My Top 20 Favourite Reads of 2017


Around this time last year, I first started to get this wee itch about starting a blog as I desperately tried to get my favourites of 2016 shared via twitter and realised there had to be an easier way to talk about books. I can’t believe a whole year has passed since then and I’m here talking about my favourite books of this year. Crazy!

Last week, I shared my favourite series of the year which I thought would help me narrow down this list. Boy, was I wrong. It’s been an amazing year for books and since I nearly read 300 (there’s still time! 😂), a top 10 was never going to happen.

So I present to you, My Top 20 Favourite Reads of 2017. With apologies to the authors/books I had to drop from the list. I feel bad but I had to narrow it down somehow or I may as well just have listed every book I’ve read.

In no particular order (except for the last one), here we go!

Stuart MacBride – A Dark So Deadly [my review]
Stuart MacBride – Now We Are Dead
Karin Slaughter – The Good Daughter [my review]
Sharon Bolton – Dead Woman Walking [my review]

Louise Beech – Maria in the Moon [my review]
Lesley Allen – The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir [my review]
Michael J. Malone – House of Spines [my review]

Alice Feeney – Sometimes I Lie [my review]
Barbara Copperthwaite – Her Last Secret [my review]
Barbara Copperthwaite – The Darkest Lies [my review]
Paul Cleave – A Killer Harvest [my review]

Thomas Enger – Cursed [my review]
Matt Wesolowski – Six Stories [my review]
Will Dean – Dark Pines [my review]
Johana Gustawsson – Block 46 [my review]

Alison Weir – Anne Boleyn : A King’s Obsession [my review]
Rachel Rhys – A Dangerous Crossing [my review]
Gill Paul – Another Woman’s Husband [my review]
Eve Chase – The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde [my review]

My favourite book of 2017


Fredrick Backman – The Scandal / Beartown [my review]

I’m sure it comes as no surprise but I knew it the minute I started reading, that this was going to be my top book of the year!


And there you have it. Mahoosive thank you to all the authors, publishers and Netgalley for making my reading year so phenomenal! And to you, my fellow bloggers and readers of this blog, thank you for your support, for visiting and for commenting! ❤️

I wish you all a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and Happy Holidays! xx

  35 comments for “My Top 20 Favourite Reads of 2017

  1. The Quiet Knitter
    December 22, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Wow that’s some list!!

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  2. December 22, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Glad to see Audrey Wilde in there but not so sure about The Scandal!!! lol

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  3. Karen
    December 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Great list, a few of my favourites are there too

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    • December 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I think I know two but I look forward to seeing the others. Is it a top 10? 😄

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      • Karen
        December 23, 2017 at 12:05 am

        Yes, I haven’t read enough this year to make it more ;(

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        • December 23, 2017 at 9:40 am

          Of course you can! Unless they were all so terrible that you’d rather forget about them 😄

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          • Karen
            December 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

            Some have been a bit underwhelming but there are none that I wish I hadn’t read. 🙂

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  4. December 22, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Great list Eva. I’ve even read a few 😊 x

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  5. December 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Some incredible books on that list, which makes me feel doubly honoured that you’ve chosen two of my books. I’m overwhelmed – thank you! x

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  6. Christine
    December 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Wow, nice list, Eva! Some I don’t know at all–fodder for me to explore! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. ♥️

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  7. December 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Great list.. well I did read 3 of them at least and two are on my fav list as well ;-). A few are still on my readlist (Bolton, Slaughter and Feeney) and I really hope to read them next year, I’m bumping them up as we speak.

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  8. December 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Fantastic list! The only one I’ve actually read is Dead Woman Walking, although I have several in my TBR. I’m going to try and get to The Scandal over the holidays.

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  9. December 22, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    So happy to see Dead Woman Walking on your list! What an amazing year of reading you had

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    • December 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      It’s been fantastic! 2018 has a lot to live up to but so far it’s looking just as awesome!

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  10. Jo
    December 22, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    What a great selection – The Scandal will be on my list too… Along with a few others that I haven’t decided on yet 😂

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    • December 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      😂! I’ve been going over this list in my head all day, thinking I should have just made it a top 30 instead! Good luck!

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  11. Yvo
    December 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Wow what a list! I really need to start reading more again to read all of these since I still have to read most of them…. Oops? xD I did read Beartown and loved the second part, although I had a hard time warming up to the story; definitely didn’t beat Ove for me, but nothing can. ❤ Don't ask about my favorites, because I tried starting a post and just couldn't narrow it down today haha.

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    • December 22, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      I’ve not yet read Ove but I will. Some time 😄

      It’s hard doing these, isn’t it? But come on! Do it! Doooooo iiiiiiit! 😂

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      • Yvo
        December 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm

        Haha I will definitely make a best of list some time soon… Maybe after New Years since I always feel there just might be another 5 star read hiding in one of the last books I want to read this year. 😉

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  12. December 24, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Good to see Dead Woman Walking and A Dangerous Crossing on there – they made my list too! Ahem… The Scandal didn’t though… 😉 Merry Christmas! 🎅

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    • December 24, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Oh well. In the spirit of Christmas, I’ll try not to hold that against you 😄

      Have a wonderful Christmas! 🎅🏼

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  13. January 2, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    What a fantastic selection of books!

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