Top Ten Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog theme started by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week is the best books you’ve read in 2017 so far. I was going to break it down into genre but I think I’ll stick

with top ten books of all the ones I’ve read so far. While writing this post, I’ve read 157 books so far this year, which means it’s going to be really hard to choose just ten books.

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Alphabethon Wrap Up

This was a spur of the moment readathon where I failed to take into account my June TBR and so consequently put new books on my Alphabethon TBR, none of which I have read. However, I did read books which can count under the readathon challenge. I read some ARCs, some library books but only two had ‘b’ in the author’s name or title.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3)








I’ve wanted to finish the Grisha trilogy for a while and the library helped me with that. I really liked these two books and was glad I managed to read them this week (and not solely because they can count towards my TBR either). I can’t wait to get back to the Six of Crows series now I know I won’t be spoiled for the last book of the Grisha trilogy.


Readathon Wrap Ups

Now I was very short-sighted and signed up to do three readathons in the same week. I am terrible with dates and didn’t realise they all overlapped until I signed up for them. I have decided to do one wrap up for all three, partly because I really can’t be bothered to do three separate wrap ups when I could be reading and partly because there is some overlap. I read ten books last week, so not everything on my TBR but since my TBR was ridiculous, I’m okay with the books I did manage to read. Most of the links to the books link to my review of that book on Goodreads.

The three readathons I did last week were Read-O-Rama ReadathonLibrary-a-thon and Because Dragons Readathon.

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These Vicious Masks

These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks, #1)England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.

Goodreads, Amazon UK

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Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog theme started by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is top ten series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t and there were so many options for this. I have a long list of series that I’ve been meaning to start for a while and so I had to choose a small section of them to put on this list. One thing I can say is that Throne of Glass is not on the list because I finally started that series.

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I should stop with the readathons but I’m not going to. This readathon is 19th June – 25th June and the blog post explaining it is here and the Twitter is here. This is reading the alphabet and this time the letter is ‘b’. This means any books that start with the letter ‘b’ or the author’s name starts with ‘b’. I was going to try and get my TBR for this readathon to overlap a little with Because Dragons Readathon because they overlap but it turns out the one book which could qualify I had already read.

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When The Future Comes Too Soon

When the Future Comes Too Soon (Malayan #2)In Japanese-occupied Malaya, lives are shattered and a woman discovers her inner strength in a world ravaged by war.

Following the death of their matriarch, the lives of Chye Hoon’s family turned upside down. Now that the British have fled and the Japanese have conquered, their once-benign world changes overnight.

Amid the turmoil, Chye Hoon’s daughter-in-law, Mei Foong, must fend for her family as her husband, Weng Yu, becomes increasingly embittered. Challenged in ways she never could have imagined and forced into hiding, Mei Foong finds a deep reservoir of resilience she did not know she had and soon draws the attentions of another man.

Is Mei Foong’s resolve enough to save herself, her marriage, and her family? Only when peace returns to Malaya will she learn the full price she must pay for survival.

Goodreads, Amazon UK

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Summer Bingo!

Someone really needs to take the reading challenges away from me, but they’re so fun! I found this summer bingo on A Kernel of Nonsense and it is hosted by Pretty Deadly Blog and it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun! It’s pretty open-ended and so I’m going to try and get the books to match up with the Seasonal Reading Challenge. I don’t want to stress myself out about trying to do all the squares on the bingo so I’m not going to be a TBR here but I will post a wrap up post at the end of August. If it goes well, I’m definitely going to look at doing it for Autumn.

There are some recs over Pretty Deadly Blog and I have a rough TBR for this bingo challenge as well!