Books I love in 2017 | a list

September 11, 2017

Back in February, Simon and I were on the verge of nervous breakdowns when some sweet, sweet friends of ours booked a little beach chalet for us and told us to go get some head-and-heart space.

So we did. It was February, so it was cold, but we spent the days in our wellies, finding seashells with the boys, or exploring castles in the English countryside. And at night, we’d pour ourselves glasses of wine, light a fire in the woodburner, and read for hours. It was heaven.

And it had been a long time since I’d gotten lost in a book like that, and not binge-watched Netflix every night, so I told Simon I was going to bring some of that holiday feeling home with me and rediscover my love of reading. And I did.

This month, as I’ve put my phone down for September and am staying off social media, I’ve got my nose in a book even more often, and I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve been loving for those of you who have joined me in my phone-less month, and for those of you who haven’t, but just want a good book to read.

I kind of hate choosing a book at the library because the back sounds good, and then reading the first chapter only to feel disappointed that it’s not as great as you’d hoped it would be. There’s nothing like getting a recommendation from someone who’s already read it, right? So here we go. You’re welcome.


Fiction to Get Lost In


Historical Fiction (my new fave genre)


Non-fiction that’s changed me (and maybe made me cry in the bath)


Classics I’ve Read More than Once


In the Bullpen

These are the books either already on my nightstand or reserved at the library for me in 2017. They’re mostly ones I’ve heard about from trusted sources – a mix of fiction and non-fiction.


I’ve linked all these up to Amazon so you can buy your own copies if you fancy.

And I’d love to hear some of your favourites that I can add to my list!



2 responses to “Books I love in 2017 | a list”

  1. Emilee says:

    Well, I’ve either reserved or bought all the historical fiction books. I’ll let you know what I think. Thanks for sharing!

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