2017 Year-End Wrap-Up

I knew 2017 would be a busy year, but WOW! It was even busier — and more exciting — than I could have anticipated. 😃

In February, after discovering bookstagram, I started my own account, never thinking that I would end the year with 1.9K followers. 😱 In June, I married my wonderful husband, Matt, the love of my life and my delightfully-nerdy best friend. ❤️ That same month, I quit my two teaching jobs and began a new full-time job, which was terrifying, but the absolute right decision. In August, I started this blog, with no idea what I would do with it or whether anyone would actually read my reviews. (Those of you who do: THANK YOU! 🤗) In November, we moved out of our apartment and into a house! And now here we are at the end of December, in a totally different place (both literally and metaphorically) than we were a year ago. But that’s always how it seems to go, right? I can’t wait to see what happens in 2018, and I have some bookish and personal goals that I’m determined to achieve. (More on those in my next post. 😉)

I ended up reading a total of 31 books this year. Here’s a complete list, along with my ratings, and links to the reviews I’ve written!

Books Read in 2017
** = Audiobook

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Caraval by Stephanie Garber   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
**The Grownup by Gillian Flynn   ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
**The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins   ⭐️⭐️
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Warcross by Marie Lu   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones   ⭐️⭐️⭐️
**Yes Please by Amy Poehler   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

And this was tough, but I was finally able to narrow them down to my top ten reads of 2017. (I’m planning on reading waaaay more books next year, though, so I’m sure it will only get tougher… 😅)

My Top 10 Books of 2017


(FYI: These are in no particular order, because THIS WAS HARD ENOUGH AS IT WAS. Also, you may notice that not all of my five-star reads made it onto this list. Some of them are four-star reads! Basically, I chose these ten books based on how much I enjoyed them and how much they stayed with me after I finished them. 😁)

  1. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  2. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  3. Warcross by Marie Lu
  4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  5. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
  6. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović
  7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  8. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  9. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  10. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

How many books did you read this year? What were some of your favorites? Let me know below! (Because as impossibly-long as my TBR is, I’m always happy to add to it! 😂)

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