2017 Wrap Up // Best and Worst + Most Suprising and Disappointing Books of 2017 and everything in between!

Well, well, well. Guess who’s back from the dead her unannounced hiatus.

IT’S YA GIRL JACKIE (in case you forgot my name lmao) aka the one who takes a month to reply to comments and almost never blog hops anymore because she’s trash life gets in the way. But what’s new *shrugs*

I actually planned to go on a 2-week long hiatus between Christmas and now, and I planned to have at least two more posts up before I did that and actually announce the hiatus but….. you know….

THE STRUGGLES OF BEING #LAZY AND #DEMOTIVATED.

But I’m back now (at least for a week or two?) before I go on another hiatus because I’ll be in study hell I mean– okay no I really mean STUDY HELL.

Before I do that though, I wanted to take a look at the year 2017. I honestly can’t believe how FAST it went by—I swear, this was one of the quickest years EVER and while I have accomplished and done some incredible things, I still feel that overall it was pretty meh and I could have done MORE.

However, my 2017 from a bookish perspective was fantastic and it was THE BEST reading year I’ve had so far???? I’m SOOOO excited to go through my Goodreads shelves and see which books I loved and hated most this year AHHHH.

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Like everyone else, I will be linking up with Perpetual Page Turner’s End of Year Survey (which is SUCH A COOL THING, by the way) and sharing the good, the bad and the dirty* of my bookish year 2017.

*PANIC AT THE DISCO REFERENCE!!! WHO GETS IT??????

Quick disclaimer: these are all the books I READ (!!!) this year, some of them may have been published in 2017 and some haven’t BUT THEY STILL COUNT BECAUSE… THAT’S JUST COMMON SENSE. (seriously, you’re dumb if you think they don’t count lmao)

Also, I’m not going to count rereads (aka the great love of my life Shatter Me) because it’d literally just be my answer for EVERYTHING and nobody want to see that (especially not May**).

Oh, and these are in no particular order! And the covers link to the Goodreads page!

**See, I’m doing you a favor here, Mayonnaise

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2017 READING STATS (which I copied from May)

Number of read: 100 books (AHHHHH this is a first for me!!!)

Average rating: 3.9 stars

Pages read: 28,120 pages

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BEST BOOKS I READ

These are just some of my favs of the year in no particular order (I tried and failed to narrow it down omg THERE WERE TOO MANY 5 STAR BOOKS AND I COULDN’T CHOOSE).

If I were to choose my #1 FAVOURITE MOST INCREDIBLE AND MAGICAL AND EXTRAORDINARY BOOK OF 2017 though, I’d definitely 100% go with Autoboyography.

           

**I mentioned Illuminae and Gemina enough in this post so they’re not in this section BUT THEY WERE ALSO FAVOURITE READS OF THE YEAR

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WORST BOOKS I READ

  

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: UGH. I think it’s a cute book, but the girl hate that was happening throughout the entire book??? And the almost-cheating aspect??? I am SO not here for it. Watch Lily’s (iconic) review if you wanna know more. I also can’t seem to click with Perkins’ writing???

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: Now, hear me out. I REALLY enjoyed myself while reading this book and I gave it an easy 5 star rating. Yes, there’s insta-love, but at the time I was only getting back into reading and I thought it was cute!

But then I read plenty of #ownvoices reviews about the stereotypical and (almost) racist portayal of Park—you can check out two examples HERE and HERE. I don’t want to say E&P is ~the worst~ book I’ve read because, as I said I enjoyed myself, but these issues shouldn’t be overlooked!

The Castle of Otranto by IDEK WHO: There’s only one word for this book—TRASH. If your teacher ever tells you to read this shit, THROW THE BOOK AT THEIR HEAD. BURN IT. FLUSH IT DOWN THE TOILET. IT’S BAD.

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MOST SURPRISING BOOKS

   

I DIDN’T EXPECT TO LIKE ANY OF THESE BOOKS AS MUCH AS I DID.

You know, when you go into a book and you’re feeling MEH about it because you haven’t heard many people rave about it???

And then you read it and YOU GET SUCKED INTO THE STORY AND YOU FINISH IT IN 3 SECONDS AND YOU’RE LEFT STUNNED BECAUSE HOLY SHIT THAT WAS EXTRAORDINARY AND YOU TOTALLY DIDN’T EXPECT TO LOVE THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS YOU DID???????

Yeah. That was me with Autoboyography (oh my GOSH PLEASE READ IT IT’S SO GOOD), Shadow and Bone and Alex, Approximately.

Angelfall and Future Leaders of Nowhere were books that I had heard NOTHING about and I’m always extremely hesitant going into books like that BUT THEY WERE BOTH BRILLIANT and #underrated

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MOST DISAPPOINTING BOOKS

  

These are all books that I thought I’d like because I have seen SO MUCH HYPE around them, but all of them left me feeling underwhelmed and/or bored. 10/10 would not recommend.

Moral of the story: DON’T TRUST THE HYPE!!!!!!!!

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BOOK YOU PUSHED THE MOST PEOPLE TO READ (AND THEY DID)?

I actually got like 6 people to read Shatter Me this year and 5 of them (minus May the trashcan) liked/loved it sooooo… SUcCESS.

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BEST SERIES I STARTED

   

I LOVED ALL OF THESE SO MUCH. I still need to read Crooked Kingdom and The Rebels of Gold AND I’M HIGHLY ANTICIPATING OBSIDIO, but I’m sure they’ll be satisfying conclusions???

((also I’m not mentioning Shatter Me bc it was a REREAD but OBVIOUSLY I WOULD MENTION THEM HERE HEHEHHEHEHE))

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FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR I DISCOVERED IN 2017

SO MANY.

Leigh Bardugo (can you believe I read almost ALL of her books this year except Language of Thorns and CK lmao what can I say I’M A FAN), Ashley Poston who is the most relatable fangirl I know, Elise Kova who published AN ENTIRE TRILOGY THIS YEAR and Jen Wilde who is my #bicon 🌈🌈🌈

and let’s not forget the most important ones…

 

BECKY ALBERTALLI AND ALICE OSEMAN who are some of my favourite people in the entire world. I knew and LOVED both of them before I read their books, but now I think they’re even more awesome and they deserve all the love in the world!!!!!!

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BOOKS I READ IN 2017 THAT I WILL MOST LIKELY REREAD NEXT YEAR

AUTOBOYOGRAPHY!!!!!!!!! *dies of a stroke*

I listened to it on audiobook and I need to buy the phyisical copy ASAP so I can reread it AGAIN BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

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BOOK I CAN’T BELIEVE I WAITED UNTIL 2017 TO FINALLY READ

*blushes* *slowly turns around* *RUNS*

  

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OTPS OF THE YEAR (ATTENTION: I’M ABOUT TO LOSE ALL MY CHILL!!!!!!!!)

TANNER AND SEBASTIAN from Autoboyography—MY HEART IS BREAKING JUST THINKING ABOUT THEM THEY WERE SO SOFT WITH EACH OTHER AND I NEED TO PROTECT MY SWEET MORMON WRITER BABY SEBASTIAN. AND TANNER IS THE #BICON I DESERVE <333333

SIMON AND BLUE from Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda—THEY’RE SO ADORABLE AND I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’RE ABOUT TO SEE THESE TWO ON THE BIG SCREEN. AND THEY’RE PLAYED BY TWO OF MY FAVOURITE ACTORS. I’M SO BLESSED.

CHARLIE AND NICK from Heartstopper—Oh. My. God. You don’t even undeRSTAND how much I love these two. Charlie is the most adorable person EVER and I need to protect my 6ft (??) tall baby Nick AHHHHH

JESPER AND WYLAN from Six of Crows—I’ve only read SoC and they’re technically not even a thing yet BUT STILL THEY’RE SO FLIRTY AND CUTE AND I WOULD GIVE THEM THE WORLD IF I COULD

MONTY AND PERCY from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue—Percy is the most precious character I have ever come across and Monty doesn’t deserve him. I still ship them tho!

oh wow notice all the gay?????? i think there’s a pattern here. but let’s move onto the hets i guess (ugh)

FEYRE AND RHYSAND from A Court of Thorns and Roses—no matter how much I dislike sjm THESE TWO HAVE ME IN A CHOKEHOLD AND I WOULD DIE FOR THEM.

KADY AND EZRA from Illuminae—OKAY THEY BROKE MY HEART MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AND I’M STILL DISTRAUGHT

HANNA AND NIK from Gemina—OKAY THEY BROKE MY HEART MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AND I’M STILL DISTRAUGHT 2.0

KAZ AND INEJ from Six of Crows—well, another couple I would absolutely DIE FOR i can’t wait to read about them finally kissing in CK

((((oh sorry, were you expecting Nina and Matthias???? nope I don’t associate with nazi i mean drüskelle no i actually mean nazi trash who kills grisha and chokes the most beautiful woman of Ketterdam bye))))

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BOOKS THAT MADE ME CRY

    

ILLUMINAE AND GEMINA BITCHDGIGJ DON’T TALK TO ME AND AUTOBOYOGRAPHY I cried happy tears AND TEARS OF SADNESS AND FRUSTRATION AND HEARTBREAK AND LOVE ANDJGSWKLGJSE I WAS A MESS BUT IT’S SO WORTH IT

RUIN AND RISING RIPPED MY HEART OUT AND STOMPED ON IT FOR GOOD MEASURE AND ACOMAF…… AFFECTED ME SO MUCH I LOVE MY MOTHER FEYRE

Geekerella elicited HAPPY TEARS tho!

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HIDDEN GEMS

     

THESE! ARE! SO! UNDERRATED! Please read them.

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BOOKS THAT CRUSHED MY SOUL

   

If you REALLY want a book to absolutely crush your soul and break your heart over and over and OVER again, I recommend reading Illuminae and Gemina. Good luck tho lmao!

Blue Is The Warmest Color is the first graphic novel that ever made me cry, and Dear Martin is SO incredibly important and will crush your soul so bad because you come to love these characters and then……… (to be continued)

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#1 PRIORITY BOOKS TO READ IN 2018

Literally all of the 96 (!!! YES!!!! YOU READ THAT RIGHT!!! NINETY-SIX!!!) unread books on my shelves OOPS

But these are the ones I VERY DESPERATELY WANT TO READ IN 2018 BECAUSE I DIDN’T GET TO THEM LAST YEAR (or I only just received them for Christmas lol)

       

oh my god can we please appreciate that first row of books they’re literally the PRETTIEST covers i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MOST ANTICIPATED 2018 RELEASES

2018 is THE YEAR of book releases in my opinion and I’m SO PUMPED to get my hands on all of them (sorry wallet) BUT THESE ARE THE ONES I’M SOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT DJHSJFSJH I’D LITERALLY DIE TO GET MY HANDS ON EARLY COPIES RIGHT NOW

          

**i have copies of Reign of the Fallen and The Astonishing Color of After AND I CAN’T WAIT TO DIVE INTO THEM HSFSJGASHDHSFHSDKJG

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Whew, that was a long ass post my apologies pfff I’m not apologising for BEING EXCITED ABOUT BOOKS *flips hair dramatically*

2018 is going to be an INCREDIBLE year for book releases *chants* RESTORE ME RESTORE ME RESTORE ME

I also hope that 2018 is going to be a good year for ME as well. I want to be happy and surrounded by incredible people and take care of my mental health and UGH. I want so many things for myself. Fingers crossed!

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER MY INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY HERE!!!

Oh yeah and I hope everyone had a nice holiday break and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU. May 2018 bring you lots of books, joy and all the happiness in the world.


If you had to choose ONE (1) book you read in 2017, which one would you say was your favourite? Do you already have plans to reread books in 2018? Are there any books you didn’t get to last year but REALLY WANT TO READ in 2018? Which 2018 releases are you MOST excited about?? OH AND WHAT WERE YOUR OTPS OF THE YEAR????? Let’s chat in the comments AND FANGIRL TOGETHER.

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94 thoughts on “2017 Wrap Up // Best and Worst + Most Suprising and Disappointing Books of 2017 and everything in between!

  1. I can’t choose just one favourite book. I’m not even going to try. Just no.
    Next year I’m planning on rereading Eliza and Her Monsters, because its as amazing, and I just want to, and The Mortal Instruments, because I literally can’t even remember what happened in them…

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    1. ME NEITHER that’s why there’s 12 books in the favourite book category XD oh yes, I definitely want to read Eliza as well because everyone tells me that I would love it! And I want to reread TMI as well because it’s been YEARS since I last read them and same… I don’t remember a single thing ;’)

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  2. AHHHHH PANIC! AT THE DISCO I LOVE THEM AHHHHHHHH. AND YES TO SIX OF CROWS, GEEKERELLA, WARCROSS, ACOMAF, AND SO MANY OTHER BOOKS HERE. Looks like you had an amazing year- hopefully 2018 will be even better!!

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      1. YAY I HAVE SOMEONE TO FANGIRL WITH ABOUT P!ATD!!! AHHH I LOVE SO MANY!! I love Oh Glory, and I love Girls/Girls/Boys, and I Write Sins not Tragedies, and Northern Downpour, and Crazy Genius, and AHHHH SO MANY MORE. I also love Fall Out Boy, do you listen to them as well??

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      2. YESSSSS BRENDAN URIE IS THE CUTEST. Oh my gosh I LOVE ALL OF THOSE. And I’m not as invested in FoB as much as I’m into P!ATD but I enjoy a lot of their songs! Do you have any recs?? Songs that you love that I should check out?! I’m always looking for new music to listen to

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      3. YESYESYESYES. Ooooh I always have recs, I loveeee FOB. I’m going for their concert in a few months and I’m so excited!! You should listen to The Last of The Real Ones, Hold Me Tight or Dont, Irreristible, Thnks fr th mmrs, and JUST ALL THEIR SONGS OKAY THEYRE AMAZING.

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  3. Great post!
    Ugh, I really should start reading Angelfall. I got it in a book adoption thing 4 years ago, but still has not started reading.

    Btw, did you make all the arts yourself? It’s pretty ❤

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    1. Thank you! Yessss, I randomly started reading Angelfall one day and it ended up being incredible and an unexpected favourite of mine! You should totally read it SOON XD

      Most of the art basics are from different freebie websites and I just put them together how I like them! Thank you ❤

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  4. I love Alex, Approximately too and I’m so happy to see the amount of love it receives in this post ❤ Ruin and Rising got me crying too, that ending was soo bittersweet. I MUST read Simon vs Homo Sapiens this year, I've heard so many amazing things about that book and can't wait for the movie!

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    1. OMG YAAAYYYY FINALLY SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATES ALEX APPROXIMATELY AS MUCH AS ME. YOU’RE OFFICIALLY THE BEST, TASYA ❤ and oh jeez, I can't even count on two hands how much Ruin and Rising made me cry!

      AHHHHH YES PLEASE Simon VS has easily become one of my all time favourite books! Fingers crossed you'll read it in time for the movie hehe XD

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  5. I see so many of my favourites that I read this year, too ❤ ❤ I’ve heard great things about Autoboyography, I’ll have to pick it up soon!! I’m glad that the Gentleman’s Guide is in your favourites, I’m reading that after my current read. Oh and I didn’t like Anna and the French Kiss either, I agree that Lily’s review is hilarious. Happy New Year!!

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  6. Ahh congratulations on reading 100 books, this is so great, I wish I could read that much, ahha. You have read some fabulous books as well, I am so happy, I loved Warcross! I really want to read Autoboyography and Alex, Approximately, both sound AMAZING, I’m glad to see these on your favorites’ list! 😀
    I CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ RADIO SILENCE! I loved this book so, SO MUCH, I hope you will read it soon and love it.
    I also love your anticipated list, I am especially excited for The Astonishing Color and THE BELLES and HOW DO YOU HAVE COPIES ALREADY YOU LUCKY BEAN I am so jealous but happy for you. I hope you’ll love them!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Marie!!! ❤ I honestly don't even know how I made it to 100 books because in 2016 I only read 19 books in TOTAL??? It's so surreal to me but I'm definitely not complaining XD

      YEEESSSSSS MARIE PLEASE READ BOTH OF THESE AHHHH I LOVED THEM SO MUCH. Especially Autoboyography like I can't evEn!!!!!!

      Oh my god, I can't believe I HAVEN'T read Radio Silence yet!!! I've had it for a year now and I keep hearing the most amazing things about it and I just KNOW it's going to become one of my all time fave books alread but gdkjfgsjf I'll try to pick it up soon!!! Pinky promise ❤

      YEESSSS and I was lucky enough to win a giveaway!!! I'm so thankful AND SO EXCITED. Thank youuu ❤

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      1. Okay, so you went from 19 books to 100 BOOKS???? Wow, you’re crazy haha, that’s amazing that you were so motivated to read this year. I feel like a proud mom haha.
        I will wait patiently for you to read Radio Silence and hope you will scream about it and LOVE IT! Also, I will wait for your reviews of The Belles and The Astonishing Color of After AND I HOPE YOU WILL LOVE THEM I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUUUUUU

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  7. 100 books!! I could never do that, I’m so impressed! I was also kind of let down by Everything Everything. There was so much hype, and it was just okay to me. I want to read One of Us is Lying this year, and I’m currently reading The Hate U Give.

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  8. You read 100 books!! That’s amazing!! 😊
    Six of Crows was one my favourite reads of the year too! (kind of obsessed with it, if I’m being honest)
    I didn’t like Everything Everything too! It was so hyped! I was VERY disappointed.
    Also I kinda started reading Crooked Kingdom and it is amazing!
    Happy new year! 😘

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      1. Crooked Kingdom is amazing. In Six of Crows, if though there are 6 main characters, you kinda feel Kaz is the main one. But in crooked kingdom(till the part I’ve read), the other characters seems more fleshed out.
        Ps. I reallly missed you! 😘

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  9. CAN I JUST STAND HERE AND SHOUT ABOUT AUTOBOYOGRAPHY WITH YOU!? BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD. And heartbreaking. And GOOD!! *flails* And omg you mentioned so so many terrific books in this post. I’m dyyying with love for Illuminae/Gemina (I’m nOT ready for Obsidio to ruin our lives) and Geekerella was super cute and Dear Martin was really powerful and Simon and Blue are the cutest of ever let’s be real here.😂

    Also why are all the books of 2018 so darn good looking?! I want to read them all.😂I’m super excited for Tyler Johnson and and Restore Me Too!! And The Belles. And…ok so basically all of those. (And Queen of Air and Darkness!)

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    1. Oh my GOSh Cait YES YOU FLIPPIN’ CAN!!!!!! FINALLY SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATES MY YELLING ABOUT AUTOBOYOGRAPHY LIKE I CAN’T SHUT UP ABOUT IT because it was just thAt good. And I need everyone to read it because WOW. I’m still not over it ngl!

      I KNOW RIGHT???!? all of these covers are so pretty and they MATCH and I’m just sat here drooling at all that beauty *heart eyes* lmao if that isn’t me!

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  10. I totally agree with you about these books. I loved Simon and Blue, and can’t wait for the film. Just finished Crooked Kingdom and have a major book hangover.

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  11. AUTOBOYOGRAPHY WAS AMAZING!!! I! LOVED! IT!

    on the top of my list of books to read in 2018 is shatter me because half my friends hate it and the other half love it so i want to read it for myself and figure out where i stand 🙂 i’ll tell you as soon as i finish it haha (i’ve read the first few chapters and found it cool??)

    ARIDANTE WAS MY OTP OF THE YEAR AND ALSO ANDREW AND NEIL FROM AFTG AND SO MANY MORE THAT I CAN’T THINK OF RN (but they’re all probably gay so,,) I have lots of non-book OTPs too?? I got into so many TV shows and movies ;-; (peraltiago is one of the few het ships i stan)

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR WHAT IF ITS US. two of my favourite authors?? writing a book?? TOGETHER??? sign me the hell up, even if it makes me cry. i don’t care.

    also i have the good the bad and the dirty stuck in my head now. thanks. (ALL OF THE GOOD GIRLS ACT SO GOOD)

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    1. YEEEESSSSSSS I LOVED AUTOBOYOGRAPHY SO MUCH ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      oh my god aris YES. i hope you’ll LOVE Shatter Me it’s honestly sososoooo good (and don’t listen to May she has no idea) BUT YAYYY

      omg i haven’t read ari and dante OR aftg I CAN’T BELIEVE THISSSS but yeah i’m all about the gay ships!!! PERALTIAGO SHSHSHGSGS I LOVE THEM SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! I’m still on season 3 of b99 BUT THEY’RE THE CUTEST 😭

      OMG YES WHAT IF IT’S US. I’m so not ready and I haven’t even read any of Adam Silvera’s books yet but I know it’s gonna HURT

      YAYYY PATD IS THE BEEEEEST

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  12. Ahh we have such similar reading tastes I’m fangirling a little myself over here!! 😂 Nyxia is SUCH an underrated book and it hurts my soul because it deserves so much more love!! I think I’m 2018 I really want to reread the Grisha trilogy (for the third time *ehem*) so I’m ready for KING OF SCARS!! 🙌🏼 Illuminae and Gemina are the best sci-fis to ever exist and I needed Obsidio a year ago! Honestly part of me isn’t really ready for Obsidio because I know Amie and Jay are going to absolutely crush all of us 😭 There are so many 2018 releases I’m excited for, it would take me like a week to list them all here lol! ❤️

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    1. Yayyyy I love that! AND I AGREE 100% I listened to the Nyxia audiobook and it was fantastic!! Oooh that is such a good idea, I’ll probably reread all the Grishaverse books around the end of the year! I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE DUOLOGY ABOUT NIKOLAI OMG I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. And I am SO not ready for Obsidio to crush our souls but at the same time I neeeeeed it!!!

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  13. I’M SO GLAD YOU FINALLY READ SIX OF CROWS AND SIMON VS AND EVEN HAPPIER THAT YOU LOVED THEM BOTH. Simon VS is probably my #1 book of 2017 because I read it twice and started a third read through all within 5 months. I feel like that tells us everything we need to know. xD

    I really need to get to Tower Of Dawn, Renegades and All The Crooked Saints this year. They were all released during the fall and there were just TOO MANY releases all at once that I just didn’t get around to them immediately. But I need to. So badly! And as far as planned rereads, definitely Simon VS since I’m already in the middle of it. xD And then probably the Throne Of Glass series to prepare myself for the big finale!

    As for 2018 releases i’m super excited about: Ace Of Shades. I’ll be getting a review copy in the spring and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! I’ve only been talking about it since around July!!!! I want to read this book already. And then obviously Leah On The Offbeat. I have high hopes that I’ll love this book more than I did The Upside Of Unrequited. And then there is also Queen Of Air And Darkness!!!!!!!!!

    Let’s be real, there are WAY too many 2018 releases I’m excited about and there’s no way I can list them all. xD

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    1. YESSSSSS I’M SO GLAD THAT I AT LEAST MANAGED TO READ THOSE TWO because I’ve been meaning to for SO LONG and I loved them so much and ahhhhh!!!!!! I also crowned Simon VS my favourite read of the year shortly after I read it BUT THEN I read Autoboyography in December and that book just topped all other books I read this year (yes, even Simon!) and it’s easily become my #1 ❤️

      I’ll be releasing Simon again in February so I’m READY for the movie (which I know I won’t be but the effort counts right?). Oh jeez, I don’t even wanna know how many 2017 releases I didn’t get to! I have enough backlist titles on my shelves as it is and a small percentage are 2017 releases but…… there’s MANY more that I haven’t bought but am interested in and it’s so STRESSFUL. And then there’s the 2018 releases. And I want all of them. And my bank account is crying already. AHHHHHH.

      Me too! And Ilsa is getting one as well so we could all buddy read it maybe??? That would be so cool XD

      I knowwww I had a hard time choosing my most anticipated releases! I mean there’s twelve in this post but about a hundred on my GR shelf 😂😂

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      1. I really, really, REALLY need to get to Autoboyography! I keep hearing nothing but fantastic things about it and if it topped Simon VS for you??? Damn, it must be gooooood!

        Yes, I am all about that group read! Hopefully it’ll work out better than some of my other buddy reads. xD Though I have no idea when I’m getting my copy as the PR person said ‘in the spring’ so.. but then I am also part of Amanda’s street team to help promote Ace of Shades and I think she was gonna send out ARCs for that too? So MAYBE I’ll get it sooner, I have no idea. But I am READY for it.

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      2. Oh my god, yes yes YES!!!! YOU HAVE TO RIGHT THIS SECOND. Autoboyography is basically a more angsty and heartbreaking version of Simon Vs 👀 and while I love fluff and cuteness I‘M ALL ABOUT ANGST IN BOOKS I LIVE FOR IT I LONG FOR IT (Olivia) (did you get that reference lmao). That‘s one of the reasons why it topped Simon for me! Btw I listened to the audiobook and I can 100000% recommend it!!!

        Lol my buddy reads always end up being “alone”-reads and we just end up discussing the book at the end XD hahahahaha SAME

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      3. I haven’t decided yet what my next audiobook is going to be, so I might just go with Autoboyography! Thanks for the recommendation.

        AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN DID I GET THE REFERENCE. EXCUSE ME. I DIDN’T SPEND YEARS IN THE FANDOM TO NOT RECOGNIZE A ONE DIRECTION SONG.

        But that would still be a ton of fun! I miss having someone who actually reads the same books at the same time as me to talk to them about said books! So, when we finally get our ARC copies, we NEED to read it together – all of us! 🙂

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  14. I’m so glad you’re back, fav 💕💕 hopefully you’ll stay

    sfjdjdjdjs I forgot we BRed Illuminae & Gemina aahhh. we have to BR Obsidio I’m SO EXCITED OH MY GOD IT’S GOING TO RUIN ME also yes I had the exact same dilemma with my OTPs,,, the only ships were gay ships (except for Kanej and Nina x Matthias whiCH I SHIP SO MUCH MORE THAN I THOUGHT I DID???? but I see your point)

    I NEEEED to read Radio Silence!! I checked it out once but never got around to it because its size was too intimidating 😥 and AEOR was such a disappointment??? hyped, pretty cover, first (physical) ARC,,, I cry

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    1. thank you my friend 💖💖💖💖

      omg same I totally forgot about these books and I didn’t even plan on mentioning them but then I saw them in my gr shelves AND I REMEMBERED HOW MUCH THEY HURT ME. I’m not ready for Obsidio to destroy us (btw how do you feel about BRing that one??)
      and I don’t mind the Nina x Matthias ship like I get why ppl like them but I feel kinda iffy about Matthias idkkkk

      ME TOOOOO I’ve had Radio Silence for a year now and I still haven’t read it??? Like even my SISTER read it already I can’t believe this!!! Ugh yeah, that sucks :/

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  15. I’ve heard a TON of talk about The Alchemists of Loom and I think I’m gonna make the jump and either buy it or borrow it from a friend. I’m so glad you liked it, it only further solidifies my opinion that I need this book in my life! Great post. Have a nice day.

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  16. I’m going to join you in study hell very soon and by that I mean tomorrow 😅
    But let’s talk about all the amazing books, your post was full of fangirling and excitement and I totally loved that 😍

    I loved Geekerella and Warcross so much, which is funny because they were not on my radar at all, but then I got an eArc and I’m totally glad I did, because otherwise I might have missed out … on two of my favorite reads this year 😱

    I still haven’t read Six of Crows *hides* buuut I want to read the Grisha Trilogy first and keep procrastinating it. Now I’m really, really glad to hear that you liked Shadow and Bone as I feel like people don’t like the Grisha Trilogy as much as Six of Crows 😮

    If I had to choose one favorite book it would probably be *whispers* Queens of Geek, pls don’t tell the other books on my Best Books 2017 list 😬

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    1. Oh gosh, good luck! I hope you get through study hell smoothly XD

      YAAAAY thank you! 💖 same with Geekerella! I had heard a few things about it but I didn‘t expect it to resonate with me this much!

      Ahhhhh yes, I would definitely recommend reading the Grisha trilogy before SoC! I think most people who don‘t like the trilogy have read SoC first which is why they‘re let down I guess? But I absolutely loved the trilogy and it gives you an in depth sight into the Grishaverse and all the events that happened which get referenced in Six of Crows! I hope you‘ll read and enjoy it!

      Hahahaha your secret is safe with me!

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      1. Thanks, good luck to you too! 🙂 We’ll hopefully both make it through study hell xD

        Sometimes it’s the best feeling when you go into a book without any expectations and it completely blows you away 😍

        That’s why I want to read it first, because I want to get all the insight into the world and get all the references in Six of Crows 🙂 I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the Trilogy 🙂

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      2. Thank you! I’m not sure about myself but fingers crossed XD ahhh yes, it’s the best 😍

        Yes that’s what I would recommend (even if you don’t need to read it but that’s why so many people are disappointed in the trilogy if they read it afterwards!). I really hope you’ll enjoy it Caro ❤️

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  17. hsdfgjfhjfgjfsdjfgjdfgsjdfgsdjfgfsdj hello ur back ily ❤

    OKAY MOVING ON,,, I'M GETTING THE ASTONISHING COLOUR OF AFTER ARC!! I just have to finish my ARC of Everless and then trade it. IM SO HYPED OMG. Depending on when you want to read it, are you up for a buddy read. and then a buddy read for ace of shades? and then a buddy read for nothing bc im just rambling.

    WHAT IS THIS THEME I SEE IN YOUR OTPS??? I honestly can't spot it. JACKIE MAY YOU TELL ME. (but i love nina x matthias) AND DUDE YOU BETTER READ CROOKED KINGDOM OTHERWISE I WILL STAB YOU WITHA SPORK. I have SO many books I need to get to in 2017 and!! I'm!! just!! drowning. OKAY BUT DONT HATE ME FOR THIS but I probably wont want Simon Vs…for a while after it comes out? BECAUSE I dont' even know If will have read the book by then.

    UM ILLUMINAE WAS TRASH WHY DOES EVERYONE LIKE IT SM.

    u didnt?? like three dark crowns?? I HAVE IT ON MY SHELF BUT HAVENT READ IT AND NOW IM SCARED OOPS.

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    1. HELLO MS. ILSA 💖

      Yaaaaaay!!! Are you doing it with ARCs/booksfortrade?? I’m not sure when I’ll have time to read it but let me know when you plan to read it so I can check my schedule?? And yeah I‘d love to buddy read ace of shades! Maybe we can ask other bloggers too??

      LMAOOOO IDK WHAT THE THEME IS EITHER. ALL I KNOW IS THAT IT‘S VERY RAINBOW-Y 🌈🌈 yeah don‘t worry I‘ll read CK soon! Ugh same I have way too many backlist titles… ahhhhhh okay okay I‘ll TRY not to have you XD but i‘d tooootally recommend reading the book first because.. uhh.. it‘s always better lol

      Illuminae was BRILLIANT shut up

      ew no Three Dark Crowns was so boring it‘s basically and introductory book. and don‘t listen to what the synopsis says because none of it happens on the first book lol

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  18. Wow Jackie. What a year it has been for you! Glad you finally checked SoC off your list, NOW GO READ CK SO YOU CAN MELT IN A PUDDLE OF TEARS.
    Gosh I don’t even know where to start with talking about my fave books of 2017, there were so many good ones and and so many books I didn’t even get a chance to read!
    AND I REREAD THE LUNAR CHRONICLES WHICH BASICALLY TOPS EVERYTHING IN MY YEAR AND I MIGHT ***WILL*** DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR, BECAUSE TLC IS MY LIFFFFEEEEEE (much like Shatter Me is yours…..which I still need to read :))))))))
    I hope 2018 brings you lots of great books too and that you demolish the books on your TBR
    And that Restore Me is everything you hope for and more. 😉

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    1. YESSSSS I‘LL MAKE SURE TO READ CK SOON but I‘ve been putting it off because I’m NOT READY.

      Oh my god SAME it took me so long to write this post and I couldn’t decide and ughhfh it was a struggle, let me tell you!

      OMG RIGHT I LOVE HOW YOU’RE THE BIGGEST LUNAR CHRONICLES FAN!!! I read Cinder this year and I definitely want to continue with the series because I hear everyone talking about Cresswell (I think that’s what it was called??) and I wanna know what they’re about 😂

      Thank you so much Rendz ahh you’re the best! I hope the same for you 💖

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  19. Love this post! I’m so glad you loved autoboyography, six of crows, illuminae, shadow and bone, caraval, Alex approximately, and angelfall. Pick only one favorite book? It would be pretty hard to answer because I have so many books to name but if I really had to then I would choose gemina by Amie kaufman and Jay kristoff. It was an amazing read. I absolutely loved Hannah and Nik. I’m pretty excited for Obsidio! I haven’t read warcross yet but I’m looking forward to read it.

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    1. Thank you so much Raven! Yessss so many amazing books right?! Hahaha in November I thought I would have to struggle with picking my favourite book of the year, but then December came around and I read Autoboyography, it became an immediate favourite! Oh my gosh, I love Hanna and Nick so much! And I can’t wait to see them and Kady ans Ezra reappear in Obsidio! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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  20. I love how Autoboyography is EVERYWHERE. I just read it last weekend and I abso-bloody-lutely love that book. It’s one that’s going to be stuck in my head for ages and I’m definitely going to reread it even though I rarely reread books because of the guilt. [You know, towards all those other unread books..] :’)
    I loved Dear Martin as well! And Queens of Geek! Warcross! Illuminae & Gemina! Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom! ACOTAR-books! Like.. SO MANY.
    I simply refuse to pick one.

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    1. Hahaha I just couldn’t help myself, I LOVEd that much way too much! And I agree, I still about it every single day and I already want to reread it ASAP. It impacted me a lot for some reason 🙂 and I can relateeee, I feel so sorry for all my unread books because I plan to reread way too many books in 2018 😂

      Yessss SO MANY GOOD ONES! I thought I wouldn’t be able to choose either but then Autoboyography came around and it was a no brainer!

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      1. I completely understand!
        Haha, I’m really not much of a rereader but I’m thinking about changing that up a bit this year. Starting with HP, The Raven Cycle and the GoT-books. And Autoboyography, doh.

        YES! Ha, maybe I should already start my 2018 round-up and put Autoboyography in it? 😀

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  21. Welcome back!! Ah well done on reading so many books!!! Yay for seeing Six of crows on your list!! And Gentleman’s Vice and Virtue and One of Us are lying sounds great! 😀 ACOMAF is great! I personally didn’t like Eleanor and Park anyway, cos I didn’t like the instalove feel. Ah yes I’ve heard that Enchantment of Ravens is really hyped and I felt like Three Dark Crowns was too hyped as well. Really anticipating Obsidio and Restore me! Awesome post 😀

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