Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2017 So Far!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jamie @ The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is the best books we have read in 2017 so far with any kind of twist you’d like! You could do the best fantasy books or the best 2017 releases, whatever you want. I just decided to go with the best books I’ve read this year, I’m plain like that!

These aren’t going to be in any particular order, #1 isn’t my absolute favorite of the year or anything. They’re all just the best books I’ve read so far! I will also provide review links if I have them!

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10.) Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

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No surprise here! I absolutely loved Henry’s other duology “The Chronicles of Alice” and so a horror retelling of Peter Pan (my favorite fairy tale) was right up my alley. This story was so wonderfully creative I couldn’t believe how Henry took a world and characters that we are all familiar with and twist them the way she did!

I did receive an ARC of this and my review will be up this week here!

9.) The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen

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Probably one of my new favorite graphic novels of all time I’m planning on binging the rest of the volumes and doing a series review! The art is so vibrantly colorful and stunning plus the premise is super creative and unique, 12 gods being reincarnated every 90 years I mean how could you go wrong?

8.) You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

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I’ve heard lots of things about Megan Abbot and wanted to give one of her books a try and I was really blown away with this one. There were constant twists and turns that I did not see coming and enough drama to keep you engaged the entire time.

You can read my full review of “You Will Know Me” here.

7.) Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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A book about children who are transported to fantastical worlds and suddenly thrust back into reality. I absolutely loved learning about all of the different worlds the children had visited and the diversity is fantastic. All around a perfect book!

You can read my full review of “Every Heart A Doorway” here.

6.) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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This book was such an amazing YA fantasy and one that definitely broke the mold, I was not expecting it to play out like it did at all! The characters were all fantastic and the world is interesting yet brutal. Plenty of action to keep you reading!

You can read my full review of “An Ember in the Ashes” here.

5.) Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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This book! THIS BOOK! I know I said I wasn’t going to list these in order of how much I liked them but if I did this book would have been #1! Everything about it was fast paced, action packed, emotional, with fantastic characters! “Red Rising” is perfection, plain and simple!

You can read my full review of “Red Rising” here.

4.) Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for Peter Pan and Peter Pan retellings so of course I needed to give the pretty hyped “Tiger Lily” a try. I definitely was not disappointed with this book! I loved the complexity of the characters and loved this version of Neverland as it was dark and realistic.

You can read my full review of “Tiger Lily” here.

3.) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Probably one of the most hyped up books this year and also one that is 100% worth all of it! This is an important and very powerful novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement that was not only very entertaining but a very emotional ride. If you haven’t already checked this book out I highly, highly recommend you do so!

You can read my full review of “The Hate U Give” here.

2.) The Night Circus by Erin Morgentsern

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Everyone has been telling me for so long to read this book and this year I finally did! I don’t know if I’ll ever do a review for it because it was just so amazing I don’t know how words would every do it justice! It’s wonderfully written and is one very magical, special story.

1.) Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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I’m not sure exactly how to describe this book let alone why I loved it so much but here goes: It was very dark, twisted, thrilling, and unique. This book was one scary, hell of a ride but I loved every second of it. The mystery revolves around the death of the daughter of a very prominent cult horror film director and the man who is trying to not only solve her murder but uncover the secrets of the director’s reclusive life.

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

What are some of the best books you’ve read so far in 2017?

Have you discovered any new all time favorites or favorite authros this year?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2017 So Far!

  1. emilymbird June 27, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Red Rising is also on my Top Ten for the year! Loved it! So much action and so many interesting characters! I think Pax was my favorite. Did you have one? (Though like with Game of Thrones, it seems a little risky to pick favorites in this book haha.)

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 14, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Pax was definitely one of my favorites, I think him and Sevro are tied for first place haha! Also you may be right about not picking favorites, feels dangerous! 🙂

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      • emilymbird July 16, 2017 / 12:39 pm

        Servo!! I love Servo’s crude sense of humor, it plays really well haha.

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      • Darque Dreamer Reads July 14, 2017 / 11:35 am

        I certainly plan on it! I will be keeping a close eye on her work! 🙂


    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 14, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Night Film is definitely a very unique book, I haven’t read anything else like it before either and it leaves me trying hard to find one! 🙂

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 5, 2017 / 10:14 am

      The Hate U Give is such an amazing story glad you guys loved it as well!
      I really hope you enjoy Night Film when you get a chance, it’s definitely a very interesting book! 🙂

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  2. Zezee June 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Great list there and some of the books you listed are some of my favs too (from previous years): The Night Circus and Every Heart a Doorway.
    I didn’t like WicDiv the first time I read it but it’s become a fav this year upon rereading it.
    I’d like to read Red Rising (been hearing such great things about it) and The Hate You Give.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 5, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Thank you!
      The Night Circus and Every Heart A Doorway are such great books, both 5 stars for me and honestly worth all the hype. I’m glad you loved them as well!
      I’m also glad you re-read and loved TW+TD! I was a little put off at first since everyone said it’s a little odd but I’m glad I read it because it’s a truly unique story!
      I’d love to hear what you think of both Red Rising and THUG since they’re both very hyped and very well loved books, I hope you enjoy them! 🙂


  3. Diana Prince Reviews June 27, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I’m SO glad you finally read The Night Circus, it’s my favorite book of all time and I’ll never get over how absolutely fantastic it is and how everyone ever should read it.

    There are a ton of books on here I really need to read as soon as physically possible (The Hate U Give, Every Heart a Doorway) but I’m totally adding some of these new-to-me books to my TBR! Stellar list, Heather! 😀

    my TTT!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 5, 2017 / 10:22 am

      The Night Circus was recommended to me SO many times I finally had to read it and I’m glad I did, it really is an amazing book!

      Glad you found some new books to add as well, that’s always my favorite part of reading everyone’s lists! And thank you! 🙂

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  4. Alice June 27, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I’m so interested to read Lost Boy, it sounds so good!

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  5. ashley June 28, 2017 / 7:14 am

    I loved Every heart A Doorway and The Hate U Give. Is Lost Boy as dark as the Chronicles of Alice Duology? I really loved how dark Red Queen was!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 5, 2017 / 10:47 am

      I would say Lost Boy is definitely as dark as the Chronicles of Alice but in a little bit of a different way since in Lost Boy the characters are all children. I don’t want to spoil anything with more details but hopefully that kind of helps?


  6. Emma The Book Lover June 28, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    This is an awesome list! THUG was on mine too, it was amazing!

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  7. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews July 3, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    So happy Night Film is on here 😀 I loved that book so much!! I loved Every Heart a Door Way too. I’ve really gotta get to THUG, An Ember in the Ashes, The Night Circus and Red Rising!!!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 5, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      I think Night Film will be a book I go around recommending to everyone, I just couldn’t figure out how to review it though.
      So many books you need to read! Reading pressure! 🙂


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