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My Top 20 Books of 2017

2017 was an amazing reading year for me. I ended up reading 125 books, some of which were thick fantasy tomes or weighty classics. You can see my year in books here if you’re interested.

I decided to (attempt to) list my favorite books of the year, following my friend Petrik’s example with the rules. I’m including only one book per author, and not including anything that I reread this year: new-to-me books only! While they might not have all been published in 2017, this year was my first exposure to them. I’ve ranked them to the best of my ability, but keep in mind that these are my top 20 out of 125 this year; that means each and every book on this list was a 5 star read for me!

Without further ado, here are my favorite books of 2017 (links are to my reviews of each book on Goodreads):

20. Senlin Ascends
19. An Unwelcome Quest
18. Dear Fahrenheit 451
17. Howl’s Moving Castle
16. East of Eden
15. Island of Glass
14. Fifth Empire of Man
13. Rise of Empire
12. Kings of the Wyld
11. Down Among the Sticks and Bones
10. Murder on the Orient Express
9. Tigana
8. Strange the Dreamer
7. Red Sister
6. Red Seas Under Red Skies
5. Wrath
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3. The Stand
2. Oathbringer
1. The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2018 be happy and healthy and filled with amazing books!


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