Freebie Friday: Top Books of 2017

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Hello Readers!

Today I’m sharing with you my top books read in 2017. I broke it down by category: top picture books, top middle grade books, top YA books. and top graphic novels. Generally I do not love sharing these kinds of lists because it is very difficult for me to narrow down my choices. To make it a bit easier on myself (and ensure that this post was super long) I decided to limit each category to my top five favorite books. In total these are my top 20 favorite books I read last year.

Top Picture Books:

  • Love by Matt de la Pena
  • Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
  • Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
  • The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito
  • Honorable Mention: Every Color by Erin Eitter Kono


Top Middle Grade Books:

  • Squish: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  • Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Hotel by Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Threads by Ami Polonski
  • Honorable Mention: Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce

Top YA Books:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Honorable Mention: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Top Graphic Novels:

  • Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
  • The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Akame ga Kill by Takahiro
  • The Girl From the Other Side, Vol. 1 by Nagabe
  • Honorable Mention: Real Friends by Shannon Hale