Top 5: Best Books of 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to choose my absolute favorite books of 2017. It’s always a difficult task, and so many amazing books came out this past year that it was hard to narrow down. There were so many stand out books–and so many more I know I haven’t been able to get to yet–so picking just five was a real challenge. But, there are always a few that stand out above the rest. My five favorites this year all feature beautiful prose, excellent storytelling, and characters that will grab you by the heart and stay with you.

So here are my top 5 books of 2017. I hope you’ll love them just as much as I did.

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Book Review: Everything Leads to You

Book: Everything Leads to You

Author: Nina LaCour

Genre: realistic fiction / YA

Rating: 5/5

What it’s about: When Emi’s brother leaves his apartment to her and her best friend Charlotte for the summer, he makes them promise one thing: to do something epic here before he returns. Emi isn’t really sure what that might be. As a wunderkind set designer, she spends most of her time as an intern on movie sets, but when she and Charlotte discover a letter from a silver screen film legend it leads them to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi’s ever met before, and the two have an almost instant connection. But Ava’s tumultuous past and Emi’s ideas about what makes a perfect hollywood romance complicate things. Will Emi be able to make things right, get the girl, and fulfill her promise of doing something epic, all before the end of summer?

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Book Review: We Are Okay

Book: We Are Okay

Author: Nina LaCour

Genre: realistic fiction / YA

Rating: 5/5

What it’s about: Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone back home since running away to college, not even her best friend Mabel. Especially not Mabel. Struggling to stay afloat in the grief and anger left in the wake of her grandfather’s death, Marin isolates herself. But even in New York, thousands of miles away from her California home, Marin can’t escape the past– or the people from it who still love her.

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