Yearly Wrap Up | 2017

In 2017, I set my Goodreads Challenge goal to 60. Previous year I had set it to 50 and went passed it so I thought I would have no problem this year. At the end of 2017 I had read a total of 89 books! A part of me wanted to push myself hard and read 11 books in December to get to 100 but I ended up deciding to take in the holidays and spend time with friends and family. I realized it’s not about the number but the content.

Goodreads put together a nice collection of stats on all the books I read in 2017 and I thought I’d share the numbers over here on my blog.

Pages read: 27, 432

Books read: 89

Average length: 308 pages

Average rating: 3.6/5 stars

Shortest Book Read: The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn (64 pages)

Longest Book Read: Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (565 pages)

Most Popular Book Read (on GR): The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Least Popular Book Read (on GR): The Fundamentals of Health Information Management by Kelly Abrams (a textbook I had to read from cover to cover to prepare for a National Certification exam)

What these numbers show has sparked a little bit of a reading goal I want to do for 2018 and that is to read longer books. There’s so many books I’ve wanted to read that are massive and a little daunting and I feel like I don’t pick them up out of fear of it taking such a long time to read and hindering my reading goal.

Below are some stats I pulled from my Monthly Wrap Ups:

January 2017

Books read: 11

Favourite Book Read: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Least Favourite Book Read: Paper Princess and Broken Prince by Erin Watt

February 2017

Books Read: 6

Favourite Book Read: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Least Favourite Book Read: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

March 2017

Books Read: 7 (includes a lot of DNF’s)

Favourite Book Read: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Least Favourite Book Read: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco & Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

April 2017

Books Read: 3

Favourite Book Read: After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

Least Favourite Book Read: I rated all 3 books 4/5 stars and I can’t pick a least favourite.

May 2017

Books Read: 7

Favourite Book Read: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Least Favourite Book Read: Fifteen Dogs by Alexis Andre

June 2017

Books Read: 11

Favourite Book Read: Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas and Saga Volumes 2&3 by Brian K Vaughan

Least Favourite Book Read: The Art of Sleeping Alone by Sophie Fontanel

July 2017

Books Read: 8

Favourite Book Read: I can’t pick just 1. Geekerella by Ashley Potson, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Least Favourite Book Read: Artemis by Andy Weir

August 2017

Books Read: 15 (best reading month!)

Favourite Book Read: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel and The Second Sister by Claire Kendall

Least Favourite Book Read: Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney

September 2017

Books Read: 4

Favourite Book Read: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Least Favourite Book Read: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

October 2017

Books Read: 6

Favourite Book Read: Warcross by Marie Lu

Least Favourite Book Read: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodgkin

November 2017

Books Read: 11 (a lot of audiobooks of celebrity memoirs)

Favourite Book Read: Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Least Favourite Book Read: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

December 2017

Books Read: 2 (Worst reading month!)

Favourite Book Read: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Least Favourite Book Read: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

So that concludes my yearly wrap up for 2017! It’s interesting to see what books I was reading each month and the number stats that Goodreads pulled. I don’t think I will be making any reading goals for 2018 other than the Goodreads Challenge this year. I just want to read a lot of good books!

What was your favourite book read in 2017? What book are you most looking forward to read in 2018? Did you make any goals?

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