2017 Recap: The Good, The Not-So-Good, and the Random

Another year another recap!

2017 was the best reading year I’ve had yet and, embarrassingly, the first year I actually read for all 12 months and avoided a 6 month reading slump yikes *backs away in shame*

No, but for real, this year was really great book-wise. Not just reading but being in the book community as a whole. I really made sure to keep active on twitter, goodreads, instagram and my blog and it has been so much fun.

Firstly, 2017 gave me a lot of opportunities book reviewing wise. This was the first year I received ARCS, physical and ebooks, and I am so thankful to have worked with HarperCollins reviewing a few books for them! I am looking forward to 2018 and all the amazing books that are coming out that year (especially Obsidio, I CANNOT wait yall)

p.s: my favourites lists aren’t necessarily 2017 releases, but just things I would have read/watched/listened to in 2017!

My Favourite Books of 2017

They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera

Warcross – Marie Lu

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

This Darkness Mine – Mindy McGinnis

Dear Martin – Nic Stone

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too – Jomny Sun

Illumina and Gemina – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Going through the books I read this year to make the list of my favourites made me realize there weren’t many books I read this year that I didn’t like. Should I make a list of the ones I wasn’t so fond of? I think yes, here it is!

My Not-So-Favourites of 2017

Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne – Kendare Blake

Flame in the Mist – Renee Ahdieh

Dividing Eden – Joelle Charbonneau

The Tattooed Heart – Michael Grant

Wink Poppy Midnight – April Genevieve Tucholke

This year was also the year I switched from my previous bookstagram account to my current account, wrenandbooks, that I run on my own instead of with a few other people like I was doing on my old account. I’ve loved every minute of having this account and it’s crazy that I am only a few followers away from 1,000!! Thank you so much to everyone who has followed me, liked my photos, and commented over this year. It means a lot to me that people actually want to see my photos and will start up conversations with me about our shared interests in books ❤

A little bonus I wanted to add in here is my favourite movies of 2017 as well as my favourite albums. As you all know, I’m a huge movie fan and I am studying film in school, so it would only make sense to add a list of favs of the year in this recap as well!

My Favourite Movies of 2017


Loving Vincent 

Lady Bird 

World of Tomorrow

Train to Busan


Hidden Figures

The Disaster Artist 

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Thor: Ragnarok

Unicorn Store

A Fantastic Woman 

The Square

My Favourite Albums of 2017

Beauty Community and Play For Keeps by The Elwins

Ancient Mars, Tic Toc Tic and Swooner by The Zolas

Come Out, You’re Hiding by Flor

Syre by Jaden Smith 

Landmark by Hippo Campus


Kindly Now and Birthdays by Keaton Henson

The Get Down Soundtrack by Various Artists

Hard to Imagine by The Neighourhood

Everybody by Logic

What Do You Think About the Car? by Declan McKenna

Fenn by Tom Rosenthal

I think that’s it! I hope everyone has an amazing 2018 filled with equally amazing books! Thank you all so much for following my blog and liking my posts, I can’t believe I am almost at 100 followers.

❤ ❤ ❤



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