Most Memorable Books of 2017

I can’t believe 2017 is over! The time flies by so fast. As the new year begins and with it new challenges and adventure, it’s the time to look back and point out the most memorable books I’ve read this year.

 

Contemporary


thetimebetween-largeThe Time Between by Karen White

The story of two sisters and their journey of atonement and forgiveness. Eleanor’s life is about atonement. Once she made a terrible mistake that left her sister in a wheelchair, and since that accident, she does all to gain her forgiveness. Eva understands deep inside that, she’s the one responsible for her own faith and decisions, but it feels easier to blame her sister.

For a long time I haven’t read a book that woke so many emotions in me; laughing hysterically for a couple of times, then crying, laughing again, then crying. Continue reading…

 

Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe

Just as she recovered from a breast cancer rehabilitation, Mia receives another unpleasant surprise; the husband she expected to be supported by in that difficult moment cheated on her with his secretary. Devastated and ashamed, Mia escapes to the one place she feels safe at; a cabin in the North Carolina Mountains. Time Is a River is a story of self-discovering and learning to live the life you always wanted but never dared.

If you need a little bit of self-encouragement on a difficult day, read this book and I promise you, you’ll find an inspiration. Continue reading…

 

YA


Book Wars JewelThe Jewel by Amy Ewing

Violet is chosen to be a surrogate for the Royals in the Jewel. As soon as she gets to the there, she becomes a number, a property of her master and nothing more. She cannot speak to anyone, or have any opinions or emotions; she can only carry a royal child.

I really enjoyed this novel. It got me by surprise to be hooked on this book so much! Continue reading…

 

ACOWAR_USA Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre and Rysand’s adventures at the Night Court continue with lots of drama, romance, action, betrayals, and surprises! I couldn’t imagine it was possible to enjoy a fantasy series as much as I enjoyed The Court of Thorns and Roses. The third book in the series was perfect. I can’t get enough of this series!

 

Lady_Midnight_book_coverLady Midnight and Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

The new Shadowhunters series follows the Blackthorn family, Emma and Los Angeles Institute. Both books are very intense and eventful. I think, there wasn’t a chapter where nothing happened. Lots of drama and action. I must say that I loved it! The story was intriguing and captivating, the characters were lovable and amazing! Continue reading…

 

51NdyQ0sYDL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I could not wait for this book to be released since I loved the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and I appreciate a good fairytale retelling. This novel is about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland before she became the evil Queen we all familiar with. It’s such an interesting idea and the book totally met my expectations. To begin with a great writing, complex characters, a mind-blowing plot and unexpected plot twists. Could not put it down for a second. Continue reading…

 

Historical Fiction


midwife-of-venice2The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

The adventurous life of Hannah, a Jewess, a midwife, and a wife living in the 16th century Venice. Her husband was captured and sold into slavery on Malta. When he realized that nobody is going to save him, he is trying to find his own ways to survive, escape and get back to Venice.

I have no words to describe how I enjoyed this novel. There is so much going on, and every time you turn another page there is drama, action, a twist, an intrigue, and a surprise! Continue reading…

 

51PtqimkXdL._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

The novel follows multiple characters, moves from Washington to London, then to Germany, and St. Petersburg, before and during the Great War. I thought I would get bored by the middle of the book since it’s a thick one with a million characters and historical events but I enjoyed it very much and going to continue with the series.

 

12851075The Unseen by Katherine Webb

This novel gave me the vibe of classic English literature that I love so much. The quiet and steady village life is disturbed by a mystery and a crime. The book hooked me from page one and five hundred pages flew by as is there was only fifty. And I definitely want more! I loved the characters. Cat Morley is a perfection. Such a strong, independent, free, outspoken, honest, genuine, and true to her beliefs even if she was constantly judged by others. Continue reading…

 

Mystery Thriller


DDXv5MiUAAAzYmgOrigin by Dan Brown

The newest Robert Langdon novel is like an action movie, all set in a 24-hour period, which is pretty amazing! Robert finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy. Accompanied by the future Queen of Spain, he’s trying to solve a world-changing mystery and answer two of the biggest questions in human history; Where did we come from? Where are we going?

 

Non-fiction


41hvFIokIaL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

A real story about the journey to the Everest summit. Two groups of alpinists are planning a journey to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, they all aware of the risks but the danger never stops an adventurest. My Goodness, it was a very emotional and heartbreaking story, I admire people who can actually do these things. The movie adaptation, Everest, was also great.

 

Can’t wait reading even more amazing books this year!

 

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