Bye Bye 2017 // Favourite Books (Of Which There Are Many)

30 December 2017

Bye Bye 2017
This is the point I borrow heavily from both The Perpetual Page Turner’s End of Year Survey and The Book Addict’s Guide’s Statistics Survey. Neither fully covers what I want to cover for my bookish wrap up so why not use both and what crops into my head instead?
Number of Books Read: 181
Number of Rereads: 26
Number of DNF: 12
Number of 5 star Ratings: 63
Number Of 1/2 Star Ratings: 15
Pages Read: 65073
Number of Books In Series Read: 102
Number of Standalones: 59
Number of Authors Read: 122
Preferred Format: ebook (54.7%)
Most Read Author: Ilona Andrews
Most Popular Genre: Romance
Least Popular Genre: Non fiction

Longest book
A Court of Wings And Ruin (699 Pages) DNF
1. A Court of Wings and Ruin
Shortest Book
Hortense and the Shadow (32 Pages) Picture Book
Hortense and the Shadow

Best Book(s) Read
32613865338576323385487625701463The Coldest Girl in ColdtownGoodbye DaysWhen Dimple Met RishiThe Hate U GiveEliza and her MonstersThe Wall of Winnipeg and MeKultiThe Love ExperimentThe Cruel Prince
Why pick one when you can pick many? I read a lot of good books this year and these will probably be the ones I read (or the series they are part of). I seriously cannot say enough good things about all of them so check them out guys.

Best Series I Read in 2017
51859132118270846Captive Prince
New York series by Ruthie Knox. The Imperial Radch series. And The Captive Prince series because it was just bingeworthy. My favourite series rereads were the Rephaim series and the Hidden Legacy series for sure.

Book(s) I Can’t Believe I Waited Until 2017 To Pick It Up?
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
This will be the easiest for me. I cannot believe it was only this year that I read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It was absolutely fantastic and I shouldn’t keep getting put off by hype.

Biggest Surprise?
The Forever House
The Forever House. I was asked to take part in a blog tour with this one and I thought it sounded interesting so said yes. I’d read another book by the author so thought I’d give it a shot and I am so very glad I did. It was a fantastic read which had me smiling and crying and I don’t think I realised how much I’d love it.

Biggest Disappointment?
Labyrinth Lost – always and forever will this be the book I wanted to like way more than I did. It had good representation. It was an interesting concept but the MC made me want to cause bodily harm. I just couldn’t like her whiny ass and it meant by 50% I had to DNF.

Favourite Covers
3218317330964236313055262051892225701463Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Shattered MindsEvery Heart a DoorwayJuniper Lemon's Happiness IndexBut Then I Came BackArtemis
It’s an eclectic mix of favourites to say the least. I don’t really know what makes me like a cover but these are the ones which caught my eye looking down my Goodreads 2017 list.

Book I Wish I’d Spoken About More?
Captive Prince8 Prince's Gambit9 Kings Rising
Captive Prince trilogy simply because I really enjoyed it but couldn’t explain well why. I had issues, the captor/captive romance raised serious questions for me. The concept of slavery being deemed ok was weird but I got it (in context of this book, not in the real world). And I had major issues with the ending feeling too convenient but I paid £8 each for the Kindle copies of books two and three because I simply had to read. That is the sign of a good book.

Books I’d Like to Recommend?
32613865338576323385487625701463The Coldest Girl in ColdtownShattered MindsMoxieThe Cruel Prince
All of them? No? Ok, well I’ve included a few from The Cruel Prince to Pretty Face. I seriously read some fantastic books this year and I want you to read them too. Some might say I am almost reiterating my favourites list but there are a few extras in here because there are some I enjoyed but aren’t loved and will be read religiously, you know?

New Favourite Author?
Ainslie Paton & Mariana Zapata & Ruthie Knox. I know they are all romance authors but they are the authors which spring to mind (once I double-checked if I first read Ruthie Knox this year or last).

And there are my bookish favourites on 2017. I am sure to have missed some brilliant books but all in all there are good books to be had. What were some of your favourites?

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