The Best Books I Read in 2017

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You know that break I’ve been taking? It’s finally over.

This year I have done what I haven’t done in five years: I’ve spent more time at home than I have abroad. Crazy, I know. At the start of the year on a trip to Tahiti, I made a promise to myself that I would take some time off exploring the world to explore other interests.

As such, I’ve had a lot of time to read and this has led me to find some really positive-perspective books that I want to recommend.

MILK AND HONEY BY RUPI KAUR

If you haven’t already read this book then put on some clothes, get in your car and go buy it now (or just click the link – whatever is easiest). This is hands down one of the most soul-revealing books I have read. It makes you realise you’re not the only one, that someone else has been through that too. It leaves you with answers to questions you thought would forever be unanswered. It’s the kind of book you want two copies of: one to devour and ripe out the pages to put in frames around your living room and the other as a good copy to pick up every so often you feel like feeling. It’s that good.

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TELL TALE BY JEFFREY ARCHER

I picked up this book on the shelf at Target on a late night mission to buy some wooden coat hangers. The cover page is what grabbed my attention and within the first few pages, I was hooked. This is a great read for those who love to dream when they travel and create little stores and scenarios for strangers they see along the road (guilty).

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A PARIS YEAR BY JANICE MACLEOD

It’s no secret I loved Janice’ first book “Paris Letters”, so I was a little beyond giddy when I received an email from her, offering to send me a copy of her new book (ummm, yes please!) I loved reliving my own adventures through Paris in this book and think any fellow Paris addict will adore the pages.

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PARIS BY MEGAN HESS

Speaking of Paris, I saw this book in a homewares store and knew I had to have it. I have the New York edition of Megan’s books and absolutely adore it, so took a leap of faith and added this one to my coffee table collection, too. It’s a very pretty book with plenty of beautiful drawings and would make a perfect gift.

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PARIS FOR ONE BY JOJO MOYES

Are you sensing a theme!? Yeah, I’m proper obsessed. I read this book earlier in the year en route to Paris from the Netherlands and yes, you guessed it, I was travelling alone. I really enjoy how light-hearted Jojo Moyes’ books are and would recommend them to anyone who likes an uplifting read on the train.

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A MOVEABLE FEAST BY ERNEST HEMMINGWAY

I was in Tahiti at the beginning of the year and swamped with rain, so was relieved to see I had packed a good book for my travels. A Moveable Feast is a classic by Hemmingway, written during and about his exploits in Paris. I could read this thing back to front and inside out.

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OTHER BOOKS I LOVE FOR HOLIDAY READING:

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

How to be a Parisian Wherever You Are

Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon

It’s not how good you are, It’s how good you want to be

Radical Self Love by Gala Darling

 

Over to you! What were your fave reads in 2017?

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!

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    Ferrari City Abu Dhabi

    January 14, 2018

    I just love to read while traveling.

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    Felicia Lasmana

    January 6, 2018

    You might like French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style & Attitude by Mireille Guiliano. Thank you for you recommendation! I read the “How to be Parisian” and it is awesome and beautiful book!

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    ig viewer

    January 3, 2018

    Thank you for sharing the list! I guess I will add these books to my list and read them in 2018. My New Year resolution for 2018 will be reading more books.

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    Harinaath

    January 2, 2018

    Awesome Collection of books. thanks for providing list of the books.

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    Marie @mariestravels.com

    December 31, 2017

    I also read the book Girlboss, which was quite entertaining.
    The other ones you mentioned, I haven’t read yet. But they all sound really good, and some of them I have put on my to-read list.
    I love seeing a traveler who also enjoys books and wants to share some recommendations. Soon I’ll be going abroad again, so your recommendations are definitely valued. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    dimplehariya

    December 29, 2017

    Thanks for sharing such a great information.

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    TheWickedSoul

    December 27, 2017

    I have started reading How to be a Parisian! Tell Tale is next on the list 🙂

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    Anand Tiwari

    December 27, 2017

    Great collection of books.. Currently i am reading A MOVEABLE FEAST BY ERNEST HEMMINGWAY.

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    Kendra Springfield

    December 27, 2017

    I love this list. I hope I get to read everything here. Not to mention the books for 2018.

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    ashna

    December 27, 2017

    Currently loving The Secret Edition by Rhonda 🙂

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    madalin stunt cars 2

    December 27, 2017

    I managed to read a lot of books this year, but I don’t think I read any that you have reviewed here…but when it comes to your recommended reading list I did read How To Be Parisian Whenever You are? and it was a fun read.

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    Julia

    December 26, 2017

    Ohhh you just can’t beat the Paris theme! I love the holidays, since I finally have time to curl up with a book again <3

    xx Julia

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    ivana split

    December 25, 2017

    I managed to read a lot of books this year, but I don’t think I read any that you have reviewed here…but when it comes to your recommended reading list I did read How To Be Parisian Whenever You are? and it was a fun read.

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    Arthur J Poirier

    December 24, 2017

    I have read a number of books on your list this past year. One of the most fascinating books I read that is not on your list was ,”The Not So Big LIfe” by Sarah Susanka . It is a follow up from her preceding book, “The NotSo Big House “. It combines a number of my interest , minimalist living and small space architecture.
    Paris is my favourite city . I lived in France for six long summers and frequently viisted Paris. I have been splitting my time primarily between Toornto, Canada and Asia with forays to Europe, South America and the Carribeans for the past 28 years. I have been traveling Globally for the past 50 years.
    You can check out my website and perhaps look at the blog ,” Arthur’s Happiness Project”.

    Those of us afflicted with wanderlust respond tothe itch differently ,but neverthless the itch must be scratched if we desire contentment in our lives.

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    Sofia

    December 24, 2017

    Girl boss was super inspirational for me and gave me a kick up the rear to start working a little bit harder for my dreams

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    Mia

    December 24, 2017

    Loved this post! I definitely want to make more time for reading in 2018, so I will try out one of these books to kick off the new year. I have heard SO many things about Milk and Honey, but always thought poetry would be a bit boring. You’ve got me convinced though! I want to go pick it up now!

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    Zhanna

    December 24, 2017

    Currently reading “Awaken the Giant within” by Toni Robins. Definitely a must-read book 🙂

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