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Reads of 2017 pt. 2

Now for the last ten books of 2017 that I read. This post is part two of me going through all the books I read in 2017 by reviewing them in one sentence. Link to part one: 

The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Dark Tower #1)

Short and weird. A lot happened and didn’t happen in a small book. A good introduction to a wacky series.

The Drawing of Three by Stephen King (Dark Tower #2) 

Could you tell I was sucked in?

Beyond entertaining, I never knew what was going happen and seriously didn’t think there was even a spec of a silver lining. I’m intrigued to see what happens next.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I’m not going to spoil it, but a classic murder mystery that keeps you guessing the murderer over and over and over again.

Milk and Hony by Rupi Kaur

A stunning and emotional collection of poetry that was wholly relatable and will remain on my bedside table for the indefinite future.

Vengence in Death by J.D. Robb

Just a little obsessed with this series, I can’t seem to get enough of Eve Dallas and Rourke and of course seemingly unsolvable murders. This one delved into Rourke’s dark and mysterious past and reading him unravel his former sins was a serious page-turner.

Saga Volume 1

Picked this one up in NYC and I’m honestly surprised why I didn’t pick it up earlier, a unique story of war, romance and science fiction.

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

I’ve never read a book from the perspective of a woman in a polyamorous relationship that she didn’t choose and the family drama was non stop, I spent the entire time reading praying that Yeijide would find happiness or some positive reprieve in her life.

Mile 81 by Stephen King

A short story of sorts that didn’t compromise on good characters and of course being a King, had all the elements of shock horror and terror.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1

Funny and quirky, she is so full of positivity that I finished the whole volume in one sitting, I truly believe there is no one she can’t beat!

Last but certainly not the least….

Lifeboat no.8 by Elizabeth Kaye

A short compilation of survivors’ recounts from the Titanic that brings to light the true thoughts and fears (or lack of) of the people onboard who lived and those who did not.

Entering into the new year I’m excited to read new stories and dive head first into more murder mysteries, science fiction adventures and maybe even some non-fiction!

What were your favourite books of 2017 and what have you started reading in 2018?

Until next time,

Reads of 2017 pt. 1

Everyone loves a good book and now that 2017 has come to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on all the page-turners that ignited my imagination, got my heart racing and made my eyes well with emotion. I was able to conquer twenty books last year and to break it up a little I’ve split the post in half, ten in this post and the last ten in the next (link available here soon!).

In the essence of covering all of the books I read last year, I am going to do my best, to sum up in ONE sentence why I liked it (eep!). Books are listed in chronological order from Jan-Dec 2017.

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Book #2 in the Inheritance Series)

Dragons, adventure and coming of age, although a bit of a lull in the series, I can’t wait to see what happens to Eragon and Saphira in the next book.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Technology and social media taking over the planet, sure I can see that happening but there could’ve been more about the main character, unfortunately, she fell a little flat for me. See my full review (here)

Ms Marvel Volume 5: Super Famous

Kamala is my favourite superhero in the Marvel universe and seeing her figure out how to handle her social, family and superhero lives is a magical combination of humour and adventure.

Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb

Another page turner in an intriguing and intensely captivating series, this time with a more compelling mystery as the death of several high profile individuals present themselves as suicide.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Thor, Loki, Odin and many more mythical gods from the Norse legends. It was a pleasure getting to read stories of adventure, triumph and sorrow that have been shared around for generations.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

This novella was a delight of pure imagination and such a unique read that was a truly wonderful execution of fantasy, romance, coming of age and mental health.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Could. Not. Put. It. Down. Science fiction that was so relatable I started stressing imagining myself in his shoes and how one could cope with such a hopeless situation.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Best book of the year for me. I love reading murder mysteries and horror books and I have never actually jumped while reading, well not until I read this one. Truly terrifying and the characters were so wholly flawed that it made sympathy an element of conflict.

A Handmaid Tale by Margaret Atwood

Honestly sad. A terrifying reality that hits a little too close to home. You hope and hope for a brighter future but unfortunately, the outlook is dim. (Well at least in this book!)

Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

Another one I know, but I like a good murder mystery and Eve Dallas is one of my favourite detectives. This one was creepy, interesting and definitely a unique take on satanist rituals and ceremonies.

Stay tuned for part two!

What was your favourite read of 2017?

Until next time