Books I read in 2017 (by genre ish)

Hello! and Welcome! to all the books I read in 2017. I read a total of 64 books (Yay me!) and here’s a list of links to all of them. They are somewhat organized by genre but I find that it is often hard to put books (like everything) into nice little boxes. The numbers correlate with the order in which I read them if you are curious. I wish I could attach a picture of all these books but I get most of my books from the library so I don’t actually have copies of any of these books (with a few exceptions being the books I read on my Kindle). Also hopefully soon I will have my top books of 2017. I really enjoyed looking back at all the books I read. Continue reading “Books I read in 2017 (by genre ish)”

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(64) Gilded Cage // Bookish Blurb

Gilded Cage by Vic James

This is a YA fantasy novel set in a dystopian future where there are a few people who are able to use magic. Those who are unable to use magic must spend ten years of their life as a slave. This could be in a factory or it could be in a manor where the “Equals” live their lives of luxury.

This book follows the Hadley family as they embark on their “years”. Even from the beginning everything starts to fall apart. Continue reading “(64) Gilded Cage // Bookish Blurb”

(63) The Language of Flowers // Bookish Blurb

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Overall I really enjoyed this book. It’s about Victoria who has spent her whole life feeling unloved and unlovable. She turns 18 and ages out of the foster system and has to live on her own. Although at first she struggles, it is her love and knowledge of flowers which helps her survive. Continue reading “(63) The Language of Flowers // Bookish Blurb”

(62)The Bear and the Nightingale // Bookish Blurb

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This book was on my library’s top books of 2017 and I had heard about it elsewhere so i thought I would give it a go. Basically this book is set in historical Russia and is about a girl who can see demons (or spirits depending on who you’re talking to) and Winter’s brother who is escaping from his prison. Continue reading “(62)The Bear and the Nightingale // Bookish Blurb”

(61) Caroline // Bookish Blurb

Caroline by Sarah Miller

I believe I found this book through the library’s list of top books of 2017. This book is a retelling of the Little House stories but making the mother the main character instead of the daughter. Thus we follow Caroline as she struggles to be a good mother and fallow her husband who is full of wanderlust as they head west.¬† Continue reading “(61) Caroline // Bookish Blurb”

(60)The Smell of Other People’s Houses // Bookish Blurb

The Smell of Other Peoples Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

This is a teen book following the lives of a group of teenagers in Alaska mostly set in the 70s. It follows them throughout roughly a year as they struggle with what life throws at them.

This is a very short book and I read it all in one sitting but it is a rather powerful book.
Although this is technically a teen book I don’t think it is just for a teen audience. It deals with deep and complex issues of belonging and family as well as just describing what it is like to be part of a poor community where violence is prominent Continue reading “(60)The Smell of Other People’s Houses // Bookish Blurb”

(59) The Thirteenth Tale // Bookish Blurb

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Vida Winter has never told people the truth about her past but now she’s dying and has decided to tell Margaret Lea, an amateur biographer with secrets of her own. Slowly, as her body falls apart, she reveals her past and tells a story of madness, ghosts, and red haired twins. Continue reading “(59) The Thirteenth Tale // Bookish Blurb”