Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Best Books We've Read So Far in 2017

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Before we get to the topic at hand -- Jamie here with a little admin note. I know many people have noticed that the Top Ten Tuesday schedule hasn't been updated. As a group we've decided that Top Ten Tuesday is going to take a little break until August 15th.  I'm officially on baby watch (my due date is July 11) and Kimberly is right behind me so in July we will have 3 itty bitty Broke and Bookish babies that will have been born in the past few months (you might remember Daisy had her baby recently!) and the other ladies have a lot going on that would make it hard without all of us to contribute (plus I'm typically the one who makes sure TTT happens behind the scenes as well). So feel free to make your own lists while we take a break but there won't be any official Top Ten Tuesday's happening here. I'm on maternity leave as of Friday so I will be getting some topics ready for our return in August and hope to have them up soon so you have them well ahead of our return!

Jamie's Picks

1. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord: Emery is one of my all time favorite authors and her latest just really really hit me on a personal level and was just all around amazing.

2. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han: I haven't read a series ending that made me as happy as this one! READ THIS SERIES IF YOU HAVEN'T.

3. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: Oh man, I knew Becky would deliver with her sophomore novel. I absolutely loved this book!

4. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: This romance was EXACTLY what I needed!

5.  Windwitch by Sysan Dennard:  An amazing sequel to a series that I am just so ridiculously excited to continue on with!

Lori's Picks

6.  The Green Mile by Stephen King:  I just finished this weekend.  I know I am late to the party on this one, but I LOVED IT!

7.  The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan:  This was such a lovely collection of short stories and essays by a gal who tragically died 5 days after her college graduation. I would have loved to see what else she would have produced.

8.  Sex Object by Jessica Valenti:  Valenti wrote a very raw and vivid account of all of the ways sexism has shaped her life.  It was very eye-opening and made me angry and ggggrrrrrr!

9.  Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple:  From the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Who hasn't vowed to be better and different starting today?  And who hasn't had those very plans burn around them?  This is a great book about that very occurrence.

10.  South and West by Joan Didion:  FINALLY! Something new by Didion!  I loved reading her notebooks about a trip she took throughout the South with her husband and the trip she took through California.  This volume is full of keen insights, which still (unfortunately, in some cases) ring true today.

Tell us the best books you read so far this year!


  1. Top Ten Tuesday will be missed, Jamie (and Broke and Bookish ladies!). But I completely understand. Congrats on this amazing new season in your lives. :)

  2. Enjoy your breaks and your families! You all work so hard. Congratulations to all of you!

  3. Oooh how exciting and wonderful for you all!

  4. How lovely for you! All the best. Thank you for hosting - I'll check back in August, and look forward to individual lists in the meantime.

  5. Enjoy the break and your new arrivals! So exciting!

  6. I have only read The Green Mile, but Truthwitch and To All the Boys I've Loved Before are on my TBR piles!

  7. Congratulations on your new additions - they're far more important than TTT, so enjoy your time with them! I'm probably going to write individual lists each week: looking forward to seeing what other people come up with :)

  8. I haven't read any of those books, but a few are on my TBR! Hope your deliveries go smoothly, Jamie & Kimberly! Congrats to all of you on the new additions to your families!!

  9. Enjoy your break!

    I need to read the Becky Albertalli book. It was one of my most-anticipated releases of 2017, but I haven’t even found myself a copy of it yet. Oops.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. Great list! The Names They Gave Us and The Hating Game were two of my favorites too.

    Congratulations on the new baby and soon to arrive babies.

    Looking forward to participating in Top Ten Tuesday in August.

  11. I included The Names They Gave Us on my list this week, too. It was my first time reading anything by Emery Lord, but I absolutely loved it so I'm hoping to read more of her novels soon!

  12. #1 and #9 are on my to read list. I really like seeing this week's posts. Fun to find out what everyone has loved.

  13. Hope to see itty bitty baby pictures soon. All the best to all the mommies. Great book-list. Loved The Green Mile.

  14. I want to read The Names They Gave Us. I have only seen glowing reviews for it. :)

  15. Congrats on the new babies, may they be healthy with all their fingers and toes. Hope the both of you stay healthy too! See you in August :)

  16. Wow, I don't think I've heard of any of these before! I must be hiding out in a different genre. XD

  17. The Green Mile is an amazing book and the movie is a decent adaptation. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Terri M., the Director

  18. Congrats on the little babies. Top Ten Tuesday is one of the longest running and best meme's on the book blogging community and I enjoy joining in when I can.


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