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Best Books 2017

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great first week of January and started the year as you want to continue and all that…you know what I mean πŸ™‚

There won’t be a review this Sunday. Instead, I thought I list the 9 best books I read last year, my 2017 favorites.Β  They weren’t necessarily published last year, but I read them in 2017 – that’s the criteria.

Drum roll, please.

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2017 was a good year for holiday stories as you can tell. And for short stories, since pretty much all of them are shorts, except FrecklesΒ (170 pages according to Goodreads.) And Snapshots, but that’s a collection of shorts. It was also a year for new discoveries: I hadn’t read Amy Aislin, Clare Davis & Al Stewart, Ruby Moone, or EF Mulder before.

This was my bookish year according to Goodreads:

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Compared to 2016, I slacked off this year and only read 149 books (to last year’s 246). Average for 2016 was 3.3 stars, so this year was an improvement. The average length was 86 pages compared 134 in 2016. So, I’ve read shorter and fewer books…but better. I can live with that πŸ™‚

What were your favorites from last year?