TTT: Top 10 Books from the First Half of 2017

Only one of the three statements above is actually true – can you guess which one?  Top 10 Tuesday hosted by the very busy ladies at the Broke and the Bookish might officially be on hiatus, but I’m still taking a chance to look back at the first half of the year.

Top Ten Tuesday

Middle Grade (and Younger)



  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • March. Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
  • The Sunbird, the Lion Hunter and the Empty Kingdom by Elizabeth Wein
  • When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore



  • Binti and Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

It looks like I  need to get back to writing up my reviews!  But first – what are your favorites so far?

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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4 Responses to TTT: Top 10 Books from the First Half of 2017

  1. Deepika Ramesh says:

    Thank you for this list, Katy. 🙂 I read ‘Binti’ last year, and I loved it. Here are my favourites from this year.

    1. ‘Muezza and Baby Jaan’ by Anita Nair
    2. ‘Darling, I Love You: Poems from the Hearts of Our Glorious Mutts and All Our Animal Friends’ by Daniel Ladinsky, and Patrick McDonell
    3. ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ by Katherine Arden
    4. ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak
    5. ‘Maniac Magee’ by Jerry Spinelli
    6. ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hussaini
    7. ‘Locomotion; by Jacqueline Woodson
    8. ‘The High Priestess Never Marries’ by Sharanya Manivannan

    • Katy K. says:

      Thank you so much for sharing, Deepika! I also enjoyed the Bear and the Nightingale, and Maniac Magee (though that was many years ago.) I really should read more Jacqueline Woodson – I’ve only ever read Brown Girl Dreaming, which was so beautiful.

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