A Year in Review

Hi all!

Since it’s the end of the year, which still doesn’t feel real, I thought I’d look back on my reading year with a survey.

I’ve adapted this from questions for Cait at paper fury. It looked like fun and the pie chats looked so cute. However they were not so fun to make so please appreciate them! Mostly just so I can justify the 2 hours I spent on creating them.

Also this is for the books I’ve read in 2017, most of which didn’t come out this year.

Reading Stats

Number of books read: 94
Number of rereads: 2

Reading Challenges

This year I took part in two reading challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenges
  • Around the Year in 52 Books

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In 2016 I just make the my 50 books goal so I set it for 50 again this year and my god I don’t think I’ve read this much ever. So yay one challenged completed.

Around The Year in 52 Books

Goal: 52
Read: 43

I really do love this challenge and I will do it again in 2018. I’ve figured out that I’m not so great when it comes to assigned reading, even if they’re books I actually want to read. So I’m pretty happy with this.

Star Ratings

Star Rating

2017 was a pretty awesome year for me with most of my rating being 4 stars. Overall I can’t complain.

5 Star Reads

I had fourteen 5 star reads this year and they are:

  • The Art Of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
  • Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Lani Taylor
  • Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Lani Taylor
  • A Court of Mist of Fury by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
  • Cassandra by Kerry Greenwood
  • The Hate Race by Maxine Benaba Clarke
  • The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
  • Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell
  • Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  • The Boy Made Of Snow by Chloe Mayer
  • Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke

Year Published

Year Published

I managed to read a lot of new releases this year, which is strange because I normally wait like 5 years to get to the hyped books so I enjoyed not having to avoid spoilers. I would’ve like to have read more classics.

Genres Read


No real surprises that historical fiction and fantasy were my most read genres of the year. I would like to explore some other genres and this gives me a great starting board on where to go.

Target Audience

Target Audience

This actually suspires me since I thought I read a hell of a lot more YA than I did. I would’ve liked to get to more Middle Grade but overall pretty happy.

Page Numbers

Page Numbers

The shortest book I read was Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell which is 32 pages. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas was the longest book I read at 699 pages.

344 pages was the average length for the books I read.

Author Gender

Author Genders

The author’s gender isn’t something I take into consideration when picking a books, but as a female writer myself I am glad that I’m supporting other lady authors.

Series or Standalone

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2017 was the year of the series. I started 23 new series which sounds crazy since I never get around to finishing them.

That’s all for me. Comment down below and let me know what your favourite read of the year. 

Until next time, happy reading and happy New Year!

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