Top Ten Best Books I've Read In 2017... So Far

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish.

So far 2017 has been a damn good year for books.  For this Top Ten Tuesday I am including any book that I have read the first half of this year. Mostly because I don't really care about publication dates.  #rebel 


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia cover

Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia 

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Series: no
Published: May 30th 2017
Rating: Full review of Eliza and her Monsters

“There are monsters in the sea.”

Francesca Zappia is one to watch.  I loved Made You Up and I thought that Eliza and her Monsters was even better.  It is a wonderful examination of introversion, anxiety, love, and fandom. I read on twitter this morning that The Monstrous Sea is going to become a thing and I am now thoroughly overexcited.


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys cover

Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys

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Series: kind of a spin off...
Published: February 2nd 2016
Rating: Full review of Salt to the Sea

“What had human beings become? Did war make us evil or just activate an evil already lurking within us?”

This book is super plot driven rather than character driven. Which normally isn't my favorite but works here.  There is a sense of inevitability to the driving narrative. I read it in one sitting and immediately bought a copy for my mother.


Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson cover

Allegedly
by Tiffany D. Jackson

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Series: no
Published: January 24th 2017
Rating: Full review of Allegedly

"My crime was more psychotic. I was the nine-year-old who killed a baby.  Allegedly. That's the word they used."

I cannot even.  This book actually caused something to short in my brain. A couple months later I am still thinking about it.  The definition of haunting.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas cover

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

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Series: no
Published: February 28th 2017
Rating: Full review of the Hate U Give

“At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” 

This is a serious book about an incredibly important topic that also manages to be warm, funny, and relatable. I am going to continue to shill this book until everyone on earth has read it.


The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli cover

The Upside of Unrequited
by Becky Albertalli

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Series: Yes-ish?
Published: April 11th 2017
Rating: Full review of The Upside of Unrequited

“I mean, here’s the thing I don’t get. How do people come to expect that their crushes will be reciprocated? Like, how does that get to be your default assumption?” 

So much relating. It makes me think of high school Tara, and that maybe I was too hard on her.


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor cover

Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor

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Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Published: March 28th 2017
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“I think you're a fairy tale. I think you're magical, and brave, and exquisite. And I hope you'll let me be in your story.” 

Dancing on the edge of purple prose. Just how I like it.  This is such a beautiful book.  Fairly tales, the power of books, and a sweet love story. I need the sequal.  Like two months ago.  Why do authors do this to me?  


The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern cover

The Night Circus
by Erin Morganstern

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Series: nope
Published: May 24th, 2012
Rating: Full review of The Night Circus

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” 

A unique voice and concept. Incredibly visual writing. Prose that is so plush and beautiful it almost seems as if you could rub your face in it like a fur coat. 

I want a movie. I never want that. This book just begs for it.


A List of Cages by Robin Roe cover

A List of Cages
by Robin Roe

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Published: January 10th, 2017
Series: no
Rating: Full review of A List of Cages

“Why is time like that? Why does it slow down in the places you don’t want it to, but it speeds away when you’re happy?” 

So much melodrama. And I loved it. Be prepared to cry. Ugly cry. More than once. Also shout out to male friendship!


You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner cover

You're Welcome, Universe
by Whitney Gardner

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Series: no
Published: March 7th 2017
Rating: Full review of You're Welcome Universe

"I’m not better than friends, I want better friends. I want friends who are all in, all the time. It can’t just be all on your terms. You have to care, care about more than just yourself."

A Deaf, POC main character with some behavioral issues. It sounds as if it would be muddled but it is sharp as a tack and just an all around great read. I am not an artist so I am always intrigued by stories with artistic characters. 


A Darker Shade of Magic   by V.E. Schwab cover

A Darker Shade of Magic  
by V.E. Schwab

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Series: Shades of Magic #1
Published: February 24th 2015
Rating: Full review of A Darker Shade of Magic

“I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”

Yes, the concept is complicated. Sort of parallel universe Londons that certain people can travel between. Magic and the awesomeness that is Kell. Thank God, there are three more books. I am not ready to leave this world any time soon.

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