- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, Book 1)
- One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine by Brandon Reilly, M.D.
- The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks (audiobook)
- A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab (audiobook)
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (audiobook, read by Ari Fliakos)**
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, Book 2)
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
- Enchantment by Orson Scott Card**
- Very Good, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (Jeeves Series, Book 3; audiobook, read by Jonathan Cecil) **
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Carve the Mark series, Book 1)
- The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
- King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
- Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility by Hillary Manton Lodge
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Sourdough by Robin Sloane
I can’t believe I never published this last year! There were a few noteworthy books that need mentioning. In the list above, a ** marks my favorites of the year, only a couple of which I will mention below.
Favorite book: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
This was definitely the most memorable book I read in 2017. It was quirky and light, and full of mystery and puzzles, lovable characters, and an interesting setting. It makes for great summer reading, as does Sloane’s next standalone novel, Sourdough.
Favorite series: Very Good, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
I found this series quickly after returning from England earlier in the year, and have loved every second of these hilarious audiobooks. The premise: a 20-something wealthy bachelor living in early 20th century England is constantly being rescued from his buffoonery by his butler, Jeeves. If you also choose to listen instead of read, I recommend the ones read by Jonathan Cecil. (Here’s a link to one.)
Favorite author: Orson Scott Card
I absolutely adore Ender’s Game and am in fact currently working on the rest of the series in 2018. But in 2017, I read a fantasy novel called Enchantment and began to realize Card’s gift and versatility in writing. Nothing like Ender’s Game but still entirely captivating.