My Year in Review & Top Reads of 2017

Posted December 31, 2017 | 35 Comments

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to welcome a new year. 2017 pretty much sucked ass and can bugger off. There were a few hard losses, including my grandpa, so I’m looking forward to a better 2018.

I had anticipated a busy year and knew I wouldn’t have as much reading time, so I set my goal lower than usual. My Goodreads goal was 40, but I ended up reading 64 books. Still lower than my norm, but better than expected. I’ll probably set my 2018 goal at 60.

I’ve been saying it all year, but my blogging has slowed way down too. I try to post at least once a week or every other week and I suspect it’ll continue that way for awhile. I want to thank all of you who still visit when I do pop up. I’m a little more active on Facebook between blog posts, so feel free to add me there if you want.

Top Reads

Every year it’s a challenge to keep this list under control, but limits must be set! So, these are only books that were published in 2017 & made a big impression on me in some way. They all link to my reviews.

Best Book Boyfriends

I’m super picky about who gets labeled a BB.

♥ I’m okay with Reyes, but give me Osh & Garrett from Twelfth Grave all day, any day.

♥ David Lisey from Atheist Who Kneel and Pray.

♥ Connor Rogan from Wildfire.

2018 Books

A few books I’m most looking forward to in 2018. It will be a hard year with two beloved series coming to an end.

I’m including the 13th Charley Davidson book too, but there isn’t a cover or title yet.

 What about you? What are some of your picks?



35 responses to “My Year in Review & Top Reads of 2017

  1. I hope 2018 will be better in a lot of ways. Hopefully yours will be especially good. You’ve certainly earned it. I haven’t read any of your favorites, but they do sound good. Most of them are either on my TBR pile or on my wish list.

    I hope you hacw Happy New Year, Christy!

    Literary Feline recently posted: 2017: A Year in Review
  2. Kay

    Since I started grad school last year my blogging as slowed down too. Oh well. We do what we can! It looks like you read a lot of good books this past year. I still need to read Pierce Brown’s series. *hangs head* Happy New Year!

  3. Nathan

    I hope you have a better 2018. I beat last years reading goal and read 64 stories. Your reading rate is still pretty good. Happy New Years!

  4. Screw limits. Share as many books as you want 😉 Unfortunately I haven’t read any of these, but I’m glad you loved them! I swear I’ve seen the And I Darken books on like everybody’s list, so I’m just gonna have to read that one.

    Also, your blog is different, right? The color and maybe the header? I’m not imagining that? Or maybe I am since my memory isn’t great and no one else has mentioned it in the comments lol.

  5. first…did you do change your background and header?? LOVE IT!
    yay for surpassing you 2017 reading goal! I see many books that I’ll be reading here so hopefully we have tons to chat about. Sorry to hear 2017 wasn’t so good and wish you a great 2018!

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  6. I’m so sorry about your grandfather again Christy, it must have been a difficult time over Christmas and hope you and the family are doing okay.

    I absolutely love how widely and varied you read, I click through my bookmark to visit and never sure what to expect. You also recommend books I probably wouldn’t have picked up myself either. Not to mention costing me a small fortune. I’ll be sad to have to say goodbye to Lada this year too. I absolutely love the series and was hoping she might carry it for another three books. There’s so much history to be told. Fingers crossed.

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  7. Happy New Year to you! Glad you are still hanging in there and blogging. I would miss you way too much. I am sad some of my fav series are ending this year, but looking forward to new things.

  8. Great list and recap! I still haven’t even done mine… that’s how blah I’ve become so bravo to you!!! *claps loudly* I did my list, though, and it looks very similar to yours 🙂

    I LOVE the new look!!! Best purple evah!! And that font for Love of books goes so cutely with the Christy’s!! Excellent… *done in my best Mr. Burns voice*

    Happy New Year!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  9. I hope 2018 is better in so many ways! I struggled this year to come up with enough to put on my favorite list. I think I was too stingy this year! lol

  10. My 2017 sucked ass as well. I am so glad 2018 is here!
    I also really enjoyed Now I Rise. It made my top books for 2017. I am so looking forward to Iron Gold. I guess I need to read Morning Star first huh? Yea it has been on my TBR for way too long. Great list!

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