2017 Favorites

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Happy New Year, reader friends!!! Before we dive into the fabulous 2018 new releases and delightful tbr rollover titles, let’s take a look back at this year’s most popular spotlight posts and my 2017 favorites!

most popular spotlights

Bethany Turner Sarah Hollenbeck: character spotlight + giveaway Cover Love on Faithfully Bookish, hunky heroes edition + giveaway!
Writing is a Team Sport blog hop + giveaway
Amanda Barratt's Drew Dawson of My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, NY character spotlight on Faithfully Bookish 500+ post Celebration with bookish bargains and a giveaway on Faithfully Bookish Pepper Basham's Alex Murdock character spotlight with Reese Mitchell + giveaway A Few Of Our Favorite Christmas Things blog hop on Faithfully Bookish
Blogiversary: One Year Celebration

 

2017 top swoof reads on Faithfully Bookish

fresh | comfort | history | adventure | hopeful | amusing | swoony

 

My 2017 Favorites

I was able to read (or listen to) over 200 stories this year… yay for books!

While the generally accepted number of year-end top picks lists is ten… I’m going with a slightly larger number for my favorites
(my blog, my rules… big sister blogger approved) 😉

Here are my top 25 favorites in alphabetical order by author
(series buddies I enjoyed this year share a spot)
AND a novella collection

 

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

 

The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

 

Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham

Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham

 

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

 

The Cimarron Legacy series by Mary Connealy

Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy Too Far Down by Mary Connealy

 

Backroads series by Christina Coryell

Written in the Stars by Christina Coryell Written in the Dust by Christina Coryell

 

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

 

Count Me In by Mikal Dawn

Count Me In by Mikal Dawn

 

Magnolia Storms by Janet W. Ferguson

Magnolia Storms by Janet W. Ferguson

 

A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

 

Life After by Katie Ganshert

Life After by Katie Ganshert

 

Creek Country Saga by April W. Gardner

The Sacred Writings by April W. Gardner The Ebony Cloak by April W. Gardner Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

 

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

 

With You Always by Jody Hedlund

With You Always by Jody Hedlund

 

Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne

Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne

 

Hawthorne House series by Kristi Ann Hunter

An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter

 

Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig

Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig

 

The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

 

Out of Darkness by Erynn Newman

Out of Darkness by Erynn Newman

 

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

 

Apart from the Crowd series by Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

 

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

 

True to You by Becky Wade

True to You by Becky Wade

 

Montana Rescue series by Susan May Warren

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

 

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

A Name Unknown by Roseanna White

 

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection by Joanne Bischof, Amanda Dykes, Heather Day Gilbert, Jocelyn Green, Maureen Lang

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection

 

2017 Favorites on Faithfully Bookish!

 

What are your 2017 favorites, reader friends?

 

34 Comments


  1. // Reply

    I can’t think of a single book I read in 2017 that wasn’t my favorite – until I read the next one. Loved them all and can’t wait to read more great books in 2018.

    Thank you for all you do in bringing these great books to our attention with reviews and giveaways!


    1. // Reply

      What an awesome comment!
      Blessings


  2. // Reply

    Ahhhhhh!! I am totally not surprised that your hunky heroes post was one of the most popular – we do love our book boyfriends, ya know 😉 What a great group of spotlights and reviews, my friend. Your blogging big sister is proud of you!


    1. // Reply

      Awwww! Thank you, Carrie! Looks like I need to cook up some more cover love for my reader friends 😍


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      Y’all are so cute!


  3. // Reply

    Happy New Year Beth!
    That is a great list of favorite books you have there! Thank you for sharing these, and many others, with us in 2017. I am looking forward to the books you will share this new year…2018!

    I have a few of those books on my favorite books list of 2017 as well.
    Blessings, Tina


  4. // Reply

    I’ve read 9 of these, and want to read most of the others. I loved Pepper Basham’s Just the Way You Are, and her Second Impressions. Also loved Marion Ueckermann’s A Time to Laugh.


    1. // Reply

      Becky! Totally sending cyberhugs your way!!


    2. // Reply

      We love you, Becky! So happy I got to meet you this year!


  5. // Reply

    Hunky HEROES!!! WOohooo!!!! And…well, #AdorkableAlex 🙂
    Thanks so much for joining me in this journey, #myBeth!!


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      YES! That post was so fun! I’m so happy we can share our love of stories, #myPepper!!!


  6. // Reply

    This looks crazily similar to my list of favorites! There are a few I haven’t read yet, though! Thanks for the fun posts, Beth! You’re amazing, sweet friend! Hugs!


    1. // Reply

      Bookish buddies are the best! Thank you for being one of mine, dear Winnie! HUGS!


    2. // Reply

      Hey, Winnie! Thanks for all your support!


  7. // Reply

    So many on your list are on my favorites list, too! 2018 promises to be an exciting one as well 🙂


  8. // Reply

    I loved The Mark of the King and The House on Foster Hill. Several of the others are in my TBR waiting to become a favorite! 😉

    Happy New Year, Beth! ((((HUGS))))


    1. // Reply

      Waving, Caryl! 🙂


  9. // Reply

    A wonderful list. I did not get to all of them, but there’s a lot of great writing above.


  10. // Reply

    What a fantastic list! I’m impressed you got it down to 25 😉 AND… I particularly loved that Cover Post about dresses, too!!!


    1. // Reply

      Thank you! It was a challenge! I need to slow down long enough to incorporate more of those fun posts!



  11. // Reply

    AHHH! I’m so behind on commenting, but it’s still 2018, so I’m okay. 🙂 I’m so THRILLED, HONORED, DELIGHTED, {insert happy adjective here} that The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck is included in your top 25, AND to be included in your most popular spotlights! What fun! Thank you, my friend!


    1. // Reply

      YOU, my dear, are a highlight of my year. What joy and fun you’ve brought to my life with your book and your comments and your closet chats, too! 😘


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