Miscellaneous

2017 Wrap-Up: End of the Year Awards!

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Hey, strangers! Holy crap, it’s been so long since I’ve written a blog post, it feels strange to be back at it again! I’ve been on a super long hiatus because of college exams and a generally busy schedule, so I left my blog behind until I felt ready to blog again. So, just in time for the new year, I’ll be back to blogging as regularly as I can 🙂

First of all, I can’t believe a whole year has gone by! My god, time flies! Anyways, 2017 was a strange year for me; although the year started out strong, I definitely didn’t end up reading as much as I could have and unfortunately didn’t get to finish my Goodreads challenge 😦 But that’s because college low-key took over my life (final year, y’all) and I just couldn’t find the time to read many books. However, that’s not to say that the year went to waste! I read so many amazing books this year, particularly at the start of 2017. So, I’m going to celebrate some of these fantastic novels with my “end of the year” awards!

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Let’s get to it:


Number of books read in 2017: 51 (darn it)

Most read genre: YA (dafuq?)

Average rating: 3.9/5 (wut)

Book of the year:  The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender- Leslye Walton

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Goodreads     Review


Favourite YA: A Court of Wings and Ruin- Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Goodreads     Review


Favourite fantasy: Flame in the Mist- Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

Goodreads     Review


Favourite fiction: The Wonder- Emma Donoghue

The Wonder

Goodreads     Review


Best sequel: Gemina (Illuminae Files #2)- Amie Kaufman

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

Goodreads     Review


Best ending: Nothing Tastes as Good- Claire Hennessy

Nothing Tastes As Good

Goodreads     Review


Best “out of my comfort zone”: The Name of The Wind- Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

Goodreads     Review


Most intriguing: Dark Matter- Blake Crouch

Dark Matter

Goodreads     Review


Most unexpected (positive) read: Caraval- Stephanie Garber

Caraval (Caraval, #1)

Goodreads     Review


And that is it for now! Did any of these books make your list of favourites? What books did you find yourself loving this last year? I’d love to know below! Also, before I go, I just want to say that I’ll be hosting a self-funded giveaway sometime in January to celebrate my 200 followers achievement, so look out for it!!!!!

Thanks for reading, and here’s to a fantastic year ahead!

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-Royal Reader

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