5 star reads of 2017.


I thought it would be fun to do a blog post with the books that I rated five stars. I’ll also have one for four stars and three stars as well. In 2016 I read 105 books and only rated 15 of them with five stars. In 2017 I read a lot less (67 books) and managed to rate so many (27) of them five stars! I was either less pickier with five stars this year or I read some pretty amazing books. 😛

These are in no particular order. I just sorted my Goodreads 2017 list by “rating” and these are listed from top to bottom. I did try to group same author/series together though.



Renegade Red (sequel) by Lauren Bird Horowitz
Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Mime Order (sequel) by Samantha Shannon


Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
The End of Oz (4th book) by Danielle Paige
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Catacomb (3rd book) by Madeleine Roux


Horde (3rd book, reread) by Ann Aguirre
Outpost (2nd book, reread) by Ann Aguirre
Enclave (reread) by Ann Aguirre
Vanguard (4th book) by Ann Aguirre


The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
The Outside (sequel) by Laura Bickle
When It’s Real by Erin Watt
Crystal Storm (5th book) by Morgan Rhodes


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Walk the Edge (sequel) by Katie McGarry
Legion (4th book) by Julie Kagawa


The Border by Steve Schafer
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

What are some books that you rated five stars in 2017? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!

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21 thoughts on “5 star reads of 2017.

  1. The only two books on this list I’ve read are the Bone Season and the Mime Order, and they’re also five stars for me too. I love them and the sequel The Song Rising was one of my top books of last year. I can’t wait to see how Samantha Shannon continues the series and I’m a little gutted we have to wait quite a while for the fourth book.

  2. Oh great post, Ashley! I haven’t read many of these books, but I loved Silvera’s More Happy Than Not, that book broke my heart haha. I can’t wait to read Jenn Bennett’s book, Alex Approximately, it sounds SO great! So happy you loved it 🙂

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  5. 27 five-star reads is incredible. I think I had about 12-15 five-star reads last year. The Hollow Girl, P.S. I Like You, and More Happy Than Not were all wonderful. I rated those all four stars, but can totally see why you gave out five stars. Hope your 2018 is filled with just as many five-star reads!

    • I was pretty surprised that my count ended up being 27 five star reads since in 2016 I read WAY more books than I did last year and I only had 15 five stars lol. The Hollow Girl was so good! I wish more people were reading it and talking about it!

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