Inge’s Favourite Reads Of 2017 (Part 2)

Posted December 15, 2017 by Inge in Features, Tea Party // Random Thoughts / 13 Comments


WHOOSH there goes the rest of 2017 and what a trainwreck of a year it has been, am I right? It seems, as the world falls further into pieces, I retreat further into my books. This year, I have read more books than ever. You can find my favourites for the first half of the year here.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

  • this was good fun!
  • a little bit The Night Circus, a little bit Darren Shan
  • with illustrations that add to the eerie feeling
  • freak show with a murder mystery


Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno

  • like a YA version of PS I Love You
  • aunt sends postmortem letters to the MC
  • strong anxiety representation
  • awesome nerdy references too


The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

  • both Aly and I loved the pants off of this
  • MC is most famous dragon slayer
  • truly despicable villain too
  • dragons !!!


It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

  • Holly Bourne strikes again
  • awesome take on tropes and clichés in romance
  • actually uses the term “fuckboy”
  • cinema setting & they make a zombie film


This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

  • this book absolutely blew me away
  • like a zombie novel but not a zombie novel
  • fast, action-packed, awesome
  • lots of things that go boom


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows & Brodi Ashton

  • omg I liked a historical novel
  • it was so lovely and delightful though
  • made me laugh out loud several times
  • puns !!!


How to Be Happy by Eva Woods

  • makes me believe in chicklit again
  • on positivity and living your best life
  • made me smile and inspired me
  • utterly lovely & beautiful


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

  • loved the inclusion of the webcomic snippets
  • great social anxiety & selective mutism representation
  • characters are total nerds
  • so great and meaningful


Honourable mentions: Dead Girls SocietyTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, The Little Book of Lykke, Even the Darkest Stars, When Dimple Met Rishi, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, They Both Die At the End, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

So what do you think of my list? Did my favourites make it to your lists too?

What are some of your favourites from this year?

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13 responses to “Inge’s Favourite Reads Of 2017 (Part 2)

  1. I’m jealous of you for reading more books than ever this year. I’m actually ashamed of myself when I log onto Goodreads and see I’ve only read six books this year. SIX BOOKS?! (And, to be honest, half of those were for a book club I’m part of so who knows how I would’ve done without that. Sadness.)

    Also, because I’m not fully involved in the book blogosphere anymore, I barely recognize any of these books! I’m glad you shared short little notes about each – gives me a quick way to catch up on what they’re about.

    And I have to say, your little notes make me curious about three
    – Daughter of the Burning City. Sounds a little dark and I’m always sold when I hear there’s some illustrations involved.
    – Eliza and Her Monsters. Because again, illustrations.
    – The Last Namsara. Honestly I don’t like the cover so would probably ignore this in a bookstore but you said truly despicable villain.

    Really, if you could just create a list of books you like that are illustrated and contain dark villains every year I’d be set. ;D

    (My favorites of the very few I’ve read this year were Gemina (I loved just as much as Illuminae) and Uprooted. I’m reading Six of Crows right now though and am loving that too!

    • To be fair, you have had a VERY eventful year. I don’t blame you for not finding the time (and/or the will) to read. Gemina was amazing! I’m so stoked for Obsidio coming out next year, I’m definitely rereading the series before that. I still have Uprooted on my shelf, as well, and Six of Crows is just a very solid story with great characters. Actually, I don’t read that many books with illustrations, but I could find you some very hateful villains. 😉

  2. How to be Happy sounds really interesting! I also just bought It Only Happens in the Movies. I read the first book in the Spinster Club series and it blew me away. I’m so excited to continue. I actually have an ARC of This Mortal Coil and haven’t read it yet! HELP.

  3. I last finished The Last Namsara and I LOVED it so much too! The dragons were FANTASTIC!!! Daughter of the Burning City was not the best for me because I didn’t get engaged until I reached the midway point, and that was a lot. I only DNFed it if it hadn’t been for Cait from Paper Fury’s optimistic comment.
    Off this list I CANNOT wait to read My Lady Jane and Eliza and her Monsters!!!

  4. I really enjoyed The Last Namsara as well. And I keep hearing great things about Eliza and her Monsters and really want to read it though it is totally not my genre.

  5. AHHH these look amazing! I really want to read This Mortal Coil, My Lady Jane, Daughter of the Burning City and The Last Namsara. THEY ALL LOOK SO AMAZING! *drools*

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