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My Top 5 Favourite Books of 2017!

Since 2017 is coming to a close, I figured it would be a good time to talk about my favourite books I read in 2017. Specifically, I’m going to talk about my top 5.  It’s always so hard to narrow down my favourite books because I read so many amazing ones.

Number 5: 

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Viking Books | Pages: 358

Sarah Dessen books are always a must read for me. While the plot of her novels are relatively similar, I have always enjoyed the seemless ease that comes along with reading her books. Once and For All was the perfect summer contemporary I needed to read this year. I thoroughly enjoyed the main character and the natural guard that she has towards relationships.  This combined with her work, made for an enjoyable read!

Number 4:

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile | Pages: 330

The Conspiracy of Us was a perfect mixture of action, adventure and romance.  I found myself in need of an adventure story that didn’t require an insane amount of focus and attention on my part. This book was the perfect match. It’s suspenseful and thrilling while engaging and fast-paced. I’ve read the sequel and am really looking forward to reading the last book soon!

Number 3:

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Publisher: Ballantine Books | Pages: 209

As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, this was a must read for me. It sat on my TBR list for a while and I finally got around to reading it this year. I devoured it in one sitting and absolutely loved Graham’s charming and witty humour.  Her ability to recount her own stories was engaging and filled with love.  I especially loved her entries about the filming of the new Gilmore Girls reboot. It’s wonderful to hear her love of a character that I hold dear to my heart.

Number 2: 

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry | Pages: 698

Cassandra Clare is definitely one of my favourite authors. Behind JK Rowling, she is a close second. I have to read all of her books and to date, I have never been disappointed. Lady Midnight was a really slow start for me. I struggled to get into it and as a fan, I was shocked that I may have been looming on my first Cassandra Clare novel that just didn’t grab me. Thankfully, I was corrected and ended up LOVING it. I can’t wait to read Lord of Shadows (I know I’m behind on that too … oops!).

Number 1:

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Flatiron | Pages: 407

Oh Caraval, how I love you. This book was everything I wanted it to be and more. I can’t even begin to explain how perfect this book was. I cannot wait to read Legendary in 2018!


I’d love to hear from you about your favourite books of 2017. Are there any that you think I should read?

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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