Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
2017 has been a bit of a slumpy reading year. I’ve only read 18 books so far and quite a few of those were re-reads. So, instead of picking my top 10 books of the year so far, I’ve decided to narrow the list to my top 6 books.
1. Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry: Prepare yourself cause you are going to be bombarded by a slew of Katie McGarry reviews in the next month. Within this 5 book series one had to emerge as the favourite and that title goes to Crash Into You. Why? Blame it on Isaiah. I have a huge soft spot for this guy and I was so excited to finally see him get his happy ending. With his tattoo’s and bad boy attitude people tend to be wary of Isaiah but when Rachel enters his life, we see his soft side. As the cracks emerge in this tough exterior we get to see just how vulnerable Isaiah really is. These two find themselves in a tricky situation and as they work to get themselves out of this mess a romance blossoms. These two are a perfect match for each other. We see Rachel discover her own strength as Isaiah realises that there are some things you can’t control.
2. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski: I figured it’d be easier to group this series together instead of going through the books one by one. After years of putting off reading this series I finally took the plunge and somehow made it out alive. This series is emotionally exhausting. It follows Kestrel and Arin, two individuals from enemy races that fall in love but are torn apart by the war between their people. There’s no magic in this world; no warlords and dragons and it reads more like a historic fantasy. It’s a politically intricate story full of cunning schemes, betrayal and heartache. Kestrel and Arin are put through the wringer as both of them embark on a journey that could rip apart the very foundations they believe in. If you’ve not read this series, I urge you to do so. It is undoubtedly one of the best YA fantasy series in existence. If you want to know more about this series check out my reviews on each book and see if I can convince you to read the series. The Winner’s Curse | The Winner’s Crime | The Winner’s Kiss
3. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwab: My most anticipated book of the year and it did not disappoint. Following the painful cliffhanger A Gathering of Shadows left us on, I was itching to find out what happened next. The action is continuous in this book and the magic system is intricate but not without its limits. In the end it is the characters that stole the show. With Osaron unleashing his power on Red London, Kell and Lila are pushed to their very limits to stop him. Each character had their shining moment and while the romantic connections have a significant development, it’s the bond between brothers Kell and Rhy that I found to be the defining relationship. Their bond is unbreakable but in A Conjuring of Light we see them stand on their own two feet and test their own limitations without being dependent on the other.
4. The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta: My current read. I’ve had this book sitting on my bookshelf for the past year or so and my mission of the year is to tick off a lot of these owned unread books. I’m only about a quarter of the way through but I already know that this book is going to leave it’s mark, as most of Marchetta’s books tend to do. As a favourite author, Marchetta has yet to disappoint me and I’m thrilled to get the chance to follow Tom’s journey and check in with the rest of the characters from Saving Francesca.
Those are my best books of 2017 so far.
What has been your favourite read of the year?