Top Books of 2017 and a Competition

You know what? 2017 started out pretty bad book-wise. I didn’t feel I was in my groove – a large part of this was to do with my internet connection. I had transferred from TalkTalk to the Post Office Broadband. Worst mistake of my year – a very costly mistake too! It took 4 months and £300 in excess charges to get it sorted and finally I went with Plusnet – best decision ever. After that I found my groove and I feel that my reading rhythm was found Huzzah!

So I read 191 books this year (possibly 192 because at the time of writing I am halfway through a book that I could finish today. Ah bygones, it will be the first book of 2018) and some of them have been epic. I am going to try and narrow it down to a top ten but that may be impossible. Obviously, I am writing this in real time rather than reflective because I have no idea how this is gonna pan out.

Wish me luck!

Top Ten Reads of 2017

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Cows by Dawn O’Porter
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson
  • The A – Z of Everything by Debbie Johnson
  • The Girl’s Guide to Summer by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Freshers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Ok that was tough but I actually managed to do it. Go me!

So yes, my favourite book of 2017 was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I was genuinely blown away by this book. It was a phenomenal read that I have recommended to all the bookish people in my life.

For that reason, I am giving away two brand new copies of the book. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite book of the year
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@LJBentley27) and Retweet the competition post
  3. Follow me on Instagram (@LisaTalksAbout) and like the post of The Hate U Give
  4. Comment on the picture
  5. Follow me on Facebook at /LisaTalksAbout

For each thing you do you will earn an entry into the prize draw. This is for the UK only.

Good luck and I hope you have a very bookish 2018.

Lis x


  1. 2nd January 2018 / 4:21 pm

    My favourite read of 2017 was Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett 💕

    • lisa
      4th January 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Oooh, I’ve not read that! I shall have to add it to my TBR list 🙂 x

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