In January of 2017 I set a Goodreads goal to read 100 books. Now that was a lofty goal for me because I usually average about four books per month and that ends up being around 48 a year. So I knew back in January that this was an impossible goal at least for me. I ended up reading 60 out of 100 books throughout the course of this year. There were some that I loved some that I wish I read other books instead. I am very proud of myself for how many books I have read and that I didn’t put too much pressure on myself to read 100 books. All that being said there is nothing wrong with pushing yourself to read more books and there is nothing wrong with reading more or less books than I did. Of if your feelings about a book are different than mine. Without further ado lets get right into the list. (Yes, this will just be a list because there are 59 books to mention.)
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1) by Chanda Hahn
The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3) by Lemony Snicket
Finding Alice by Melody Carlson
The Miserable Mill (A series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket
Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #2) by Chanda Hahn
Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Last by Gary Chapman
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5) by Lemony Snicket
It by Stephen KingJun
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (Classic Goosebumps #16) (Goosebumps #20) by R.L. Stine
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek (Give yourself Goosebumps #4) by R.L. Stine
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by leigh Bardugo
Haunting Me (Haunting Me #1) by Nikki LeClair
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Trail by James Patterson
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide #1) by Douglas Adams
Killer Girlfriend by Brian Skoloff
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
Everland (Everland #1) by Wendy Walker
The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Fable (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #3) by Chanda Hahn
Guilty Wives by James Patterson
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Black Dahila By James Ellroy
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Guineveres by Sarah Domet
The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
After you (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes
The Last Juror by John Grisham
Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew
So, My Girlfriend is a Werewolf by Rebecca R. Cahill
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper #1) by Christopher Moore
Belle’s Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast #1) by Mallory Reaves
The Shining by Stephen King
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Always and Forever Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6) by Lemony Snicket
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) by Leigh Bardugo
City of Bones (The Immortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes (The Immortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare
As mentioned before there were some books I really enjoyed reading and there were others that I didn’t. So I decided to to include my favorite top 5 books I read this year and the 5 books I wish I hadn’t read.
Top 5 books: (In no particular order)
- A Court of Wings and Ruin!! I didn’t really enjoy ACOTAR so I wasn’t eager to pick up this one and I am so glad that I did finally decide to give it a shot.
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. Yes I am counting all three books as one. The main relationship in these novels was so similar to mine that I cried when it was over. (It is very seldom that I cry over books so if it makes me cry is has to go in the top 5.)
- The Shining. I have always loved horror movies and I only recently began reading horror books and I am so glad that I did.
- In a Dark, Dark Wood. I did not see that ending coming. I love to try and guess who did it but this book had me guessing wrong.
- Emma in the Night. This was an ARC that I received and the first book I ever read by Wendy Walker. I was not disappointed. I wrote a detailed review which I will link here so you can check that out.
Bottom 5 (In no particular order):
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I know that I might get hate for this but I just didn’t click with this novel. Maybe if i read it in High school I might have loved it. I am sad that I didn’t but it happens.
- The Guineveres. If you follow me on Insta then you saw this book alot and maybe thought that I loved it but really I only loved the cover and how well the pictures turned out. This plot line seemed like it was going places but it didn’t.
- The Black Dahila. I love true crime novels, however this one was more about the detective and his issues than the Dahila.
- Good Omens. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and I heard that this book would have you on the floor laughing. I was very let down by this book. Maybe it was my fault and my expectations were too high.
- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. This is another one that my expectations were to high and it wasn’t what I wanted it to be.
First of all, Thank you for making it to the end of this post. I know that a list of books I read isn’t very entertaining to read but including all my thoughts on these books would be too long. Secondly, if any of the books I included in the worst books I read this year section are your favorite books I am sorry. They just didn’t affect me the way they did you. I believe that we can all have different ideas on books and discuss them like adults.
So these are all the books I read this year. This has been a eventful year for me and there were a couple of reading slumps along the way but I made it! And so did you! Please stay tuned for my reading goals for 2018. (Wow I can’t believe that it is already 2018, it seems like just yesterday was 2016.)
Again thank you for reading this super long post. I hope that you guys had an amazing reading year and if you didn’t I feel ya. I actually read more once classes started back because I had a long drive to class and I had to walk across campus to class so audio books saved my life.
Let me know what was your best and worst books read this year in the comments below and why. What books should I read in 2018? And what you would like to see on my blog in this new year. And lastly if you want a review for any of the books I read let me know that too. Jeez I am asking so much from you and all you wanted to do was read a simple blog post. * Insert Evil Laugh Here*
Happy Reading and Happy New Year!!!