A Year in Books: 2017

Let’s celebrate another year of reading!

Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of  great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.

This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:



Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age Story by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Really opened my eyes to Islamic culture. It is lovely to read books from strong, courageous women.





A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

This is insightful and influential book was such a powerful essay to read, especially for this year.





The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I cannot stop raving about this book! I consider this to be my favorite YA book of all time!





The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

This was the year I was introduce to Collins’s writing and I was not disappointed. I will definitely be reading more of his works in the coming new year.





And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Another author I was introduced to this year. I fell in love withe Christie’s writing style this year. I just can’t get enough of it! But tout of all the Christie novels I read this year, this one is my favorite. The thrills and the plot twist still gives me chills.





Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson

I learned so much about the US constitution from reading this book. I believe everyone in the country needs to read this book so they have a better understanding of how our country works.




The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

It was a historical novel, not only beautifully written, but that made you think. A book like that written by a contemporary novelist was a new one fore me.






Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

I am a big fan of the show! And this book does not disappoint. This compelling and well told storytelling will have you becoming a fans of the show yourself!





The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Never has there been a novel that was a politically correct story and provided an emotional impact, at the same time.






Still Me by Jojo Moyes

A stunning way to end an epic adventure! Moyes is returning to her true form!




Honorable Mentions

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tom Medina

Baking With Kafka by Tom Gauld


Books I Reread This Year

Perusasion by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


What were your favorite books this year?


Happy Reading

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

4 thoughts on “A Year in Books: 2017

  1. So many favorites here! I love Agatha Christie and Wilkie Collins too, and adored The Essex Serpent. I plan to finally read THUG very soon, and hope to reread at least one Austen novel and one Bronte novel in 2018. If I had to pick a favorite read of the year, it would probably be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, with Homegoing a very close second. Hope you have another great reading year in 2018!

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