We’re getting to the time of year where everyone is sharing their ‘Top Ten Books of 2017’ however sadly I’ve only read 14 books over the course of 2017 so it seems a little unfair for me to pick my favourite ten out of 14, so instead I thought I’d do my favourite five!

1. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

This book was the best book I read in 2017. I laughed, I cried, I was made to think. If I had to encourage people to read only one book in the next year it would be this one! This powerful, beautiful story is so relevant especially in America! 5/5 Stars, no question about it!

2. A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard

Having loved Beautiful Broken Things, I was expecting great things from Sara Barnard and she did not disappoint! This is an adorable love story, that depicts the highs and lows of teenage life with an important focus on mental health and family – both things missing from too many YA books!

3. It Only Happens in the Movies – Holly Bourne

I absolutely adored Holly Bourne’s Spinster Club series so I must admit I was scared going into this book – could it live up to the others? It was really good! In different ways to the spinster club series but with the same wit, same emotion and same feminist honesty.

4. Long Way Home – Katie McGarry

This was a perfect ending to one of my favourite trilogies! We’ve all been waiting to see what would happen to Chevy and Violet and wow! If you haven’t read this series I recommend you do! I daren’t say any more for fear of spoilers but it’s a fab book.

5. Soulmated – Shaila Patel

I was sent a copy of this book by the author and I’m so glad I was! This is such a unique twist on the paranormal genre, none of these clichéd vampires or werewolves! This book also combined Irish and Indian cultures, as the backgrounds of the two main characters, which was something I absolutely loved and made this book so much fun to read!

So what were your favourite books of 2017? Let me know in the comments!

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