2017 is the year that I really got back into reading. Most of these books I purchased on Amazon, but a few of them I listened to on Audible. Here are all of my favorite Books of 2017!**This post contains affiliate links**
- The Nightingale– Historical fiction is my favorite genre and Kristin Hannah is REALLY good at writing it. I’ve read all of her books and this one was my favorite.
- The Kitchen House– I LOVED this book but it was a bit dark for some of the girls in my book club. We all agreed that when read with the sequel “Glory Over Everything” the darkness is redeemed. I’d almost only choose this book if you’re willing to read the sequel the following month. It’s a definite MUST READ to me!
- The Undoing of Saint Silvanus– Over the years I’ve enjoyed many bible stories by Beth Moore, so I was excited to read her first non-fiction story. It really was suspenseful and kept me up late waiting to see what happened next! I also enjoyed that it shared the gospel story without being unrealistic.
- Old Heart– This book isn’t very well known but it should be! It was such a sweet and endearing story that took some twists that I didn’t expect!
- At Home in the World– I really loved this book and it inspired me to want to travel with my kids! For anyone that loves travel and has a family this is a great read!
- Bread and Wine– This was a really fun book club book because we all cooked the recipes from the book! Even without a bookclub it is a really easy and enjoyable read.
- Redeeming Love– This is a rare book that I’ve actually read multiple times! It’s such a good fictional story that teaches about God’s love. I think this is a must read for everyone!
- Dear Carolina– This fiction story felt so real and relevant to my life. Combining my love of interior design, and my experience as an adoptive mom. I’ve read all of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s books and I’ve enjoyed them all but this one stands as my favorite.
Books I wish I’d Skipped
Time is precious and so is money, and it’s such a disappointment to waste either on a bad book! Here’s the books I wish I would have saved my time and money on:
- 11/22/63– This is a Stephen King book that is WAY outside the norm of what I like to read. It was entertaining but it was LONG and also seemed like it had some boring parts that could have just been skipped. I still think about some of the concepts from the book. If you’re a fan of sci-fi than it might be a good read but for me it was just too far outside of my realm.
- The Summer Before the War– I read about 2/3 of this book and just could NOT get into it. This surprised me because typically I love reading WWII era historical fiction but this one just didn’t do it for me.
- A Man Called Ove– This is another book that everyone raved about that I just never really got into. Honestly, this is one I would have been happier to just watch on Netflix and save my time!