2017 is about to be over!? I have mixed feelings about that but mostly I'm ready to start a shiny New Year. Here's hoping 2018 is better!
I kept thinking of doing a "Best of..." but it seemed a bit daunting so I settled (for now) for only listing my five star reviews. I feel that I am pretty stingy with my five star reviews but I ended up with eleven this year! Thirteen if you count the two re-reads.
I really have to be wowed by a book to give it five stars. It has to be a book that I devoured and did not want to put down. There seems to be no formula for what works for me and I think it really depends on my mood and the timing. Looking back on some of these now, I might not give them 5 stars at this time but when read, they definitely hit the right notes with me.
*Just a warning that I doubt any of these are on the typical "Best of.." lists as I rarely agree with the Literary Snobs on anything! At least I know I am not alone, check out this post from Sarah at Sarah's Bookshelves.
The Trespasser by Tana French
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
All Over The Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter
The Dry by Jane Harper
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben
Reading People by Anne Bogel
Five stars but re-reads:
This is a crazy mix of genres and all amazing books so I hope this list helps you find something new to read and love! Happy Holidays!