Top 5 Posts of 2017

I thought it would be fun to share my top five posts of 2017 along with a short summary of the post and why I thought it was popular. I started this blog in July, so I only have six month’s worth of material to pull from. 🙂

Tied for Fifth Place

Book Review: End of Days by Susan Ee

Book Review: Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

These are the only book reviews to appear on this list, and to be honest I’m not sure why it’s these two books. I can guess that Undeniably Chosen was a little more popular because the book isn’t as commonly read and reviewed by book bloggers. End of Days as a book is quite popular, so maybe that’s what it made this list.

Fourth Place

July 2017 TBR

This was my first TBR (To Be Read) post. It may be popular for one of two reasons. One, you guys didn’t yet know it would be a monthly post. 😛 Or two, it’s been out there longer, and therefore has had the chance to get more hits.

Third Place

Top Ten Book Boyfriends

I very much enjoyed writing this one! It shares my top ten favorite book boyfriends. I linked this one to The Broke and Bookish as a part of Top Ten Tuesday.

Second Place

New on the Stack in August 2017

Books I picked up in August! I went to a book sale that month, so I got many fun books to add to my list. I linked up with The Deliberate Reader, and I believe she shared some of my finds on her post. So yay!

First Place

 

Ten Book Recommendations for Those in a Reading Slump

I’m not going to argue with this being the most popular! I loved writing it, and I put a lot into it. If you need a book recommendation to get you out of a reading slump, go check it out! I also linked this one with The Broke and Bookish.

What was your favorite post from my blog for 2017? If you’re a blogger, what was your most popular post last year? I’d love to hear from you!

❤ Annette

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Top 5 Books of 2017

I read 100 books in 2017!! I can’t believe I actually did it! 🎉 Here are my top five favorite books that I read in 2017 (although not necessarily published in 2017).

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Hands down one of the best books for 2017! I read it in one sitting, pausing only momentarily to get food. 😛 This book is written as a collection of IM records, video/audio transcripts, graphics, files, memos, and more. It is super unique and crazy fun to read. Plus, it’s unexpected and very suspenseful.


Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

This book is probably tied with Illuminae as my favorite from 2017. This is a young adult novel that follows two seemingly very different characters. One is serving community service to avoid jail time, while the other is struggling to enjoy her former passion, photography, in the wake of her mother’s death. I don’t know how to describe it in a way that makes it sounds better… but trust me, you want to pick this one up! It’s beautiful!


The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

This novel (middle-grade, I believe) follows a boy who is chosen to impersonate the lost prince of a kingdom. Along with several other boys, he learns the knowledge needed to pass as the “false prince” in order to ensure that the kingdom doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. I loved this novel because you don’t know what’s going to happen next.


Happily Ever After by Kelly Oram

Cinder and Ella is definitely one of my favorite books of all time, and Brian/Ella one of my favorite book couples. This book is a sequel to Cinder and Ella, and deals with more adult themes. As a couple (yay!) Brian and Ella work through problems thrown their way. On Ella’s side, she’s struggling to love her body, as it’s primarily covered in burns. On Brian’s side comes all of the difficulties that come with fame.

Secret by Brigid Kemmerer and Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Okay, so I’m cheating by including two books, but I just couldn’t choose! These are books four and five in the Elementals series by Brigid Kemmerer. Secret follows Nick Merrick, an air elemental, as responsibility after responsibility, secret after secret piles on his shoulders. I loved how this story built up, and how Brigid Kemmerer is able to get you to relate to any character so intimately. (This is her gift, I swear. You become the characters, regardless of whether they’re like you or not.) Sacrifice follows Michael Merrick (my favorite of the Merrick brothers!), an earth elemental. This conclusion to the elemental series does not dissappoint!

 

 

 

 

 

What were your favorite reads of 2017?

❤ Annette

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