Top 10 Tuesday: Best of 2017 (So Far)

27 Jun

The folks at The Broke And The Bookish have charged bloggers with a hard task this week — pick 10 Best Books of 2017. Even though 2017 is just 6 month old, this has a been a great year of books for me and picking just 10 was a challenge. So of course, I narrowed the list to an even dozen! Six historical and six contemporary (post-1960) gems filled with wonderful characters, beautiful writing, and themes of grace, mercy and faith. I am sure you will love these books too. (Click on the links for my reviews.) For other bloggers’ lists, be sure to visit HERE.


Top 12 Books I Have Read in 2017 


A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith

The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

A Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner

The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton


Contemporary (post-1960)

A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

The Long Highway Home by Elizabeth Musser

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry

True to You by Becky Wade

Why The Sky Is Blue by Susan Meissner


What are some of your fav reads from 2017?



8 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Best of 2017 (So Far)”

  1. courtney207 June 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Yay for The Road to Paradise, The Wood’s Edge, and True to You!!! I’ve read them and have to agree, all are fabulous!

    I really, really need to read Long Way Gone by Charles Martin. AND, The Mountain Between Us by him — it’s going to be a big-screen movie this fall! Have you read it?

    I decided I couldn’t possibly pick my favorites at this point, so I think I’ll wait for a year end 2017 best-of post. The most recent book I’ve read that will definitely make my list is Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge. It’s delightful!

    • rbclibrary June 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

      I have read The Mountain Between Us — so,so good! I hope the movie is good. Crossing my fingers! I am way behind on reading Lodge’s books. I’ve heard good things about that one.

      • courtney207 June 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

        I’m glad to hear you liked it! I have a copy and am determined to read it before I watch the movie.

        I’m very behind on some authors, too! That’s the best problem, haha!

      • rbclibrary June 27, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

        I’m starting Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering tonight. It’s book 4 in the series. Book six comes out this fall! 😬

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things! June 27, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

    I like how you broke it down into categories. I wish I would have done that. Great list!

    • rbclibrary June 28, 2017 at 5:25 am #

      Thanks! 😀

  3. Paula June 27, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

    I have Lori Benton’s and Cynthia Ruchti’s on my shelf of TBRs. My favorites so far are books by Roseanna White, Kristi Ann Hunter and Jody Hedlund. Then we can throw in Drew Farthering Mysteries, and ones ny Ann Gabhart and Sarah Sundin! And don’t forget Tamera Alexander. Thanks

    • rbclibrary June 28, 2017 at 5:25 am #

      Great books! I just finished Jody Hedlund’s latest. It will be on the next best of 2017 list.

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