2017 Reading — Best & Worst

I’ve really enjoyed posting my favorites and least favorites of the books I read, so I thought I would do that again this year.
You can read a book blurb, find the rest of the books in a series, or learn more about an author by clicking on the cover of the book that interests you.
(I’ll link all of these book cover images to my review of that book so that you can see it if you’d like to.)

Favorite Books of 2017…
(These are my very favorites… I think. 😛  I’ll limit myself here since I’ll have my Top Reads of 2017 post up next Tuesday.)
 At Your Request (Apart from the Crowd, #0.5) Without Warning (Elite Guardians, #2) Still Life (Chesapeake Valor, #2) An Inconvenient Beauty (Hawthorne House, #4) 

Least-Favorite Books of 2017…
(These are books I rated at least 2 stars.  They weren’t… wholly awful, I guess… I wouldn’t tell you “don’t read them”, but I also wouldn’t recommend them.  Basically, they’re just below “good” and just above “not worth reading”.)
Sagebrush Christmas Hood (King Raven, #1) Bluebonnet Bride (Love Across the Sea #1.5) Season of Wonder (The Remnants #1) The Melody Lingers On


Not-Worth-Reading Books of 2017…
(These are books that I may or may not have finished reading. Books that I DO NOT recommend– in fact, I’d recommend just avoiding them. You can check out my reviews to see why, if you’re curious.)
Death Qualified (Barbara Holloway #1) Death On Demand (Death On Demand, #1) Long Gone After the War is Over


Unfinished Books of 2017
(These are books that I didn’t finish, not because of bad content, but because I wasn’t enjoying them or just couldn’t get into them.)
Face of Betrayal Life After Annabel Lee (Coffey & Hill, #1) Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery 
The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock


Favorite New-To-Me Authors of 2017…

  • My favorite by far was mother/son duo known as Charles Todd, which I discovered through their Bess Crawford series. I read that entire 9 book series in 2017 & I’m anticipating more! 🙂
    Other new-to-me authors I enjoyed include P.D. James, Charles Finch, & Kasie West.


Least-Favorite New-To-Me Authors Of 2017…

  • Kate Wilhelm – Carolyn G. Hart – Alafair Burke – Jennifer Robson – Mike Napa


Books That Surprised Me (in a good way) in 2017…
(These are books that I didn’t really expect to enjoy as much as I did!)
A Duty To The Dead (Bess Crawford, #1) P.S. I Like You Death Comes to Pemberley Love in a Fix (Modern Conveniences #1) A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
(So I just noticed something… the covers of all the surprised-me-in-a-good-way books have warmer color tones.)


Books That Disappointed Me in 2017…
(These are the books that, based on recommendations & ratings from friends, I expected to be really good… but they just fell sadly short of my expectations.)
Annabel Lee (Coffey & Hill, #1) Life After An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House, #3) Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, #1)
(And something else I just noticed… the covers of all the disappointed-me books have blue/green colors!  How strange is that?!)


Favorite Book Covers Of 2017…
(You wouldn’t think this would be as hard as it is!  But I’m kinda picky about book covers so…..)
Beneath Copper Falls (Rock Harbor #6) I'll Be There (Deep Haven / Montana Fire) Falcon (Quiet Professionals #3) The Walnut Tree (Bess Crawford #4.5) A Dangerous Legacy (Empire State, #1)
(Well, that turned out to be a rather interesting collection of covers, didn’t it?)


Favorite Re-reads of 2017…
Without a Trace (Rock Harbor, #1) The Negotiator (O'Malley, #1) Emma


Favorite Christmas Books of 2017…
(I’m not much of a Christmas reader, but I did read some good Christmas-themed books this year, so I thought I’d share my favorites.)
One Enchanted Noël (Enchanted Christmas Collection #3) Christmas at Carnton (Carnton, #0.5)


Bonus: Blogger Review Books of 2017…
(Not a best/worst list, but all of them… just because.)
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Tales from Ivy Hill, #1) An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House, #3) An Inconvenient Beauty (Hawthorne House, #4) A Dangerous Legacy (Empire State, #1)
Moving Target (Elite Guardians, #3) Chasing Secrets (Elite Guardians, #4)


What were some of your Best & Worst of 2017?
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About Aerykah

I'm a 29-year-old Christian homeschool graduate from Oklahoma, USA. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, and photography... among other things. ;)
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4 Responses to 2017 Reading — Best & Worst

  1. Staci says:

    Hello! I enjoyed Life After and Annabel Lee. An Uncommon Courtship was a miss for me as well.

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