Monday, July 17, 2017

Best Books I've Read This Year (so far)

Since I missed the final Top Ten Tuesday before hiatus, but still wanted to share the books I liked in the first half of the year-- I decided to do a post about it now.  Better late than never!!

Also-- I'm gonna share 5 books I expect to make this list in the next half of the year.





Be True to Me by Adele Griffin- oh how I loved this summery 70's book.

Grit by Gillian French- Darcy was my girl in this book.  I super related to her and was pleasantly surprised how well I liked the setting.  This wasn't much of a mystery book though.

Final Girls by Riley Sager- The first Adult book I've read in a WHILE.  I do love thrillers and twisty endings though, so it was just what I needed.

The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride- I love Kristina McBride and her ability to mess up my sleep schedule. (I also super recommend One Moment).

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios- This book hit a little too close to home-- but I love when books tell the truth about what tough situations are like.






Violent Ends by Various YA Authors- Best anthology I've ever read.  I was just completely wowed by this book.

The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend- I will now be a Natasha Friend fan.  It makes me want to read all her books from before and forever going forward.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway- I always thought Robin Benway books were "fun", but this book proved to me that she can do anything with her stories.

And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin- It wasn't perfect, but it was an interesting premise that made me not ever want to stop reading it.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe- I read this in January and it STILL sits as my #1 fave of the year.  My emotions still hurt thinking about it.








When I Am Through with You by Stephanie Kuehn- love this author. Her stories are so unique-- you NEVER know what her characters are going to do.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby- This is a "me" book if I ever saw one.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills- After reading This Adventure Ends, I MUST read more from Emma Mills.

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook- Loved With Malice last year and am super curious to read this.

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis- After reading The Female of the Species, I am SO ready for Mindy McGinnis to hurt me again.




What were your fave books of the year so far??  Have you read any of these?

19 comments:

  1. You've gotten me so excited for The Bakersville Dozen and for Final Girls after reading both of your reviews! I cannot get enough of the thriller / mystery/ horror books lately!

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    1. Woo!! I love Mystery/Thrillers in the summer for some reason!!

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  2. I'm so excited to check out The Bakersville Dozen! I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed it so much. I own Emmy & Oliver but I haven't gotten to read it yet. Looks like I need to bump it up on my reading list! lol

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    1. I was so happy you won THE BAKERSVILLE DOZEN giveaway & hope you enjoy the book!! Also, Emmy & Oliver was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting cuteness and I got so much more!

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  3. Love this list!! Emmy & Oliver was great. I bought Violent Ends because of your review :) I have Grit and Final Girls to get to so I am happy to see them on your list. I am super looking forward to Foolish Hearts, The Hanging Girl and The Secret History of Us.

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    1. Violent Ends!! It's so underrated! I am SO excited to read FOOLISH HEARTS and THE HANGING GIRL. SO EXCITED!! I hope you love Final Girls. I think you will!

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  4. I have yet to read an Emma Mills book, which is embarrassing because I LOVE her videos. Cannot wait to pick up her books this summer. Emmy and Oliver has a cute vibe to it, but what you were saying implies that there's more going on in that book than just sweetness.

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    1. I haven't read Emma Mill's first book yet, but THIS ADVENTURE ENDS was FAB!!! Just adorable friendships and awesome family stuff. EMMY & OLIVER is still cute-- but it definitely has complicated issues going on in it. The writing was A++.

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  5. I haven't read any of these but I'm so excited for When I Am Through with You. Glad you have so many favorites!

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    1. I am PUMPED to read WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU. Stephanie Kuehn is ruthless and I love it!

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  6. I'm reading When I Am Through With You right now and ... I'm not sure I love it as much as her other books. But glad we both enjoyed Be True to Me!
    Check out my brand-new site: Jen Ryland

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    1. I really hope I love WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU. Stephanie Kuehn's books have never failed to creep me out yet. AND Yay for BE TRUE TO ME!! So glad to hear you liked it!

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  7. I loved Emmy and Oliver! It's the only book I've read by her actually! Also I'm super intrigued by final girls! I haven't read a good thriller in awhile and am def going to check that one out!

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    1. YAY for FINAL GIRLS. I feel like everyone is reading that book right now and that makes me happy!!

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  8. I've never read any of Jessi's novels, but they sound interesting. Also, glad to see Emmy & Oliver on your list. That's been on my TBR for a looong time. :)

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  9. I'm currently reading Final Girls but don't think I've got to the exciting bit yet as I'm finding it a little dull at present. The Hanging Girl is one I've got from Netgalley so I'm curious to see whether it's good or not.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/top-ten-tuesday-116/

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  10. Oo I loved Emmy & Oliver! I'm excited to see Final girls on here also because I REALLY want to read that one. 😀

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  11. I have read 3 of these, and I love that they are on your list, because they are not the hype books. Yeah! I have 2 of the best to come books, and am excited to read them. Great list! Definitely need to check some of the other out.

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  12. I loved Emmy & Oliver and A List of Cages. I haven't read the others, so now I'll have to check them out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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