Oh my goodness, can you guys believe that we’re less than two weeks away from 2018?
Anyway, today marks my first day off for Christmas break. I’m planning to get some reading done, but I feel like I say this a lot at this point with no real follow through. So, let’s hope I get some reading done, but also recognize that I probably won’t.
Anyway, I thought today’s top five Wednesday looked perfect for this time of the year (considering we’re almost done with 2017).
So, today is top five book of 2017.
I’m only going to name books that I read in 2017 that were new releases this year.
1. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
- Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. – Via Goodreads
2. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
- The second book in Susan Dennard’s Witchland series follows the same cast as the last book, except this time Merrick’s older sister is thrown into the mix. With each of the characters placed in varying areas of the Witchland’s world, they work to find their way back to each other.
3. Strange the Dreamer by Liani Taylor
- Strange the Dreamer is the story of:
the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep. – Via Goodreads
4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over. – Via Goodreads
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. – Via Goodreads
Ok, so this was a really hard post because, wow, there were so many awesome books that came out this year.