Favorite Books Of 2017

(This was taken earlier this year, when I was organizing my bookcase alphabetically. That, of course, is my Discworld/Terry Pratchett pile).

In lieu of a book review, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at all the books I’ve read this year and pick out some favorites. In no particular order:

Gentlemen & Players by Joan Harris: An engaging mystery with a pretty good twist. Even though I could kinda guess it, it’s still quite well done.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer: Combining my two favorite genres, travel and history.

Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: Morally gray characters, a richly detailed world, and nary a love triangle in sight, this is not your usual fantasy YA series.

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach: Funny, educational, and makes me want to become a tree after I die.

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett: Of course, how would my book list be complete without a Discworld book, right? (Though by my calculation, I only have 10 books left in the series, so I need to space them out.) “Feet of Clay” may have been the book that makes me fall in love with the Watch, but this is the one that solidifies that love. It’ll make you cry.

Honorary mentions: Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty), City of Thieves (David Benioff), The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson), and The Illustrated Man (Ray Bradbury).

Overall, it’s a balanced mix of genres, fictions and non-fictions, and male and female authors. A pretty good year of reading, wouldn’t you say?

One Comment on “Favorite Books Of 2017”

  1. Kezzie says:

    INterestingly, the Night Watch was one of the first Disc World books that I read and I loved it whch was good as I hadn’t enjoyed the last one I’d read! The Watch are the best!

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