Top 10 of 2017: Best Books I’ve Read in 2017

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I’m kicking off the week with a giveaway and also kicking off  with the best books we’ve read in 2017. These are books that don’t have to have been released in 2017, only read in 2017.
I did do a lot of rereading this year, but I also picked up a bunch of new releases.



Below are my picks for Best Books and all where released in 2017.

White Hot & Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
Wild & Sweet by Rhenna Morgan
Spellbinder by Thea Harrison
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
The Red Lily by Juliette Cross
Desert Roots by Anna Lowe
Turned by a Tiger by Felicity Heaton


What where your best read books in 2017?


Winners choice of one of my picks from The Top 10 Best Read Books in 2017. You can choose eBook or Paperback. The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!) And, if you are a US winner, I will most likely ship from Amazon – because it will be there for you sooner! If you prefer, an eCopy I will send a Kindle or Nook edition. (Please note: You may only chose ONE of these options!)

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Coming up the rest of the week:

Tuesday, December 26th – Best Book Covers of 2017 (MUST be a book released in 2017. Would be best if it’s a book you’ve READ in 2017, but it’s not required)

Wednesday, December 27th – Best ________ Of 2017 (Readers/Bloggers choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE of these topics – Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV’s, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER – this list MUST be from books you’ve READ in 2017)

Thursday, December 28th – Best Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends of 2017 (MUST be from a book released in 2017 and from a book you’ve READ in 2017)

Friday, December 29th – Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2018. (This list should be comprised of books released ONLY in 2018)


I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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75 comments on “Top 10 of 2017: Best Books I’ve Read in 2017

  1. Promise of Fire and Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet, Wildfire and White Hot by Ilona Andrews, Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire, Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price and Wilde in Love by Eloisa James.

    • All of those are fabulous reads and wonderful authors. A few I still need to try. Thank’s for sharing!

  2. I think my favorite this year was the entire Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. If I have to pick one out of the series, my favorite would be Winter.

    • Thank’s for sharing!

  3. Sleeping Beauties-Stephen King & Owen King

    • Thank’s for sharing!

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

    • Thank’s for sharing some of your Best Books of 2017.

  5. Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews’ releases <3

    • ^_^ Love them both. Thank’s for stopping in.

  6. Ghosted by J M Darhower
    Forever Right Now by Emma Scott
    The Outpost by Devney Perry

    • Thank’s for sharing some of your favorites of 2017.

  7. Some of my favorites were Enchanters by K.F. Bradshaw and Run in the Blood by A.E. Ross!

    • Thank’s for sharing some of your favorites of 2017.

  8. This is a great list. I love paranormal romance but I didn’t get a chance to read as many in 2017. I’m changing that for 2018 and need to start Nalini Singh’s books. Some of my favorites for 2017 were The Hate u Give, Geekerella, Warcross and Ready Player One.

    • Singh is great. I really like her work. I’m actually re-reading well listening for the first time the Psy-Changeling series. So good!! Thank’s for sharing some of your Best Books of 2017.

  9. I’m reading now Burn For Me by Iliona Andrews 😀
    My favorite in 2017 are:
    Compromised in Paradise by Samanthe Beck
    Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair
    Dr.Charlotte Stone Series by Karen Robard (this is amazing series,mix of paranormal,romance,suspense!) 🙂

    Happy Holidays 🙂

    • I LOVE Andrews. Their work is amazing and so much fun. I hope you enjoy!
      Thank’s for sharing some of your Best Books of 2017.

  10. Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven was one of my favorites!!! I adored this book!

    • Thank’s for sharing your picks for Best Read of 2017.

  11. Some of my faves were Silver Silence and Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh, My Angel by Alanea Alder, Lure Of Oblivion and Ashes by Suzanne Wright and Echoes In Death and Secrets In Death by J.D. Robb.

    • Thank’s for sharing your picks for Best Read of 2017.

  12. Some of my favorites this year were White Hot / Wildfire / One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews, A Court of Wings and Ruin/ Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, Roar by Cora Carmack, and Windwitch by Susan Dennard.

    • All of those are wonderful picks. I read a few, but not all. Have Roar, Author Anne Bishop, and Windwitch on my TBR.

  13. My faves this year were Strange the Dreamer and Caraval 🙂

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks.

  14. Preston’s Honor by Mia Sheridan, Scandalus by LJ Shen, A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott, Roomies by Christina Lauren, Four Years Later by Emma Doherty.

    • Not herd of these titles. I’ll have to check them out. Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks.

  15. My favorite book this year is The Choices I’ve Made by J.L. Berg. I find myself reading it over and over again (four times and counting)

    • WOW 4x’s. That’s fabulous. Glad you enjoyed The Choice and thank’s for sharing one of your Best Read of 2017.

  16. Great List ! Nalini Singh’s Silver Silence and Archangel’s Viper would make my list

    • Love Singh too. Thank’s for sharing your list of Best Read Books of 2017.

  17. I really enjoyed Love Letters of Abelard and Lily. It was a unique read about disorders and love. I also really loved Paradise Girl. It kept me reading at a frantic pace to see what would happen.

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks.

  18. I loved most of these too (at least the ones I’ve read). I still need to grab the new Thea Harrison. It seems when I don’t get audios from publishers, it takes me longer to get to them.

    • ^_^ HeHe… Hope you get a chance to try Harrison’s latest release. I think she has another planned in 2018. I can’t wait.

  19. Some of my favorite reads of 2017 are Feversong by Karen Moning, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight and The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones, Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, Silver Silence and Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh, White Hot and Wildfire by Ilona Andrews, and Spellbinder by Thea Harrison.

    • Fabulous picks. I just started Darynda Jones this year, so I’m behind on her Charley Davidson series, but getting their. Haven’t tried Moning,but she’s on my TBR. Thank’s for sharing all your picks.

  20. I enjoyed reading Bound by Blood and Sand,The Hating Game, P.S. I Like You, Me Before You, Death’s Queen, Desolate :):)

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks.

  21. Nalini Singh’s Silver Silence and Archangel’s Viper would make my list. I anticipate loving the Ilona Andrews’ series, but I’ve only read book one there. I would add Darynda Jones’ 12th Grave and Abbi Waxman’s Garden of Small Beginnings

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks. Andrews is amazing. Love their work. I’m working on the Charley Davidson series haven’t made it to 12 yet. Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks.

  22. lois lane trople treat

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 pick.

  23. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is by far my favorite of this year.

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 pick.

  24. Yay for Nalini Singh!!!!

    • ^_^

  25. I Knew You Were Trouble
    Rock Chick Reawakening
    The Thing About Love
    Shade’s Lady
    Both of the In Death novels

    • Thank’s for sharing your Best Read of 2017 picks.

  26. I like your list also! There are some there I will have to try. I love Thea Harrison. I thought Moonshadow was better than Spellbinder. I’ve been trying to get to Nalini Singh for awhile. Anne

    • I started Singh with her Psy-Changeling series and since I was loving it, everyone said to try her Guild Hunter and so I finally did in 2016. The Psy-Changeling is my favorite, but I do love several of the books in Guild Hunter. They are both unique series to read. I’m partial to shifters ^_^. I loved Spellbinder, but I agree I thought Moonshadow was better. It was hard with the main character in Spellbinder, but once we got his backstory I feel for him. Thank’s for stopping in.

  27. Great list! Of course Andrews made mine was well. I need to get back to Heaton’s series. I’m a few behind.

    • Andrews made a lot of people’s lists. I can’t help but LOVE them. They are amazing writers and I always go back to their books when I’m in a book slump. Something about them grabs you each and every time. ^_^ Heaton I’m all caught up except for the latest release in the Eternal Mates series, have to get to that one after the Holidays. Family visiting, so no me time to just read. Have a great week and thank’s for stopping in.

  28. Ilona Andrews duo is my top pick of this year! I only just discovered their books and fell in love. Thea Harrison is next on my list to read. The Moonshadow series sounds really good.

    • LOVE Andrews. I devour their work and have all their stuff in multiple formats. ^_^
      Harrison is great too. I really like her Elder Races and the new series Moonshadow which is in the same world as the Elder Races.

  29. I’ve heard great things about Ilona Andrews’ books and Nalini Singh’s as well, but I’ve not read anything by then! I’ve started to read books by J.R. Ward and her book Devil’s Cut was one of my favorite books this year. Elizabeth Hoyt and Tessa Bailey’s books were amazing this year. 2017 was a great year in publishing and reading!

    Great list! Happy holidays. =)

    Check out my Top Ten post!

    • You are missing out on some amazing writing if you haven’t tried Andrews or Singh. Both authors are well worth reading. Andrews is my top pick. I can’t get enough of them ^_^. I read J.R. Ward a long time ago, but have stopped reading the BDB series. I liked the earlier books in the series, but started to not care for plot lines not being finished. Still she’s a great author to try out. Haven’t read Holt or Bailey. Thank’s for sharing some Top Picks for 2017.

  30. Archangel’s Viper – Nalini Singh
    Red Wolf – Jennifer Ashley
    Secrets In Death and Echoes In Death- JD Robb
    Nothing Stays Buried PJ Tracy
    The Chosen JR Ward
    Silence Fallen – Patricia Briggs
    Loved all of these in 2017

    • Love Briggs, Ashley, and Singh. I still have’t read Silence Fallen that’s on my 2018 goal list ^_^. Ward is nice, but I stopped reading her a while ago. Haven’t read Robb or Tracy. Thank’s for sharing some of your Top 2017 Picks.

  31. Omg you have White hot and Wildfire on your list !!! They are my favourite reads of this year and I even read them multiple times in just one year XDDD I’d also add Touched by Death by T.L.Martin and Mister Romance by Laisa Rayven =) !

    • (and I forgot ACOWAR O_O)

      • Andrews is my fav… I can’t get enough of their work. ^_^ Haven’t tried Martin or Rayven. Thank’s for sharing a few of your favorites from 2017

  32. Some of the best books I’ve read in 2017 were: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. Happy Holidays!

    • Thank’s for sharing some of your top 2017 picks. I haven’t heard of those authors, but I love to check out new ones. ^_^

  33. Great giveaway!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank’s for sharing! Happy Holidays

  34. Both Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh are on my top list of books read in 2017, too. Not really familiar with the other books you mentioned, but I’ll check them out, for sure.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading.

    • I love seeing Top 10. I always find something new that I didn’t know about and so my TBR grows even more ^_^. Andrews and Singh are amazing.

  35. I don’t really have a favorite from the ones I have read. I love them all.

    • ^_^

  36. Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

    • Thank’s for sharing one of your favorites from 2017!

  37. Happy Holidays. Some of the best books I’ve read were :
    Last Christmas In Paris
    The Address
    Past Perfect
    Touched By An Angel
    Just a few of the many books I’ve read.

    • Thank’s for sharing some of your picks for 2017. ^_^