Current Favorites of 2017

By Saturday, April 15, 2017 0 Permalink

Here we are in April. I’m actually ahead of my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge! So far this year I have read 46 books, mostly a mix of graphic novels and fiction. I will admit that I’ve has a few hit and misses reading wise. But I have stumbled across a few books that I have absolutely loved!

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

This gritty sci-fi noir was totally unexpected. I loved the action scenes, and the interesting process of changing your “sleeve”.  I especially loved the mystery of who killed an immortal billionaire. Usually, I don’t care for crime noir novels, but this futuristic take on the genre was just too cool not to enjoy. I could see this book being turned into a film by the way and I would totally watch it. Not sure if I will read the sequels right away though, I may want to pace myself.

 

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

The Rook is a hard book to describe. It’s as if the X-Men and James Bond collided. Myfanwy Thomas has no memory of her life and soon discovers that she works for a secret government agency that conceals paranormal occurrences in Great Britain. I loved the world building in this book so much. I blew through the audio book in record speed. The sequel, Stiletto, is also really good.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

If you remember way back in January that The Bear and the Nightingale was one of my most anticipated books of the year. And it did not disappoint! It was like Christmas morning when I went to the library to pick up my copy from hold. I probably read this book in less than three days (which is pretty fast for me). I was hooked from the first chapter! I love folk tales and this book is a mixture of different Russian fairy tales and folk lore. I’m so happy that the author said she would be continuing the series. Maybe the sequel will be added to my most anticipated books of 2018!

What books have you read and loved so far this year? Let me know in the comments below.

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