Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers are given a different top ten list each week.
Can you believe we’re half-way through 2017? I can’t! Today we’re focusing on the best books we’ve read so far this year. A few of these will probably end up on my final list at the end of the year, but there’s still six months left to topple some of these from the top ten. Here are my favorite books so far (click on the links to read my reviews):
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. This was such an unexpected surprise! A fantastic locked door mystery in space, this book was NEAR PERFECT. Read my review.
Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project #2) by Mishell Baker. It’s hard to get the second book in a series right, but Baker did it in spades. This series is so unique and fun, and Book #3 is already on the horizon! Read my review.
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey. I loved this just as much as The Girl with All the Gifts. It’s a prequel, so you can read it first if you want to. Carey is an amazing storyteller who just has it ALL. Read my review.
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. Wow, this book surprised everyone, I think! Every blogger I know loves it, and I’m already chomping at the bit for the next book. Read my review.
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. This may not be my favorite Gregory book, but it was pretty damn good. Spoonbenders is more of a family drama/comedy than speculative fiction, but it’s so perfectly written that I have to give the author props for trying something new. Read my review.
Metronome by Oliver Langmead. This book was nothing like I expected, which is one reason I loved it so much. If you’re looking for an additive fantasy adventure, then look not further. Read my review.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire. McGuire’s first novella in the series, Every Heart a Doorway, has been winning awards right and left, and for good reason. This whimsical, nostalgic look at childhood and growing up is one of my favorite series. Read my review.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. This is the only YA that made my list (which isn’t that surprising) and it was a good one. Taylor’s trademark worldbuilding skills are hard at work, and I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series, The Muse of Nightmares. Read my review.
Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett & Ken Mitchroney. This time travel story has something extra: some very detailed WWII historical details. If you’re a WWII history buff, and a B17 bomber fanatic in particular, you’ll love this story. Read my review.
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss. I just finished this monster mash-up romp, and I had so much fun with it! If you’re a fan of classic monster tales (think Frankenstein, The Island of Dr. Moreau and more) and lively female characters, then you must add this to your list. Review to come soon!