Best of 2017

This is where I will be posting those books that stand out and demand to be taking notice of. Those books that had an impact on me in one way or another and just those that I highly recommend to any lover of the genre.

Like last year I will be breaking these down my genre to make it simpler for everyone. 

Top Urban Fantasy Reads (Adult):

I've loved this series from the beginning and with (possibly) being the last book, I'm saddened but also completely content with how it ended. This is an amazing series and one I can't recommend enough. 

This series gets me every time. Yes it has it's naughty moments but it is also completely fabulous with it's wit, humor and some amazing characters that stand out and are like no others. I adore it and even eleven books in, it is still in my top ten favorite UF series. 

So book eleven is up there but book twelve came out this year too and I couldn't resist adding it as well because it was everything I was hoping it would be and with book thirteen being the last in the series, I have to give this series as much credit as I can for it greatness.

I love this series and it seems that it just gets better and better. 

While this wasn't a five star read for me it was a fantastic way to ed the series and I'm so sad this was the end. I can't wait for more from this author in whatever she chooses to write next.

This series. I tell you, it has a little but of it all and it all works. So freaking funny, so freaking good and I can't wait for the author to write more installments. I already miss this rag tag team in Deadwood, they truly are like no other.

Mystery/Thrillers (Adult):

I absolutely loved the first book last year when I read it and was so thankful I had an ARC of the second waiting for me when I finished it. The second book was every bit as good as the first and I have officially fallen in love with this series, swear words and all. ;) 

Adult Apocalyptic/Dystopian:

I never thought I would say that I loved a book about spiders but there you have it. This was amazing and I'm guessing the sequel, will be just as mind blowlingly creepy as this was.

YA Contemporary:

I read very little in this genre anymore but when I saw this author had a new book out, I had to try it and I'm so thankful that I did, this truly was fantastic. 

I'm not sure there is anything this woman can't write and this was no exception. Filled with difficult subject matter and quirky characters, this was another hit from CoHo.

So far this author has been two for two for me, I've loved both novels I've read from her and can't seem to get enough. I want to read all of them now!

YA Fantasy:

Again, I've been very picky about what I read in YA anymore but having absolutely loved the first book in this series, I couldn't resist trying the second and I'm so glad that I did because this was every bit as great as the first and didn't lack for anything. 

This series is not your typical YA series. It is a twist on history like no other, in fact, I'm not even sure what genre to put it in other than it is an awesome series and you should seriously read it. Lada kicks butt. 

Still absolutely loving this series. I'm so excited that there will be five books in it. Caine continues to amaze me with her writing ability. I. Can't. Get. Enough. 

You know those series that you just resonate with and love and you can't even really explain why other than it was just such a good read? This is that series for me. Loved the first book but loved this one even more.

I am a time traveling junkie. I love watching shows and movies about it and reading books about it but I seldom come across a book that is really well done but this was one of those well done, hard to put down reads. I loved every minute of it. And it's a completely clean read, which I loved. We need more of these, especially in this genre.

Women's Fiction/Contemporary:

I don't read a lot in this genre but oh my heck this book was so darn good. Definitely in my top 5 reads this year. 

Historical Fiction:


I already loved this author but his latest just solidifies that love. This was so outstanding. I can't recommend it enough. 

Another amazing book in this series. This sequel proved that this is a series to watch out for. I adore Charlotte. 

This series is quickly becoming a favorite. I loved book one last year and this one was even better. So darn addicting!

YA Western/Dystopian:

Okay so here's the thing, I made a genre up for this book because it is both set in a western time period but also a post apocalyptic time so there you have it. I'm also cheating a bit here because technically this book comes out in 2018 but since I received an ARC of it I went ahead and read it this year and let me tell you, it was so fabulous. It took me by surprise fabulous. I want the next book like today (I hope there will be a next book!). 

After starting this series, I now know why there was so much hype about it last year when the first book came out, it is fantastic and I want to read more like it so if you have any recommendations for books like it let me know!

YA Mystery:

Okay so this wasn't a five star read for me but only because I had everything figured out way too early on in the story otherwise it would of been because this was so hard to put down and I thoroughly loved it.