My Year In Books 2017

With the last day of the year I’m posting the wrap up of all the books that I read this year. All the good ones, and the bad one. Books that were amazing, that impacted my deeply, and some books I completely forgot about and preparing this wrap up reminded me of them.

My reading life in 2017 was different from in 2016. First of all, I read less, I had longer breaks between books, or just read one book for two or three weeks. Towards the end of the year I read more physical books, not only ebooks. Ebooks and e-ARC where the majority of the books I read last year, this year it was more mixed. I didn’t focus on getting higher response percentage on Netgalley. I also didn’t request so many books this year. The initial excitement of Netgalley wore off this year, and I think I’m more considered when it comes to requesting a new galley.

– The best book –

The book that meant the most for me this year is definitely The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. It was an incredible read, it was emotional, sad and funny at the same time. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

– The worst book –

The worst book I read this year is the disaster of a story – An Indecent Proposal by Julia Ross. This book was just ridiculous and I hated the main character.

– The book I finally read –

This year I finally started reading (listening to actually) series of books with my favourite (is he not someone’s favourite) detective, the one and only Sherlock Holmes. I listened to the first book A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. I liked it, and listened to the second book The Sign of Four that I didn’t like so much. Currently I’m stuck on third book in a series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

– The popular book I didn’t like –

The popular book that I really didn’t like, but somehow I can see why it’s popular is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This book just wasn’t for me, it was annoying and didn’t left with all the feels like I think the author intended.

– The popular book I liked –

Goodreads says that this is the most popular book I read this year – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. There isn’t many people who haven’t heard about this, there is plenty of fans of the TV show and the book series itself. I liked it, but at the same time I think I won’t be continuing the series, because it has problematic content that I cannot just read and enjoy.

– The book I forgot I read –

I forgot I read Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen. When I’ve seen it on my 2017 list I was seriously surprised, the cover or name didn’t ring any bell. And it turns out I hated this book. So it’s a good thing I forget all about it.

– The most unusual story –

The most unusual story I read this year is a non-fiction book about writer that went on a journey to find faeries – Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World by Signe Pike It was fun, and I learned a lot about Irish folklore. But still, it was a bit bizarre to read about the authors adventures on her quest to find faeries.

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7 thoughts on “My Year In Books 2017

  1. Marie says:

    Oh no, I’m sorry to hear you didn’t love A Monster Calls so much! I have it on my TBR but haven’t had the chance to read it just yet. Good to know not everyone is head over heels with it, though, haha 🙂
    I hope you will have a lovely new year and a great reading year in 2018! 🙂

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    • Ola says:

      Yes, it’s not for everyone, but I know that many love it and many more will love it in the future, and if someone was looking for a book like this I’d definitely recommend it.


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