Who else is shocked that 2017 is coming to a close? Can you believe that another year has passed us by? Methinks we’re all freaking excited about it. But it’s that time of the year again wherein I try to recap what little content I made over the course of twelve months. Indulge me!
I promise I’ll put out a life update soon — if y’all are interested hihi — to further explain my long-ass hiatus and the future of this blog. It might sound a little end-times-ish, but things are really looking up in the future so. Bear with me please!
After much preamble, here’s what went down in 2017.
So in the beginning of the year, I made quite the headline (not really) when I published this post regarding my future attitude towards Goodreads’ Reading Challenge. Basically, I just pledged one book to read this year in the hopes of not pressuring myself by setting an unrealistic reading quota for the year. Also, since I’m preparing for college next year, I already knew I wasn’t going to have the luxury of time to read as much as I want to.
Here are some of my favourite posts I wrote this year!
- Mini Movie Reviews! The First of Twenty-Seventeen.
- My Guide to TV Series 2017 #1
- #T5W Episode 3: Summer Reads
- More Q’s and A’s with Miguel
- A Game of Unpopular Opinions
- call me by your name – a book and trailer review.
- reputation album review.
With that, I’m pleased to announce that I read a staggering 33 books this year. That’s three books less than last year, but oh well!
BEST OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION
As always, I enjoyed most of the contemporary novels I’ve read this year. I discovered some hidden gems (Seeking Mansfield) and new favourite authors to gush about (Dave Connis). Overall, I’m gobsmacked by the diversity of the stories I’ve read this year and truly, it made for some of my favourites of all time.
THE TEMPTATION OF ADAM by Dave Connis – Besides being my favourite contemporary novel of the year, hands-down, this is my favourite read of the year. You just have to go check out my long-ass review to see why.
- ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- SEEKING MANSFIELD by Kate Watson
- HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera
- ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia
BEST OF SPECULATIVE FICTION
2017 was the year I devoured the Six of Crows duology and the Court of Thorns and Roses series. It was an insane, mammoth of a year for young adult fantasy for me, and I’m pinching myself as to why I took this long to read these two hugely popular series. Moreover, I also devoured a lesser-known yet still freaking fantastic fantasy series (Ministry of Curiosities) that I couldn’t recommend enough. Here’s to more fantasy in 2018!
CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo – I call it — Leigh Bardugo is the storyteller of this generation. I cannot get enough of her writing and world-building. I read this series in a span of a week, and by then I was already dead. If you have not read this fantastic duology yet (though I’m sure a whole lot of you have already), gooooo and get the entire thing already!
- THE LAST NECROMANCER by C.J. Archer
- FLAME IN THE MIST by Renée Ahdieh
- A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J. Maas
- SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
And that’s for my 2017 in Review recap! (if you could call it that haha) I’m really hoping to make a comeback next year, so stay tuned for that. Thank you to all of you who have stuck with me up to this day — it warms my heart that people still read my rambles aha. Until next year quirks, have a great New Year’s Eve!