So many books, so little time will always ring true for me. My Magpie tenancies are definitely of the bookish variety. I am reading more books now than ever before and it’s wonderful! I undertook the GoodReads reading challenge and am doing a rather smug happy dance as I have completed it. This year, I have read 40, yes that’s 40 books! Pop on over to Good Reads to see my complete list.
I’m reminded of that wonderful poem by Eleanor Farjeon, but rather than sleeping anywhere like the cats in the poem, I’m have done the equivalent with reading! Whether an inflight magazine, a thrilling novel, or just simply a set of instructions for a new mop (don’t ask…). Each has got me thinking in different ways – yes, even the mop instructions!
Reading so much does have a downside… I have fallen victim to the good, the bad, and the downright ugly! Luckily, for me, 2017 has been more about ‘the good’ than anything else. It is these books that I wish to highlight as we turn the last few pages of 2017. So, if you’re looking for a good read look no further. My taste is eclectic and broad, each one of my mentions has something different to offer, hopefully you will find something to spark your interest. My goal for 2018 is to challenge myself further, not only with the amount I read, but also the genres I choose. It will be an exciting year as I peer into those far flung, least visited corners of the library….
I have very thoughtfully listed my top reads for 2017 below …. with buy links…..my gift to you 🙂 You can thank me later:
Celeste Ng – Everything I Never Told You
Ruth Hogan – The Keeper of Lost Things
Rachel Caine – Stillhouse Lake
So, I’ve shown you mine, now it’s your turn. What books have you enjoyed reading this year?
Here’s to 2018 being a year filled with health and happiness, and plenty of good reads.
I have written this post on my phone whilst travelling, so apologies if the formatting is a bit ‘special’.
2 thoughts on “2017 My Year in Books”
Happy travelling, Nicole. I’ve read a few of those myself, and have some still to read. Thanks for including “MAGIC” in your list. I hope you’ll pop over to my blog
( https://wp.me/p3z0K9-DR) and check out June’s best book too 🙂
PS – I hope the mop instructions were clear, I mean, they can be troublesome things LOL (I’m not even going to probe further 🙂
All the best for 2018 too
Haha yes… I have read the instructions but have yet to use the mop! That tells you everything you need to know! I am heading over to your blog now Lynne….2018 here we come! Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year!
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