My 2017 Books!

Hi everyone! Ready to recap the books I read in 2017 with me? I hope so! This is going to be a bit of a list-y post but it should still be fun.


So I set myself a Goodreads goal of 75 late in 2016 but once 2017 started I changed it to 50 books. I’d read 90 books last year and it took a lot of time. While I love reading, I felt that I wasn’t doing other things or trying new things because I was spending so much time reading. I think that was definitely the right choice. If you want to be my friend on Goodreads, feel free to add me! I’m starringpamela there and I have a link in my signature below.

So I read 59 books in 2017. That totaled 18,675 pages (average of 317) with the shortest at 48 and longest at 699. My average rating was 3.6 out of 5 (you can only rate in whole numbers on Goodreads) and the highest rated book on Goodreads that I read was March: Book Three by John Lewis. The most popular I read was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

So I’m going to link to all my monthly wrap ups below and list the books along with my ratings. If you want to know more of my thoughts, check out my wrap up posts linked in the month’s name and if I reviewed the book separately I will link that in the book’s title.




Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 5 (out of 5 Stars)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – 4

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – 4

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher – 3

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War by G. Willow Wilson – 4

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – 5

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth – 5

I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro – 3

Heartless by Marissa Meyer – 4

And I Darken by Kiersten White – 4



The Last Star by Rick Yancey – 2 (out of 5 Stars)

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – 3

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 4

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard – 3



The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro – 3 (out of 5 Stars)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – 3

Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg – 4

Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 4

March: Books One, Two, and Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (Co-writer), and Nate Powell (Artist) – 5 for all three books



Roseblood by A.G. Howard – 2 (out of 5 Stars)

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer – 5



The Isle of the Lost (Descendants #1) by Melissa de la Cruz – 3 (out of 5 Stars)

How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh – 3

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers – 3

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire – 4

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors by George W. Bush – 4

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly – 4

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – 4

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – 5



Tickets Please: A Comprehensive Seating Guide to Chicago Area Theaters and Sports Arenas by Center for Enriched Living – Not Rated

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – 4 (out of 5 Stars)



Hunted by Meagan Spooner – 2 (out of 5 Stars)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – 3

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – 4



Dance Class: Romeo and Juliet (Dance Class #2) by Crip – 2 (out of 5 Stars)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North (Writer), Erica Henderson (Artist) – 2

The Crown’s Fate (The Crown’s Game #2) by Evelyn Skye – 3

After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy – One Survivor’s Story by Lou Kasischke – 4

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter



Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown – 4 (out of 5 Stars)

Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World’s Most Feared Mountain by Jennifer Jordan – 4

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis – 2

Bloom by Estee Lalonde – 2

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter – 2



Understanding Financial Statements by Lyn M. Fraser and Aileen Ormiston – 3

Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter – 4

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake – 4

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter – 4



Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz – 3 (out of 5 Stars)

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter – 4

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – 4

United We Spy by Ally Carter – 5


(Posted earlier! I need to add this link once it’s gone live, so sorry about that!)


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – 3 (out of 5 Stars)

100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time by The Editors of Time Magazine – 4

The New Cool by Neal Bascomb – 4

Unguarded Moments by Pete Souza – 4

The Rise of Barack Obama by Pete Souza – 5

So that’s all the books I read in 2017! For 2018, I plan to create a goal of 25 books. The main reason for this is, of course, school. And life. I know most of my weekends will be consumed by homework and I do want to give myself time to do stuff in the summer when I hope I’ll either have no class or just 1 online class. I’m basically going to try to dedicate my time during the semesters and J-term for school first, work next, and my blog. As well as family time of course! My parents are total time hogs LOLS.

So, let me know, how many books did you get to in 2017? Which was your favorite and do we share any 2017 books in common?

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Awesome books, Pamela! You definitely got around to reading more books than I did in 2017, haha – I started reading so many, then didn’t have enough time to finish them! I think I read between 25-30 books this past year, but I’d have to check Goodreads. I loved scrolling through all the books you read! πŸ™‚ ❀

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