My Favorite Books I Read in 2017

Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is finally over, I’ve been looking back on this ridiculous year. From graduating college to moving to New York City, I’ve been through some major changes. But one thing that hasn’t changed this year is my love of reading. I accomplished my Goodreads goal of reading 100 books this year, and even ending up reading 115! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite books I read in 2017.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, then you’ll love this magical historical fiction piece.


The Female of the Species
by Mindy McGinnis

I love anything written by McGinnis, she truly is such a diverse author. This is a contemporary YA thriller that takes a look at rape culture and the murder of the main character’s sister. This one was such a twisted fast read!


This is Our Story
by Ashley Elston

I love a good murder mystery, and there is nothing like a small town murder involving some of the town’s golden boys. Five boys went hunting, but only four came out of the woods alive. This book will keep you guessing until the last page.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

This book was probably my favorite romantic read from 2017. Nothing like a hilarious love-hate office relationship. I am so looking forward to reading more of Thorne’s work.

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

A new kind of thriller, with five kids walking into detention and one ending up dead. I actually didn’t see this surprise ending coming!

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

I love Julie’s writing, and this book was no exception. Probably the cutest YA book I read this year.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

I am not one for nonfiction, but I loved this book about dating in the modern world. Ansari actually does some research projects with scientists, and offers a lot of helpful insights into this new world of right-swiping. Plus, I listened to the audiobook read by Ansari and he made it extra hilarious yet informative.

Final Girls by Riley Sager

This book was just so good. I literally could not put it down. The main character is the sole survivor of a horror-movie worthy murder massacre that takes place in a (typical) cabin in the woods. Then she meets similar “final girls” who have also solely survived murders. Let the drama and terror begin!

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

A reality show documenting the possession of a teenage girl? Count me in. I read this around Halloween this year, and it was honestly disturbing at times.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

I loved this book so much more than The Girl on the Train (which it has been compared to), and I think Ruth Ware is becoming my go-to author for thrillers and mysteries.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

I love any books that are set in bookstores and this one was no exception! This was definitely one of my favorite mysteries I read this year, and I was continually surprised by how all the clues lined up.


Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I
by Heather Webb

Told entirely through letters written back in forth, this was such a good romance with a little Christmas spirit.

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Set in Alaska, this book is told through four teenager’s point of views and how their lives intersect and cross paths. This was a super fast read, and good if you’re looking for something different to add to your YA shelf.

What was your favorite book that you read this year?
Xx Tracie

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