My Year in Books According to Goodreads // 2017 Wrap Up

Hi everyone!👋

So, it’s 2018! Happy, happy new year! I hope this first day has been treating you all amazingly so far!🎉🎉

Here is my reading wrap up for the year of 2017. I have to say that it went a lot better than I thought it would, especially considering that it was my first full year as a high school student. First things first, I would like to applaud all of the children’s books I have around my house that helped me achieve my goal of reading 200 books. Thank you! If it weren’t for all of you, then I would have been left at the end of December whimpering because I would have been around 50 books behind on my reading challenge. Or, more logically, I probably would have decreased my goal. But what can I say, I’m an overachiever!😆 If you would like to view my wrap up interactively through Goodreads, here is the link! So let’s get recapping!

First things first- how much did I read?

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 12.51.29 PM.png This is 58 books less and 21,252 less pages than last year. Over 20,000 PAGES less?! I blame the children’s books. Shame on you, children’s books.

Anyway, I will be setting my reading challenge for this year to be 52 books- one book per week- as I get more and more homework thrown on top of me. If I finish this by June, then I may extend the goal. Or I may not. Depends on my mood.💁

How long were my reads?

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 12.52.55 PM.png I haven’t really been wanting to read long books lately, so mostly I’ve been picking up short and breezy reads. This is why my average length for this year is a tad shorter than last year’s (289). And yes- I finally picked up The Book Thief this year! See my review here.

What were my most and least popular reads?

Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 5.33.44 PM.png Wow, I killed two birds with one stone with the amazing The Book Thief! It counts as both my longest and most popular read of 2017! And my least popular read was an ARC that I didn’t love, so I am not surprised that only four other Goodreads users read it this year.

Average rating? Highest rated read?

Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 5.35.48 PM.png Uh oh- that average rating isn’t the greatest. That 3.7 star average is proof that a) I have been picking up too many mediocre books and/or that b) I have just been becoming a picky little monster. Oh my gosh, this saddens me so much!

It kind of surprises me that Summerlypse was my highest rated read of 2017. I mean, it was a really good book which I rated 4 stars, but I had no idea that others were devouring it. It’s probably the awesome Mexican setting that’s drawing people in, but honestly, I haven’t a clue.🤷‍♀️

What was my first book/review of the year?

Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 5.40.52 PM.png Oh, FirstlifeBeautiful, beautiful Firstlife which got 2.5 stars and a ranty review from me. I was so disappointed that I’d started 2017 off on a bad note with a painfully mediocre read!

What did I read this year?

I won’t leave you all hanging- here are ALL of the books I made my way through this year!

**Please do not judge me for the multitude of children’s books I read to enhance my reading challenge!!**

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Four and a half and five star reads (my 2017 favourites!) :

My five most popular posts:

  1. Beauty and the Beast Book Tag
  2. Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag (2017 Edition)
  3. Dreamy Covers Book Tag
  4. Mystery Blogger Award 5.0/6.0
  5. In Which I Discover the Ways People Have Found Me…?


If you actually looked through of all of that- I HONESTLY SALUTE YOU AND YOUR EXTREME PATIENCE! On the other hand, if you just skimmed, that’s fine. You can find reviews for my 2017 reads almost anywhere on my blog!

So tell me, how was your reading year? What were your favourites (and least favourites)? If you got one of these from Goodreads, I’d love it if you would link them up in the comments because I would love to see them!

Au revoir, and once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you so much for reading, and here’s to an amazing 2018!💜🎉 Love, Kayla💘

21 thoughts on “My Year in Books According to Goodreads // 2017 Wrap Up

  1. oh the book theif was fabulous and i actually loved death as a narrator though he got fairly annoying at times hahah. have you watched the movie? it was a great adaption, in my opinion and it made me cry so much? what are these emotions?? ahha

    you read 200 books this year? you go girl!! happy new year i hope you take 2018 by storm!

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    1. No, I haven’t seen the movie but it’s on my list! I’m glad you enjoyed it as well!😊
      Haha, thanks so much! I’m taking some harder classes at school next year so I don’t know if I can manage to read that many this year! Happy new year to you too!❤️🎉


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