My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My year in books according to goodreads is here.
I successfully moved back into SF this year, thanks to SpecFic Buddy Reads. You guys were a lot of fun to be with this year! I found a bunch of really nice new friends and great books. Also some not so great books, but who is counting…
My longest book this year was . It was ok, but pretty tedious in parts. I was glad to be done with it. I came to realize that I am not into epic fantasy all that much anymore. Too long, takes too much time to get to the point. I actually prefer the TV series to the books now. Sacrilege, I know. I am pretty sure though that I will get the next book, whenever that will be.
Brian Sanderson still languishes on my shelf unfinished. One year and I haven’t touched it once. I am reluctant to abandon it, maybe in 2018…
I (re-)discovered Audible this year and this time it works. I listen to about one novel per month and some of my favourite “reads” of the year were audiobooks:
The first four books of The Expanse series, starting with , were solid 4- and 5-star additions.
I also found and came to love Ann Leckie with her Imperial Radch series, starting with .
were other audiobooks that I enjoyed.
I reduced my UF reading a lot, nonetheless I had some noteable 5-star additions this year, mostly continuations of ongoing series:
There was also some fantasy/historical romance and fun SciFi novellas — looking forward to the sequel in 2018! — and great comics .
Other fun books worth mentioning:
Some of my biggest disappointments in 2017:
So, pretty wild mix this year. Let’s see where goodreads and my reading buddies lead me next. Maybe read fewer buddy reads and catch up with some of my other reading. Continue my series buddy read of the Vorkosigan series. I would quite like to branch out a little further next year. And finally catch up with my Netgalley pile. And that mountainous TBR pile didn’t really go down all that much either. *must buy fewer books*