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It was actually very easy to pick my favourite books of this year. That is not something that EVER happens to me, as I’m very indecisive when it comes to things like favourites.
(Obviously I was very surprised by this!) So why was it easy this time around?
- I haven’t read that much this year. This year I have only read around 30 books, while I usually read at least 70
(or I had read at least that much the past few years).
- I also haven’t read that many 5 star books. Apparently this year I didn’t pick up many books that I completely adored.
With that said, lets get into my favourite books of 2017!
5. Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle #2) by Christopher Paolini
If you know me, then you know that I adore dragons! So, I obviously had to read this series. I read Eragon
(the first book in the series) last year and completely loved it. Eldest was an amazing sequel. We got a lot more information about the world this story takes place in, which was wonderful (world-building is one of my favourite aspects of fantasy books). I loved reading more about Eragon and Saphira and seeing them grow, both as individuals and as partners. This was such a good book and I can’t wait to continue reading this series!
4. Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil has definitely been the best book in the Cormoran Strike series so far. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved all of the books but this third one was just on another level. The mystery was interesting, the story compelling and I already love and care about Cormoran and Robin
(the main characters, if you weren’t aware) – so I obviously wanted to read more about them. This book gave us also a lot of background information on both characters, which was simply amazing. The fourth book can’t come out soon enough, I need it in my life!
3. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
Magnus Bane is one of my all time favourite characters and I knew that I had to read these short stores as soon as I heard about them.
(I’m reading The Mortal Instruments only because of him.) I just loved reading from his perspective and learning more about him. I have always wondered about his life and adventures, so getting to read about some of them was amazing! I enjoyed all of the stories, some were slower some action packed, but each was charming in their own way. Magnus Bane is just the best!
2. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
If you have been following my blog at all during this year you would know about this book, as I have been raving about it for a while now. The Forbidden Wish is one of the best books that I have ever read, not just this year. The world and magic were fascinating and unlike anything I read before
(which was rather refreshing). Aladding and Zahra are two of the best characters that I have ever read about, I ADORE both of them sooo much! The romance in this book was slow burning and wonderful. This is simply a beautiful book!
1. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic was actually the first book that I read this year and definitely my favourite. Victoria Schwab is one of my all time favourite authors and so far I have LOVED everything that I read by her.
(Obviously this was no exception.) I loved the world that Schwab created within this book, it fascinated me from page one and I wanted to know more about it. The characters and story were amazing as well, especially Kell who is definitely my favourite from this book. I can’t wait to continue reading this series and seeing where the story will go!