Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017!

Hey guys! I messed up and posted next weeks Top 5 Wednesday post this week so to make up for it I am doing this weeks topic today, if that makes sense? I was supposed to talk about books I didn’t get to in 2017 but ended up talking about forgettable books instead! Oops! Sorry for the mix up and please enjoy this post!

So these are books I was really excited for in 2017 and really wanted to read but just didn’t find the time. I am definitely prioritising them this year because I went out and bought them so I need to read them!

He Said:She Said1) He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I was freaking out when this book was published because it looks absolutely amazing. Like the cover instantly caught my attention and the synopsis sounds so chilling! Everything inside of me was screaming at me to read this book and I was like okokok I NEED THIS! But I never actually read it! I bought it, shelved it and then forgot to pick it up. Very annoyed and disappointed with myself. Hoping to pick it up in February!

 

 

 

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Books I’m excited for in 2018!

Hey guys! I’m a bit late to the party for this one considering one of the books on this list is already out and I own a copy now but oh well! I’m still excited for it as I am yet to read it! So here are all the books I am excited for in 2018! I may make another one later in the year as I discover more wonderful books that are coming out this year!

Queen of Air and Darkness1) Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Even though I didn’t like Lord of Shadows, that doesn’t mean I’m not super excited for Queen of Air and Darkness! It’s not out until December though and I’m just like… Why? Why do we have to wait so damn long? I need it now! I want to curl up in a ball and sob and beg the publishers for a copy (I wish!). Also – just look at that gorgeous cover! How is it possible for them to make every new cover more beautiful than the last? That cover is so pretty it makes my heart hurt. Books are so beautiful! 

 

 

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Favourite Books of 2017!

Hey guys! I read so many amazing books this year, it was such a struggle picking my top five. I’m very sad that Lord of Shadows didn’t make this list but I really didn’t enjoy that book so there’s no point putting it on here. I’m very happy with my choices though, all of these books were absolutely fantastic! So lets get into it!

If We Were Villains1) If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

I received an ARC of this from the publisher and it was honestly the best book I’ve read this year by far. Oliver has just served ten years in prison for a murder he may or may not have committed. The detective who put him in prison is retiring and he wants to know the truth about what really happened a decade before. So Oliver begins to tell the story of seven friends who were actors at an elite arts conservatory. They all played the same roles onstage and off. But then there is a casting change and a good-natured rivalry turns ugly, and the play spills dangerously over into life. One of the seven friends turns up dead and they all have to convince the police, and themselves, that they are blameless. It was such a fantastic story because since they were actors the police had no way to tell if they were being lied to or not. I really loved this book and can’t wait to see what other books M.L. Rio writes in the future!

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2017 Goals Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Bit of a spontaneous post for you all! Since we are very nearly in 2018, I thought it would be good to look back on the goals I made for 2017 and see how many of them I actually managed to complete (probably not many)! These were my goals for 2017:

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 3.37.54 pm1) Read fifty books

I can’t believe it but I actually managed to do this, yay me! It was super hard and I’m definitely not setting such a big target for 2018. It’s just going to be too much of a struggle now with my full time job! But I am super happy I can say that I read fifty books in 2017! This is honestly a very big accomplishment for me and I am so happy with myself.

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Books I Wish I Read in 2017

Hey guys! Here is the third post in my 2017 wrap up and I’ll be talking about books I wish I read in 2017! I know that it’s not the end of 2017 yet but there’s no way I’ll be reading these books by the end of next week. I’m currently reading some other books and I’ll be finishing them off hopefully! By the way, I was really tired when I was writing this and it was the fourth post I’d written, so if I start rambling I’m sorry! Hope you enjoy!

Shadowblack1) Shadowblack by Sebastian De Castell

I really loved Spellslinger and was so excited for this book. I was even more excited when I realised it was coming out in the same freaking year as Spellslinger! They weren’t making us wait a year for the sequel! But even though I bought it months ago, still haven’t read it yet. Sigh. I’ll hopefully pick it up in January because I really love Kellen and need to see what he’s up to in the second book! The first book was amazing, amazing, amazing. Such a jaw dropping plot twist and cliffhanger so I need to see Kellen again to find out whats happened!

 

 

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Least Favourite Books of 2017

Hey guys! This is the second wrap up post for 2017! I’ll be looking at my least favourite books and I’m sure a lot of you can guess what books will be on this list… Sorry if you don’t agree with me. If you loved these book, great! I wish I could have but sadly I really didn’t like these books!

the-chemist1) The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

I bet you all aren’t surprised to see this book on my list and in the number one spot too! That’s right, this was my least favourite book of 2017! Sadly my review has 200+ views and I’m sure it isn’t the most popular review. I bet a lot of people hate me for writing such a negative review but I’ll survive. Believe it or not I actually really wanted to like this book as I am a huge fan of Twilight and The Host. Plus with this being a thriller about a spy I was expecting it to be awesome. It was not very exciting and if you want to know why read my review because I can’t be bothered having another rant about how much I hate this book.

 

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Books I Didn’t Finish in 2017

Hey guys! Since we are near the end of the year, I’m going to be doing all those end of the year posts where I look back on all the books I picked up in 2017. Kick starting it with books I didn’t finish in 2017 but luckily I didn’t pay for these. I received them all via NetGalley apart from the last one which I did purchase, unfortunately.

Godblind1) Godblind by Anna Stephens

I pretty much requested this book just for the cover and went into it not having a clue what it was about. Very bad thing to do – wouldn’t recommend it because I hated this book. I think I got around 20% in before finally relieving myself of this torture. I didn’t like a single page that I read. I couldn’t get into the story and I was frustrated by how many different perspectives there was. I found it confusing to follow and didn’t really understand what was happening. The characters didn’t interest me either, I didn’t connect with any of them. In all honesty if I’d have read the synopsis before requesting it, I’d have probably said to myself this is a book you will not like. So now I am definitely more cautious about what books I request!

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