My Top 5 Books of 2017

Guess who's back? Back again. It's me with my 2nd annual best books of the year! What a treat. Now, I'm going to be honest, I haven't had a lot of time to read this year. Everyone in college knows that struggle of having to give up things they love so they can do well in their classes. However, the books I did read this year were great!

1. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Source: Shadowhunters.com

I don't think I could ever write a list of my top books for a year without including my favorite author. She could literally write anything and I'm going to read it and love it. This book is the second in Clare's third Shadowhunter's series and it was amazing. I cried SO MANY TIMES. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

2. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I have gotten super into poetry this year, whether it be classic or modern. This book was soul shaking and heart breaking. I highly recommend this book to everyone I know. This book will move you in an unimaginable way.

3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen

Source: Book of Titans

I actually read this book for a class I took this summer, but I loved it! It's written in the same style of the Jungle Book, and the amin character is Bod. This is a great book for high schoolers, but especially graduation seniors. I feel that you will definitely be able to relate to Bod.

4. The Princess Saves Her Self in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Source: Urban Outfitters

Like I said above, I've been really into poetry this year. This book was absolutely incredible. I cried and laughed, and just related to the narrator to a point that it broke my heart. I loved this book, I actually read it twice. I would highly recommend if you're looking into starting to read poetry.

5. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Source: Harper Collins Publisher

This book was great. If you consider yourself a feminist, you should definitely give this book a read. It's written in essay format, so it's not a book that you have to sit down in read all at once. I actually read this book over about 4 month period while reading and working on other things. It was great, and very eye opening.