So far so good

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Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 (so far)

Probably a bit early for me to be making ‘best of’ lists but I’ve put together a list of 10 books that I’ve loved so far this year:

  1. New to me author: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
  2. Entertaining Alt History YA: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
  3. Continuation of a great series: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  4. Fairytale retelling: Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  5. Stunning Space Opera :Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  6. Unexpected Hero: Heart of Stone  by Ben Galley
  7. Kick ass coming of age with nuns: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  8. New to me author: Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  9. Unique and compelling: Prey of the Gods by Nicky Drayden
  10. Great finish to series: The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May
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32 Responses to “So far so good”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    You started quite well, so it stands to reason you can only move on to more and better! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope so – lots of goodies yet to look forward to.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    The Hunted, Valiant and The Prey of Gods are all on my wishlist. Great looking books. Hope your second half of 2017 is just as good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – here’s hoping that the next six months is packed with irresistible books.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Great list! There are quite a few on here that I want to read, especially The Prey of Gods.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed Prey of Gods – I hope you pick it up, so compelling.
      Lynn 😀

  4. iloveheartlandx

    I haven’t read any of these but I just got Hunted so I’m excited to see it on your list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/top-ten-tuesday-113/

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed it but I confess I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings and Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favourite.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Glad you’ve enjoyed your reading so far and I hope you have many more great reads to come 🙂

  6. sjhigbee

    This looks like a great list, Lynn – I, too, thoroughly enjoyed The Collapsing Empire – and I’ve ordered The Fallen Kingdom from the library so I’m really looking forward to this one when it becomes available:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m keen to see what you make of The Fallen Kingdom – I really enjoyed it.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Nicole Evans

    There are so many books on this list that are on my To-Read list. Obviously I need to step up my game and read them!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I feel exactly the same way about all the posts I keep seeing too – lots of books and little time – but I wouldn’t want it the other way around I suppose.
      Lynn 😀

      • Nicole Evans

        What’s that famous saying? I was born with a “To-Read” list I’ll never finish?

        It’s a great problem to have, truth be told.

      • @lynnsbooks

        It’s better than having no list at all isn’t it 😀

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    Ooh, I love the format you chose for your list, Lynn! I agree on The Valiant: it’s the definition of a fun and entertaining alt history. I can’t wait until you’re all caught up on the October Daye series. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      August is my catch up month I think – October Daye here I come 😀

  9. Greg

    So many good looking books here. The Valiant is one I really want to read and I’m curious about the McGuire series. I’ve read a novella of hers but that’s about it…

    I love space opera and have been on an SF kick lately so I really should look into The Collapsing Empire. I’ve never read scalzi…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I confess that Seanan McGuire is now on my favourite author list. I love the October Daye series – it just keeps getting better.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    So much awesome in this list. I hear you about it being too early for Best Of lists, but I have a feeling The Grey Bastards would be on mine too at the end of the year – hard to bump that one off the top even with six more months to go in 2017! Skullsworn is also a favorite at this point, and The Valiant…like I said, so much awesome 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      We have had some good books so far this year – it’s going to be hard to choose a favourites list come New Year.
      Lynn 😀

  11. mervih

    So many good books! I haven’t yet read Collapsing Empire but I’m looking forward to it. Toby Daye books are always good.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m loving the Toby Daye books and have one waiting to be read – can’t wait.
      Lynn 😀

  12. imyril

    I’m looking forward to finally sinking my teeth into The Collapsing Empire – I’ve had it on my TBR for months now, but it keeps being bumped by other things.

  13. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    Hunted and Red Sister are on my TBR, so I was happy to see them make this list! Hope the second half of 2017 brings books that are just as wonderful as these 🙂

  14. delphinethebabbler

    I’m so glad to see Hunted is on your list! I read it a while back, but I do recall that I was definitely enchanted by the plot and characters. I’m a huge sucker for fantasy and fairytales, so that could perhaps be the reason – lol.
    I look forward to reading more from you in the future… Happy Reading 🙂

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