My 2017 Reading Year in Review

December 31, 2017     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Reading

Hello awesome nerds! I really hope that you are all having a lovely holiday season, and are enjoying some safe and joyful New Year celebrations today.

I figured I needed to do a review of my year in books for you all. I even logged back into my Goodreads account for this so I could get an accurate number and stuff. Next year, I will be using a Google Doc to track my reading, though.

Number of books I read in 2017: 73
Longest book: Crosstalk by Connie Willis – 592 pages
Shortest book: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – 96 pages
First book I read in 2017: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Last book I read in 2017: Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
Average rating in 2017: 4 stars

My Favourite Books of the Year

I am really bad at making lists like this, but I am going to try.

  • Crosstalk by Connie Willis
  • Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
  • The Starlit Wood by Dominik Parisien
  • Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  • The Break by Katherena Vermette
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Abyss Surrounds Us & The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie
  • Lost Boy by Christina Henry
  • Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  • The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
  • The Alchemists of Loom by Eliza Kova
  • Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

The biggest surprise love of the year: The Break by Katherena Vermette. I don’t normally like general fiction, and this one was just so amazing.

Cool bookish things that happened: I took part in CBC’s Canada Reads this year. That was pretty amazing. I also got approved for some amazing ARCs on both NetGalley and Edelweiss. I remade my Twitter account and the new one is going very well. I have interacted with some lovely authors, and it always turns me into a blubbering fangirl mess. I did a local convention about being a book blogger, and I made some awesome friends in other local bloggers. I went to the local comic con and met a lot of lovely local authors, prompting me to focus more on local and Canadian authors next year.

So, how was your year in the world of books? Did you meet any goals you set? Did you read everything you wanted to? What are you looking forward to in 2018, bookishly speaking?

Happy New Year, and stay bookish, lovelies!

Talk bookish to me!

3 responses to “My 2017 Reading Year in Review

  1. I did! Although I don’t have them all entered on goodreads yet lol I ran out of steam yesterday and I was kiiiinda behind. Sounds like you read some great books this year 🙂 I read a bunch of good ones this year, but I think the big surprise for me is just how much I’ve fallen in love with audiobooks. They are great for when I’m having panic/ptsd issues and need maximum distraction to calm down and then stay calm.

  2. Your list looks great! It’s always nice being able to go back and see what the year was like.

    I didn’t read as many of my own books as I had wanted to but I found NetGalley this year so I got distracted :/ I still got to read a lot of great books though!