So, I thought it would be neat to compile a list of books from various readers containing their favourite books which they have read this year (most of these readers are part of the bookstagram community – therefore I will link their profiles on here for you also!)
Please note: whilst many of these books were published this year – many were not – though all have been linked (to add to your goodreads TBR for 2017 of course!)
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Dark, fierce, powerful.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
“Because the author succeeded in writing a stunning love story without being unrealistic.”
Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew Reilly
The Jack West Jnr series is one of my all time favorites, combining history and mythology with some seriously gripping action and a rich backstory, I’m already dying to read the next one.
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
“Never before have a read a book that made me feel so constantly uncomfortable and scared (in the best way possible) all the way through.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
“The depth of the world was fantastic and I’m always down for clever characters and heart stopping heists.”
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
“The writing style was so addictive! It covered some very different subject matter in such a unique way and the characters were so raw!”
Night Driving by Addie Zierman
“It’s a memoir and it’s about a lady who takes her 2 sons on a road trip and tries to find her faith because along the years she lost herself. Didn’t know if she still believed in God & became an alcoholic. SO GOOD. I know that’s not one sentence my fingers couldn’t stop moving.”
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
“It was deliciously heart-wrenching!”
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
“I loved the main character Theo Decker, he was so vunerable and so damaged, I wanted to hug him and make it all better.”
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
“It’s about the life of a famous Geisha and about Japanese traditions. It changed my views about so many things. It was amazing and I had the worst book hangover ever. And the best part was it was all true and when I was picturing the characters, it felt more than real. That book hit me hard. I would totally recommend it to anyone.”
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
“It’s a must-read for any aspiring writer or creative person! So inspiring, and FUNNY 🙌”
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
“It’s a difficult read but the story is heart wrenching and it’s one of those books which everyone needs to read at some point in their life.”
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
“I loved it because it’s was so honest and achingly truthful 💜”