Thursday, December 28, 2017
Top 5 Favorite Reads of 2017
We laughed, we cried, we went on adventures, we fell in love, and we reviewed it on Goodreads. That's right! 2017 was, hopefully, full of great reads for all of us. Though not all of these books were new releases, here's a list of my Top 5 Favorite Reads this year:
5.) FISH AND GHOSTS by Rhys Ford
This book was sexy and surprisingly fun. I had no idea what to expect going into it which was probably part of what made it so entertaining. I had never read Rhys Ford before but now I definitely get the appeal. While the main characters were pretty standard fare as far as Romance novels go it was the setting of this one that ultimately won me over. I won't spoil anything for you but if you like truly imaginative ghost stories with a side of erotica then this won't disappoint.
4.) LEO LOVES ARIES by Anyta Sunday
I read a lot of Romance this year, what can I say? Venturing bravely out of my usual Paranormal Fiction genre, I picked up this charming Contemporary Romance by well-known M/M author Anyta Sunday. It was a sweet, non-perilous (There's always peril in Peril-normal Romance), slow-burn story that had me hooked pretty quick. The characters (All of them, not just the MCs) were completely lovable. It'll leave you with that warm, fuzzy, feeling that any HEA romance should.
3.) THE MAGPIE LORD by KJ Charles
This dark, steamy, supernatural historical thriller took me entirely by surprise. A mystery disguised as a romance. I fell so very much in love with this one and KJ is now one of my favorite authors. Please do read it. PLEASE.
2.) THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller
I'm still crying nearly a full year later. This was my first read of 2017 and oh man, it will hit you hard. This isn't your average retelling of a classic. This is pure poetry. Invest in tissues first.
1.) ROMANCING THE WEREWOLF by Gail Carriger
It feels like a holiday gift that I would end up reading my favorite book of the year as my last book of the year. (Bonus points that it also took place during the holidays.) Add to that the fact that I've read all of Gail's books and this one is now my favorite to date. I might be biased since it featured my favorite couple of her's but this novella was SO GOOD! Not only do I think it's her best Romance writing but I also feel she's at the top of her Humor game in this one. I laughed out loud so many times. This was a reunion story worth the wait. Thank you for the Christmas present, Gail. We can definitely tell it was made with love.
What were your favorite reads of 2017? Did we happen to read some of the same titles?
Oh yes, and just for fun...
My Least Favorite Read of 2017
GEMINI IN DARKNESS by Clarissa Ross
There's a reason some books are out of print...
Here's to looking forward to more great reads in 2018! You can follow along with my reading journey on Goodreads if you'd like.