Last year was the year of audiobooks and that continues this year. I listened to more books than I read and I'm ok with that because it allows me to 'read' more than ever before. I can't read in a moving vehicle so this allows me to occupy my time and read as much as possible.

I read and listened to a lot of thriller/suspense/mystery novels this year because that is for sure my favorite genre of the moment but I definitely had my favorites.

When I looked back at my Goodreads account, I knew what books were my stand out favorites -- the books that I raved about in my Book Review Wednesdays and ones that I told my friends about.

I narrowed the books of the year down to the five that I couldn't get enough of and would read over and over again if I re-read books (besides Harry Potter and Twilight, I just can't!) Three of the five books were thrillers while one was fiction and one self-help so let's get into it.

1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: I made my mom read this book and when I get her to read and finish a book, you know it's good. I received it in a POPSUGAR box and immediately fell in love with the plot. I didn't read many fiction books this year but this was one that would've stood out anyway. It had love, family drama, mystery, and Hollywood glamour -- it was incredible. Read my full review here.

2. The Roanoke Girls: If Pretty Girls was my effed up book of last year, The Roanoke Girls was the effed up book of 2017. It was very twisted, graphic, and a little gross but it was weirdly satisfying once you knew what you thought was going on in the book. It was filled with family drama and a few love stories and it was sickeningly good. Read my full review here.

3. The Good Daughter: Karin Slaughter is an incredible author and quickly is becoming a favorite. Within the first few minutes of listening to The Good Daughter that it was going to be a wild book. It was a novel that had a few different mysteries intertwined, a lot of family drama, and some good old fashion romance drama. It was everything you could want in a book and more. My full review is here.

4. The Memory Watcher: This was an unexpected hit in my eyes and it was really the ending that put me over the edge. It was completely unexpected and tied together the book perfectly. It was a light-hearted book while also being twisted -- it was really the best of both worlds and I highly recommend it. My full review is here.

5. When God Winks At You: This is a book everyone should read, especially as we head into the new year with new beginnings. It's a self-help type of book but also very inspirational and easy to read. It helps you understand why things happen and that it's always to allow something else to happen. It's really awe-inspiring and I highly recommend it! My review is here.

What were your favorite books of 2017? I need to beef up my reading list for 2018!

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