| Friday’s Favorite list of … | … my 5-star rating books of 2017 ~♥~

Just like last year, I want to look back to my Read Books in 2017 and show you guys my favorites. I’ve read A LOT of great and memorable books in 2017. But really, when you’ve read like 140+ books in a year, there are bound to be quite a few favorites among them. And I say quite a few but for me, it was more like: A LOT OF FAVORITES! And because I have such a long list of favorite reads in 2017 I’ve decided to do it a bit differently. I decided to write several articles on my 2017 books containing this article with my 5-star rating books, one with my 4-star rating books and one with my 1,2,3-star rating books.

I’ve read a total of 141 books in 2017 so far, which is definitely a nice amount of books I finished reading, don’t you think? There have been a lot of others books I’ve started reading but haven’t finished yet as well- this could be due to a slump or me just not able to concentrate on a particular book at the time. So basically I’ve read more than only the finished ones but I won’t take them into consideration since I haven’t finished them – yet. 

So today I’ll start with my absolute favorites: the 5-star rating books of 2017! Are you ready? I hope you got a lot of gift certificates for Christmas, so you can start with ‘BUY ALL THE BOOKS’, lol.

~♥~ How many times did I give a.. ~♥~

5-star rating
52 times!

~♥~ The books that got a 5-star rating ~♥~

These were my absolute favorite reads of 2017 and therefore received a 5-star rating. Books that receive a 5-star rating are books I qualify as perfection. Books that got me hooked emotionally, pulled me in and never let me go. Books which remain to have a place in my heart and that I’ll definitely recommend to read – better said; Books I’d basically want to shove down your throat, figuratively speaking, lol. 

– BAD ROMEO CHRISTMAS by Leisa Rayven (Starcrossed novellas)
THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid (#1 the Diabolic)
WILDER by Rebecca Yarros (#1 the Renegades)
WINTERSONG by S.Jae-Jones (#1 Wintersong)
LIFEBLOOD by Gena Showalter (#2 Everlife)
DEFY THE STARS by Claudia Gray (#1 Constellation)
LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare (#2 the Dark Artifices)
– SHADOW RUN by Adrianne Strickland and Michael Miller (#1 Kaitan Chronicles)
COURT OF NIGHTFALL by Karpov Kinrade (#1 the Nightfall Chronicles)
ANOTHER POSTCARD by Elle Christensen (#1 Stone Butterfly Rockstars)
HELEMAAL HET EINDE by Lisette Jonkman
– LONG WAY HOME by Katie McGarry (#3 Thunder Road)
– STILTE/Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
REBEL by Rebecca Yarros (#3 the Renegades)
WILD ACES TRILOGY by Chanel Cleeton
VOGELVRIJ; Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell (#1 Spellslinger)
ATLANTIS: THE KING’S RETURN by D.K. Combs (#1 the Atlanteans)
TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah j. Maas (#6 Throne of Glass)
– STIL VAN JOU and VAN JOU by Sophie Jordan (#2 and 3 of a Pound of Flesh)
IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW by Jennifer L. Armentrout
– UNRAVELING DESTINY by Amelia Hutchins (#5 the Fae Chronicles)
HEART’S COMPASS BOOK 1 AND 2 by Brooke O’Brien
– POINT OF ORIGIN by Rebecca Yarros (#0.5 Legacy)
– CATCH AND RELEASE by Laura Drewry (#3 Fishing for Trouble)
– RIDE WILD by Laura Kaye (#3 Raven Riders)
– TELL ME by Abigail Strom

Some 5-star rating books I’ve RE-READ this year
– LUX SERIES by Jennifer L. Armentrout
and EMPIRE OF STORMS by Sarah J. Maas (#3,4 and 5 Throne of Glass)
FRIGID by Jennifer L. Armentrout
– SCORCHED by Jennifer L. Armentrout
– BECAUSE OF LOW by Abbi Glines (#2 Sea Breeze)
 NOWHERE BUT HERE by Katie McGarry (#1 Thunder Road)
ANGEL’S BLOOD by Nalini Singh (#1 Guild Hunter)
A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING by Jessica Cluess (#1 Kingdom on Fire)

So out of the 141 finished reads so far, I’ve given 52 5-star ratings which are 37% of the total amount of finished books, so that’s quite a lot! I’m really happy I was able to read so many good books this year and can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for me. I’ve got quite a list of highly anticipated releases for next year so I really hope I get around to read just as much as I did this year so I hopefully won’t miss out on too much good stuff.

♥ What were some of your favorite 5 star reads in 2017?


  1. I love that you have so many 5 star reads! I am super-stingy with my 5 star ratings and tend to only have a handful each year (if that). The one that comes to mind for 2017 is coincidentally the first book I read this year – From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon. Wow, what a read. So emotional and I absolutely loved it.

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      Yes, I’m really happy with all these wonderful books I’ve read this year. I’m currently reading #143 so it’s to be expected there’d be a lot of good reads otherwise I don’t choose my books well, lol. There have been a couple of 3 star reads and a couple of 2 star even, but most of my reads this year were given at least 4 stars. I’ve just read a lot of really good books this year, yayyy.

      I’m not familiar with the book you’re talking about, but I’m going to check it out! 😀
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  2. So many good books!! ACOWAR is still on my TBR, haha. Some of my 5-star reads this year are: Heartless, A List of Cages, The Upside of Unrequited, When Dimple Met Rishi, One of Us Is Lying, Eliza and her Monsters, Ready Player One, The Wrath and the Dawn, Turtles All the Way Down and of course Harry Potter.

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      ACOWAR trill on your TBR? aaah shame on you buwhahah Just kidding, I know I have the same problem of having too many books to read and too little time, lol.

      I still haven’t bought and read Heartless but I keep hearing great things indeed! I still have to read Eliza and her Monsters as well, I’m so excited about that one! the Wrath and the Dawn.. I should feel ashamed of myself haha. I have the book since it’s release but still haven’t read it yet. And I only hear so many great things about the book. Hope I feel like starting it soon xD

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  3. Oh, wat jammer dat ik niet wist dat je ondertussen terug online zou gaan met je blog. Tijdens het opstellen van mijn Bloggerlovin heb ik jouw blogposts er van tussen gevist vermits ze naar de melding op je homepage linkten. De volgende keer sta je er sowieso weer tussen hoor.

    Blijkbaar heb ik dit jaar niet zoveel vijf sterren uitgedeeld. Maar Nimmernacht, het boek dat ik gisterenavond uitlas, kreeg wel dat maximum aantal.
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      ahh is niet erg joh, kon je niet weten hihi. Was ook weer een impulsieve beslissing om alsnog terug te keren.

      Ik moet Nevernight nog steeds uitlezen, begon eraan eerder dit jaar en werd geraakt door een reading slump maar wat ik so far las vond ik echt zo goeeehoeeed dus moet ‘m echt snel gaan uitlezen! Godsgrave staat ook al klaar om erna gelezen te worden.
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