Looking Back on 2017

Following the tradition in 2015, doing an End of Year post in January instead, so that it’ll include EVERYTHING, up to what happened on Dec 31, 2017. I also thought it’d be good to have a comparison over the years of reading. I’m not good with charts, so it’ll have to be a summary.


Total Books Read: 130 (Novella: 43)
Reviews Written: 76


Total Books Read: 104 (Novella: 33)
Reviews Written: 73


Total Books Read: 81 (Novella: 19)
Reviews Written: 54


Total Books Read: 161 (Novella: 58)
Reviews Written: 100 (yes!)
Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, YA and Fantasy


Total Books Read:  131 (Novella: 40 )
Reviews Written: 83
Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, YA


Total Books Read: 127  (Novella: 46)
Reviews Written: 100
Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, YA, Historical Romance

I’m going to revise my excel spreadsheet so I can do a better job of reporting on the genres. Plus, I may actually be able to do a chart or pie graph or something

Books I want to read in 2016 (since I didn’t get to read them in 2015):

  1. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead – Update (12/24/2017) aw, no 3rd book because the publisher won’t contract it due to the low sales. The author mentioned she could self pub it, but she had to prioritize her legal obligations to contracted books. So when will this series be written and pubbed? No one knows. Guess I’ll have to wait until the entire series is out before I read this then. It’s better that way too, because I think I’ll need to read the first book (Gameboard of the Gods)  again!

Books I want to read in 2018 (since I didn’t get to read them in 2017):

  1. Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger
  2. Touch of Red by Laura Griffin
  3. Faerie Fruit by Charlotte English
  4. The Big Bad Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden
  5. Risking It by Angela Quarles
  6. Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes
  7. The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton
  8. The Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  9. The Sweetheart Sham by Danielle Ellison
  10. Acting Lessons by Katie Allen
  11. The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski
  12. Trouble Next Door by Stefanie London
  13. The Dreamer’s Song and the other books in the series by Lynn Kurland
  14. Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
  15. Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton
  16. The Thousandth Floor and The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
  17. Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
  18. Beheld by Alex Finn
  19. Menagerie and Spectacle by Rachel Vincent
  20. Everything All At Once – letters from aunt
  21. The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  22. The House of Binding Thorns and other books in the series by Aliette de Bodard
  23. City of Stairs and other books in the series by Robert Jackson Bennett
  24. Rot and Roses by Kat Howard
  25. An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
  26. The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
  27. Planetfall and the other books in the series by Emma Newman
  28. Love in the Friend Zone and Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee
  29. Searching for Billy Shakespeare by Crista McHugh
  30. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – Anticipate in 2016
  31. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins – Anticipate in 2016
  32. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor – Anticipate in 2016
  33. Ruined by Amy Tintera – Anticipate in 2016
  34. Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake – Anticipate in 2016
  35. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie – Anticipate in 2016
  36. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead – Anticipate in 2016
  37. Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt (Maiden Lane #10) – Anticipate in 2016
  38. Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7) – Anticipate in 2016

2018 releases I most anticipate:

***I find it interesting that for 2016 releases, the books  I listed are mostly YA.***

  1. A Conspiracy of Whispers by Ada Harper – assassin, enemy agent
  2. Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
  3. Through a Dark Glass and A Choice of Crowns by Barb Hendee
  4. Charmless by Susan Carroll
  5. Lady Sherlock #3 by Sherry Thomas
  6. Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
  7. Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne – reality tv show
  8. The Rogue Queen by Emily R. King
  9. The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky
  10. By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell – carnival
  11. Before Mars by Emma Newman
  12. Industrial Magic #3 by Emma Newman
  13. Busted by Gina Ciocca – snoop for hire, falling for the client’s BF
  14. Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra – assassin
  15. The Final Six by Alexandra Monir – YA quest, mission
  16. Unconditionally by Erin Lyon – the first book is: I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions
  17. Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer – YA fairy tale; first book is Spindle Fire
  18. The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine – YA fairy tale; the first two books are The Shadow Queen (want to read in 2016) and The Wish Granter
  19. Next Kasie West YA novel
  20. Indecent by Corinne Sullivan
  21. Icing on the Cake by Ann Marie Walker
  22. The Crown Prince’s Bride by Donna Alward
  23. S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
  24. Bought by the Boss by Stacey Kennedy
  25. Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone
  26. The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

Wow. Reading all these books would take me about half a year!

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