Life has been whopping my ass, therefore this post is about a week late. BUT I couldn’t let the mid-point of 2017 go by without marking it in some way (HOW is it past the halfway mark of this year already, HOW?!). I had a solid start to reading this year, but I’ve fallen a little behind due to work commitments and studying. My final exam is the 20th of July, and then I’m free! Figuratively speaking, I still have to work and earn dolla. But you get my drift. That said, here are my top ten books of 2017 (so far)…
Even though I rarely check in on them to see how I’m getting on, for some reason I still feel it’s necessary every year to sit down and write some bookish and bloggish resolutions. Occasionally, I’ll even do a couple for “real life” as well. Visualise it, write it, achieve it, and all that jazz! Without further ado, let’s review last year’s resolutions to see how epically I managed to fail in 2016!
From thrillers to fantasy, and contemporary to historical, I share a breakdown of my Top Ten books from 2016!
I can’t remember what life was like before Book Blogging, when I bought books to read them right away, and when I only owned a handful of unread books. When I didn’t know about loads of the latest releases, and wasn’t getting tons of recommendations from awesome bookish people.
Now that I am involved in this community, I’m consistently adding to my TBR pile. So here are 10 books I’ve recently added to my TBR, which sound pretty awesome.
If I were to tell a “normal” person that I have over 300 unread books, that I read an average of 60 books per year, that I started blogging over 2 years ago, and that there are some books I own from the pre-blogging days that I just haven’t quite gotten around to reading yet, they’d think I was insane.
Luckily, I discovered the Book Blogging community. Behold, the top ten books I’ve been meaning to get to, since before I started blogging…
As much as us Book Geeks read for escapism, there are times when we wish our favourite fictional tales would become our reality (though for some of these, the reality probably doesn’t live up to expectations – but isn’t that the great thing about reading? We can quasi-live different experiences from the comfort of our own sofas!).
Finding a hidden gem is a great feeling, but it also means as a Book Geek I want to shout about it and shove a copy in to everyone’s hands. Here are 10 fantastic underappreciated reads with less than 2000 ratings on Goodreads!
I spend a ridiculous amount of time watching BookTube. Forget getting lost in Pinterest for hours, these guys are the way to go.
I rarely read a book I can’t find merit in, but I’ve been branching out of my comfort zone more and more, which often means finding amazing hidden gems, as well as great big stinkers. Here are some of my best and worst recent reads!
This was the Top Ten Tuesday topic a couple of weeks ago… but it has taken me a little time to get my ass into gear with scheduling posts. Today is a freebie topic, so TA DA!
This is a list of my ULTIMATE all-time favourite books of 2015, picked either because I gave them 5*, or they were close to being 5* reads but have regardless stayed with me throughout the year. Happy reading, Book Geeks!
Top Ten Favourite Authors New-To-Me In 2015 1. Roxanne Gay – I read more non-fiction than I normally do this year, which I really enjoyed. This was kick-started by splurging on Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay at the start of 2015. I ADORED this book and plan to reread it many times. I recently got my […]
Top Ten Finished Series I Haven’t Started Yet My To Be Read pile is overflowing – new books, old books, stand-alones, series, and pretty much every genre you could think of. When I first joined the Book Blog community, I fell victim to the curse that is “the catch up” – I’d been out of the […]
Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors I Collect Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was “Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From” – for me, this was very close to the prompt from July 2014 – Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From, with the additions of Colleen Hoover and Sarah J Maas […]
Top Ten Seven Fairytale Retellings I haven’t read many retellings, or at least I don’t think I have, but then I only found out Throne of Glass was a Cinderella retelling after I read it… This list is a mixture of retellings I’ve read, and retellings I’ve yet to read, so feel free to push some […]
Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters Since I began blogging, I’ve intentionally tried to leave my comfort zone (by reading Fantasy and Classics), and I’ve also tried to read more diversely. It’s something I’d like to work on, but these are my diverse picks so far: 1. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – Diverse […]