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 🙂
There won’t be a review this Sunday. Instead, I thought I list the 9 best books I read last year, my 2017 favorites. They weren’t necessarily published last year, but I read them in 2017 – that’s the criteria.
Drum roll, please.
- Snapshots by Addison Albright – what’s better than one short story? ELEVEN short stories in one hot package!
- Freckles by Amy Lane – I’m a big-time Amy Lane fangirl, what can I say?
- Dear Mona Lisa by Clare Davis and Al Stewart – magical and heartbreaking and fantastic all at once
- Picture Postcards by JM Snyder – the evidence that you don’t need more than 14 pages to tell an emotional story
- Angel Wings and Bullets by EF Mulder – magical realism, second chances, and making a better life for yourself? Yes, please!
- The Mistletoe Kiss by Ruby Moone – a fabulous bookstore and two men willing to make the world a better place for each other made my heart flutter
- The Festivus Miracle by Kim Fielding – cute and sweet and charming, just what the doctor ordered
- Ballerina Dad by Amy Aislin – a big hockey-player dad in a pink and purple tutu…need I say more? *nods* I thought not!
- A Timely Gift by Kris T. Bethke – a magical watch, second chances, and a hilarious parrot = recipe for success
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 Freckles (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:
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 🙂
What were your favorites from last year?