Sarah Anne’s Top Books of 2017

Top Reads 2017

I read more than 120 books in 2017! I set monthly reading goals and met most of them every month. I chose to read a fiction, classic, non-fiction, historical, inspirational and biographical book each month. I also read several young adult novels and books that I just wanted to read. I am going to take it slower in 2018, but it’s nice to see I can reach any reading goal I set!

I keep track of what I’m reading, have read and want to read on Goodreads. Come check out my lists here! Also, if you enjoy reading, think about joining the Online Book Club in 2018. The choices have been picked – check them out here!

It was hard to narrow down my favorites from the year out of so many books, though! I chose a few from each category, so here are my top books of 2017! Click on the title for the blog post with the review. (The few that aren’t linked will be in the next few weeks.)

Homegoing A Man Called Ove11/22/63 Last Days of Night Noel Diary FICTION

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

11/22/63 by Stephen King

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

Radium Girls The Berlin Candy Bomber John Adams HISTORICAL

Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Berlin Candy Bomber by Gail S. Halvorsen

John Adams by David McCullough

Martin Luther Hillbilly ElegyAmazing Grace


Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas

Simply Tuesday Benedict Option Present Over Perfect


Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman

Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Lonesome Dove For Whom the Bell Tolls All Quiet on the Western Front


Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Final Spark Wonder Auggie and Me Solo Disaster


Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans

Wonder and Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio

Choir Girls series by Victoria Kimble

Dreamland Lights Out The Great Quake


Dreamland by Sam Quionones

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

The Great Quake by Henry Fountain

Grown-Ups Guide to Teenage Humans Tech-Wise Family Raising an Original


Grown-Ups Guide to Teenage Humans by Josh Shipp

The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch

Raising an Original by Julie Lyles Carr

The Rosie Project Beartown Confessions of a Domestic Failure


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

What were your favorite books that you read in 2017? Share them below! I’m always looking for good book recommendations!

About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.