2017 is almost halfway over and for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I’ll be posting the top ten books I’ve read so far!
The books won’t necessarily be released in 2017 since I read a lot of books that were released prior to this year but they’ll be just as amazing! They’ll be arranged chronologically.
1. Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5) by Morgan Rhodes
Crystal Storm got released late 2016 and I was able to read it during new year season! I started 2017 book-strong! Morgan Rhodes never disappoints and I can’t wait for the series finale this coming December!
2. Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
The sequel to Illuminae never dulls. Gemina was as great as its predecessor because the files are more interesting to read and the plot is very much intertwined with Kady and Ezra even if we follow a different storyline! Eeeeep.
3-5. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
This series was released a few years ago but I only read it recently and I wish I read it sooner! Kestrel and Arin’s story was so good and I had my fair share of tears when reading this heartbreaking series. Arin deserved his happy ending!
6. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
If you’ve been reading this blog and following my Goodreads updates, you’ll know that I am a complete sucker for Maas’ ACOTAR series. On the day of its release, I ran to the nearest bookstore, grabbed a copy, and started reading right away. Never mind that it was a school day and that we were nearing exams! This book was worth losing sleep for.
7. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
I was drawn to this novel by its cover and high ratings so I decided to give it a go. This book stomped its way to my favorites because of its unapologetic violent heroine. She’s unconventional and I loved it. If you haven’t read this, I suggest that you do. (Trigger warning: violence and rape)
8. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This was released in 2016 but I only saw it recently because of my Goodreads feed! The Hating Game is an adult contemporary book that follows two colleagues who “hate” each other and love to piss each other off whenever they’re at work. Lucy is a lovable character and her complete opposite, Joshua Templeman, love to play games ever since Joshua never returned Lucy’s smile and she felt like he has kept it for himself.
9. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club in this contemporary murder mystery. When five students walk into a room for detention and one doesn’t make it out alive, who’s to blame? Personally I’m not a fan of murder mysteries because I’m so awful at guessing who did it. I surprisingly enjoyed reading this because of the fun writing style and subplots. If you’re a fan of PLL, CSI, and the like, this one’s for you!
10. Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt
I didn’t expect to be hooked with this series because it’s so. messed. up. This is one of those books that you read as a guilty pleasure. It’s twisted in so many ways but you can’t stop reading it because you want to know what happens next, no, you need to know what happens next. This is the first book out of four (at least, according to Goodreads) and as much as I want to stop reading this series, I’m eating it up.
What are the best books you’ve read so far in 2017? Let me know!