Favourite Books of 2017

Of course, I'm going to round up my favourite books that I read this year! The only thing I love more than reading a great book is sharing it with others--especially when they read it and love it too. I mentioned in my (book) year in review post that I had a great reading year, and the truth of that became even more apparent when I sat down to make this list. 

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My Year in Books 2017

It's not quite the end of the year yet, but I'm calling it as far as reading goes. The remainder of 2017 will be filled with family, packing, moving, and unpacking, so I don't have high hopes for finishing any more books. 

I knew when I set my goal of 75 books that I was being ambitious. Would I be me if I hadn't chosen a lofty goal? that's a discussion for my therapist, not my blog. Regardless, set the goal I did, and fail to meet it I also did. I should be disappointed, but I'm really not. I read some truly fantastic books, and re-read some perennial favourites. It was a delightful reading year, as my Goodreads score will tell you: 4.6 stars on average for the books I read this year. How can I complain about that? 

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Three Dark Crowns & One Dark Throne (Book Review)

It's taken me forever to review Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne because I keep turning them around in my head. They're maddening because the story never takes the path that you expect, but they were also fantastic reads, even if you aren't normally a YA reader. 

The very quick gist of the story is that each queen of Fennbirn island will bear triplets, and those triplets will compete with each other to the death to become the next queen. Throw elemental magic into the mix and the story becomes even more complex. Since the books deserve their own review, I'll leave the plot at that for now. Four books are planned for the series, with the final two being released in 2018 and 2019. 

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