Friday, December 22, 2017

Reading For Sanity's Best Books of 2017

As a little pre-Christmas present, we've put together a list of our favorite books (5 Stars), runners up (4.5 Stars), and spotlights (unrated but great) from this past year.  Go ahead and click on the titles if you'd like to read our reviews. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!  You can also check out all our 5 Star reviews here and our Best Reads from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (2016 forthcoming).  

Our Favorite Books of 2017 (5 Stars)

The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

Auschwitz Testimonies: 1945-1986 - Primo Levi & Leonardo de Benedetti

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill


The Inquisitor's Tale - Adam Gidwitz & Hatym Aly (Illus.)



A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

The Orphan Keeper - Camron Wright


Refugee - Alan Gratz


- Jason Porath

The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher

- Crystal Godfrey & Debby Kent
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Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk

Runners Up (4.5 Stars)
Dragonwatch - Brandon Mull

The Passion of Dolssa - Julie Berry

The Perfect Horse - Elizabeth Letts

Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger (Illus.)

The Silent Children - Amna Boheim

Tiny Lego Wonders - Mattia Zamboni

The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas - Sally Lloyd-Jones & Michael Emberley (Illus.)

Favorite Spotlights 
(Unrated but Highly Recommended)

The Big Fat Notebook Series - Various Authors

The Big Paleo Book of Slow Cooking - Natalie Perry (OUR VERY OWN!!)

1 comment:

Jordan @ForeverLostinLiterature said...

What a great list of books! My mom really enjoyed The Alice Network and I've been meaning to pick it up for a while. I am also in love with the illustrated Harry Potter books... they are beyond gorgeous. The Passion of Dolssa and The Perfect Horse are both ones that I've been wanting to read, so I'm really happy to see them on this list! Looks like a great year of reading!

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