2017 Reading Wrap-Up

2017 was a really good year for me reading-wise! I didn’t really have many goals for myself, just to read 50 books. I set a goodreads goal of 50 books at the start of the year, and I’m really happy that I was able to reach it!

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Stats

In 2017, I was able to read 53 books! My average rating was 3.8.

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Genres Read

The pie chart below shows that I read predominantly young adult contemporary, followed by thriller/mystery/crime, romance, classics, young adult fantasy, adult contemporary, and literary fiction. I am not surprised by this, as I always feel like I am reading a lot of young adult novels.

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Every Book I Read

Here are all of the books that I read in the past year and what I rated each of them.

1. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

Date Read: 4 Jan 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • I loved the premise and all of creepy details!
  • I HATED the ending (everything else was great).

2. Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Date Read: 9 Jan 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • The first e-ARC I ever read!
  • Unfortunately, I thought it was forgettable.

3. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Date Read: 14 Jan 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • This book was very unputdownable!
  • The twist KILLED me.

4. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Date Read: 20 Jan 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A very beautiful story.
  • The writing was perfect.

5. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Date Read: 24 Jan 2017 Rating: 2/5

  • Um…NOTHING happened in this book?
  • I DNFed it.

6. Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Date Read: 31 Jan 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • This book made me realise I don’t like reading crime.
  • This premise was good and I get why crime lovers would like it.

7. Maybe, Someday by Colleen Hoover

Date Read: 11 Feb 2017 Rating: 3.5/5

  • A cute romance!
  • The twist was less exciting compared to Hoover’s other books.

8. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Date Read: 20 Feb 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A light, easy read.
  • Not as good as I’ll Give You the Sun.

9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Date Read: 28 Feb 2017 Rating: 5/5

  • Well-written and very interesting (albeit disgusting).
  • Looking back, I’m like, why did I read this?

10. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Date Read: 7 Mar 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • I read to read this for an assignment.
  • BORING!

11. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Date Read: 13 Mar 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Creative and memorable characters!
  • The husband’s secret was quite predictable.

12. Flowers In the Attic by V. C. Andrews

Date Read: 20 Mar 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A book that is difficult to tear your eyes away from!
  • The characters made me so ANGRY!

13. Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden

Date Read: 24 Mar 2017 Rating: 4.5/5

  • A very cute romance!
  • The setting was great to visualise.

14. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Date Read: 29 Mar 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • The premise was so fun.
  • The twist made me angry.

15. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Date Read: 2 Apr 2017 Rating: 5/5

  • Loved the characters!
  • It used my favourite trope of hate-to-love.

16. Do Not Become Alarmed by Malie Maloy

Date Read: 7 Apr 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • SO MANY characters.
  • It was vaguely gripping.

17. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

DNF

18. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Rating: 4.5/5

  • The BEST Moriarty book.
  • The characters made this book so enjoyable to read.

19. Future Leaders of Nowhere by Emily O’Beirne

Date Read: 23 Apr 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Really fun camp vibes!
  • A cute romance.

20. Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

Date Read: 27 Apr 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Main character with a special power.
  • The romance was also realistic!

21. The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

Date Read: 3 May 2017 Rating: 3.5/5

  • A semi-interesting thriller plot.
  • The twist was unexpected.

22. Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

Date Read: 18 May 2017 Rating: 2/5

  • Sequel to the amazing The Butterfly Garden.
  • This one fell flat unfortunately!

23. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Date Read: 26 May 2017 Rating: 5/5

  • Fantastic portrayal of Black Lives Matter movement!
  • Starr’s family and friends were perfect.

24. The Secret Place by Tana French

Date Read: 5 Jun 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • Great writing.
  • The plot was uninteresting.

25. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Date Read: 14 Jun 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Great retelling of Cinderella!
  • I loved Elle and Darian

26. Hush Little Baby by Joanna Barnard

Date Read: 18 Jun 2017 Rating: 2.5/5

  • A very forgettable book.
  • Too much backstory.

27. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Date Read: 24 Jun 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • A creative title and premise.
  • Slow and boring.

28. Harlequin’s Riddle by Rachel Nightingale

Date Read: 30 Jun 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A unique fantasy book.
  • I liked the interactions between the characters.

29. I See You by Clare McKintosh

Date Read: 8 Jul 2017 Rating: 5/5

  • A really thrilling book!
  • I had a great time reading it.

30. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Date Read: 15 Jul 2017 Rating: 3.5/5

  • Like always with Moriarty, her characters were great.
  • I was let down by what happened at the barbecue.

31. Feel Me Fall by James Morris

Date Read: 19 Jul 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A really easy, enjoyable read.
  • So many unexpected twists!

32. Misery by Stephen King

Date Read: 24 Jul 2017 Rating: 3.5/5

  • My first King book.
  • The premise was great.

33. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Date Read: 29 Jul 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • I enjoyed reading about each of the character’s lives.
  • The plot was good but the twist was obvious.

34. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Date Read: 5 Aug 2017 Rating: 5/5

  • Very loveable characters!
  • Touching and moving.

35. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Date Read: 15 Aug 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • An interesting gothic story!
  • I loved the main character.

36. The Wife Project by Graeme Simsion

Date Read: 17 Aug 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A hilarious story.
  • I liked that it was sort of parodying romance stories.

37. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Date Read: 22 Aug 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Quick, cute read.
  • (I high-key hate the title.)

38. The Dry by Jane Harper

Date Read: 4 Sep 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • I couldn’t get into this story.
  • The setting was cool.

39. Because You Love to Hate Me by various authors

Date Read: 14 Sep 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • Some stories were good but most were boring.
  • I skipped the pieces from the booktubers.

40. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Date Read: 22 Sep 2017 Rating: 4.5/5

  • The world in this book was scary!
  • It was a very eye-opening read.

41. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Date Read: 30 Sep 2017 Rating: 3/5

  • Baz and Simon were a great couple.
  • I didn’t mind the Harry Potter references but overall it was poorly written.

42. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Date Read: 13 Oct 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Good portrayal of mental health.
  • I really enjoyed reading it!

43. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Date Read: 14 Oct 2017 Rating: 2/5

  • Too cheesy and unoriginal for my tastes.
  • I liked the representation but it was just so hard to read!

44. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Date Read: 15 Oct 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • My first (and only) audiobook read!
  • It had a captivating premise.

45. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

Date Read: 28 Oct 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Cute romance story for its time.
  • Reallllly badly written.

46. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Date Read: 30 Oct 2017 Rating: 3.5/5

  • Fascinating and gruesome story.
  • Just kind of slow.

47. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Date Read: 9 Nov 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Creepy and cool gothic story.
  • Struggled to hold my interest.

48. The Confession by Jo Spain

Date Read: 16 Nov 2017  Rating: 2/5

  • Not enough intrigue and suspense.
  • I didn’t enjoy reading it.

49. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Date Read: 25 Nov 2017 Rating: 4.5/5

  • A story with an admirable protagonist.
  • I loved the feeling I got at the end.

50. Meet Your Match by Lindzee Armstrong

Date Read: 26 Nov 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • A nice and quick novella.
  • Cute and fluffy.

51. Let It Snow by various authors

Date Read: 9 Dec 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • Three enjoyable Christmassy stories.
  • The Jubilee Express was my favourite.

52. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Date Read: 12 Dec 2017 Rating: 4/5

  • The plot was so fun to read.
  • I also really loved the romance.

53. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Date Read: 27 Dec 2017 Rating: 4.5/5

  • Wonderful writing and a thought-out plot.
  • The main character was very relatable to me and I loved her love interest!

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HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR’S!

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19 thoughts on “2017 Reading Wrap-Up

  1. Too bad you didn’t like The Yellow Birds, it had such a lovely cover. And I actually loved Misery, I’m a huge fan of those thrilling, suspense novels. You should check out more King’s books! Good luck for the next year 🙂

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    1. The Yellow Birds wasn’t too bad, I guess studying made it kinda bad for me. The plot for Misery really pulled me in! I definitely will check out more of his books 🙂 Good luck to you too!

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  2. You’ve read so many of my all-time favourite books, definitely continue the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, I’m so happy you read books from Gillian Flynn and Morgan Matson as they are some of my beloved authors. Also, Moxie and THUG are some books that I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read yet. Lovely list! ❤

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    1. I really liked To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I’ll definitely continue reading the series. The first book I read by Matson was so good, I need to read some more from her! Hope you like THUG and Moxie when you get to them, they were two of my favourite reads this year! Thank you ❤️

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