Ten ‘must read’ books from 2017


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 Ten New to Me Authors from 2017 – however, I swapped this for an earlier December topic which should have actually been Top Ten Favourite Books.  Now, I already posted my favourite books yesterday (you can find them here, and I already posted 10 New to me Authors which you can find here).  So, in keeping with the favourite books theme I’m posting ten (more) must read books from 2017.

Ten ‘Must Reads’ from 2017

  1. The White Road by Sarah Lotz.  I really enjoyed this one.  Sarah Lotz is a really good author at creating tension.
  2. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden.  Very unique.  I loved the world created and was absolutely fascinated with the turn of events.  Futuristic/near future with Gods and robots.
  3. Devil’s Call by J Danielle Dorn.  This book was gripping.  I couldn’t put it down.  Darkly magical with a hint of malice.
  4. The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein.  This is sci fi – with a thoroughly engrossing concept based around travel.
  5. Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill.  A book with no humans.  Difficult to pull off and yet Cargill succeeds in making this compulsive.
  6. The Last Dog on Earth Adrian J. Walker.  I loved this.  I really enjoyed being inside the dog’s head – be warned though, the dog can be a little bit foul mouthed.
  7. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell.  This is a fun and creative series.  A real keeper.  I’ve already read the second and enjoyed it every bit as much as the first.
  8. Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky.  This was unexpectedly excellent.  I went into this read thinking it might not be for me what with all the military elements.  It completely took me by surprise.
  9. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne.  A series of deaths and a scientist who refuses to ignore the clues.  This one was such a compulsive page turner.
  10. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. Four horror writers meeting in a haunted house on Halloween  what could possible go wrong.  Very well done.

22 Responses to “Ten ‘must read’ books from 2017”

  1. Tammy

    I’m happy to say I’ve read four of these, and most of the others I WANT to read😀 It was a great year for books, here’s hoping 2018 is too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Happy New Year Tammy, hope you have a fantastic 2018. Sorry I’ve not been over to your blog. I’ve found out what the fault is – it’s something to do with my ‘cache’ whatever that is. Apparently I need to clear it out.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    Dogs of War and The Naturalist sound like books I would enjoy.

    • @lynnsbooks

      They were both really good. I think what I really liked was that Dogs of War was such a surprise and The Naturalist was full of interesting facts.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Kill Creek is very high on my “wanted” list… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t wait to read No.2 now. I hope it’s as good.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Honestly I can say most of your list is already on my wishlist although I’m already 70 pages into Prey of Gods and am loving it. Looks like I have some good reading ahead!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Prey of Gods was so unusual and so good. When I picked it up I almost wondered what I was getting myself into but then I was hooked almost immediately.
      I look forward to reading your final comments.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Does a happy dance because I have read six of these! Methinks Spellslinger and The Prey of Gods will have to go on my TTT list next week though (for Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To) 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like the idea of doing a few lists – it means you get to highlight so many more books.
      I have so many books last year that I didn’t get to – that’s going to be a list of difficult choices.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    You’ve reminded me, I would really like to try Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell!

  7. sjhigbee

    This is a cracking list – and I’ve read four of these and completely agree that they are fabulous books. Two of them have made my Outstanding Reads list which I’m hoping to post next week:)).

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    I haven’t read a single one of these, but there are a few on my list! I’m waiting eagerly for my hold on Prey of Gods to become available at the library. And the Sebastien de Castell series has also caught my eye a few times. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the Castell books – they’s such good fun. And Prey of Gods is just unique. I can’t wait to see what you make of it.
      Lynn 😀

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  10. Zezee

    Prey of Gods and the Devil’s Call are two I want to read. Maybe the Naturalist too.

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