January 1, 2018

2017: My Year in Books

I was rather disappointed in myself reading-wise at the end of 2016, having only read 40 books, that I set a reading goal of 52 books for 2017. For the first half of the year, I was well ahead of my goal. But then summer struck, home improvement projects devoured my time, and then I dove into the black hole that is Netflix during a particularly dry stretch where nothing enticed me and before I knew it, I was way behind. 

In December, Ruth Ware's In a Dark, Dark Wood ended my reading drought and I rallied - or rather I decided to turn to graphic novels in a race to beat my deadline and meet my goal. I spent the last day of 2017 baking, cooking, eating and finishing my last 2 graphic novels.  Not a bad way to finish off the year.

Looking forward to 2018, I will keep my goal of 52 books - with an eye to exceeding it.  My family has gifted me two books from my wishlist and I am eager to dive into them. What new  reading discoveries await me?!


1. I See You by Clare Mackintosh (V)
2. The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley (L)
3. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens *(NG)
4. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (V)
5. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (L)
6. The Ex by Alafair Burke (L)


7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater* (L)
8. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater *(L)
9. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater *(L)
10. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (L)
11. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova* (NG)


12. Baby Doll by Hollie Overton *(NG)
13. Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes (L)
14. Miss You by Kate Eberlen (V)
15. Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley (V)
16. The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury


17. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz (L)
18. The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed by Julie Barlow and Jean Benoit Nadeau  (L)
19. Bonjour Kale by Kristen Beddard (L)
20. The Woodcutter by Kate Danley *


21. The Amulet Thief by Luanne Bennett *
22. Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram *
23. Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee*
24. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey *(L)
25. The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase (V)
26. The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
27. Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown *(L)
28. Rutherford Park by Elizabeth Cooke *(L)


29. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper (L)
30. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (L)
31. The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman (L)*
32. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (L)*


33. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (L)
34. Golden Son by Pierce Brown (L)
35. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (L)
36. A Paris Year by Janice MacLeod (L)
37. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess *(L)


38. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Book Store by Matthew Sullivan (L)
39. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (V)
40. The Walls by Hollie Overton (V)
41. Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty (L)*


42. L’Appart: the Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz (V)
43. The Portrait by Antoine Laurain (L)
44. I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll *


45. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (L)


46. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (L)
47. Extinct by Ike Hamill *
48. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur *
49. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (L)
50. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (L)
51. Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman (L)
52. Sandman: Overture (L)

1 comment:

  1. I want to read The Bookshop on the Corner. I love Jenny Colgan, and I've read all the Little Beach Street Bakery books.

    Happy New Year!
    Ricki Jill