Here I am again participating in this monthly blog event called Calendar Girls and hosted by Melanie Bernard and Flavia The Bibliophile.
Guidelines are easy: each month there is a theme voted on. Bloggers then write posts about a book fitting that theme. The best part are the discussions on our picks as we’ll visit the other bloggers and comment their choices 😀 To make it even more interactive we have a Twitter chat once a month on the 3rd Monday using #CGBChat
The choices are meant to be posted the first Monday of each month on our individual blogs.
We also get to vote for the next month’s theme starting on the 3rd Monday of the month (same day as #CGBChat) and for our favorite book pick of the month!
There were many many books that I’ve loved that’s been published in 2017. Just read all my “Blogmas” as I’m on a monthly challenge featuring favourite books in different genres. One post a day about so far:
1) Favourite YA :The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.
2) Favorite Erotic read: Arranged by Lexi Blake
3) Favorite Ugly Cry: Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino
4)Today was favourite romantic comedy: Writing Mr Right by TK Leigh
And many more are to come before the end of the month.
If I have to choose only one book published in 2017 I would choose A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur
Suanne Laqueur is an indie author and a force to be reckoned with!
Here is some of what I wrote about the story and it took me three attempts before writing something!
“This book was like being hit by an enormous emotional wave!
The story began on a huge “bang!” and I was panting, heart galloping like a wild horse inside my rib cage. I was having a panic attack. I WAS Geronimo and I wanted someone anyone to come save me. It was the worse betrayal you could ever imagine. One hitting you in the flesh. Earth shattering aftermaths.
That’s how talented Suanne is: immediately sucking you in her story barely releasing you from her clutches from time to time just to let you breathe a little and give you a false security feeling before the next blow.
Seriously this book should come with a warning. Suanne tells a terrible and powerful story. One where you’ll call for your mom to come rescue you because the fox is in the den and you’re the panicked little chick.
I love her and I sometimes hate her equally as she loves destroying her heroes before rebuilding them. They are real Phoenixes reborn from their ashes and throughout this long, painful but glorious process we suffer right alongside them. It’s raw, flesh against flesh will against will, it’s messy, painful and cathartic. It’s life in all its glory.
You end up shaken, overwhelmed, emotional with a gigantic book hangover because it was so exceptional that you want more. Always more.”
And this is only a small part of what I wrote about the book! Huuuuge book hangover 🙂
What is you favourite book published in 2017?
Thanks for reading!
i have never heard of this book, but it sounds so powerful! i need to check it out 🙂
I hope you’ll love it Alex!!! 😉
So many awesome choices here! I’d never heard of A Charm of Finches but it does sound amazing so I might just give it a go one of these days since you loved it so much 🙂 Thanks for the rec!
You are more than welcome Sophie ;-))))
Too many great choices to name!!! I had a great reading year!
I’ve seen it Trisy!!! All the books you’ve read 😉
Charm of Finches sounds amazing! Mine might be Strange the Dreamer!
That’s one I want to read Mel! It’s got so many good reviews.
I haven’t read THUG yet but I’ve heard great things about it. I’m glad you loved it! Writing Mr.Right sounds pretty fun. Adding it to my TBR.
I hope you’ll enjoy it Raven!!