Top 10 books from the first half of 2017
2017 has been an eventful year thus far and accusations of 'fake news' have come in thick and fast. If you are looking for some real fiction, and an escape from all the drama, then this is the list for you. This article contains a list of the top 10 best books of 2017 published between January and June.
These books have been chosen based solely on my personal opinions and are in no particular order. Hopefully you will find some previously undiscovered gems in this list
Juniper Lemon's Happiness IndexBy Julie Israel
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index is definitely one of those books that will definitely give me a book hangover. This YA book was amazing and I was sad to reach the end of it. Julie Israel’s characters were well developed and the plot was captivating throughout. A fantastic debut.
The Summer Of Impossible ThingsBy Rowan Coleman
Rowan Coleman has written a beautiful story full of surprises. The Summer of Impossible Things certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Summer of Impossible Things is an enthralling book and kept me mesmerised from start to finish.
The Confusion Of LanguagesBy Siobhan Fallon
The Confusion of Languages was a completely surprising book, from the blurb it could have either been fantastic or terrible. Luckily for me it was the first one.I will definitely keep an eye out for Siobhan Fallon’s books in the future if this is the standard she sets.
One Of Us Is LyingBy Karen McManus
One Of Us Is Lying is an enticing cross between The Breakfast Club and Desperate Housewives. This book was suspenseful and entertaining. I would definitely recommend it.
The Only ChildBy Andrew Pyper
The Only Child is one of the best books of its kind I have read this year and probably for several years . I found this tale so engaging that I read it in one day and was disappointed when I realised I was at the end. I will definitely have a ‘book hangover’ from this book and will be seeking out more of this author’s work.
New Boy: Othello RetoldBy Tracy Chevalier
Othello has always been one of my favourite stories written by Shakespeare so I was thrilled to be offered a copy of this book for review. Additionally, Tracy Chevalier is an author who never fails to write a fantastic story.
Sweet Tea TuesdaysBy Ashley Farley
This was by far my favourite book of Ashley Farley’s that I have read so far. As with all her books it is the characters that make it so good. There was not one part of this book that I didn’t like.
Flesh And Bone And WaterBy Luiza Sauma
I was sent the recommendation for this book via email from a publisher because I liked Three Daughters of Eve so much. I already had a lot of books on my to-read list but I am so pleased I chose to read this.This book slowly builds to an epic climax which has stayed with me days after finishing it. A beautiful and sorrowful read.
Elysian FieldBy L.M.Fry
Elysian Field is the first book of the Shadow Rebellion Legends and I have to say this book was amazing. This is my new favourite series.
The book cover is stunning. It shows a beautiful red-headed girl with a sword. She is stood in a field with a forest behind her and the sun streaming on her head. It’s the kind of cover that you should judge a book by.
CharlotteBy David Foenkinos
This book is without a doubt the best book I have read this year, it was outstanding. I chose to read this book because I am an avid reader of anything set during the Holocaust period, a period I often struggle to comprehend.This was an outstanding and truly haunting read.
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