Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature 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!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


My list features books that I not only gave a high rating, but would also reread again in a heartbeat!

1. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
2. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
3. The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
4. Kentucky on the Rocks by Gwendolyn Grace
5. Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee (Read this book twice this year!!)
6. Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame
7. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
8. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
9. Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
10. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Which books were your favorites in 2017??

66 comments:

  1. Ohhh I haven't thought about The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating for years - what a glorious book it was. Thanks to a very hungry snail chomping on my map book, on a camping trip many years ago, I even know what the sound of wild snail eating actually sounds like!!

    Caleb's Crossing gets mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It would be cool to hear a wild snail eating in really life... Especially after reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating!

      I really like Geraldine Brooks's writing a lot and have read 4 of her novels to date.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  2. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but they sure have interesting titles! 😊
    Great TTT! 😊

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  3. Ooh, new books! I haven't read any of the books on your list, but I'm interested in The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Not sure what the story is about, but I totally agree with the title. lol. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  4. OOh nice! These are all totally new to me ones!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  5. You always seem to have a nice mix of books, and this list is no exception! Off to check a few of these out. A couple of them I've heard of but most are new to me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  6. That first one definitely has an interesting title!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  7. I read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating earlier this year. It was fantastic!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you enjoyed reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating as well!

      Delete
  8. I won't do my list until the end of the year but I loved looking at yours. I have read and enjoyed Caleb's Crossing and The Vegetarian. One of my reading groups will be reading The Second Mrs Hockaday early next year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I prefer to write and post my best reads list closer to the last day of December as well as I am still reading books up until the last day of the year.... But alas, I do like to participate in this book meme, so did it a bit early!

      I hope you enjoy reading The Second Mrs. Hockaday with your book club! I wish I had a book club group to discuss this book with!

      Delete
  9. Twice! You must have loved it. :-) Fab list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  10. I haven't read any of the books on your list but I have been very tempted by the Roanoke Girls. I've seen so many glowing reviews of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  11. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - someone recommended me this book but I have yet to read, but I did saw a parody of sort of this book which I thought is pretty funny though it kept using the f word.

    I haven't heard any of the other books on your list except 'the vegetarian' which I'm pretty sure I don't want to read.

    thanks for stopping by my blog, have a lovely day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  12. Who can resist a book with the title The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating? :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  13. I need to read Juliet Takes a Breath. It sounds amazing and I've seen so much praise for it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  14. I read Marie Kondo's book last year; although I didn't necessarily agree with everything she said, I thought she had some interesting approaches.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't agree with everything she said either, but I liked many of things she did have to say to help me dispose of clutter!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  15. Such an interesting list. The Sound Of A Wild Snail Eating is a great title. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  16. I really want to get my hands on a copy of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up! I don’t often read non-fiction, but when I do, it’s books like this that are right up my street! Great list :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  17. Some interesting titles on this list! I wanted to read The Roanoke Girls so bad but never got around to it this year. I plan on reading it early next year. Great list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  18. Thanks for reading my blog! I'm in the same boat as you--I haven't read any on your list either, so it looks like I have plenty to add to my TBR! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  19. I've not read any of these but The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is an amazing title!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  20. I haven't read any of these, but I really want to read Juliet Takes a Breath!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  21. I really want to try The Vegetarian - glad to see you enjoyed it so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  22. I keep hearing about the tidying-up book and I think I am being nudged to read it because my home is in dire need of tidying. I also can't imagine doing it all at once, as you mentioned in your review. Between my daughter and I, there is simply no way that would be possible. There's just too much STUFF.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  23. ohhh...The Roanoke Girls was good! I forgot about that one. Great list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  24. The Vegetarian has been on my list! Glad you had a great reading year! Thanks for dropping in on my Top Ten list this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  25. The only books here I've read are The Second Mrs. Hockaday and Caleb's Crossing -- but since we have those two in common, I think I'd better check out your other books as well. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  26. These lists are dangerous! I can't say that I loved The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up but I think it was a book I really benefitted from. I could probably use a reread to get me back on track. That vertical folding is life changing! The only other book on your list I'm familiar with is The Roanoke Girls which actually ended up being a DNF for me because I just couldn't handle the incest aspect. It was one of those I could recognize how amazing it was but had to accept it wasn't for me. I've been anxiously waiting for the next book from her though. Now I need to go check out the rest of your books!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, The Roanoke Girls does deal with a dark family secret/incest which was rough to read about... But very well written by the author. Amy Engel's writing is really good and attention grabbing for sure. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  27. These are all new for me so since I am checking these out my tbr pile might go up hahaha. Love it! Thank you for sharing your list!
    My post is a little late but here are my Top Ten

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  28. I had to add Sound of a Wild Snail to my wishlist. How could I not? Thank you for sharing your list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  29. I haven't heard of any of these lovely books before, but I'll be sure to check them out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  30. Some of them looks really interesting. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  31. Hi! Such a good reminder that I must get to the snail book! :) Great list!
    My TTT
    Leslie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  32. I haven't read any of these but a book you've read twice is something I need to check out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete
  33. I just had the chance to review the Roanoke Girls and didn't take it. Now I'm bummed I didn't, since you enjoyed it so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, sorry to hear that!! The Roanoke Girls is a great read!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

      Delete