What I Read – 2017

December 31, 2017 | One comment


For the last four years, I’ve done Jamie’s end of the year book survey. This year, to change things up a bit, I’m copying Bookish Beck’s idea ‘Various Superlatives, Good and Bad’, with some modifications (like Kate’s).

The Book Everybody Else Loved but I Didn’t: Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

The Year’s Biggest Disappointment: Cruel is the Night by Karo Hamalainen

The Worst Book I Read This Year: Tie between Dead to Me by Stephen Edger and Mount Misery by Angelo Peluso

The Downright Strangest Book I Read This Year: Mount Misery by Angelo Peluso

The Best Discoveries of the Year: Jane Harper, Beverly Connor, Kati Hiekkapelto, and Chris Carter

The Debut Authors Whose Next Work I’m Most Looking Forward to: Jane Harper – The Dry was splendid.

The Book I Choose Entirely Because of the Cover: Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J Wilson

The Book That Made Me Cry the Most: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Book That I Recommended the Most: Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

The Best Book Someone Recommended to me: Passing Strange by Ellen Klages and The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

The Books That Were the Most Memorable: Passing Strange by Ellen Klages, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell, and Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf