter still had a beautiful story to tell about Brás at different points in his life. The book was also filled with stunning hand drawn art as well.
- Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs
I stayed up reading the books every night. The plot kept twisting and turning. I’d recommend this series to you if you love mystery and action with children. It was an intriguing read.
- Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare wrote another amazing novel. This novel was a spin off from characters we saw in The Mortal Instruments series. It had tons of plot twists, wonderful character developments, and a bit of a mystery. I could half see the ending coming, but the ending still got to me.
- The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling
This nonfiction story was one of the best I’ve read in a while. The story focused less on her rise to fame and more on her as a person. I saw a new side of Lindsey that I never saw before. It was amazing.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Since the movie trailer was out, it was time to read the book. It was great. If you love the idea of living in a video game, you’d love where this book takes that idea.
- The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) by Marie Lu
I loved the Young Elites and the series got better with this book. I have finished the series already and I would recommend the whole series. If you love fantasy, magic, and a bit of evil to do what’s right, you’d love this series.
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I had only ever read one John Green book before. But this book was way better than The Fault in our Stars in my opinion. It was less predictable and had interesting theories throughout.
- Warcross by Marie Lu
I know; Marie Lu made the list twice with this one. This book reminded me of Ready Player One, but not in a bad way. Both books portrayed living in a video game well with their own ideas. The characters felt more dynamic in this book than Ready Player One though.
Did any of your favorites make the list? Is there any books you read this year and I missed? Is there any books you’d like to recommend me? Leave a comment below!