Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My Favorite Books of 2017...

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's theme is Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017.  Easy, right? Only I couldn't narrow my list down to just 10. So, here are my Top 12 Favorite Reads of 2017 instead:


The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller

Partitions by Amit Majmudar

Dance Night by Dawn Powell

The Radleys by Matt Haig

Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Good As Gone by Amy Gentry

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber

Nightlife by Rob Thurman

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy and Greg Newbold



I had fun reading all of these books. I hope you do, too.
Happy Reading!

34 comments:

  1. I need to compile a list with the end of Dec drawing near! Like you, I think it'll be difficult to list only ten books so shall see how mine will go. And I'm glad to see Wonder Woman is on your list. :)

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    1. Wonder Woman was a no-brainer. :) But it's always hard for me to narrow my favorites down to a list of just 10.

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  2. :) Great list! It is hard to narrow it down to ten, isn't it?

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  3. Hi Lark,

    Great idea to recap the year by listing your favorite books for 2017. I might try that although I didn't review as many books in 2017 as I would like. Maybe a top 5 list.

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    1. A Top 5 list would be great! I look forward to reading which books you liked most this year. :)

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  4. I read Wonder Woman and really loved it too! The cast of characters was so amazing and diverse. The plot and pacing got boring at some points, and it wasn't its strongest points, but Diana and everyone else made it SO worth it! Great post!

    Here's my TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/12/Blogmas-Day-12-Top-17-Books-of-2017

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    1. I agree with you about the characters...they were amazing. And I love the way Bardugo portrayed Diana. :)

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  5. I haven't read any of the books on your list this week. Some of them will be added to my ever growing reading wishlist.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:
    https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-favorite-books.html

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  6. I haven't read any of those yet, but they all sound interesting and I'm glad you've had fun with your reading this year! I will be putting my own list together later in the month.

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    1. Can't wait to see your list of favorite books from 2017! :)

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  7. Great list! I will have to look over what I read this year and see if I can choose favorites. (Not sure I can even remember what I was reading in January...thank goodness a list exists!) I may have to put some of these on my TBR. And I love that you included a picture book--and of course I am totally biased but think you are wonderful for including mine.

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    1. My list of favorites this year wouldn't be complete without it. :D

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  8. I read THE ANATOMIST'S WIFE this year on your recommendation and really liked it. I enjoyed the second book in the series as well and have the third on my shelf waiting to be read. It's a great series!

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    1. Isn't it? I love it, too. I think Huber has a new one coming out this spring and I can't wait. :)

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  9. The Land of Green Plums looks good. The cover is awesome! I like The Radleys and Nightlife too.

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    1. I got lucky with some good books this year! :)

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  10. I could not even get my list down to 12 this year. It was a great reading year for me, with lots of variety. And I've not even heard of most of the books on your list! I'm intrigued by this Wonder Woman phenomenon but haven't read any of the books (fiction or nonfiction) yet.

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    1. The fiction book surprised me by how good it was and how much I enjoyed it.

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  11. I do love these lists :) I will be making my own later as well, but I won't be able to link to many reviews this year, so I'm thinking of brief paragraphs about why I liked them - if I can manage brief.

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    1. I like the lists with brief paragraphs attached...but I was too lazy to do that this year. So I just linked this year. :D

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  12. You are very early! But what a great and interesting list. I really like how you have so many original titles that not many other people have.

    Kind regards,

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    1. Thanks! I like to read a little bit of everything. Does that make me an eclectic reader? :)

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  13. If Picasso Painted a Snowman is on my gift giving list this year.

    I love this time of year, looking back on a year of reading fondly!

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    1. It's a great time of year! And the Picasso book makes for a great gift. :D

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  14. Enjoyed reading your list! I read Dance Night years ago and thought it was wonderful. I have another Powell book on my shelf and should see if it's just as good.

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    1. I'm a Dawn Powell fan! Which other book of hers do you have?

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  15. I have the Rob Thurman book and really need to get that whole series read next year!

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  16. I haven't made my list yet. I'm not sure I can fit ten on it, to be honest. Maybe five. We'll see. :-) I enjoyed Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and need to polish off my review to post it. That's the only one from your list I've read. The others sound good as well!

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    1. Can't wait to see your top reads...even if it's only five. :D

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  17. Terrific list! I hadn't heard of Dear Amy, but it sounds pretty amazing. I love that kind of story.

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    1. It's a good one; I think you'd like it. :)

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