January 1, 2018

2017: A Reading Overview

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!!! May 2018 bring you all the joy and love, and of course many interesting books to read!

But, before going into the new reading challenges, let's just take a look at my reading list in 2017.

So in 2017 I read a total of 90 books. Although they seem a lot, I didn't manage to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books.

In detail, I read 16,331 pages over those 90 books. The longest book (American Gods, by Neil Gaiman) had 640 pages, and the shortest one (An Arabian Night: Nazin's Dream, by Garon Whited) was just 17 pages long. The most popular book I read this year (on Goodreads) was Animal Farm, by George Orwell, while the highest rated one (on Goodreads) was Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 3, by Kyousuke Motomi, with a rating of 4.48

My personal average rating on Goodreads was 3.9. My love for Manga has really shown this year, as it was the most popular type of book that I read, with 45 volumes!

The books that I didn't finish in 2017 were:
  • Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot (I seriously doubt that I will ever finish it)
  • Purity, by Jonathan Franzen (I guess I might get into it when I'm in the mood)
  • Artemis, by Andy Weir (Ok, this is unfair, because I will finish it in the next few days. I just didn't manage to finish before the end of the year)

The series I didn't finish in 2017:
  • Black Bird, by Kanoko Sakurakouji (I'm currently in volume 10, but I have to admit beforehand that I don't really like this manga series)

How did I do in The 2017 Reading Armchair's Challenge? For one more year I failed. This is a tough challenge, I won't lie. But it's diverse, and it made me read some books that I would otherwise hesitate to read. Still, 14 out of the 20 books of the challenge was a good score! I'll continue in 2018 with the same challenge.

Top 10 Books that I Read in 2017:

  1. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  2. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  3. Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  4. Revival, by Stephen King
  5. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  6. Hirunaka no Ryuusei (Daytime Shooting Star), by Mika Yamamori (10 Volumes)
  7. The Gunslinger, Stephen King
  8. Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
  9. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  10. Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov


  1. You deserve congratulations, all the same, for your valiant effort! That's a lot of books to read and you've done wonderfully :)
    Best of luck with your next challenges and Happy New Year! <3

  2. It looks like you had a good reading year. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite books ever. I loved The Bell Jar, too. Happy New Year!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Happy New Year! I’ve heard great things from Artemis. When you finish, I’d be curious to know what you thought! I really liked The Martian by Andy Weir.


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