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(Late) 2017 Wrap Up!

January 21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, late to the party, but better late than never... right?

 

2017 was an interesting year for me reading-wise, mostly because I wouldn't read for a week straight, and then I would just binge read for the next couple days. One of my goals for 2018 is to be more consistent, so we will see how that goes.

 

I have a quick take (which is literally just a list of statistics, and I'm keeping a more detailed record this year so that I can have more for my 2018 wrap up), a little random section, and then a complete list of all the books I read in 2017 at the bottom because... I like lists!

My 2017 in Books

(Quick Take)

Total Books Read: 251/100

Total Pages Read: 107,521

Shortest Book: The New World by Patrick Ness (Novella)

Longest Book: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Marin 

Average Length: 428 pages

Average Rating: 3.25 stars

First Review: A Darker Shade of Magic (V.E. Schwab)

Last Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware)

Favorite Series (New): A Song of Ice and Fire

Favorite Standalone (New): Strange the Dreamer

Favorite Reread: Shades of Magic (series)

Most Surprising: Girl Against the Universe

Most Disappointing: Dorothy Must Die (series)

Random Section!

 

I set my Goodreads goal extremely low in 2017, and as a result I felt great halfway through the year when I met it. Come December, however, and it was hard to drag myself through the final books of the year. Some of it was just because I managed to pick a couple less-than-wonderful books in a row, and some of it was because I just needed 2017 to be over. Also, sleep. I needed sleep. (I say this as I'm typing this in the early hours of the morning because what is sleep?)

 

My rating system also changed around the end of 2017 because I realized that I was being way too harsh on genres that I don't normally read. I was judging contemporaries or romances against science fiction and fantasy, when I'm obviously partial to one of those genres over the others. So I tried to account for that in my new system, and judging it not only by how I felt about it, but also by how it compared to other books I had read in that genre. That's not to say that I gave books that I hated 5 stars because they were a different genre than I normally read, but I might have rounded up a half a star, or bumped it from a 2 to a 3.

 

Also, everybody admire how low my average rating was. And is. Right now I'm at a whopping 3.29 stars as an average rating (although as I look around I'm not the only one in the low 3-stars average boat, so that's reassuring.)

 

I was most surprised that I wound up liking Girl Against the Universe, since realistic is generally not my thing. I read it through a "blind date with a book" program, and loved it so much that I tried reading other realistic novels for a while. That didn't last long (obviously), but it made me realize that I CAN like other genres besides science fiction and fantasy.

 

*Gasp*

 

I had a lot of disappointing reads this year, which didn't necessarily surprise me, but I was really sad about Dorothy Must Die. This was before I realized that it was okay not to finish a series if you hated the first book, and so I dragged myself through all of the books and was really sad and irritated. I had been looking forward to that series for so long, and had been so excited to read it, and then it was just... not great. So not my happiest moment of all time.

 

For 2018 I have set a more realistic Goodreads goal (which I am already behind on), and just might try and read more genres outside of my little box.

 

I like my box though. It's comfortable.

All of the Books

 

1. The Great Gatsby

2. Afterworlds
3. The Twelve
4. The City of Mirrors

5. The Calling

6. SkyKey
7. Rules of the Game
8. The Forgetting
9. The Darkest Minds

10.Never Fade
11. In the After Light
12.Girl Against the Universe

13.Stealing Snow
14. Heartless
15.Snow Like Ashes
16.Ice Like Fire
17.Frost Like Night
18.The Raven Boys
19.The Dream Thieves

20.Blue Lily, Lily Blue

21.The Raven King
22.The Eye of Minds

23.The Rule of Thoughts

24.The Game of Lives

25.False Memory
26.False Sight
27.False Future

28. BZRK
29.BZRK Reloaded
30.BZRK Apocalypse
31.The Young Elites
32.The Rose Society
33.The Midnight Star
34. Truthwitch
35. Windwitch
36. Wayfarer
37.Paper Princess
38.The Fire Seekers
39.Dorothy Must Die
40.The Wicked Will Rise

41.Yellow Brick War
42.Dorothy Must Die Stories

43.The Husband's Secret
44.Girl In Pieces
45.In Cold Blood
46. An Ember in the Ashes
47. A Torch Against the Night

48.Glittering Court
49.The Thousandth Floor
50. The Sun Is Also a Star

51.The Winner's Curse
52.The Vault of Dreamers
53. Firstlife
54. Lifeblood
55. Wintersong
56.The Vicious Deep
57.The Savage Blue
58.The Vast and Brutal Sea

59.Black Widow: Forever Read

60.Black Widow: Red Vengeance

61.The Iron Daughter

62.The Iron King
63.The Iron Knight
64.The Sleeper and the Spindle
65. Zodiac
66.Wandering Star
67.Black Moon
68.Everything, Everything
69.Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane As You Being You
70.The Lost City of Z
71.MILA 2.0
72. Renegade
73. Redemption
74.Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
75. The Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956

76.The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime

77.Ivory and Bone
78.The Things They Carried
79.Shadow and Bone
80.Siege and Storm
81.Ruin and Rising
82. Scythe
83.The Diabolic
84. A Darker Shade of Magic (3x)
85. A Gathering of Shadows (3x)
86. A Conjuring of Light (2x)
87. A Court of Thorns and Roses
88. A Court of Mist and Fury
89. A Court of Wings and Ruin
90.The Perfect Girl
91. Caraval
92.Exquisite Captive
93.Goodbye Days
94.The Beauty Myth
95.The Ghost Map

96.Red Queen (2x)
97.Glass Sword (2x)
98.Kings Cage (2x)
99.Cruel Crown (2x)

100.Cinder
101.Scarlet
102.Cress
103.Winter
104.Fairest
105.Stars Above

106.Underground Airlines

107.Six of Crows
108.Crooked Kingdom

109.Spindle Fire
110.After the Woods
111.The Crown's Game

112.The Crown's Fate
113.The Right Stuff
114.The Girl From Everywhere

115.The Ship Beyond Time

116.The Outliers

117.The Scattering
118.Exo
119.Lady Midnight
120.Lord of Shadows 121.Beartown
122.The Knife of Never Letting Go

123.The New World

124.The Ask and the Answer

125.The Wide, Wide, Sea

126.SAT Subject Test: Biology E/M

127.Snowscape

128.Monsters of Men

129.The Grace of Kings

130.The Wall of Storms

131.Strange the Dreamer (3x)

132.The Kingdom of Little Wounds

133.The Scorpion Rules
134.The Swan Riders
135.Trial by Fire
136.Firewalker
137.Sea of Shadows
138.Empire and Night
139.Forest and Ruin
140.And I Darken
141.Now I Rise
142.Carve the Mark
143.The Shadow Queen (2x)

144.The Wish Granter (2x)

145.This Savage Song (2x)

146.Our Dark Duet (2x)
147.The 5th Wave
148.The Infinite Sea
149.The Last Star
150.The Lovely Bones
151.Riders (2x)
152.Seeker
153.Daughter of Smoke and Bone

154.Days of Blood and Starlight 155.Dreams of Gods and Monsters

156.Royal Bastards
157.Three Dark Crowns

158.Stichting Snow
159.The Demon King
160.The Exiled Queen
161.The Grey Wolf Throne

162.The Crimson Crown
163.Dead Girls Society

164.The Valiant
165.This Monstrous Thing
166.Lord of the Flies
167.Front Lines
168.The Bone Season
169.The Mime Order
170.The Song Rising
171.The End of the Day
172.Flame in the Mist
173.Blackbirds
174.Here Lies Daniel Tate
175.Captive Rebel
176.The Girl of Fire and Thorns
177.The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence 178.Zeros
179.The Passenger
180.A Game of Thrones
181.A Clash of Kings
182.Ready Player One
183.The Dazzling Heights
184.A Storm of Swords
185.Girls Made of Snow and Glass
186.The Boy in the Black Suit
187.Tower of Dawn
188.The Book of Mirrors
189.A Face Like Glass
190.A Thousand Splendid Suns
191.King Lear
192.Song of the Current
193.A Feast for Crows
194.A Dance with Dragons
195.The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tails and Dangerous Magic

196.We Were Liars
197.Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

198.Turtles All the Way Down
199.A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
200.The Lying Game
201.The Name of The Wind
202.Renegades
203.Under the Dome
204.The Picture of Dorian Gray
205.The Wise Man’s Fear
206.Blood Rose Rebellion
207.Grit
208.The Woman in Cabin 10
209.They Both Die at the End
210.Half Bad
211.The Hate U Give
212.Wonder Woman: Warbringer
213. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue 214.Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d

215.Flawed
216.The Warrior Heir
217.Perfect
218.The Julian Chapter
219.The Wizard Heir
220.Wonder
221.Fate of Flames
222.The Enchanter Heir
223.The Dragon Heir
224.Nemesis
225.The Sorcerer Heir
226.Strange the Dreamer
227.The Handmaid’s Tale
228.Me Before You
229.After You
230.Gone Girl
231.Dark Places
232.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 

 

 

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