Best Women’s Fiction & Historical Fiction of 2017

Welcome to part two of my favorite reads of 2017 list! I decided to combine Women’s Fiction and Historical today because as a new reader of HF I only have a few books on that list. Plus, I already have like five of these posts coming up 😳🙈😂

If you missed part one I shared my favorite psychological thrillers! Women’s FictionSweet Tea and Sympathy was sassy, sarcastic and hilarious!

It Happens All the Time was a powerful, timely and moving read.

Moonlight Over Manhattan was a romantic comedy that was absolutely perfect in my eyes!

I loved Slightly South of Simple, it had family drama, humor and a dash of romance. Hurry and read it before the next book in the series is out in the spring!

Christie Barlow is one of my favorite authors, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream was an absolutely delightful read.

Kristan Higgins is the queen of women’s fiction and she released two stellar reads this year, both On Second Thought and Now That You Mention It were amazing!

Historical FictionThe Address was a beautifully written tale told in dual narratives, I was swept away to another time and place.

When We Danced at the End of the Pier was an epic saga, just gorgeous.

The Lost Letter was endlessly fascinating and beautifully told, I loved it.

If forced to pick my favorite book of the year regardless of genre, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo would be a strong contender. I recommend this book to EVERYONE and it’s one of the few I plan on reading again someday.

Phew, that’s quite a list! Have you read any of these, or do you plan to? I would love to hear any of your favorite WF or HF books from this year. Especially HF as I’m such a newbie.

17 thoughts on “Best Women’s Fiction & Historical Fiction of 2017

  1. Susie | Novel Visits says:

    I agree that The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was amazing. It was actually a sort of hybrid between women’s and historical fiction. Other historical fiction I loved this year were The Heart’s Invisible Furies and We Were the Lucky Ones. Since you liked Evelyn, I also think you’d like The Girls in the Pictures by Melanie Benjamin coming out in January. It’s wonderful and about the very, very early Hollywood days. Fun lists!

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  2. Lhm says:

    I’ve either read or plan to read all of these. I’m in the minority with Evelyn Hugo. She’s a favorite author of mine but I truly didn’t like this book at all!

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  3. Cori says:

    I’m almost finished with Evelyn Hugo and I love it. I can’t wait for my bookclub discussion next week! I also absolutely adored The Address. I agree that I liked both women and both time periods at The Dakota. I hope 2018 is another great year of reading for you!

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