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2017 in books

18 days to the end of 2017, and I’m pretty sure loads of people are getting themselves busy, what with shopping for Christmas gifts, or preparing for NYE, or if you’re like me, you’re busy collecting your life in 2017 in as many forms as you can have.

I don’t know if you’re into compiling the top nine photos of your most liked Instagram photos, but you can definitely do that if you’re up for a bit of a humble brag.

I’m not gonna lie, when your life is just series of complaints, like your truly, the only thing that’s a bit of a look up nearing the end of the year is to humble brag about the things you’ve achieved. But, then I realised, I haven’t achieved a lot this year. Not only it took me almost eleven month just to finish my Goodreads reading challenge, but I pretty much spent a close to two months worth of wallowing in self pity. What a great 2017, eh?

Either way, since this blog started of as a book review blog (turned into ranting blog too, somewhere along the way), let’s start my year in review through a look back on some of the books I’ve read this year. I’ve made an infographics to simplify it, and to cater to those of you who are not big on reading too much words in a blog post.

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There you have it! My 2017 in books. I’m so bummed that I read fewer books compared to last year, and like I’ve been complaining since November (also mentioned in this post), it took me until November to actually finished my reading challenge. I hate that I didn’t get to read more books this year, especially because I went through a reading slump somewhere in the middle of 2017, and I had a rough patch by reading boring af books.

But, not all is lost, I’m still pretty blessed by some great books this year too. I had the privilege of reading and enjoying A God in Ruins (again) by Kate Atkinson, Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter which shook me to the core, The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Mara that broke my heart into tiny million pieces, Touch by Claire North that made me questioned the life that I’ve been living so far, and The Golem and the Jinni that took me to old New York with its hidden supernatural allure.

I’m so looking forward for 2018 and hopes that there will be more books and adventures waiting for me. What about you? How’s your reading this year? Has it been a great ride? Let me know in the comments.


*2017 artwork on the cover designed by Freepik

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