Sunday, December 31, 2017

My Year in Books 2017

By the Numbers:

Pages: 70,649 (approximate)
E-books: 30
Print Books: 13
Audiobooks: 186

My most very favorite book of the year was a re-read, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I love that book!
There is a tie for my favorite new read of 2017: Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi and All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders.

Favorite Reads of 2017

I'm still enjoying a few series: Parnell Hall's Puzzle Lady, Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin, Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell and JR Rain's Vampire for Hire.

New series I liked are: 
Magic 2.0 by Scott Meyer
Bear in the Backseat Bks 1&2 by Kim DeLozier & Carolyn Jourdan
Elfhome by Wen Spencer
Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Interdependency by John Scalzi
Broken Earth by NK Jemisin
Fred the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes
Bobiverse by Dennis E. Taylor
Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire

Stand Alone Books:
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
The City by Clifford D. Simak
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Greyhound by Steffan Piper
Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Beauty & the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

A Revisit to:
Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Thumbs down to:
Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas
Temperance Brennan #1: Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs (believe it or not I like the TV series better!)
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
Gather Round the Sound by Audible
Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris (did not finish)