2017 Wrap-Up

2017 finished over two weeks ago now, and that means it’s time to wrap up what i read in 2017. Without a doubt 2017 has been my most successful reading year to date. I’ve read the most books i’ve ever read in a year and also found some absolutely incredible ones that have stayed with me throughout those twelve months (a post on this to follow).

My challenge for the year was to read fifty-two books. It’s what my Goodreads Challenge was set to, and also just what i wanted to achieve for myself. I felt as though fifty-two was a good, achievable number. Here is the list of what i actually got read from January to December.

  1. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  2. Hold Still by Nina LaCour
  3. Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
  4. This Raging Light Estelle Laure
  5. The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
  6. Rebellion (The 100) by Kass Morgan
  7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  8. A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard
  9. The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes
  10. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  11. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  12. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  13. Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur
  14. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  15. Spot The Difference by Juno Dawson
  16. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  17. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  18. Release by Patrick Ness
  19. We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
  20. Wing Jones by Catherine Webber
  21. The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine & Elizabeth Corr
  22. Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green
  23. The Girl In Between by Sarah Carroll
  24. Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Suitcliffe
  25. I have No Secrets by Penny Joelson
  26. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  27. Doing It by Hannah Witton
  28. One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
  29. Flight Of A Starling by Lisa Heathfield
  30. Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
  31. David Inside Out by Lee Bantle
  32. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  33. Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  34. A Change Is Gonna Come an anthology
  35. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  36. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  37. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  38. The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  39. The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James
  40. Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
  41. Blackbird by N.D. Gomes
  42. The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
  43. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  44. Anthropology by Dan Rhodes
  45. It Only Happens In The Movies by Holly Bourne
  46. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  47. Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
  48. The Unpredictability of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen
  49. I Am Traitor by Sif Sigmarsdottir
  50. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (an Anthology)
  51. The Twelve Days Of Dash And Lily by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
  52. The Creakers by Tom Fletcher

I’m really pleased with the amount that i got read this year. It’s the most i’ve read before and i’ve found some of my absolute favourite books from this year alone (there will be a full post on this, i promise).

More importantly, i managed to finish my reading challenge! I set my goal this year to read fifty-two books (one a week) for the year. And although i often didn’t read a book a week and fell a little behind, i managed all fifty-two. I might have finished on the 30th of December, and literally only read fifty-two and not a single page more, i managed to do it!

Books Read – 52

Pages Read – 15,233

Pages Per Day – 42

Five Stars – 9

Four Stars – 23

Three Stars – 12

Two Stars – 5

One Star – 2

Average Rating – 3.3

Male/Female Authors – 37 female & 13 male

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