2017 in Books and My Top Books of 2017

My Year in Books 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 was a brilliant year for me, bookishly – so before I dive into the book world of 2018, which I’m very excited for, I thought I’d recap last year in books. Firstly, looking quickly at the stats Goodreads thinks are important and then highlighting some of my standout reads of last year, aka my top ten books!

Total books read

Damn, one more book and I’d have hit the magical 200 mark! Although, I have to be honest, my total books read is slightly lower than this (maybe minus 10 books) because this total counts my DNFs as I mark them as read and give a brief paragraph of why I chose to not finish the book – more as a reminder to myself that I tried this book already so I don’t end up buying it in five years time, thinking it sounds amazing.

Shortest - longest

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September 2017: #WrapUp

Coming to you a few days later than usual is my September wrap up – I wanted to include all the books in my wrap up that I read last month even if I didn’t get to post all the reviews before October crept in. I read a total of 19 books last month, listened to 2 audiobooks, and DNF’d 1 bookThe Betrayals by Fiona Neill.

The Good:

The standout 5 star books of the month were:

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August 2017: #WrapUp

August is over which means my favourite season is here – Autumn! I’ve had a wonderfully bookish month, reading a total of 19 books and one short story. One of the books was a Ninja Book Box read so I can’t talk about that one just yet, but it was brilliant! I was debating whether I should switch from monthly to weekly wraps ups as these posts can be quite long. Of the 55 people who voted in my Twitter poll, 61% prefer monthly and 39% weekly, so it looks like monthly wraps up are here to stay! But I will try to condense them and not ramble so much.

The Good:

The standout 5 star books of the month were:

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July 2017 #WrapUp

Another month has come to an end, I’m not sad to see July end because I have one more week of work then I’m off for six weeks. Six weeks of no work, no uni, nothing – o the books I’ll be able to read! This month I read a total of 17 books, not as epic as last month when I read 24 but still I exceeded my average of 14 so I’m happy. I also participated in the 24in48 readathon, and I was selected to be a Ninja Book Box Reader, so all in all, it was a very good month. So, let’s say goodbye to July in the most bookish way…

The Good:

The standout books of the month were: 

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June 2017 #WrapUp

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, guess what…. this month has been my best reading month EVER! I channelled my inner Clues and Reviews and read a total of 24 books! I know some of you read that every month but I usually read about 10 – 14 books a month so for me this is a BIG deal! And, bar two book club reads and a buddy read with Zuky @ BookBum, they were all review copies. So, without further ado, let’s look at my month in books and then we’ll look at what the bookish future holds for Keeper of Pages…

The Good:

The standout reads of the month were …well, this is significantly harder than it usually is… – but, after much deliberation, I managed to narrow it down to these four:

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