2017. To put it simply? It was the year of Fyre Festival.
But hey, at least we got some great books. Welcome to your 2017 blast from the past!
Biggest Books of 2017!
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Warcross by Marie Lu
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
Biggest Song of 2017: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
That beat is definitely stuck in your head now.
Biggest Movie of 2017: Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson was in a MUSICAL.
Random fun fact:
It was the year Justin Bieber blinked weird on camera and everyone thought maybe he was secretly a reptile in a people suit. 2017 was WILD.