My Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

Favorite Books of 2017

The end of the year is here again and time to look back at my year in books, specifically my favorite books of 2017. I chose these books based on if I would read from the author again and of course, how much I liked the book and how often I think about them. In no particular order, here are my top ten favorite books that I read in 2017.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Shelter by Jung Yun
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Room by Emma Donoghue
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa

If you are a stats nerd, here are some of my stats of my reading year.

The number of books read in 2017 (as of writing this post): 75 books. My most read books in one year ever! Having said that, I think in 2018 I would like to read less books and read each book slower.

The number of pages read: 17,787 pages

Year most read from: 2014

Oldest book read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1894.

Most read genre: Adult Fiction

Least books read in a month: May. I read only one book, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Most books read in a month: August & October. Thirteen books read in each month.

Longest book read: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Shorted book read: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco

What were some of your favorite books of 2017?

Thank you for visiting my blog and Merry Christmas!
Nora

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#ReadersCrossing Reading Challenge

#ReadersCrossing

Disclaimer: Nintendo owns Animal Crossing, this is a non-profit reading challenge organized by Aentee. This post is not sponsored.

#ReadersCrossing is a reading challenge created by Aentee, based on the newly released game by Nintendo called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It will take place from December 10 to 31 so we have three whole weeks to complete the challenges. Take a look at Aentee’s post for more info and to sign up.

My favorite theme in the game is Natural so I will be reading five across. Here is my TBR for #ReadersCrossing: 

  • Blessings by Anna Quindlen (set in your country)
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (yellow cover)
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (classic)
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (animal on the cover)
  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale (wilderness setting)
 
If you would like to more info on the game, here’s mini-review (not sponsored):

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a mobile simulation game where you complete the requests of cute animals, craft items and decorate your campsite as well as visit other player campsites. It’s a pretty addicting game and I’ve been playing it for more than a week now. I used to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the DS but not anymore. I like this game better because, first of all, you can be play it on a mobile phone, the animals are in rotation so there are new cute animals to meet frequently. In New Leaf, you are given a town with a few animals that don’t come and go. Unless you go to friends towns. In Pocket Camp, you see other players in different areas and can make friends with them. I’m really enjoying this game so far!

Here’s is my info if you want to be friends in-game:

Readers Crossing

I will be updating my progress and experience earned for #ReadersCrossing on my Twitter and Instagram, so follow me there to keep up to date!

Thank you for visiting my blog,
Nora