2017 is coming to an end and it is time to look back at my favourite books of this year. These are my favourite books I have read this year, not the books that have been published this year. Well some of them have, but not all of them.
So lets get this list started!
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Ohhh, a perfect book that makes you scream “Give me more! Now!”. It was also the first book I read this year.
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. Book two of Themis Files. Still makes you scream “Give me more! Now!”. And I’m really excited for May 1st 2018, because then the third and last book is published!
Warcross by Marie Lu. I really, really wanted this book, because the synopsis intrigued me and I got it as a birthday present from Dita. Yey! And I LOVED it. I think I’ll have to write a review for it. 🙂
September was an average reading month, I guess. I read 3 books. It’s not much, but it’s still more than no books read or just one book read. Of course, it also means I am “behind schedule” on my Goodreads challenge, but hopefully I’ll manage to catch up. And, if I don’t, well, better luck next year! 😀
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: Kind of a reread, kind of a new read, since this time I read the Latvian translation of Cinder. There weren’t too many things that bothered me in the translation, so that’s good. 🙂 The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan: The picture shows the first book, since now the second one is at Sis’ and I got the first one back from her. 😀 The Power by Naomi Alderman
During July and August I read 9 books. 4-ish of them were rereads. Only three are pictured, because 5 of the read books are on Kindle and I wasn’t happy with the picture that has the Kindle in it. 😀 And another book is currently read by Sis. So let’s just look at the full list of read books.
Finished these books last week except The Kill Order, but that’s a prequel (mkey just saw that there’s another prequel – The Fever Code). Well I tried to read this trilogy earlier in the year and in Latvian, but that didn’t go that well – I got bored and I didn’t like the translation, also the book was huge and heavy and way more bigger than the ones I was reading. So months later I asked my cousin if I could borrow her set of Maze Runner. And that started a three/four day reading marathon.
Book one – The Maze Runner. I absolutely LOVE Newt and Minho. I absolutely HATE Teresa, mainly because I didn’t like the actress that played her in the movie and all her “WICKED is good” stuff. Arghh! Let me say that I saw the movies before I read the books. By the way the movies – WTF?! Anyway I’ll get to the movies later. I don’t have much to say about this book – I just enjoyed it and also it got me out of my ginormous reading slump. Oh, and please a moment of silence for the terrible death in the end. 😭Read More »
In June I managed to fulfill my goal of reading (at least) 6 books, which is great. Although I still am slightly behind schedule on my Goodreads Challenge, but I still have time. And, well, so what that I’m behind, at least I’m reading. 🙂
So, June turned out to be quite the month for reading in Latvian. I read four books by Latvian authors – Kaķa lāsts (Cat’s Curse), Kaķis maisā (Cat in a Bag) and Kaķa koncerts (Cat’s Concert) by Linda Nemiera and Mirušie nepiedod (The Dead Don’t Forgive) by Ieva Melgalve. The Skulduggery Pleasant on Kindle you see in the picture is not the actual one I read (I mean, I did once read it on Kindle, but not this time). For my reread in preparation for the second Skulduggery Pleasant, which I have a paperback of, I borrowed Sis’ copy of the Latvian translation of Skulduggery Pleasant, which is called Blēžagabals Jaukums. At first it was a bit weird with all the absurd names in Latvian, but, I mean, they are just as absurd/weird as in English, except they are translated in Latvian. 😀 Well, and I also finished ‘the evil book’, that is, A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (which was actually the first book I finished in June :D).
Even though the month was average, you could say it was musical… or filled with songs… or something that actually sounds like a cool pun regarding the ‘song’ in two of the books read.
I might also add that I did not accomplish my April TBR goal which was reading 4 books, preferably (at least) one on Kindle. Oh well. Better luck in May! Haha. Keep on reading to see how May turned out. Read More »
I think I would have read more, but I’m having some kind of reading slump. I want to read but… And suddenly I have a fear of big books – 400+ pages. And if the book has 200-300 pages then the font is too freaking small! (Yeah, I used to not have problems with that also)
Read in March: Dita
During March, I finished five books. One of them was a re-read.
The last book of The 5th Wave trilogy – The Last Star. I can’t say that I liked it. It was meh. The ending was weird. Partly it was okay, but, at the same time, there were some things I don’t know why were even happening.
The most nerve-wracking person was Sam. I still don’t get how old is he. Five? Six? He’s acting like he is at least 10 or 11. I just hate him!!! 😡😡😡 I don’t get why he hates Cassie, but adores Ben.
Well hello there world! The Sis Reviews are back. I don’t even know why they were gone. 😀 But I can assure you that in these few months of silence I have read many books and therefore have many reviews to write. 🙂
Obsidian I bought last year in October, while I was in Germany. This book was bought under pressure. 😀 That is, I was in bookshop with two non-bookworm friends and they wanted to go out as soon as possible. And the English section in the bookshop was small, partly because I already own some of the books. (Later I had to spend an hour in H&M and I got only, like, what 10 minutes in bookshop😑) So I bought Obsidian…😕
While in Germany, I started to read it, but after 20 pages or so I gave up because the cringe was too huge. And in January I decided to give it a try again, because I wanted to read something cheesy. And, boy, was it CHEESY.Read More »