2017 was a great reading year, with most of the books I read achieving a 4 or 5 star rating. I also managed to tick off something from my bucket list, which was read 52 books in 52 weeks (a year.) I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday period and here are my top 10 books of 2017!
Now I Rise by Kiersten White
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
THUG by Angie Thomas
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Women and Power by Mary Beard
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
As you can see I still very much read similar YA/Fantasy books and a lot of them, but that is just the genre/s I gravitate to most. I also have some adult fiction, feminist literature and a classic. As I read 52 books in total this year, I wanted my Top 10, to be a good mixture, with hopefully something that everyone will enjoy. I thoroughly enjoyed all ten of these, of course it is hard to narrow it down to ten and try to create a perfect list. This is by no means perfect but I have chosen each book to reflect the year as a whole unfortunately some reads I also really really enjoyed had to be left off the list, such as A Court of Wings and Ruin and so many others. Otherwise it would be about 20 books long
The last book I read of the year, fittingly was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I had never read it before and it was so enjoyable! A very christmassy read that opened my eyes. It tells the tale of a man called Scrooge who gets three visits from three ghosts. Lets just say he certainly becomes a changed man. It is also a classic so I managed to read two or three classics this year as well, which is great. In 2018 I definitely want to try and read more of them.
My 2018 goals reading and book wise, include trying to read as many books as possible, that I can give high ratings to and to have the most inspiring year yet! I also want to improve my website even further and write more.
As the new year begins I hope it's the best year ever, thank you all for reading with me, I finish this post with some words from Neil Gaiman “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”