Books Top 5 Wednesday Wrap Ups

Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Books of 2017

January 5, 2018

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

This weeks topic is: Top 5 Books of 2017

2. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

Like many in the book community the news that this novel would divert from the overall narrative filled me with trepidation. I couldn't wait that long to find out what happened to our beloved main characters! Well, now I can. I want to know more about the characters and also areas we were introduced to in this novel. I absolutely adored this instalment. If you aren't yet caught up on the series I don't want to give too much away as this novel is essentially the fallout from previous ones and has some major reveals too. And I mean major.  

I have a review for Tower of Dawn here. (Spoiler free section and spoiler full)

You can find the Goodreads page here

2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin was one of my most anticipated novels of 2017 and it didn't disappoint. ACOMAF remains my favourite of the trilogy but I still loved ACOWAR. I'm so happy that we're getting more from this world soon. I need more of the inner circle. They're squad goals. There I said it. 

I have a review for ACOWAR here

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This was one of the first books I read in 2017 and it's still a firm favourite. The magic, the whimsy and my god the description. I never wanted to leave Caraval. Every time I thought I'd sussed out the plot or fathomed what was going to happen the book was turned on its head and I was left trying to gather all the thoughts and emotions. Stephanie Garber has crafted such a uniquely magical world in Caraval. Utterly phenomenal. I cannot wait for the next book. 

I have a review for Caraval here

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Obviously. I haven't shut up about this book. The Hate U Give was, and arguably still is, such an important novel and a pivotal moment in publishing. It's unapologetic, raw and harrowing. Simply because although the character names are fictitious that situation occurs on a near daily basis. Not always to the degree that the novel shows but prejudice is something ingrained in our society and THUG has started a conversation and started it within the generation set to make a change. Just use your voice. That's all the novel asks in the end. 

I have a review for The Hate U Give here

You can find the Goodreads page here

2. Six of Crows* by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows*...because Six of Crows*. It's incredible. Go read it. Leigh Bardugo is a glorious gothic wizard. 

I have a review for Six of Crows* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here

What are your favourite books from 2017?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

  • Reply
    JJ @ This Dark Material
    January 6, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Caraval is definitely near the top of my to-read list! All these reviews have me wishing I’d picked it up sooner…

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      January 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Oh my. Go for it! I promise you won’t regret it. The story is such a treat.

      Katie x

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