Reflecting on 2017’s Reading

Hello! and a happy new year!

2017 has been a year of ups and downs. I got to visit some amazing places, started my third year of university, and strengthened some relationships with family and friends. But also, I lost a loved one, have had many an existential crisis over my future, and my boyfriend and I are now long distance. A very mixed bag.

However, one thing that was consistent this year was my reading. In an earlier blog post, I discussed my reading goals – listing only 5 books (very pessimistic). I managed to complete that task and so many more books, which I am going to discuss now. I’m really proud of my productivity and it feels really good getting back into reading.

  1. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
  2. A Work In Progress – Connor Franta
  3. The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  4. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Wilde Like Me – Louise Pentland
  6. Milk & Honey – Rupi Kaur
  7. The Sun & Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur
  8. Catcher In The Rye – J. D. Salinger
  9. Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (screenplay) – J. K. Rowling
  10. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – J. K. Rowling
  11. Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls  – Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
  12. The Distaster Artist – Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Some of these books I preferred to others, but regardless I managed to finish them all. Something I want to carry on into next year is the variety of genres I read. Typically, I only read fiction novels. But this year I’ve adored reading non-fiction, poetry, and plays. I do think I owe a lot of my reading to how many hours I have spent on trains this year.

Thank you very much for reading! Let me know if you enjoyed any of these books, and if you have any recommendations for 2018’s reading.



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