(un)Conventionally Backwards – 2017 Favorite Books

Posted 25 December, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Wrap-up Posts / 20 Comments

As we near the end of they year, I wanted to share some of my different favorites for the year, and what better place to start than with my favorite books? The ones mentioned here might not have been released in 2017, but I read them this year, and they made my favorite shelf.

2017 Favorite Books

My Favorite books are in no particular order, but here goes:

Burn for Me cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews


Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews. I don’t really have that much to say about this book, other than hey, it’s written by Ilona Andrews – power-couple when it comes to suspenseful paranormal / urban fantasy romances.


White Hot cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews


White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews – same as above. I was so totally into the story here I was not able to do much else than read.



Keep Her Safe cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up


Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker was a masterpiece of a romantic suspense. There was a who-did-it, there was a mystery, and I loved how Tucker went a bit out of her comfort zone to bring her readers something special. This one is scheduled for release in 2018, and I haven’t posted my review yet.


The Night Mark cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up


The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz was so good! Reisz has a way with words, and I felt like I was right there with the characters, mesmerized from start to finish!



The Upside of Unrequited cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up


The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertally brought me back to my teen years, it brought back so many memories, while also making the characters – both the main and the secondary – so very realistic.



OdinsbarnΒ (Ravneringene #1) by Norwegian author Siri Pettersen is an original fantasy story, which has me crossing my fingers for an English translation so all my peeps can read it, too!


Archangel's Viper cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - weekend wrap-up


Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter #10) by Nalini Singh blew me away. I love almost every single thing Signh writes, and in this instalment in one of my favorite series, there was so much going on!


Unmaking Hunter Kennedy cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot is such a sweet, deep YA story. I keep recommending it to all my students who ask me what to read next!




The Girl I Was Before cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - 2017 Favorite Books


The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott is the last in the trilogy, and I felt so many feels while reading this. Get the whole series and just sit back to enjoy!



Under Fire cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews


Under Fire (Love Over Duty #1) by Scarlett Cole was awesome! Romantic suspense with a bit of drama that brought me to the edge of my seat more than once!



The Rules of Magic cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up


The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is magic realism at its very best. Following three siblings who loathe to follow the rules, I was brought on a trip to the past that lasted, and I rooted for these characters with all I had.


Atheists Who Kneel and Pray cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews


Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher grabbed me with its beautiful prose and the wonderfully flawed characters.



Goodbye Paradise cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Favorite Books


Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen touched on a lot of important themes, some of them fairly heavy. However, there was hope and love to help me not become a bucket of tears along the way.


Have you made a list of your favorite books for 2017? Please let me know, maybe there are some I’ve missed πŸ™‚

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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20 responses to “(un)Conventionally Backwards – 2017 Favorite Books

  1. Amazing post! Seems like you’d some great reads this year. I guess I have to read The Upside of Unrequited Love because I’ve been haring so many good things about it and it has been a part of so many readers’ favorites. Loved this list <3

  2. Wow, to be honest, I haven’t heard of most of the books you’ve mentioned on your list. I’ll definitely look into them now. Great post!

    Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

    P.S. As promised, I’m leaving πŸŽ„πŸ’–βœ¨πŸŽ„πŸ’–βœ¨ in my wake. Happy holidays!

  3. I do have the first of this Andrews series in my tbr. I loved The Night Mark and have listened to it twice now. So good. It would be on my best of the year as well. I love Sarena Bowen as well, but this one is new to me. I am excited to read Keep Her Safe, one of my favorite authors. And Nalini Singh? Love everything I’ve read by her but haven’t started this series yet though I have some of them. Great list!

  4. That’s how I do my fave too, doesn’t matter what year they were published, just what year I read them πŸ˜› (although my post doesn’t go up until Wed.) I’ve heard a lot of great things about Ilona Andrews books, I might have to give her a try at some point! Sounds like you found quite a few great books though πŸ˜€

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