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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

It’s always weird to move on into the next year, to get used to writing the new number set, rather than the old. And the realization that time is going fast, and the number creeps up each more every year. 2018 seems so… far away, yet here it is. Crazy :)

And while we are in 2018 now, I am here to also wrap up, book-wise, the year of 2017. To give a last look-back and give a list of my favourite books of the year. Which is going to be hard, because I read a great many good ones!

 

 

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According to Goodreads, I read 20,650 pages spread out over 82 books.

That’s a lot of pages. If you’d like to see the books I read in 2017, you can check out the wrap-up Goodreads gave HERE. I love how Goodreads does that. I keep a Book Notebook throughout the year, but it’s nice not having to type it all up! :)

 

Trying to narrow down my favourite books of the year has been nearly impossible. I read a LOT of good ones, you guys. And I love them all! But by shear force, I made a list of my top TWELVE favourite books. Why twelve instead of 10 or 5? Well first off, 5 is not nearly enough I’ve decided. And Ten is kinda hard to choose too. So I went with twelve because that makes a book a month, and that sounded reasonable to me. :D Sooooo, without further ado, in no particular order, here are my…

 

TOP TWELVE FICTION READS OF 2017:

Clicking on the title/author of the book will bring you to my review of the book :)

 

 

Destiny Defended by J.A. Marx

Destiny Defended by J.A. Marx

 

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Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

 

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Out of the Dark by MacKenzie Morganthal

Out of the Dark by MacKenzie Morganthal

 

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Everything's Coming Up Josey by Susan May Warren

Everything’s Coming Up Josey! By Susan May Warren

 

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Guilt by Association by Heather Day Gilbert

Guilt by Association by Heather Day Gilbert

 

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Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

 

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Rescue Me by Susan May Warren

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren

 

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Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

 

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A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

 

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An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter

An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter

 

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The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra Marvin

 

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The Genesis Tree by Heather L.L. FitzGerald

The Genesis Tree by Heather FitzGerald

 

 

 

NON FICTON:

 

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis

 

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Infinite Tuesday by Michael Nesmith

Infinite Tuesday by Michael Nesmith

 

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And because I don’t want to leave the list at just these, I put together some…..

 

Honourable Mentions:

 

 

High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

October by J. Grace Pennington

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Dreams and Devotion by Sarah Holman

Priceless by brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone

 

 

Life:

So besides reading, 2017 was a full year as most are.  And I have no idea how to sum that up in a post, or even a paragraph…I live life, so it happens, but to sum it up… I don’t really have skill in that one. ^.^  Stuff happened, good and bad, I learned things, I probably met new people, wrote stuff….and I read. That’s good enough for a life segment wrap up, eh?

 

 

So, there’s that! How was your year? Do you have any particular, big or small, hopes/dreams/plans for this new year?

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I am a 22 year old homeschool graduate who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

9 thoughts on “Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

  1. I’m a little gobsmacked. (humbled and encouraged, too!) What a great list, Raechel! Looks like you had a great year of fiction and perhaps a bit more time to read it than you wanted (healing time on the couch!). Thank you so very much for enjoying Heather’s sleuthing and counting it among this incredlble group. Happy New Year!

    1. Aw! Thank you, Debra! That’s true, but I’m thankful for the extra reading that came out of the couch-time! :) Thank you, and Happy New Year to you as well!!

  2. *gasps* I haven’t read any of these, even one of the honorable mentions! I guess I have a lot of reading to do in 2018. ;) Happy New Years, Rachel! :D

    Oh! And thank you for the sweet Facebook note! Today is actually not my birthday (I rarely use my real birthdate on social media sites xD), but I was so blessed by the birthday love! <3

    1. There are just so many good books out there!! Haha, happy reading, and Happy New Years to you too, Faith!

      Ooooh, I totally understand that! (And if I would’ve actually been thinking, I would’ve recalled you mentioning your birthday on your blog a few months ago….sorry XD). :) <3

  3. I always love reading your posts and I really must get better at commenting on them! I must read these books, but I especially want to read “An Inconvenient Beauty” because it looks so good and I know you really loved that one :D And thank you for including my book on your list! <3 Hmm my dream for the new year would be to take my car on a road trip…preferably to a town 1,100 miles away ;) <3

    1. Aww, you so sweet! <3 And no worries. ^.^
      Yes!! It was sooo good. I really hope to read the rest of the books in the series that AIB is apart of, this year! :)
      Aw of course!!! I loved it so much, as you well know! XD Hahaha, I LOVE that dream for the new year!!!! :D :D <3

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