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.
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!
Next new favourite author is Adam Silvera through his book They Both Die At The End.
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!
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!
Rating for The Accident Season : 4.5 / 5 star
Rating for Spellbook of the Lost and Found : 5 / 5 stars!
My all time favourite author also came out with a book last year, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green.
I 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!
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.
At 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!
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!