Bookmark That’s Top Reads of 2017

I’ve seen lots of ‘top reads: 2017’ posts and found them really useful… now my ‘to be read’ list is too long for one to fathom. I thought I’d reflect back and contribute to your lists with my top six (which was super difficult when you’ve read hundreds). So without further ado, Bookmark That’s Top Reads of 2017!

Ragdoll, Daniel Cole

If you follow me on any social media platforms, you’ll know how obsessed I am with this book. Unpredictable, thrilling and impossible to put down; Daniel Cole has set the standards so high for future thriller reads. This is probably going to appear in all my future top reads because I’m going to read this again at least three times a year. It is just that good.

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Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Trapeze; Orion Books

Pages: 376


The Humans, Matt Haig

The Humans is definitely one of my favourite books ever and Matt Haig is definitely in my top three authors. This book made me laugh, cry and brought me so many feelings. It focuses around mental health and if there is one book you need to read now, it is this.

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Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Canongate Books

Pages: 291


The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes

This won the Man Booker Prize 2011, and for good reasons. I was a bit late reading this and I wished I’d read it earlier so it could’ve been in my life earlier. Beautifully written and the last few chapters grip you like a thriller. The film adaptation does not do this justice, so definitely read the book for this one. It’s a bit slow to get into, but persevere and you will be rewarded.

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Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Pages: 150


The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

My imagination ran wild with this book – it’s so descriptive, I felt like I was beside the protagonist which came with all the feels. I’ve yet to review this, but months on this has stayed with me, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. ‘Beautiful’ isn’t a powerful enough word for this book.

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Sphere; Little, Brown Book Group

Pages: 208


Picture Perfect, Jodi Picoult

I read this book when I was younger, but recently read it again this year and I’m so glad it’s in my life. It has a bit of love, thrills and is so rich in detail you can’t put it down. Nineteen Minutes (Jodi Picoult), which I reviewed a couple of months ago was amazing, but Picture Perfect is something else.

Genre: Family saga

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pages: 448


The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson

This was actually sitting on my parent’s book shelf before I stole it forever and ever and ever. It’s comical and so descriptive that I was attached/ obsessed with the protagonist by the end. It’s a long book but worth it, oh so worth it. When I closed this book, I just felt complete.

Genre: Humour/ Fiction

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Pages: 387


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