This is going to be a really long post. I’ve got nearly 100 linked reviews at the end with hover-over mini reviews, which makes up a lot of it, but I worked hard on this one and I hope you enough my ANNUAL RECAP.
Oh my gosh, guys, 2017 flew by, didn’t it? I had a pretty crappy start to the year, but I know 2018 will be better! I’ve already got plans to make it better, and part of that includes reading consistently throughout the year and devouring amazing stories. I read nearly 100 books this year, most of which in the last five months. I think I can do better, but I’m setting my 2018 goal conservatively: 52 books.
Why so low? That’s a book a week, and you never know what life will throw at you.
Y’all read for my stats? For the purposes of this post, I am excluding all DNFs and books with reviews that were not posted on my blog, as well as the ARCs with posts that won’t drop until next year.
Goodreads does a really excellent job with their graphics and representation of my year in books, so I’m going to share some of mine with you!
This one may not be entirely fair – Goodreads likes to include my DNFs, which I didn’t read through, just because I left an unscarred review on them. Additionally, a lot of my books were audiobooks.
Longest and Shortest
Quidditch Through the Ages was read for the I Suck At Readathons Readathon, where one of the goals was to read the shortest book on my shelf. Clearly, I guessed correctly!
As for The Dark Tower, that comes as no surprise either. Stephen King’s books tend to be on the longer side. Since I’m going through this series in audiobook format with my husband right now, I wouldn’t be surprised it it pops up as my longest again next year. Unless I read some George R.R. Martin.
Considering the way a lot of people were feeling at the beginning of 2017 with the United States elections still fresh, I’m not surprised 1984 was so popular. Not to mention – it’s also required reading in a lot of schools.
Coiled was an indie read I received as a NetGalley ARC. It’s crazy that only 82 people have read it – it was really well done and light, sort of along the lines of Kelly Barnhill. I’d definitely recommend it.
My Average Rating
This sounds about right. I’m more inc lined to praise a book than I am to bash it. Also because a lot of books I really hate, I will DNF. Although my angry reviews get a lot of hits so maybe I should suffer through! Haha.
My Highest Rated
Again, this comes as no surprise. Harry Potter is fantastic and the last book is one that people read over and over again.
Other Fun Stats
This year, I read 56 authors who were new to me.
I read 34 standalone books.
I re-read 14 books.
I read books 14 published in 2017.
I read 6 classics.
I read 20 hardcopy books I own.
I listened to 52 audiobooks
I read 17 ARCs.
Here on the blog, I’m been so lucky and I am so grateful to have gained a small following. Thank you to each and every one of you who is here, reading this and supporting my passion. I love talking to you. I love hearing what you are all up to. I love talking about books with you most of all.
Thank you everyone for being here. Really. You warm my heart!
All the books!
Okay, so, I read a decent amount of books this year. You can hover for a star rating and mini review/summary… or you can click and it’ll bring you to the full review.
2017 was a pretty good year, overall! I’m really pleased with my progress, and I look forward to what’s new and upcoming in 2018!