Saturday 15 July 2017

My Favourite Books from the First Half of 2017

It's always interesting to look back and try to pick my favourite books of the year but it can be really hard to narrow it down to a reasonable number so I thought I'd make a start on my top books of 2017 list early by having a look at my favourites from January to June. I limited it to first reads only (the books I reread are already favourites so would have an unfair advantage!) and no more than one book per author (again some authors would end up on the list multiple times!). The books can be old or new as long as they're new to me but as it happened this time around they're all 2017 releases and there are quite a few debuts on the list which is great.

My favourite YA books from the first half of 2017:
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  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder
  3. Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
  4. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
  5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I don't really read contemporary YA so it's no surprise that this list is full of fantasy titles. We are really getting spoiled with the huge amount of YA fantasy being released right now and there are so many more books that I'm really excited to read and already suspect will end up on my final list at the end of the year!

My favourite adult books from the first half of 2017:
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  1. White Hot by Ilona Andrews
  2. Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
  3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  4. Scorpion Trap by Pippa DaCosta
  5. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

It doesn't surprise me that my favourite adult tiles are all branches of fantasy either, my favourite genres are still definitely urban fantasy and paranormal romance but fantasy in general always hits my hot spot! This list includes 4 of my favourite authors who are nearly always in my top book lists and Katherine Arden's debut has me incredibly excited to follow her writing career.

What are your favourite books of the year so far? Do any of mine make your lists too? If you have any fantasy recommendations (old or new) please do leave them in the comment, I can never have too many books on my to read mountain!


  1. Adding all these to the wishlist :) The only one I've read so far is Dawn Study and I loved that book so so much!

    1. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I did! I loved Dawn Study, I'm so sad the series is over now though. I'd happily read at least 9 more books in that world LOL



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