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Top 10 Books of 2017!

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Hey guys, a very happy new year to you all! I can’t believe 2017 is already over! I haven’t been blogging for a while but I am glad to be back. My plan this month is to post at least once everyday! I am so excited to get back into blogging I have missed it so much.

I read 27 books in 2017, not as many as last year but I am still really proud of myself. It is so hard to narrow down all the book I read in 2017 into a top 10 list. There has been so many memorable books released in 2017 and I really can’t wait to see what 2018 holds!

Here are my top 10 books from 2017!

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1. Countless by Karen Gregory

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My Rating: ★★★★☆

“When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her eating disorder a name – Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 17 weeks, 119 days, 357 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time … “

This book has stuck in my head since the minute I finished reading it. The topics it covers and the way in which it covers them is something I cannot fault. The way this book discusses mental health issues and eating disorders is one of the most true to real life I have ever read. My review for Countless can be found here.

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2. Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

23587115My Rating: ★★★★☆

“Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc.

Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation. As the seniors continue to pop like balloons and the national eye turns to Mara’s suburban New Jersey hometown, the FBI rolls in and the search for a reason is on.”

This book is so funny, the dark humour and sarcasm the main character Mara has made this book for me. It was lovely to read a book on a topic I had never read about before. I learnt a lot reading this book and laughed non-stop. My review for Spontaneous can be found here.

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3. A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

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“For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.”

This is another of my favourite books that deals with mental health topics. This is another true to life depiction of bipolar disorder. I love that this book doesn’t gloss over the hard parts of mental health issues and doesn’t sugarcoat it at all. My review of A Tragic Kind of Wonderful will be coming soon.

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4. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

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“Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks.”

This book is amazing! I never thought that younger people could get amnesia as bad as Flora Banks does. It was really educational reading this book to find out what it is like to forget most things. Sometimes the book did drag on a little but it was a very good read. My review for The One Memory of Flora Banks can be found here.

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5. Super Awkward by Beth Garrod 

29554546My Rating: ★★★★☆

“I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn’t impressed.
3. I’m a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science.

So it figures that when I meet the FITTEST BOY IN THE WORLD, Zac, I’m doing solo star jumps. While dressed as a cereal box. “

This book is hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing whilst reading this book. It took be right back to when I was at high school and made me feel all the emotions I felt when I was an awkward teenager. I cannot wait to read the sequel to this book. I was lucky enough to get to interview Beth Garrod in 2017 to, you can find that here. My review for Super Awkward can be found here.

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6. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

cover111408-mediumMy Rating: ★★★★☆

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.”

This is by far the cutest, most heart-warming book I read in 2017. This book made me smile so much whilst reading it. I just couldn’t put this book down. It made me cry, it made me smile and it made me laugh. It is such a beautifully written book and I can’t wait to read more books by Sandhya Menon. My review of When Dimple Met Rishi can be found here.

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7. Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

35495848My Rating: ★★★★☆

“Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.”

This is one of the last books I read in 2017. It isn’t actually released until February this year. I cannot recommend this book enough and you won’t regret picking a copy of this book up. This is the first book my Sara Barnard that I have ever read, but I will certainly picking up more of her books soon. My review of this book will be coming soon.

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8. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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“Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is.”

There is something about this book I just can’t put my finger on that made this book a 5 star read for me. I couldn’t fault anything in this book. I am so excited to read Becky Albertalli’s other books this year. My review of The Upside of Unrequited can be found here.

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9. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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“Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news.”

I loved this book! It finished a series I really loved perfectly. I read it in no time at all and just couldn’t put it down. It made me smile, laugh and cry. It makes me so happy that Jenny Han finished this series on the note that she did. I don’t plan on writing a review for this book as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read the series yet.

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10. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

32601841My Rating: ★★★★★

“Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.”

This is by far my favourite book of 2017! I stayed up till 3am to finish reading this book because I just couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what was happening. I felt terrified, claustrophobic and on-edge whilst reading this book. I just cannot fault the book at all. I have recommended this book to so many people and they have all loved it too. I will certainly be reading this book again. I was lucky enough to interview the author of this book Lauren James and that can be found here. I will also be posting a review of this book very soon.

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There you have it, my top 10 books of 2017! I cannot wait to see what I read this year. I will be back tomorrow with another post!

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