Best of 2017…so far

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

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