Reading Year

My Year 2017 in Books

I wish you all a Happy New Year; I hope your dreams and aspirations will come true whether it’s health, money, love or success. Also long time no-see and I’m deeply sorry. I know most people me included don’t hold their New Year’s resolutions but I’m going to try to update more this year.

Unfortunately due to many factors, I only read 17 books, which is a huge disappointment to my initially 50, then 35 books challenge. I will give you the stats Thanks to Goodreads and I will also tell you which were my favorite books, my least favorite ones and general commentaries. Enjoy!

I read 5,341 pages across 17 books.

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In my defense Waiting for Godot is a play and I didn’t read it voluntarily, it was to for my literature class. Very odd play, which is truly absurd but smart on its own way.
And for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I’m not going to lie, the size as always intimidated me but once I opened the book, I didn’t want it to end.
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Ironically enough I didn’t enjoy reading The Great Gatsby at all. I found it extremely boring and I forced myself to even finish it. I think the movie (which I haven’t seen) overhypes it a lot due to the scenery and the cast. Les Faux-Monnayeurs was also a school read, which I’d never heard of, but the author, André Gide was a very influential author at the time.
The highest rated book on Goodreads I read wasHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling with a 4.70/5 stars average
It.which also happened to be my first review of the year: 5/5 stars. I have finally finished reading the Harry Potter series on February 21st 2017 for the first time and I am now at peace (and devastated). J.K Rowling is a goddess and I can’t believe everything came out of her head….how??? I’m the first and I certainly won’t be the last to say that The Harry Potter series are the best thing ever.
My last review of the year was Geekerella by Ashley Poston: 5/5 stars
This book is everything I need. I recently graduated high school and I had to catch up on a lot of classics which were frankly, not my cup of tea. And I got into a serious reading slump.
This book simply reminded me why I loved reading so much. I loved the characters, their storylines, their dialogues. This book was very modern and I mean it in the best way possible. I loved how it celebrates fandoms and how it shows you that fangirling is okay. I love how it teaches that if something makes you happy, it’s not stupid. I love how it shows you to be unapologetically yourself. I loved this book.
Books I recommend:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
5/5 stars: do I really need to say why I recommend them?
16096824A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas; 5/5 stars. It begins as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but it is so much more. The series is very popular among YA lovers and rightfully so.
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. 5/5 stars? I went through the same struggles Lara Jean did and I related to her a lot. It was the perfect end to the trilogie, Thank you Jenny.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon; 4/5 stars. This book is the perfect summer read: it’s charming, cute, and there’s a plot twist at the end. Read my full review here.
30724132Geekerella by Ashley Poston: 5/5 stars. This book saved me and my 2017 reading year! It was even nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fiction! It’s a retelling of Cinderella with geeks elements to it as you might have guessed from the title,um.
Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children’s card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?
That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we’re all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.
– Ashley Poston, Geekerella 
That’s it for now, see you next time! 🙂
Karla xx

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