Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 19 December, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Favourite Books of 2017

So 2017 has been a weird year of reading for me in that I haven’t read as much. Still read a lot, but it was hampered by busy-ness and tiredness from all my offline adventures and fiascos. Nonetheless I have a few favourites from this year’s reading.

Edit: lol I also realise this theme was from last week but since I was on hiatus at the time, I’m doing it now 😛

In no particular order:

  1. The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (review) — Gorgeous novel about art and time and the person, all set against a period in Soviet Russian history where it was difficult to create and express yourself. And totally up my alley of interests.
  2. Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon van Booy (review) — Another beautifully written book, can’t believe it took me this long to get around to reading it.
  3. The Love Story of Queenie Hennessey by Rachel Joyce (review) — I enjoyed The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry but I absolutely adored The Love Story of Queenie Hennessey: Queenie herself, the characters in the hospise, the realities of growing old and the quiet but powerful reflection on life, on Queenie’s life.
  4. Six Wakes by Muir Lafferty (review) — Definutely one of the more unputdownable books of this year for me, the characters were interesting as was the mystery and the larger ethical questions that the novel raises.
  5. Hyperion by Dan Simmons (review) — Another book I can’t believe I didn’t get around to reading until this year. It’s like Canterbury Tales in a science fiction setting–and different subgenres of sci-fi at that! It’s hard to top such a book.
  6. Of Yesteryear by Lauren Eden (review) — I found her poems to be so relateable and written quite wonderfully.
  7. Miguel Hernandez’s poetry (review) — I love Spanish poetry and discovering his poetry earlier this year was a joy 🙂
  8. Love Sonnets and Elegies by Louise Labe (review) — Another batch of poetry I was happy to discover earlier this year, her poetry was so moving. I reckon I’ll be revisiting it in the near future!
  9. Just Another Viscount in Love by Vivienne Lorret (review) — I love Vivienne Lorret’s books and this book certainly didn’t disappoint!
  10. In Search of Duende by Federico Garcia Lorca (review) — For a bit of non-fiction, I scooped up this book immediately. It was so interesting to read this and read about Lorca’s thoughts about duende and Spanish poetry.



And that’s my favourites from 2017 (some of them, at least; there were a few others that I enjoyed but sadly didn’t make the list)! What books made your top 2017 list? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

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3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. I loved Six Wakes, there was so much going on in that book, and I think it has one of the more gripping opening scenes I can think of!

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