This annual blog post has become a favorite because I’m sharing MY favorite reads from the year!!!!! 2017 has been a wonderful reading year. I’ve added several new all-time favorite books to my “shelves”, met some amazing new authors both through their books and on social media, and been blown away by story multiple times. At latest count, I’ve read 58 books! Whew! Comparing genres, I’ve read quite a few more contemporary stories versus historical, and my list here is representative of that slant. Most of these books were published in 2017, but a few were new discoveries I can’t believe I waited this long to read!
But first, some ground rules: in an effort to NOT be long-winded and wordy, I’m choosing to share 3 things that describe each of these stories along with a link to Goodreads and my review. (Click each title to visit Goodreads).
Poignant. Fleur-de-lys. Scars.
Immersive. Frontier. Growth.
Epic. Grace. History.
Loyalty. Books. Romance.
Spies. Secrets. Tenacity.
Letters. Love. Sacrifice.
Friends. Mysteries. Toronto.
Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility by Hillary Manton Lodge | Review
Tea. Sisters. Colonel Brandon.
Bookish. Romance. Forgiveness.
Redemption. Fairytale. Chocolate.
Grace. Country. Pickle.
Honesty. The Sound of Music. Humor.
Belonging. Security. Family.
Farmhouses. Siblings. Introverts.
Laughter. Trustworthiness. Closets.
Bittersweet. Peace. Letting go.
Bubble gum. Connection. Growth.
Desert. Obedience. Strength.
Contemporary Action/Adventure (with romance, of course!)
Disney. Twists. Enchanting.
Adventure. Dynamic. Heroes.
Suspense. Puzzles. Action.
Tension. Reconciliation. Encouragement.
The Message in a Bottle Collection Romance Collection by Heather Day Gilbert, Amanda Dykes, Maureen Lang, Jocelyn Green, and Joanne Bischof | Review
Hope. Strength. Nautical.
Faith. Spark. Peace.
Quaint. Lighthearted. Happiness.
Epistolary. Patience. Family.
Hot cocoa. Friends. Familiarity.
Dimension. Unconditional. Gloves.
WHEW! That’s it! These favorites are ones I can highly recommend and gush about for days. Have you read any of these? What are your favorite books of 2017? If you have a favorites blog post, share your link in the comments!