Can you believe that July is this weekend? I’m in denial about it. Particularly because it’s currently 67 degrees here. It just doesn’t feel like we’ve hit the middle of summer yet! But, to celebrate hitting mid-year, I want to talk about my favorite books of 2017 that I’ve read so far – my top five! Thanks to the Broke and Bookish for the link up!
My Top Five Favorite Books of 2017 (so far)
I have finished 55 books and have two more currently in progress, as of this morning. It’s been a good reading year so far, with mostly good books (like 3 or higher rating out of 5). Here are my favorites, with a super short description:
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
A novel of family drama, of growing up, and how your childhood impacts your entire life.
- All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Brynn Greenwood
The story of a young girl and her older friend, abuse, neglect, friendship, and love.
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A timely novel about race, life, speaking up, and hiding.
- The Nix by Nathan Hill
A long novel that explores everything from political activism to love to video games to trying to figure out who you are.
- The After Party by Anton Disclafani
A peek into Texan high society and the story of two friends who are tied together and can’t quite become untied.
I’ve been reading more new releases and seeking out more recommendations as usual this year. I find myself getting recommendations from all over the place: podcasts, blogs, Book of the Month Club, friends, etc. What I’m loving about recommendations is that I am reading more books that I normally wouldn’t have picked up right away. I feel like I’m really broadening my reading horizons, which feels like I understand the world around me a little more each day.
Here is to a great year of reading so far and to another amazing 6 months!