I have been seeing a lot of posts from other book bloggers on Best books of 2017 and I liked the idea of showcasing my favourite and most memorable reads of this year because I have read a lot of pretty great books which I think deserve a shoutout! With every book I mention I will be writing a brief comment (my thoughts, impressions) on it. Let’s begin:
MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2017
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
I remember reading The Girl with a Clock for a Heart in the beginning of January and what made me do this was The Kind Worth Killing by the same author which was absolutely brilliant. I rather enjoyed this novel by Swanson and would definitely recommend his works to anyone who loves psychological thrillers!
Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Gather the Daughters still remains one of my top 5 books of all time. I loved reading this book during the summer. It felt really magical and it made the book much more real in my head. Even though the story is very dark it still keeps you intrigued and makes you miss it after you’ve read it. There’s no doubt that Jennie Melamed is an author to follow! I still think about this book from time to time.
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Now onto the book that ruined me and scarred me. Call Me By Your Name is a wonderful and terrible book which I adored and hated reading. CMBYN is so amazing and the way the author makes you care for his characters amazes me. This book left me feeling depressed for two weeks but I still loved it and would love to re-read it in the future! Definitely recommend this one!
The Baltimore Boys by Joël Dicker
I actually own Dicker’s first book and plan on reading it after reading this one. The Baltimore Boys is so wonderful and it’s beautifully written that I have no words! It made me happy and it made me feel sad and that’s the power it holds. I still remember the story inside this book and I’m sure I will for a long time. Read it!
Nothing Holds Back the Night by Delphine de Vigan
I remember buying this book many years ago for just an euro and what made me read this book was the release of her newest one called Based on a True Story. I wanted to read her first book and then get to this one and I am so glad I did! Nothing Holds Back the Night is so good: from the story to the writing! De Vigan has such a talent for sentences and I especially loved that the story revolved around her bipolar mother. I highly recommend it!
Final Girls by Riley Sager
I will always remember this book as my first ever ARC! I remember seeing everyone reading and loving this book and I was no exception. Finals Girls is a great thriller with great twists that keep you reading on and wanting to find out more. After reading this book I watched every Halloween movie and enjoyed watching them all. This kind of story is so intriguing and scary!
MY MOST MEMORABLE BOOKS OF 2017
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Even though I did not adore this book it still left a mark on me. My Absolute Darling is a book you will definitely remember for a while because of its unusual story. I have encountered one of the most evil characters in this book which says something: the author did a great job at writing the story. If the blurb intrigues you I would say give it a go and read it!
On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety by Andrea Petersen
As someone who suffers from anxiety this book gave me a lot of insight into it as well as scientific research which was fascinating to read. To anyone who suffers from anxiety I would suggest this book because while it shows the author’s own experience with it, it also provides the reader with a lot of interesting scientific studies and information.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng. What is there to be said? Go, run, read it!
The Reminders by Val Emmich
This book was such a lovely surprise. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. It’s such a heart-warming story between someone who wants to remember and someone who can’t forget.
This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
My interest in mental health books began two-three years ago so when I saw this book I had to read it. Merkin shows us an insight into her struggle with depression and how it affected her life. It’s a very interesting book!
Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes
Hayes’ memoir is truly wonderful. The story of him and Oliver Sacks is so touching and I loved reading it as well as the photographs the author included. I still remember parts of the book I enjoyed the most.
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Ragdoll was my second ARC I got approved for and I remember the exact date. January 20th. I was so happy to have gotten a chance to read it because it was pretty great. Definite recommendation for detective/thriller lovers!
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
This is the memoir which out of all of them I can say I remember vividly. The storytelling, the story, Lesnevich’s experience with combined with the killing of a boy. A very good book for any memoir or true crime lovers out there.
Down for the Count by Martin Holmén
Down for the Count was the first historical fiction/crime book that I’ve read that has a bisexual character. It was so good! Definitely recommend!!
Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
De Vigan’s writing is superb and the story is very complex and keeps you wanting more after each page.
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
This is might be my final book of 2017 and it’s actually pretty good. I would describe it as claustrophobic because of its setting. It’s truly scary at times and looking back at it a book that will haunt me for a while.
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
The story behind the book is very interesting even though I had some issues with it. I love dark tales and this was exactly that.
*By clicking on the book’s header you can view my review of it.