Top 5 Books of 2017

2017 brought about a lot of great things…Stranger Things Season 2, Star Wars whatever number we’re on, Tay went bad girl, “Salt Bae” happened, men started wearing rompers, and I read 27+ books! (I say 27+ because I only started recording them in March, but I know I read some Jan and Feb, I just didn’t blog about them.) 

I wanted to whittle my list down to my top 5, since I’ve been getting a lot of requests for book suggestions lately, but let me tell you, it was a lot harder than it seems! I read some FAB books in 2017, and it was hard to pick just my top 5! 

But after much anxiety and tribulation, (not really) I did it! The following are my top 5 books from 2017, each one linked to the blog post where it’s reviewed. 

#1 Favorite book: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

#2-5 in no specific order: 

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


Honorable mention (because I’m an includer):

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The Child by Fiona Barton

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn (Ok, so I didn’t read this book this year, but it’s ALWAYS going to make it on my favorite books list. Link is to Amazon.)


My 2018 reading plan is two-fold: 1- I’m hoping to read at least 36 books, (basically 3 per month,) and if you’d like to follow along on my journey, (even though I plan on continuing to blog my monthly book reviews) add me as a friend on GoodReads! I’m always looking for new recommendations, and GoodReads has become a great tool for that! But if you have any recommendations right now, please share in the comments! I’d love to hear!

And 2- I am such a huge fiction girl, I’m going to try to get myself out of my comfort zone and have 1 of those 3 monthly books be non-fiction. If you have any recommendations for good non-fiction, share those too!!