Yearly Wrap-up! | 2017
So, this year I read quite a bit less than last year; I managed to read 40ish books to my 60ish from last year. I also worked a lot more this year and also started a YouTube channel where I’ve also been MIA from this past month (gotta love working during the holidays, ya know). I did read some really good books, which I plan on talking about in this post! I discovered a new love for audiobooks and I read more physical books than books on my kindle this year.
Here is my top 7 of 2017 in no particular order!
- The Yoga of Max’s Discontent by Karan Bajaj (5*) this story was something I just devoured in a few sittings. We’re reading about how Max triumphs over a rough upbringing and finally discovers himself in India while learning about Yogis and how to transform yourself into a higher being. It was so good I actually gave my friend the book to read and pass along as well when she finished it.
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (4*) [trigger warnings for self-harm in this book] I have only enjoyed one other John Green book and it was TFiOs, so I was skeptical about this one when it was released and WAY hyped up. I now understand why it was hyped up and I absolutely LOVED this book. It does have an own-voices character of John Green (anxiety and ever-looping thoughts about self-diagnosis). I enjoyed most of the characters and the story, I’m also glad I waited it out before finally borrowing it from my local library even though I finished it quite fast.
- Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (5*) THIS BOOK! I loved how geeky the main character was and that she read ALL the time. I can’t wait to read the sequel from her BFF’s perspective. It’s a book where the main character hears that the hottest guy in the clarinet section may have a crush on her, so she goes and consults her books main female characters and uses some of their tactics to get him to notice her and all that jazz. It was super cute and I loved all the nerdy references in it.
- Witches of America by Alex Mar (5*) this is a nonfiction book about WItchcraft and Occult practices across America. I listened to this on audiobook and loved it. So informative about the different regions celebrating WIcca and how they have conferences and how they plan for them. I highly recommend it if you’re into that sort of thing.
- A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom (5*) this book is about Mel, she has bipolar disorder. This was my first book about this topic and I think it covered it really well. It’s about how Mel deals with bipolar and how she deals with school while trying to be normal. I found that this book was really eye opening and that I learned more about this disorder through the book.
- The Graces by Laure Eve (4*) this book is slightly hard to summarize. It’s witchy and definitely has some magical realism incorporated in it. The sequel comes out in January and I can’t wait to read it because of the ending from this book. It’s best to go into this one blind only knowing that it was amazing.
- Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jeminsin (5*) THIS WAS MY FIRST JEMINSIN BOOK and I loved it. I’m actually reading the finale of this trilogy and ITS AMAZING. I’m gonna suggest knowing that there are gods and godlings. That is all. Go into this one blind and just know that the writing is absolutely amazing and easy to read. This was her first book, and you can see where she was still learning her craft.. they got better as you go on.
I plan on trying to keep up with this little guy (my blog, duh) and update it with my videos as I make them.
how was YOUR reading year?! Leave me comments below!!