As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite books I have read this year! This year has been truly amazing for me. I am incredibly blessed to have met all of the people and new friends I have made in this book community. Without you, I would have never found out who I am as a reader/blogger. I have strengthen a lot of relationships with family and friends this year but I have also let some of those relationships go. I am very thankful for being in mostly good health all year long (besides the nasty sinus infections I’ve had) but most of all I’m very thankful for the opportunity for the new job I stepped into. Nothing makes my days than seeing the happy faces of preschoolers every day knowing they have a place to come where they know they will be taken care of and loved.
With that being said, here are my top 5 favorite books of this year!
Holy Crow .. My number one spot goes to Carol Wyer. She wrote 4 books that released this year and each book is amazingly gripping from the very first page till the last. DI Robyn Carter is by far my most favorite character ever written and she is hands down my hero. This series will be a series I recommend for a lifetime. To check out my reviews of the first three novels you can click here: Little Girl Lost, Secrets of the Dead, The Missing Girls. My review for The Silent Children will be coming in 2018!
My second favorite book of 2017 was Without Merit by Colleen Hoover. Outside of the mystery/crime thriller genre, Colleen Hoover is my go to author. Colleen Hoover is my favorite adult fiction author when I need a nice break from all the horror inside of the thriller books I read. For this novel, I was asked to be apart of a blog tour. My first ever blog tour. I was so honored to be asked due to the fact that she has written some amazing novels that can be devoured in one sitting. To find my review for Without Merit click here.
My third favorite book of 2017 was Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine. There was so much hype about this book that I was actually afraid to read it at first. I was afraid it would not hold up to the expectations like other readers said. Boy was I ever wrong! There is a second installment to this novel and I cannot wait to read along with the Criminally Good Book Club in January for Killman Creek. Here is my review for Stillhouse Lake.
The Snowman written by Jo Nesbø was my fourth favorite book this year! This book was recommended to me by Abby over at Crime by the Book! It was also a buddy read of mine with Megan over at Coffee by the Novel and WOW! What a book. I fell instantly in love with Harry Hole and his investigative skills. This book definitely made me re-evaluate my love for snowmen as well. Click here for my review.
Penpal was my fifth favorite novel of 2017. Penpal is incredibly written by Dathan Auerbach. This book has been the creepiest book I have read in my entire life. I was very leery at first when picking up this book because not a lot of people had read it and not a lot of people had reviewed it. After reading this book, I am extremely afraid of living in the woods, and it will be a great read to recommend to readers who are ready for a terrifying read. Check out my review here.
Thank you to everyone who has been following my book reviews on my blog and over on my bookstagram. There were plenty more books that I have enjoyed this year but I really wanted to narrow it down to my top 5 so I can get ready to celebrate with my loved ones tonight. I could spend all day here at my computer writing about the books I’ve read this year.
Thank you to all the amazing authors out there who have allowed me to read their novels for my honest reviews and to the awesome publishers who have sent me ARC’s and books just because to help promote those authors.
I can’t wait to see what the book publishers and authors have to offer in 2018! I hope everyone has a safe and lovely New Year! See you in 2018!