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Another year comes to an end, which means it's time for me to share my favourite books of 2017! I left it right until the last minute, as it feels fitting for it to be my last post of the year!
I read so many fantastic books in 2017 that it was very hard to choose. Difficult though it was, I've finally decided on my top 9. They're in no particular order and do note that they're books I have read in 2017, they may not all have been released this year, but I've gone on when I actually read the book. Each pick has a few lines about why I liked the book, as well as a link to my original review.
Finally, I just want to thank all of the authors and publishers for providing such wonderful books time after time and I look forward to working with you in 2018!
My Top 9 Books of 2017
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
It's difficult to put into words how much I loved this book because I enjoyed every single moment. The characters are exceptionally well-developed, the way it's written is original and Horowitz's distinctive voice comes through on every page. It's clever, compelling and completely unique. If you're looking for a guaranteed excellent read, pick up an Anthony Horowitz book.
Eternity by James Nealis
Aside from the absolutely beautiful cover of this book, (Which James Nealis so kindly sent me a copy of and which I adore) Eternity is vivid, enthralling and transported me to another world. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to read more from James Nealis.
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben
Since this is a standalone, I think it's the ideal book to get you into Harlan Coben's writing if you're not already. The plot is packed with twists and every character has secrets which are gradually revealed and keep you hanging on to every word. It's riveting, exhilarating and emotional. I really recommend it.
Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
This was the first book I read by Heather Gudenkauf and it certainly won't be the last.
I really appreciated the level of detail included about Amelia's feelings and how she adjusted to becoming deaf. The heart pounding showdown had me frantically flipping the pages. I wholeheartedly recommend this book!
Blood Sisters by Jane Corry
What I loved most about this book was how everything just clicked into place and the ending felt so well thought out. There are so many twists which had me constantly reconsidering everything I thought I knew and I was engrossed from the very first page.
Death Knocks Twice by Robert Thorogood
This book is yet another first-class addition to the Death in Paradise series. DI Poole brings his unorthodox ways and typical 'Englishness' which you can't help but love him for and the mystery is thoroughly satisfying. Death Knocks Twice is witty, twisty and it injected plenty of sunshine into a rainy day.
The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
What a book this is! It's one of the most memorable and tense books I've read! I found myself holding my breath so many times at the brilliant writing which completely gripped me and the ending was fantastic. It was a total shock and an amazing twist which I didn't see coming at all. I had absolutely no hesitation in giving this book 5 out of 5.
My Sister by Michelle Adams
In this book, I particularly enjoyed the way that I felt as though I was part of Irini's journey and I experienced her emotions alongside her. The plot maintains tension and intrigue whilst also looking at the bond between sisters and the aftermath of a life-changing event. This is a real page-turner.
Western Fringes by Amer Anwar
The themes that come through and the way that Anwar integrates the different culture into the book are what made this one of my favourite reads of the year. It is informative, insightful and action-packed all at the same time. I can't wait to read more from Amer Anwar in the future.
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