Monday, January 15, 2018
Ramblings from the Stacks - Looking Back at 2017
So my 12 books for 2017 were:
The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean - Loved and really want to read more from her
Still Life by Louise Penny - Really enjoyed and am excited about the series potential. I listened to the 2nd book and that worked a lot better for me I think.
The Lake House by Kate Morton - Loved and am so glad I took the time to read it. Despite the intimidating page count it was a really fast read.
Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper - Such a fun cozy and it made me want to start collecting tea pots.
Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare - So much fun and a super fast read. Another author I want to read more from.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams - Sadly I didn't get to this one. This was the first month of summer and I was scrambling to get to review books but it's on the list for this year.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen - A perfect summer read and I loved it just as much as I want to love it which doesn't happen very often.
Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent - A quiet book yet one that has really stuck with me.
In the Woods by Tana French - I had mixed feeling about this one. I love French's writing and the way the mystery was put together but it irritated me so much that the older mystery wasn't solved.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco - I didn't get to this one either. A big vacation at the beginning of the month through my reading out of balance. I'm looking forward to getting to it this year.
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy - I LOVED this book. I went the audio route which helped me squeeze this into my schedule and I was so sad when it ended!
A Christmas Carol - I've seen the play about a hundred times and more versions of the book than I can count but somehow I never read the actual book. I'm so glad I took the time to actually read it!
What I Learned: Does reading 10 books out of the 100s I want to read really make a dent? No probably not BUT these are 10 books that have been on my TBR for awhile that I wouldn't have read if I hadn't made the effort to read them so I feel like a little progress was made. I have a tendency to do big overblown over complicated projects that end up fading out into nothing pretty quickly. By keeping it simple and small I managed to get 10 out of 12 so I feel like that's a win and it's one I'm repeating this year.
How was your reading in 2017?