Top Ten Books I Read in 2017 | Wilmarie

Hey guys! I am back with another blog and today I’m going to be talking (writing?) about my top 10 favorite reads of 2017.

2017 was an eh year. It was an okay year. Between the two or three months strike at my university, getting behind because of it, then Irma came and messed up Puerto Rico and just when we recovered María came and destroyed Puerto Rico. María left thousands without a home, the whole island without electric service (and three months later, there’s still millions without it, thousands of people lost their job, and tons of people died because of the hurricane and the aftermath.

Plus schools got really behind including my university that got even more behind that it was. But I also I read a lot, 38 books, I made new friends, including one that now is one of my best friends, and I started this blog.

Of those 37  books I read I chose 10 books that I really enjoyed or loved. These books were strictly chosen because of how much I enjoy them for X Y reason.

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 

Who doesn’t love a classic?    These were a reread. I had read them years ago, but it felt like I had read them for the first time and I LOVED THEM. I mean they’re modern classic and it just. Who hasn’t read them or at least watched the movie? Or at least gone to the theme park inside Universal and Island of Adventure or heard someone close to them fangirl. Future generations will read Harry Potter for class.

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5. Oedipus the King by Sophocles 

     Talking about classics I read this play for class and loved it which is why is on this list and on my Goodreads reading challenge list. If you don’t know what this classic play is about, it might confuse the hell out of you which I guess is part of the fun. It’s a crazy story full of twist where you know what’s happening and you want to yell at the character for not getting it.

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6. Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead 

     In 2017 I read two books by Richelle Mead, who I usually call my favorite author, The Glittering Court and Succubus on Top. I loved Succubus on Top. This is the second book on the Georgina Kinkaid book series. This series is about a succubus just trying to live a normal life while having a crazy job. This one was definitely better than the first one, Succubus Blues, and I really recommend. It really makes you question the way we see sin.

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 7.  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

     This book I read in a day. It’s funny, it’s cute and it made me shed a tear or two which is not possible. I love that it talks about family, friendships and relationship. It’s an easy read that’s perfect to help you get over a reading slump or book hangover. Fun fact, there’s a film adaptation coming out in 2018.

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8. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicoola Yoon 

     If you can listen to the audiobook of this book DO IT! I did both. I read it and listen to it and there’s magic in listening. The accents! Those killed me. It’s not the same imagining a Korean or Jamaican accent than to hear it. So yeah, I recommend the audiobook. This is a beautiful story about immigrants, love and family. There’s stories inside the story that helps you understand things better. It’s a refreshing thing to read a book about minorities. Do read. 

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9.  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

     This is a Beauty and the Beast retelling that is wonderfully done. It was definitely one of my top 5 favorite of this year. The story is sexy, dark and beautiful. It’s a scary and wonderful world that I wish/hate to be in. I’ve read some books of the Throne of Glass series also by Sarah J. Maas and I loved them, but nothing like this. I heard this is her best series ever and that it just get better with each book. I got the other two on the kindle book deal for under $4, check out the video here, and I just can’t wait to read them.  51+DEpgIXvL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

10. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

      THIS BOOK! This is my favorite read of 2017 and it shares the first place of favorite John Green book with The Fault in Our Stars. He did it again! When you read what is about you get a picture of what the book is about, but when you read it you realize how different it is. This book deals with mental illness, specifically anxiety and OCD. I devoured this book in less than a day. I love seeing how many books about mental health are coming out. They are necessary for people to get a glimpse of what’s going on in our mind.

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And a bonus because I could not leave this behind and it’s technically a graphic novel.

     Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh. HURRAH for Queer literature! This novel! I wanted to read it ever since I saw the movie which, like always, was quite different. The novel is short and beautiful and everyone should read it. The content is a bit mature, but it’s still amazing.  

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Well, these are my top ten books I’ve read in 2017. Comment down below yours.

XOXO,

Wink

 

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