My Favorite Books of 2017 (Part One)

I’m proud to say that although I’ve miserably failed at all my other reading goals for 2017, I’ve kept up with my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’ve read thirty-five out of my fifty book goal, so I figured I would share which ones are my favorite so far 😊.

(The books are listed in the order that I read them, oldest to most recent.)

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3 Things My Favorite Books Have in Common

I recently read a post by Puput from Sparkling Letters about the struggle of writing a coherent positive review. She explained how it’s easier to nitpick things we don’t like in a book than explain why we love another. At one point she wrote:

I mean, why do we love something? We just… do.

It got me thinking about my favorite books and if there was some type of pattern to them that would reveal why exactly I love them. I realized that although they differ greatly in genre, plot, characters, and so forth, there’s three things that they all have in common:

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My Favorite Books of 2016

Growing up, I was in the habit of always carrying a book with me at school to read when passing time. During my last year of high school and first six months of college, there were a lot of changes in my life and reading just wasn’t something I had the time and energy to do.

At the end of 2015, I finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and it sparked my love of reading again. I made a New Year’s resolution to read at least 30 books and I’m thrilled to be able to say I surpassed that goal by 30+ books. Now, here are my favorite books of 2016:

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Why I Prefer Reading the Book Before Watching Its Movie

I recently read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It was one of those rare moments where I decided to read a book after watching it’s movie adaptation, and I still enjoyed it. After finishing the book, I started to wonder why I prefer to read books before watching their movie adaptations.

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The Tipping Point: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

I made it my mission to avoid anything related to A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas soon after its release because I saw spoilers about Feyre’s new romance with Rhysand. It seemed silly to me that Feyre would have a new romance after all the obstacles she had to overcome to be with Tamlin in A Court of Thorns and Roses. I thought Maas had created a love triangle just for the sake of keeping Tamlin and Feyre apart for a longer time. I thought she was trying to milk the series. I strongly dislike love triangles, so I convinced myself that I was satisfied with the ending of the first book and saw no need to read the sequel.

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