Truth. I read a lot of romance novels and I’m not an organized person – or a disciplined list keeper. Sigh. So I’m grateful to Goodreads for forcing me to shelve books when I’m ready to review them so that I can easily locate titles months later.
Obviously, my favorite shelf is ‘Best books of 2017.’ It’s a highly edited selection with only my most favorites making the cut. For organizational purposes, I maintain other, more narrowly specific shelves – Contemporary, Historical, Queer – but ‘Best’ is the mother of them all. Anyway. You’d think it would be easy to remember favorite books and I mostly do…but when you read a book in January and try to assemble the list in November, shelves are your friends. After peeking at my list earlier today, I was reminded of some terrific novels. And I was grateful (again) that I took the time to categorize them.
I’m not quite ready for a big reveal here on the site (yet) but I do have a couple of early thoughts. Much like 2016, my favorite came late in the year & was a DELIGHTFUL surprise. Last year I boldly (if I do say so myself) picked a queer, shifter book (Wolfsong, by TJ Klune) over the much loved The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, for my #1 pick. This year my favorite novel is actually an audio book. I loved the novel, but the narration is simply the cherry on top to this mucho marveloso story & it’s getting all the props.
Keep an eye out for my list – and maybe a few more I couldn’t resist including. If you’re curious what I liked in 2016, you can check my picks out here: The Best of 2016: Emily’s List