Monday, December 11, 2017

Top ten books of 2017

1. Life After

This is probably the best book I read this year, since I loved the reminder to live today, since we don't know how many tomorrows we have.

2. Then There Was You

I've enjoyed all of Kara's stories, but this one is one of my favorites by her! I really liked Paige.

3. The House on Foster Hill

This one is a bit dark, with the human trafficking story line, but there is also a message of hope. I highly recommend this one!

4. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

I love how this story reminds me of Elizabeth Gaskell's stories!

5. Jane of Austin

As I mentioned last week, this one made me want to visit Austin. I love the combination of Jane Austen and tea.;)

6. The Lost Girl of Astor Street

I was blown away by this one, since it was incredibly well written. I can't wait to read more by this talented author.

7. Just Look Up

Courtney is one of my favorite authors. I love her characters and that she has great secondary characters in her stories.

8. It Started With Goodbye

Loved this modern re-telling of Cinderella!

9. An Inconvenient Beauty

I didn't want to like Isabella, but she was just perfect for the story.

10. I'll be Yours

It had been too long since I last read one of Jenny's books. Picking this one up made me wonder why I waited so long to get more of her books! Funny, sweet, and a heartwarming coming of age story.

What books are on your list of favorites for 2017? Which should I add to my TBR list?

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  1. Without question, Jane of Austin is one of my ALL TIME favorite books. Loved it. Sadly I didn't read Courtney's (and likely won't until 2018), but next up is Jaime's debut, which I'm super excited about.

    I'm featuring book covers today since my best of lists usual publish later in the year. :)

    1. I look forward to hearing what you think of Jamie's book! It is darker than what I generally read, but I loved it!
      I need to check out your list now. It's been a crazy week!

  2. I haven't read any of these books. They do look fantastic though. :-)

    1. Thank you! I hope you get the chance to read some of them.;) You might like the House on Foster Hill the best.

  3. "Jane of Austin" It's an interesting premise, anyway, Sense and Sensibility meets Texas? Reminds of that Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters book..

    1. It's a fun one! Though, perhaps not as action packed as Sense and Sensibility and the Sea Monsters.;)


  4. I haven't heard of any of these books, but I am intrigued by your descriptions of them. Happy reading!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. I hope you get a chance to read some of them!
      Thank you for stopping by. I will have to check out your list.;)

  5. Great list, Amanda! So many of those look really good. :) I've read I'll Be Yours, and I plan/hope to read Life After and The Lost Girl of Astor Street. Happy to see they made your top-ten list!


    1. I hope you get a chance to read both soon, since they are excellent!

  6. I haven't read any of the books on your list this week.... But I have the feeling I will be adding a few more titles to my ever growing reading wishlist!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

    1. I hope you will! Let me know what you think of them.:)