Around this time, you will see a post like this popping up on blogs and booktube channels everywhere because there’s nothing booknerds like more than counting down their favourite books of the year. It hasn’t been the best reading year for me but I still have 10 books on this list that I love so I can’t wait to share them all with you.
Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell
This was an unexpected favourite this year. This is a very well loved UKYA book but I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did. I didn’t know that boyband romance novels was apparently something that I would enjoy but these books are the most addictive books that you will come across. I can’t wait for the finale this year.
An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar
Anyone who knows about my Bollywood obsession will know that Karan Johar is my favourite director so obviously when he dropped his biography, I had to pick it up straight away and it needed a place on this list simply because I learnt so much about him and his life.
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
My name is in the title, I was destined to love this one. I loved the writing style in this adult novel. It reminded me of Sophie Kinsella’s novels and that’s a good thing for me. Whilst I didn’t enjoy the sequel as much, I still loved the first book in this series and I’m hoping for another installment in this series.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
EVERYONE was raving about this so I was wary to pick it up but it gripped me from the start. This was the book that I read when I was alone in my uni flat for the first time and that was definitely a bad decision because it freaked the living daylights out of me. I loved the suspense and mystery and Lauren’s writing style has been one of my favourites since I read her debut 2 years ago.
Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali
I put this book off for years for no real reason and I’m mad at myself for it. I read this as part of a little book club I formed with some of my publishing classmates and we had so much fun reading it. It was a hilarious coming of age novel with an excellent voice. I can’t wait to pick up her other novel and I also can’t wait to see the film in March.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I’m assuming that this novel is on most people’s favourites lists this year because it became such a well loved book this year. This book is one of the most honest and brutal YA books out there and I think it’s incredibly necessary in this day and age. I highly recommend that everyone reads this if they haven’t already read it. I reviewed this book so if you’re interested, click here to see my review.
A Change is Gonna Come by Various
I loved this anthology this year! Whilst there were some stories that I didn’t like as much as with most anthologies, overall it was so good that it made it to this list. My specific favourites would be the stories written by Yasmin Rahman, Aisha Bushby, Nikesh Shukla and Ayisha Malik. I also did a full review so click here to see my detailed opinions on this anthology.
The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury
Melinda Salisbury has been a consistent part of my favourites list since her debut was first published in 2015. The finale to her trilogy was not disappointing at all and it broke my heart, just as I expected. I loved everything about it and I can’t wait to read her next novel.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
As soon as I first heard about this book, I knew that it would quickly become one of my favourite books, mainly because I love YA romance, especially diverse YA romance. This novel was incredibly cute and it was full of Bollywood references so it’s my perfect book.
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Is it a shock to anyone that a Cassandra Clare is my favourite book of the year? Lord of Shadows was the perfect addition to the Shadowhunter world. It is definitely one of her best novels yet. It made me feel all the feelings in the world and the ending broke me into 50000 pieces. I am desperate for the finale in this trilogy. I did a full review of this novel so click here to see my full thoughts.
So those are my favourite books of 2017. What was your favourite book of the year? Let me know down below.