Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I thought now was the time to start! This weekly meme was started over at The Broke and the Bookish, so make sure to check out their page!

This weeks TTT post is about the best books that you’ve read this year so far! I have read SO many good books this year, that it might be hard for me to keep it to 10! In no order though, here are my Top 10 Books:

  1. Illuminae (& Gemina) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman 

    Okay so yes I MAY be cheating here by including both the first and second books in the Illuminae Files series as one point…but they’re both so good! I read these at the start of the year and was hooked from the start, they definitely hold the title of favourite books of this year so far! Find my review for Illuminae here, and my Gemina review here!

  2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

    THIS SERIES. This series has become my entire life recently, and yes I know when it says ‘Top 10 books’, there shouldn’t be one point including FOUR books, but hey, sometimes you just got to, okay? This series was amazing from the first book and did nothing but make me fall further and further in love wit it as the series went on. PLEASE can everyone read this series, okay? Cool. Read my review of the first book in the series, The Raven Boys, here!

  3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

    I have been desperate to read this book, and this year was finally the time to read it, and it didn’t even slightly disappoint! The action, the characters, the world it’s set in. My heart just couldn’t take it all, and still can’t. It was amazing, and I want to relive it all over again. If I wasn’t still crying over it…oh my life.

  4. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

    This book was a complete unknown to me before I picked it up. I’d loved the film but never even knew this was a book until I picked it up…and devoured the story in one day. I was so on edge the entire time and Matheson’s writing style was just perfect. I now want every single book he’s written. That’s normal, right?

  5. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

    As you can probably tell in basically everything I do recently, I LOVE THIS BOOK. If you want to hear more about my love for this book, make sure to check out my YouTube video on underrated book series here, to hear me express my undying love for this book. Having said that, the humour, the plot and the love for a sassy and sarcastic main character I’ve always had, had this set to be a sure fire winner of best book of the year.

  6. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

    Do I really need to explain why this book is on here? Are you all tired of hearing about my life for Sarah yet? Probably. But ANYWAY, this book was a perfect ending, and it also made me throw the book down on the table and walk away because I was so emotionally done with it at one point. I mean if that response doesn’t deserve to be one of the best books of this year, then what does? Find my full review here!

  7. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

    The history fanatic inside me did somersaults when I first heard about this book, and then I read it and the somersaults never stopped. This was so interesting, so well thought out, and planned and it was unbelievably historically correct. I loved the ingenuity of the story and how Audrey Rose is potentially one of THE best characters in any story I’ve ever read. Ever. Read my full review here!

  8.  The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

    The biggest surprise that I’ve read this year, this book ruined me emotionally and when you read the blurb, you’ll have no idea why. It’s easy to think this is a typical coming of age love story, something that is like every other YA book, but you couldn’t be further away. This book is filled with such beautiful messages and descriptions that my heart felt like it was going to burst while I was reading it, I loved it that much.
  9. Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams

    This book is beautiful in every single way, I’ve never read anything like it, and I hope I never do again because I want this book to always stay with me. It was an emotional ride, and I loved it. Purely for the emotional damage it has done to me, and the sheer amount of tears that I shed over this book, it couldn’t not be on here. Read my review here!

  10. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

    I love this series, the magic within the story brings such joy to me, and also I happen to love Kell an incredible amount (come on, it was bound to happen!). I really loved everything about this and from the moment Schwab described Kell’s coat on the first page I knew it was a book I’d love. Oh it was indeed. Read my full review here!

That’s it! That’s this week’s Top Ten Tuesday over and done with, it was so much fun reminiscing about books I’ve read so far this year, and it makes me even more excited to see what the next half of the year has in store for me!

Leave a comment with what you thought of my TTT, and also leave links to your own TTT posts, I’d love to have a read! Don’t forget to subscribe for more!

Until next time,

Keep Reading!

Meggan x

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far!

    1. Thank you! Yes me too, it was such an emotional rollercoaster! I really hope you do get back into it, I can’t recommend the series enough!! I’ll check your TTT out now 🙂


  1. ACOWAR made my list too! As if there was any doubt! I also loved the raven series and Torch. I still need to read Illuminae and the Darker Shade books but they are on my TBR! Glad you loved all of these!


    1. Thank you! Yes ACOWAR was so good! I am so obsessed with the Illuminae Files I hope you love them as much as I do! I’m so glad you loved The Raven Boys and Torch too!


  2. I’ve read Illuminae and ACOWAR this year and I’m trying to start the Raven Cycle.
    How did you like the ending of the ACOTAR series?
    I love your blog by the way.
    Mary Kate (@ Sarcastic Scribblings)

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    1. I really loved The Raven Cycle, it’s so unique, I hope you love it too! I really liked the ending, I thought it wrapped up their story well but still left it open for a new series in that world! You?

      Thank you so so much!


  3. Great list! Illuminae and Gemina are both two of my favourties as well, and I can’t wait for the next book to come out next year. I’m also currently halfway through Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and absolutely loving it, so I don’t think it will be long before I finish this series off for good.
    Glad you enjoyed all of these books 🙂


    1. Thank you! I know I’m so excited too for it to be out, and to see what colour the cover is for Obsidio! I’m so glad you’re loving the Raven Cycle too! It’s so addictive once you start the series isn’t it! Thank you 🙂


  4. AHHHH I’M SO HAPPY YOU LOVE THE RAVEN CYCLE TOO.😍😍 It’s got to be my favourite series in all of ever honestly!! *flails happily* And I also thoroughly adore Illuminae and Gemina! I think the 3rd one is going to destroy us completely though.❤️💔

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    1. YESSSSS MINE TOO! 😍 I LOVED IT SO MUCH I WAS AMAZED AT THE BEAUTY OF THE SERIES! I’m also so happy you loved Illuminae and Gemina! I can’t wait to be emotionally destroyed by it but fall in love with it all over again 😭💕💕


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