Sunday, December 31, 2017

My Top Reads of 2017

It's that time of year where I make one of my very fews posts... I really need to blog better, but I digress. This is my list of my top reads for 2017. I based it on my personal Goodreads rating and how much the book affected me or made me feel. If you would like to see my Goodreads "My Year in Books" for 2017 click here. If you would like to read my reviews for my 2017 favorites just click on the title of the book.


Favorite Historical Non-Fiction:
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Favorite Book I Read with my 11 year old:
 Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Favorite Memoir (I read a bunch of memoirs this year...):
*What is interesting is my 2 favorites were written 1- by the mom of Dylan Klebold, one of the murderers in the Columbine school shooting and 2- by the mom of Emilie Parker, a victim in the Sandy Hook shooting. 2 very different perspectives of 2 mothers who lost.

A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold 
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

 An Unseen Angel by Alissa Parker
An Unseen Angel: A Mother's Story of Faith, Hope, and Healing after Sandy Hook

Favorite Book Released in 2017:
 Romancing Daphne by Sarah M. Eden
Romancing Daphne

 Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
Heart on the Line

 Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden
Love Remains 

Favorite Novella:
 The Hidden Prince by Nadine Millard
The Hidden Prince

Favorite from the Teen Section:
 Under a Painted Sky by Stacey  Lee
Under a Painted Sky

Favorite Contemporary:
 One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
One True Loves

Favorite Books Based During World War 2 (I have a Goodreads shelf dedicated to these):
 From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
From Sand and Ash

Favorite Surprise (A book I didn't start out loving, but loved by the end):
 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove

Favorite Re-read (A book I had read before and decided to read again this year... I do this a lot.):
I've read all 3 of these at least twice...

 Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
Short Straw Bride

 Highway Revenge (Revenge #1)
Highway Revenge

 A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist
A Bride in the Bargain 

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