Reading Summary in 2017

It’s quite late for this post but I think it’s not too late…

So, in 2017, I read a total of 36 books and surpassed my Goodreads goal of 30 books. It was surprising and exciting at the same time. I am glad that I was able to read that much in 2017 despite of my reading slump. I read lots of YA in 2017, it has quickly become my top favourite genre in 2017 and almost 80% of the books I bought are YA. I find it relatable and suits my age as well.

Some of my new top favourite authors in 2017 are Angie Thomas through her debut The Hate U Give.

The Hate U Give

It was an emotional read for me. I started to shed tears when I’m only 100 pages in which rarely happened before. It was inspiring and incredible and I love the characters a lot.

Rating: 5 /5 stars!

Full review: https://jessicabooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/the-hate-u-give/

 

 

 

 

Next new favourite author is Adam Silvera through his book They Both Die At The End.

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This book for me was brilliantly written. I especially love both of the main characters, Mateo and Rufus. I felt like I’m a lot like Mateo and I really wanted to be like Rufus. That’s why I can relate a lot to Mateo and adore Rufus so so much. The plot was fine for me, but the ending was heartbreaking. 😥

Rating : 5/5 stars!

Full review: https://jessicabooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/they-both-die-at-the-end-book-review/

 

 

 

 

Also, the author whom blown my freaking mind away. Her books are very different from what I’ve read before. Unique and special in its own way: Moira Fowley-Doyle. She has this crazy writing talent, her books are mysterious, magical, dark and the plot twists are insane. Definitely my auto-buy author!

23346358  30079403Rating for The Accident Season : 4.5 / 5 star

Full review:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2013558623?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

Rating for Spellbook of the Lost and Found : 5 / 5 stars!

Full review:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2170214555?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

 

My all time favourite author also came out with a book last year, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green.

35504431I was super excited for this little gem, yet I’m nervous as well in case it did not reach my expectation. Little did I know, this turns out to be one of John Green’s best book ever. I like the depth given to the main character Aza who’s facing mental illness and it was strongly portrayed and it was so real.

Rating : 5 / 5 stars!

Full review : https://jessicabooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/turtles-all-the-way-down-book-review/

 

 

 

And my biggest author crush, Mitch Albom with his book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is also one of THE best book I read last year. The thickest book read as well with 512 pages.

33156632At first, I couldn’t relate as much to the book as it talked a lot about music but as the story went on, the plot started to get more interesting and the plot twists were really good. I just love how emotional the book was for me. Mitch Albom has nailed it again.

Rating : 5 / 5 stars!

Full review : https://jessicabooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/the-magic-strings-of-frankie-presto-book-review/

 

 

 

 

I’m glad that I’ve read tons of great books last year and looking forward to more awesome surprises in 2018. Even though I only set 1 book for my Goodreads goal and people have been overreacting to it, but that’s just a number and I don’t want to put any pressure on myself. I’ll edit the number once I get to read more. 🙂

Thank you fo reading and let me know what was or were you favourite read/s in 2017!

 

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2 thoughts on “Reading Summary in 2017

  1. I loved The Hate You Give, it was one of my favorite books of 2017 as well, and I can’t wait to read They Both Die at the End, I actually included it on my llist of the 8 books I need to read in 2018. I haven’t read any Adam Silvera’s book and that needs to change.

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