I’m linking up with the Broke and Bookish to share the best books of 2017.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through the year! It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was writing my 2017 goals for the blog. But here we are! Today I’m sharing the best books I’ve read this year so far.
- The Mysterious Howling (review to come soon). It’s a fun beginning to a MG series in which a 15-year-old girl becomes the governess for a trio of children with a peculiar problem.
- The Septimus Heap series (review to come soon). I loved this series soooo much! It’s like a lighthearted version of Harry Potter for younger readers. Fun, heartwarming, great characters and setting and plot, and magic. What more could you want?
- Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes (review to come soon). If you’re interested in interpreting the Bible, I highly recommend this eye-opening book.
- Interrupted. The first Jen Hatmaker book I ever read, and my favorite. She offers an intimate look at her own journey with her faith and her church, and I found it very encouraging.
- The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. If you, like me, can’t get enough mysteries, this book will keep you happily occupied through the holiday season.
- The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. A beautiful, simple (but not simplistic) writing style paired with an unusual setting (at least for me–this series is the only one I’ve ever read that’s set in Botswana) and lovely characters. Oh yes, and there are mysteries, too.
- Frog and Toad Together. I know I read this at some point as a child, but there’s something so wonderful about the Frog and Toad books.
- Doomsday Book. I don’t need to reiterate my love of Connie Willis. She is the best.
- Geekerella [arc]. A fun, sweet Cinderella retelling, updated to include a geeky setting.
- The Inquisitor’s Tale. Probably my favorite Newbery book from this year. It’s unique and fun.
What are your favorite books of 2017 so far? Leave your links in the comments!