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 ūüėä.

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

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Book Review: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard (+ a little life update)

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Title: A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Author: Sara Barnard

Published: January 12, 2017

Pages: 320

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Amazon / Goodreads

Goodreads Description: Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder was a pleasant change from the cliché, YA novels I usually find myself reading.

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5 of my Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Science fiction and fantasy are two of my favorite genres to read, and I’ve been able to read a handful of fantastic books from both categories. That being said, it took me a while¬†to decide on just these five books for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday: Continue reading “5 of my Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books”

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book that Deals with First Love

Book Traveling Thursday is weekly meme where you pick a book that fits the theme chosen by the Goodread’s group. Then, you¬†share its different book covers from around the world according to several categories.

In light of the upcoming holiday dedicated all to ‚ôę looove ‚ôę, aka Valentine’s Day (aka Single Awareness Day),¬†the theme for this week is¬†a book that deals with first love. I chose the book¬†The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. It’s not exclusively about first love, but there is a first love aspect (Goodreads).

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Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Title: This Savage Song

Author: Victoria Schwab

Published: July 5, 2016

Pages: 464

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Goodreads Description: Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city‚ÄĒa city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent‚ÄĒbut he‚Äôs one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who‚Äôs just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August‚Äôs secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

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This is the first book in the Monsters of Verity duology written by acclaimed author Victoria Schwab. I almost didn’t read this book because, in my experience, I found Schwab’s books to be over-hyped. However, the concept really interested me, so I decided to give the author a second third chance.¬†I’ll try not to spoil too much in this review because I feel like the less you know about this book, the better.
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Rapid Fire Book Tag

I was recently tagged to do the Rapid Fire Book Tag by Brookie. There are a lot of great, quick questions that should allow you guys to get to know me better, so let’s get started!¬† Continue reading “Rapid Fire Book Tag”

Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

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Title: Edenbrooke

Author: Julianne Donaldson

Published: March 27, 2012

Pages: 264

Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction

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Goodreads Description: Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she’ll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry.

From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke.

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I learned about Edenbrooke¬†through one of Brookie’s posts when she mentioned how she has re-read it four times already. Being someone who rarely re-reads books, I was curious as to what she saw in it.¬† Continue reading “Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson”