Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
This is most definitely my favorite book of 2017! Dark Matter was really intriguing and hooked me in right from the start. To this day I will think about this book and everything that happened in the story. I was actually watching Blindspot a while back and there is a scene in one of the episodes that made me think: “oh wow, that places look just like the abandoned building in Dark Matter!” and then it hit me – “wait a minute, I’ve never actually seen any place in Dark Matter!” because it’s just a book, not a TV show, but the way the author describes everything in the book makes it so easy to picture every scene so easily and so vividly. Btw it’s about alternate universes. So good.
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants is one of my all-time favorite books, period, and when I saw this book on sale at Barnes & Noble by the same author I just had to get it and I’m glad I did. It is the only romance book in my list, and while I am not a big fan of romance I enjoyed this book so much because of the main character. She is super relatable and I fell in love with her and how she developed as a woman, and I just really liked the ending too. This one was also like Dark Matter in that I was able to easily visualize every bit of it in my head like it was a movie that I was watching. I loved it so much. Sara Gruen is a great writer.
Dyad Institute: Classified Clone Reports
OH YES this on my list because I am a huge Orphan Black fan and this lovely book had so many goodies inside, from actual goodies that you can tear out and hold, to just extra information that is not told in the show. I loved reading it and looking at all the beautiful photos. Clone Club forever!
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn is a very pretty lady who writes some super twisted novels, and I love it! I read Gone Girl and was interested & excited to read this one too. I didn’t know anything about it (I tend to not read the back of books) so from the very beginning of reading I was just like: WHAT THE FUCK. So many messed up/insane things happen in this book. It’s definitely dark and twisted and mysterious. I couldn’t put it down!
Second Nature by Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair
I enjoyed Charlotte’s part more than her dad’s, but that’s probably because Charlotte is my favorite wrestler! It has a very personal feel to it, and it just feels like you’re reading her diary. I was going through a rough patch in my life when I started reading this, and I actually had to put the book away for a few weeks because reading Charlotte’s struggles were hitting way too close to home. When I eventually felt “strong” enough, I went back to it and I’m glad i did. Reading, and knowing/seeing, how Charlotte overcame so many hard times encouraged me to continue on with my own personal struggles.
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
This book is full of so much magic, but by magic I mean alchemy! It’s actually quite scientific, I think. If I remember correctly. I feel like I should re-read this again in 2018. Anyways, I remember really enjoying this and all the “realistic magic” that occured in this book. I also love the cover, lol.
Crazy is my Superpower by AJ Mendez Brooks
Every WWE fan knows who AJ Lee is, and even though I was not watching WWE when she was an active superstar I was very excited for this book to come out because I wanted to learn more about her career and personal life too. The book does such a great job at describing what the wrestling industry is like and she tells so many stories – which I love because I love stories!
The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner
I have a feeling like this book is underrated or looked over by many, maybe because I haven’t really seen it on other people’s social media. Anyways, I really liked this book. It’s an easy book to read but it has a great story and twist. I think I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to start reading more and someone who would enjoy a good mystery/thriller.
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
While there were a few things I didn’t like about this book I happened to it at the exact time that I needed it the most. I was dealing with a break-up from someone I really cared about and I almost had this feeling of dependency on him, as though I felt like I needed him in order to feel like I was worthy or something. This book had some chapters that remind you to release dependency on others and to not give anyone the power to control you or your emotions. It’s on this list because it was a wake-up call. I think I will try to re-read it some time in 2018 as well.