Favorite 2017 Books … So Far!

Posted June 30, 2017 by Nick/ 33 Comments

Folks, I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through the year. Time needs to seriously slow the heck down, because too fast! I have had an amazing book year so far. I’ve read 145 books so far, and most of them have been pretty fantastic reads. But I’m here to share with you some of the more memorable ones that I think you need to add to your TBRs ASAP, if you haven’t read them yet.

Letters to the Lost When Dimple Met Rishi Alex, Approximately The Hate U Give You're Welcome, Universe Eliza and Her Monsters Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) The Names They Gave Us

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2) Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2) Truly (New York, #1) Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1) Stay (WAGs, #2) Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3) About Last Night

Phew! Quite the list!
Are any of these books in your favorites list? Tell me about your favorites in the comments below!

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  • I’ve heard so many great things about Stay. I’ve loved the Sarina Bowen books that I have read and have been wanting to try more so I will definitely have to check that one out. I just bought When Dimple Met Rishi and I can’t wait to start it! I really enjoyed Song of the Current. I was dragging my feet when picking it up, but I ended up surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

  • Oh you have such a great list here darling. I really really loved Devil in Spring. The whole book was amazing and not just the romance which is typical of Kleypas, she always wins me over. I enjoyed The Girl with the Make Believe Husband, it just had a slow start for me but other than that I really loved it too. Lucy Parker is definitely on my list to read. And I am planning on Tessa Dare’s Book. The cover and blurb are just too tempting to resist, but I am nervous about it since I haven’t really enjoyed her work lately, not as much as her earlier books. I really gotta try out Sarina Bowen though. I just hear so many great things about her work.

    Hope the next half of reading for the year is full of fantastic reads for you.

    • I think you would really enjoy Lucy’s books. They are a bit slow at first, but push through. I have my fingers crossed that the new Dare will live up to your expectations/hopes. And yes!! Read Sarina’s! 🙂

  • Breeny’s Books

    Yes to all of your favorite YA books so far this year. I still need to read Eliza and Her Monsters, and I’m so excited to do so. Awesome post!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    • Eliza was great! I hope you love it as much as I do!

      Second, welcome to the blogging community. My only advice to you, have loads of fun! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself or compare yourself to others. Try to bring your own personality to your posts. And to get the word out about your blog in the beginning, I definitely recommend commenting around so people see your blog name and interested in checking it out. But honestly, just have fun with it, and people will somehow find a way to you. 🙂

      Checking out your blog in a bit!

      • Breeny’s Books

        Thank you for the advice, Nick! I greatly appreciate it.

  • ˗ˏˋfleur booksˎˊ˗

    I just got When Dimple Met Rishi through a book trade, and it looks so good! The cover looks absolutely adorable. I haven’t read any of the other books in your list, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out! I’ve heard that Eliza and her Monsters is good.

    Fleur @ Fleur Henley

    • It’s really one of the sweetest books ever to be written. Hope you enjoy it!
      And yes, definitely check out Eliza too!

  • Jazmen Greene

    I can’t wait to read When Dimple Met Rishi. Glad you have so many faves!

    • I can’t wait for you to read it!

  • kindlemom1

    I just read Alex Approximately and loved it hard. So freaking good! It made me pick up her Kindling the Moon series and so far (two books in) I love it too.

    • Yay, Ali! I’m so happy to hear that. I LOVED her Arcadia Bell books too. She’s amazing!

  • Ugh I have only read 2 books from your romances list! How is that possible!? I have some serious catching up to do!

    • OMG how? Usually you and I are on point with romances!

  • I just got a copy of Dimple from my library. The Bennett book was definitely fun, and I enjoyed Letters to the Lost. I had to set aside the Lord book, too much for me right now. I have had some good reads so far this year too. Hopefully, the second half will be even better.

    • OMG I hope you love Dimple! I can understand why Emery’s book was tough for you. <3
      I'm glad you had some good reads this year too! I can't wait to read more. 🙂

  • I totally need the Quinn one 😀

  • I really love THUG and WDMR! Great picks 🙂

    • I’m so happy you loved those too! They totally deserve all the love! 🙂

  • Ahhh Alex! I adored it. There are a lot up there that I waNt to read, most likely thanks to you. 😀

    • Alex was one of the best. You should read all of these! 😉

  • Angel @Angel Reads

    Ah some of my favourites are here too! I still haven’t picked up Stay yet, too many review books. I will get there.Thank you for this post!

    • I say ditch the review books for Stay! 😉 You won’t regret it!

  • Oh the shame. I’ve yet to read any of these books. So many of these are on my tbr list. Alex, Approximately and The Hate U Give are the priority read for YA and you know I’m in much need for a Bowen/Kennedy binge reading session

  • I am loving the historical romances you mentioned -all were so yummy. You are doing good on the reading count. I am sitting around 135 for reads/listens. Hope the second half of the year brings more good reads!

  • Oooh these are great choices! I have had a pretty mediocre year with reading so far, but I did really like The Hate U Give and Eliza! And Song of the Current was pretty good too! The good thing is, most of the books on your list are on my TBR so hopefully things will pick up as I read those! Glad you’re having a good year so far, I hope it continues! 😀

  • Nick, you always read the best books and there are a few on here I’ve not got around to reading yet so I am using this post as my guide to what to read next. I agree with you on When Dimple Met Rishi, Letters to the Lost, You’re Welcome, Universe, Truly, Pretty Face and The Girl WIth THe Make Believe Husband but that’s not even half the books here! I am totally slacking. Good to know you loved Hate to Want You, though, because I’ve been dithering over pre-ordering that and you’ve totally just convinced me I should.

  • So many of the books in this post are on my list as well, or they’re on my TBR. Loved Pretty Face, The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband, and About Last Night are some of my favourite romances. I’ve got a copy of Hate to Want You waiting for me and I’m DYING to read it but I know it’ll hurt my heart (those second chance feels). Dimple, Alex, and THUG are actually all on my shelves too, thanks to a ginormous library haul. Can’t wait to get to them!

  • I got the The Girl With the Make Believe Husband and ALA. AND NICK I’VE BEEN DYING TO TELL YOU. I MET JULIA QUINN AND DIED.

  • I’ve 5/8 of the YA ones you liked and agree trmeendously!! I still have to read You’re Welcome, Universe because it seems like all the feels and more.

    OMGG I need Hate to Want You! It sounds sooo good. I wasn’t a big fan of the Girl with the Make Believe husband unfortunately. :/ idk, I just couldn’t roll with that one and the characters. BUT DAY OF THE DUCHESS IM LOVE <3

    Aila @ One Way Or An Author

  • A Novel Glimpse

    I loved Alex, Approximately! I also thought The Names They Gave Us was pretty good.