How is it that I am writing my 2017 reading wrap up blog already? Seems crazy! So I initially set a Goodreads goal of 50 books. By April/May I was so close to that goal that I bumped up to 100. But I fell into a reading slump starting in June. I did read but it slowed down. So I ended 2017 reading 92 books. I’m so happy with this. It’s record breaking for me. WARNING: Some answers that will be posted below may contain spoilers. Specially the Ship question.
🦉 First book read in 2017?
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Mass 5/5 ⭐️ Book Review
🦉 Most anticipated book of 2017?
- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab 5/5 ⭐️Book Review
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas 5/5 ⭐️ Book Review
🦉 Biggest book read in 2017?
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas 699 pages
🦉 A book you planned to read but didn’t?
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
🦉 Worst book of 2017?
- A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay 1/5 ⭐️🤷🏻♀️
🦉 Favorite Ship of 2017?
- Dorian and Manon (Throne of Glass Series)
🦉 Favorite Villain of 2017?
- Billy Dent (Jesper Dent Trilogy)
- Manon Blackbeak (TOG series)
- Charles Manx (NOS4A2)
🦉 Best contemporary read of 2017?
- The Upside or Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 5/5 ⭐️ Book Review
- We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson 4/5 ⭐️ Book Review
🦉 Best plot twist of 2017?
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas 5/5 ⭐️ Book Review
- Blood of my Blood by Barry Lyga 5/5 ⭐️
🦉 Book that caught you by surprise?
- NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
🦉 Best YA fantasy of 2017?
- Our Dark Duet, ACOWAR, Empire of Storms, Grisha Trilogy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Caraval….just to name a few.
🦉 Smallest book read in 2017?
- Midnights by Rainbow Rowell (50 pages)
🦉 Best romance in 2017?
- Feyre and Rhysand (ACOTAR Trilogy)
🦉 Best Dystopian of 2017?
- Bird Box by Josh Malerman 3/5 ⭐️ I believe this is the only dystopian I read in 2017 🤦🏻♀️ I was on a fantasy kick in 2017
🦉Best series finale in 2017?
- Our Dark Duet, ACOTAR trilogy, Grisha trilogy and Jesper Dent trilogy. I finished all these series in 2017 and I’m sad they are over 😞
🦉 Best sci-fi in 2017?
- Sadly I didn’t read any. Need to fix that in 2018 for sure
🦉 Authors you read for the first time in 2017?
- Barry Iyga
- Grady Hendrix
- Josh Malerman
- Jill Murphy
- Robert Bloch
- Sue Fortin
- Tom Leveen
- Peter Benchley
- Laini Taylor
- Danielle Vega
- Michael Crichton
- Neil Gaimen
- Keith Donohue
- Ira Levin
- Richard Denney
- Lauren Oliver
- Laine Moriarty
- Gretchen Gomez
- Nicola Yoon
- Iain Reed
- J. Kowallis
- Shaun David Hutchinson
- Blake Crouch
- David Arnold
- Charlie Gilman
- Paul Tremblay
- Jay Asher
- Matt Wesolowski
- Rick Riordan
- Marisha Pessl
- R.J. Palacio
- Stephanie Garber
- Jennifer McMahon
- Agatha Christie
Phew that’s a lot!
I hope everyone had a good reading year!