2017 Book Roundup

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Hello fellow bookworms. I can’t believe we are at the end of 2017 already! Where has the year gone? There have been so many exciting things happening throughout the year, and some great book releases too! I haven’t posted in a few weeks (my degree work is still lingering around me, even over the holidays),  but I thought I shouldn’t deny you the small excitement of seeing what I read in 2017, so here is my 2017 book roundup! I really like these kind of posts because I get to reflect on my reading year, and plan ahead for next year too!

What I read in 2017

  • The Elite by Kiera Cass // 4 stars
  • Nest by Terry Goodkind // 3 stars
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness // 5 stars
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (re-read) // 4 stars
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini // 4 stars
  • The One by Kiera Cass // 4 stars
  • Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase // 3 stars
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (re-read) // 5 stars
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (re-read) // 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (re-read // 5 stars
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read) // 5 stars
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher // 3.5 stars
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell // 5 stars
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart // 4 stars
  • History Is All You Left Me // 3 stars
  • Into The Water by Paula Hawkins // 3 stars
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng // 4 stars
  • Late Fragments by Kate Gross // 4 stars
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs // 5 stars
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs // 4 stars
  • Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs // 4 stars
  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare // 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling (re-read) // 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K Rowling (re-read // 4 stars
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith // 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling (audiobook) // 5 stars
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas // 4 stars
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green // 5 stars
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell // 4 stars
  • Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie // 4 stars
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson // 4 stars
  • Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle // 4.5 stars
  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus // 5 stars
  • …currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Average Rating: 4.4

Number of total pages read this year: 18,742 pages (1,975 more than last year!)

Which brings me to a total of 44.5 books this year!! I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge at 55 books to start with, then lowered it to 48, and then to 45, because I think I underestimated how much work I would actually have to do, and how many reading slumps I would be in over the summer! In 2018, I aim to read 50 books (and try and get back up to previous years standards!), and I have plenty of books lined up to satisfy whatever cravings I have! Here’s my top 5, my bottom 5 and the authors I plan on reading again next year…

Top 5 books (in order)

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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One Of Us Is Lying

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City of Bones

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Fangirl

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Turtles All The Way Down

I’m a massive John Green fan, and his new release didn’t disappoint at all! It’s definitely one I will be re-reading again and again! It was definitely worth the wait!

Least Favourite 5 books (in order)

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Thirteen Reasons Why

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History Is All You Left Me

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Black Rabbit Hall

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Nest

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Into The Water

I enjoyed The Girl on the Train a lot, and was very excited for Hawkins’ new thriller, but unfortunately it really wasn’t up to the standards of her first book. It was a slow read and quite disappointing.

Top 5 authors I enjoyed so much I want to read them again:

5. Agatha Christie

4. Jandy Nelson

3. Angie Thomas

2. Patrick Ness

and… Cassandra Clare (I have completely fallen in love with her books and want to soak up every single word she’s ever written!)

So that was my 2017 year of books! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, and here’s to another amazing and positively bookish 2018!

Happy New Year and Happy Blogging!

Until next year…

Jade 🙂

 

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