As part of The Broke and the Bookish’s “Top Ten Tuesday,” I decided to share my favourite books that I’ve read so far in 2017…
- My (Not So) Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella – I’ve read all of Sophie Kinsella’s books, and each one is a guaranteed riot. Her latest one was especially funny and poignant as it addresses the discrepancy between how peoples’ lives appear online and how they might look in real life.
- The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood – Okay, I know. I should have read this one ages ago, because it is brilliant. (And given the current freaky political situation in the States, it seems to be even more real…)
- My Lady Jane, by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows – My inner history nerd (who died briefly whilst learning about the world wars) was revived when I read this book. It’s equal parts historical romance and humorous and an all around good time.
- The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss – I listened to this one on audio book and found myself engrossed in this meticulously created world.
- The Royal We, by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan – Who doesn’t want to read a story about meeting and falling in love with a hot prince? No, really. I mean, who doesn’t?
- Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple – An offbeat, heartfelt story about a woman who is just trying to “get it right.”
- History is All You Left Me, by Adam Silvera – This one broke my heart, but in a good way. More on this later.
- The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena – It’s every parents’ worst nightmare, but every mystery lovers’ dream. This book kept me up at night.
- The Wangs vs. The World, by Jade Chang – Smart and funny, I loved this book for the characters, who were deeply flawed but extremely lovable.
- Foxlowe, by Eleanor Wasserberg – Cult stories fascinate me and this one was so creepy right up until the end that even now I still think about it and shudder (in a good way!)