My Top 10 Reads of 2017

So, I’ve been going over my favourite reads from the past year. And here is my list that made the Top Ten… in no particular order. (Or maybe in the order of which I read them?)

Maria’s Top Ten Reads of 2017

1. The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones // by Wendelin Van Draanen
I loved the character of Lincoln Jones in this one. It’s been awhile since Van Draanen has published anything and so when I saw this book, I was very excited to read it. It did not disappoint!

2. The Tin Snail // by Cameron McAllister
When I picked up this book, I did not know what to expect. I got a very charming tale… and a bit of a history lesson (a fun one!) to boot.

3. Apollo 8 // by Jeffrey Kluger
I really liked this book about the Apollo 8 mission to the moon.

4. Romancing Miss Bronte // by Juliet Gael
A fictionalized account of Charlotte Bronte’s life. Oh, and the other Brontes are there, too.

5. The Wizards of Once // by Cressida Cowell
It’s like reading How to Train Your Dragon, but with wizards and warriors! I’m looking forward to the next books in the series.

6. Jane Austen at Home // by Lucy Worsley
Jane. Austen. At. Home. The title says it all, folks. (If you’re looking for adventure and daring, this probably isn’t the book for you.)

7. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry // by Mildred D. Taylor
Love the courage and resilience of this family. Although the prejudice is heartbreaking. Not a feel-good read, but definitely worth the read.

8. The Seventh Most Important Thing // by Shelley Pearsall
I almost didn’t read this one, and I’m so glad I did. It’s a based-on-true-events story and Pearsall does a fabulous job!

9. My Lady Jane // by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
A wonderful fractured fairy tale… based on history (with more emphasis on the fairy tale and less on the history). A fun read 🙂

10. Rook // by Sharon Cameron
It’s a dystopian, futuristic/historic reworking of The Scarlet Pimpernel? You had me at Scarlet!

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