Thursday, December 21, 2017

Favorite 2017 Releases!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today, I'll be looking back on 2017 and reflecting on all the books I read that were released in the last year. I read more new releases than ever in 2017, and it's largely because I became more active on Netgalley!

I read 32 books released in 2017, so they accounted for just under a third of my reading for the year! Here are some of my favorite books of those 32, in no particular order!

1) Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
2) Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3) Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
4) Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
5) Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
6) The Empress by SJ Kincaid
7) Run Away With Me by Mila Gray
8) When Dimple Me Rishi by Sandhya Menon
9) Hunger by Roxane Gay

Looking at these nine, all but two (Dear Ijeawele and Hunger) are fiction, which is no surprise to me, considering that's all I read. Of those that are fiction books, 6 are young adult, and one is new adult. Four of them are contemporary, two science fiction, and one fantasy! To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't love more 2017 fantasy releases. I am the most picky when it comes to fantasy though, since I read either fantasy or contemporary. I do have a soft spot for contemporary, and this year was no exception. It does seem like I should read more science fiction though, considering that The Empress and Nyxia were two of the three 2017 science fiction releases I read, and I loved them both.   

If you ask me to pick which one of these is my favorite, I wouldn't have an answer! Dear Ijeawele, Hunger, Breath of Fire, and Alex, Approximately are all up there. However, I would say that Run Away with Me and When Dimple Met Rishi are my least favorite, and yet they still got five stars! At the end of the day, I would recommend every single one of these. :)

Have you read any of these books above? What did you think? What are some of your favorite 2017 releases?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Nyxia and Alex Approximately are two that I wanted to read and will have to carry over into 2018. They both look great. :)

    1. I hope you love them Greg! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. I haven't read any of these yet, but I know I want to try Alex, Approximately.

    1. Alex, Approx was one of my favorite books of the year, not just 2017 releases! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you love it!

  3. Awww I'm happy to see Run Away With Me on your list! I absolutely loved that book, just like her two previous books! And I'm hoping to read Alex, Approximately and When Dimple Met Rishi this year, they sound like stories that I would completely love!. :)

    1. I actually have only read the first and third book in the series, but I have Stay With Me sitting on my table! I hope you love them Jen! :D Good luck with reading this year!

    2. Here's hoping you enjoy Didi and Walker's story when you pick it up! And cheers to 2018 being our best reading year yet!

    3. Thanks Jen! I actually started reading it just a couple days ago, and I'm really enjoying it! I think it might be my least favorite of the three, but it's still around a 4.5 star read, which says a lot about Mila Gray's skills! :D