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My Five Favorite Books From 2017

The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Kay Penman The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery Evergreen - Belva Plain My Dead Parents: A Memoir - Anya Yurchyshyn How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny

It's that time of year again!!

 

In looking at the books I read this year, I realized I had a lot of ho-hum reads. Which means I will be examining my reading choices in 2018 more closely.  It was a busy year- planning a wedding, getting married, moving my grandmother into my parent's house and becoming a caretaker for her ... That all may have something to do with it. BUT I did read some winners and here are my favorites. 

 

#5 How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

 

Just a great addition to the series and tied up the overall arc nicely. I was on the edge of my seat at the end of this book. If you haven't read this series, please do.

 

#4 The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery 

 

A pleasant surprise.  I had never heard of this book and a good friend of mine did a buddy read with me. This book is witty and entertaining. I will definitely be doing a re-read. 

 

#3 Evergreen by Belva Plain

 

Epic, sweeping historical fiction following one woman's life through all its ups and downs and a few wars. When I was reading it, I couldn't stop talking about it. I could not wait to pick this book up. Loved it. 

 

#2 My Dead Parents by Anya Yurchyshy.  

 

This memoir was riveting. I was impressed with how she expressed herself and how she shared her life with the reader.  Her journey was universal, trying to understand your parents as well as yourself. Though I will be reviewing it next year when it comes out, I read it this year and had to include it on this list. 

 

#1 The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

 

This isn't a real surprise. I LOVED this book. It's one of the best books I have ever read. Historical fiction doesn't get better than this. I will definitely be reading more of her in 2018.

 

Those are my five faves!

 

Looking forward to hearing your favorite books of 2017. 

 

Happy Reading!