2017 was a great year for books. By the time the ball drops at midnight I’ll have read 60 books this year. That’s an all-time high for me!
Looking back I have to say I discovered some treasures that will forever be on my favorites list.
- Before We Were Yours. Check out my review to know my full feelings about this but this list would not be what it is without this book on it.
- Woman Enters Left. Such a wonderful nostalgic ride. This book captured my love for classic movies and an eloquent characters journey.
- The Little Paris Bookshop. I fell madly in love with this book. Seriously. Sometimes it is nice to be pleasantly surprised when you step outside of your genre.
- The Fortune Teller. You should all come to expect the fact that if Gwendolyn Womack writes a book it will end up on my favorite’s list for the year. Last year was the memory painter, this year it is the Fortune Teller. Now I loved the Memory Painter but the Fortune Teller was even better.
- The Alice Network. There has been a lot of hype around this book and I can fully understand why. It is a beautifully told story set in the aftermath of World War II and during World War I.
- Dear Fang With Love. So last spring I went to my first Women’s National Book Association Tea. After reading the description of this book I didn’t expect to like it, didn’t sound like my cup of tea at all but then Rufi Thorpe did her reading and I fell in love. This is such a beautiful book about growing up and the relationship between fathers and daughters.
- June I started reading this at the beginning of the summer and it’s not just that I have pleasant memories of floating in my pool while reading this beauty. This book is about friendship and a summer that changes everything.
- Girl in Disguise In the world of biographical historical fiction this one shines. A 19th-century spy mystery combined with action and adventure. It was a great ride that catapulted Kate Warne into one of my all-time heroines.
- Reliance Illinois. A latecomer to the list, this novel has a lovely Jane Eyre feel set during the late 1800s suffragette movement.
- The Paris Wife This was the perfect companion book for while I was in France. It made me fall in love with the Lost Generation all over again.
- Last Christmas in Paris I always have a weakness for books told in letter format and this one is especially lovely.
Here’s to a wonderful 2018 and all the new books that I will discover! What were some of your favorite books from 2017?