best of 2017The Best of 2017 Giveaway is a delightful Hop organised by Bookhounds, to whom we are very grateful.  It enables us to celebrate our best reads of 2017, whether published in the year or not.

My Best of 2017

I made a list of all the books I gave five stars to on Goodreads in 2017, and decided on the four that really stood out for me.

My regular readers have been voting on those last four, and while the lucky Giveaway hop winner will get their own choice from this list, it’s now my pleasure to announce the final winner.

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So, the winner and my book of 2017, is…

…’s a tie!

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance and How to Stop Time were neck and neck throughout the voting period, and it finally ended with a tie – and they were so far ahead of the other nominees, I think it’s only fair. Apart from that, I really couldn’t choose between them.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang: “This book manages to combine charm with hard-hitting raw experience, slimy politics with homespun wisdom.  It’s difficult to describe the delight I felt in this book without it sounding cute. It’s more of an epic in its range, something to settle with, to enjoy the ideas and the words, and yet rush eagerly through to see what happens next.”

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig: “I loved this book. Whenever I paused, I was thinking about it and looking forward to getting back to it. It isn’t time-travel, but it feels a bit that way. I think I marked it as historical fiction and scifi as well, although I see some have shelved it as fantasy and some as magical realism.  Whatever it is, it’s engrossing.”

Congratulations to both authors and their representatives, and I hope your books continue to be really successful in 2018.

Now for the Giveaway

This Giveaway is open internationally, and runs till Jan 31st 2018

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Now go hopping!

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Best of 2017 Giveaway Hop

35 thoughts on “Best of 2017 Giveaway Hop

  • 15 January, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Not sure I had an absolute favorite for 2017.

  • 15 January, 2018 at 2:01 am

    I can’t pick a favorite, but I did love Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly and Omens of Fury by Sean Hinn

  • 15 January, 2018 at 2:06 am

    My favorite was Secrets We Keep by Faith Hogan.

  • 15 January, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Freedom Ring was one of my favorites

  • 15 January, 2018 at 3:31 am

    High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of An American Classic, by Glenn Frankel.

  • 15 January, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I didn’t make a list of best books in 2017, but there were several I enjoyed. The one I featured on my blog for this hop was T-H-B; it had a unique story line that I haven’t seen in dystopian books.

  • 15 January, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    My pick of 2017 is My Lady Jane!

  • 15 January, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    beneath a scarlet sky

  • 15 January, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I enjoyed Sarah J. Maas books in this last series. I just finished A Court of Mist & Fury!!

    Judy Cox

  • 16 January, 2018 at 3:42 am

    “What is your book of 2017?” I enjoyed “The Dreadful Tale Of Prosper Redding”!

  • 16 January, 2018 at 4:35 am

    I can’t remember now which one I voted for! But I remember they all sounded good 🙂

    And okay–I put the only one of your books I haven’t read on my TBR shelf, but that was the trilogy of the 1st 3 books 🙂 (I did buy that one, though, and gave it to a friend’s kid).

    As for my own favorite book of the year, I couldn’t begin to decide. I read too many books (and pay too little attention?).

  • 16 January, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    It’s always hard for me to pick a favorite but I’d have to say The Hate U Give

  • 16 January, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    I really want to read Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance! My favorite book in 2017 was Heroine Complex

  • 19 January, 2018 at 9:27 am

    A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

  • 21 January, 2018 at 1:13 am

    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

  • 21 January, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Roomies by Christina Lauren.

  • 23 January, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I liked so many! Moon Chosen by PC Cast and Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan and more!

  • 23 January, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    My favorite book read of 2017 was LaRose by louise Erdrich.

  • 27 January, 2018 at 1:39 am

    My favorite book was The Chosen by J.R. Ward.

  • 27 January, 2018 at 2:12 am

    My 2017 favorite was Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford.

  • 27 January, 2018 at 4:34 am

    One of my favorites was Donna Andrews’ Gone Gull.

  • 27 January, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Everything, Everything!

  • 27 January, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I loved Outsystem by M.D. Cooper and The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire.

  • 28 January, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    liked The Chosen by J.R. Ward

  • 29 January, 2018 at 7:03 am

    I really enjoyed Strange the Dreamer

  • 30 January, 2018 at 7:57 am

    My favorite book of 2017 is Three Empty Words by Gen Ryan.

  • 30 January, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I loved Year One by Nora Roberts!

  • 30 January, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    This story will change your life was my favourite of 2017

  • 31 January, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. Lubka K.

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