2017 Reading Reflection

Happy New Year, Bookish Friends!

I can’t believe we are already finished with 2017! What a crazy, wonderful year it was!

Today I want to reflect a bit on my bookish experiences in 2017. You can see my 2017 goals here. I was able to reach my goal of 50 books total with Les Miserables after Christmas. What an incredible masterpiece that book is! Working on a review coming soon! I read a lot. I wrote a lot. And I managed to do it while also having a baby and a toddler. I call this a successful reading year! Hope yours was as successful as you hoped. 

Enjoy a few highlights of my year reading and blogging!

50 books read.

8 Classics.
Les Miserables
The Great Gatsby
Sense and Sensibility

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Old Man and the Sea
Charlotte’s Web
Pride and Prejudice
Aesop’s Fables

Hosted my first Read Along!
We read Anne of Green Gables,
the complete series.
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island

Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne’s House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rainbow Valley
Rilla of Ingleside

5 Newbery Honor Books
The One and Only Ivan
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Ella Enchanted
Charlotte’s Web

5 Rereads
The Fault in Our Stars
The Book Thief
The Secret of Platform 13
The BFG
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

5 Bestsellers
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Zookeeper’s Wife

Lilac Girls
The Enchantress Returns
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Reached 400 followers on Greenish Bookshelf!
94 Posts in 2017
41 Reviews

Top Books of 2017
Les Miserables
Lizzy and Jane
Anne’s House of Dreams and Rilla of Ingleside (I couldn’t pick just one Anne book!)
Sense and Sensibility
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Dragonwatch

How was your 2017 reading?
What books did you love last year?

19 thoughts on “2017 Reading Reflection

  1. We read many of the same books in 2017! Obviously the Anne of Green Gables series, except I still have to finish the final 2 books. Also, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Lilac Girls, The One and Only Ivan, and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

    Happy reading in 2018 Jane 🙂

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  2. I’m glad you felt it was okay to put down two of the Anne books in your list of Top Books. Better yet, those are probably my two favourite Anne books (I don’t ever count AofGG. Which is obviously the BEST of LMM’s work!)

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  3. I read about 11 books last year. Oliver Twist stood out along with A Christmas Carol. I have loved A Christmas Carol growing up watching a movie version, but never read it until 2017. Hunchback of Notre Dame was a good read as well. So still 11 books in one year

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    1. I love A Christmas Carol! Such a great read (and lovely and short for Dickens 😉 ) I have Oliver Twist on my list for the next few years! I should add Hunchback of Notre Dame to my TBR now that I have finished Les Mis! Hugo is an incredible novelist. Thanks so much for your comment!

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      1. I kept on debating about Hunchback of Notre Dame: I had already read Les Misérables and like expected due to my love for the musical, loved it. But I was like eventually “do I honestly want to read another book with these tangents”. But glad I decided to read it.

        The thing with “A Christmas Carol” is I grew up watching the George C Scott version and never got around to reading it. So glad I finally got to read and it is my favorite Dickens story at the moment.

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          1. As I read A Christmas Carol, I could picture the George C Scott movie so well. My book had pictures and even in those pictures could picture the movie. That goes to show just how wonderful that adaption of the book is.

            If I wasn’t in love with the musical of Les Mis, no way would I have anted to read it considering how long it is. But I would recommend it to any fan of the musical. What got me through it without giving up was relying on the musical and since I was trying to finish it by end of summer, it led me to never give up and read it everyday. But I did skip some days because I was in Chicago in those skipped days and no way I would pack a “brick”.

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            1. That’s so neat your copy had pictures! Sounds lovely!

              And yes I agree! Loving the musical totally helped me get through the more dense parts of the book. And reading a little everyday helped me as well–especially the second half!

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