Some of my favorite reads of 2017

It’s almost the end of the year and here are some of my favorite books I read this year. I will do it by genre.

Young Adult:

  • Before the Devil Breaks you by Libba Bray (5/5)
  • The Language of thorns by Leigh Bardugo (5/5)
  • Warcross by Marie Lu (5/5)
  • The gentleman’s guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee(5/5)
  • Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (5/5)
  • The Savage Song by Melissa Grey (5/5)
  • We are Okay by Nina LaCour (4/5)
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin(5/5)
  • Tash hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee(5/5)
  • The Upside of  Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (5/5)
  • You Know me well by Nina Lacour and David Leviathan(5/5)
  • When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (5/5)
  • Frontlines by Michael Grant(5/5)
  • Silver Stars by Michael Grant(5/5)
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli(5/5)
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (5/5)
  • Long Way home by Katie McGarry (5/5)
  • Wait for me by Caroline Leech (5/5)
  • Illuminae by Amie Koffman (5/5)
  • Gemina by Amie Koffman(5/5)
  • I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson (5/5)

Historical Fiction:
  • The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor (5/5)
  • The Frozen hours by Jeff Shaara (5/5)
  • Defiance by A.L. Sowards (5/5)
  • The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill (5/5)
  • We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (5/5)
  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn(4/5)
  • Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin(5/5)
  • Through Waters Deep  by Sarah Sundin (5/5)

Non Fiction:


  • The Mighty Eighth: The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It 
  • by Gerald Astor (4/5)
  • A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It 
  • by Gerald Astor (4/5)
  • Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II 
  • by Robert Leckie(4/5)
  • Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin–Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient 
  • by Daniel M. Cohen (5/5)
  • Shifty’s War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers 
  • by Marcus Brotherton (5/5)
  • You’ll Be Sor-ree: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers The Pacific War 
  • by Sid Phillips (5/5)
  • Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman’s Journey From Guadalcanal to Peleliu 
  • by Jim McEnery(5/5)
  • Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers 
  • by Larry Alexander(5/5)
  • Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper’s Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich 
  • by David Kenyon Webster(5/5)
  • The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 
  • by James D. Hornfischer(5/5)
  • Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany 
  • by Donald L. Miller(5/5)
  • A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall 
  • by Donald M. Kehn(5/5)
  • The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima 
  • by Mitch Weiss(5/5)
  • Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters 
  • by Dick Winters(5/5)
  • Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific 
  • by R.V. Burgin(5/5)
  • China Marine: An Infantryman’s Life after World War II 
  • by Eugene B. Sledge(5/5)
  • Brothers In Battle, Best of Friends 
  • by William Guarnere(5/5)
  • Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II’s “Band of Brothers” 
  • by Don Malarkey(5/5)
  • In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company’s Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth by Larry Alexander(5/5)
  • All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor 
  • by Donald Stratton(5/5)

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