2017 Recap

[Note From the Future: The following sentence was written in July, before A WHOLE LOT OF ~THINGS~ HAPPENED:]

Hey look you guys, I’m not posting this in September! I got better at something!

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[Additional Note From The Future: I probably could have posted this in September but … you guys, I bought a house. And then I had to move my stuff from where I was living to the new house. And guys — I have a lot of stuff. As I move into my late 30s [[oh god did I just type that out loud holy shit which box has the tequila in it]], I am going to try to be better at — oh, I don’t know. Everything? Does “everything” sound good? Like, getting rid of clothes that I don’t wear, and not buying clothes every three months, and maybe I don’t have to have the entire collection of Laurell K. Hamilton novels if I hate most of them so much, and — and also, once the material things are taken care of, actually posting to this blog on a somewhat regular basis! Maybe I can schedule them, in-between lawn-mowings or boiler maintenance or something.

Anyway. That’s why this is being posted in October.]

So. In 2017, I read 27 books – 5 fewer books than in 2016, and tied for my worst year on record. In my defense, the world has sucked for a good while now, and I did a lot to try and self-care my way through our current decline into fascism. I turned away from prestige TV (No, I haven’t watched Stranger Things yet. Or This is Us. Or anything else any of y’all have told me I *need* to watch). I did, however, get addicted to the CW reboot of Dynasty, and NO, I HAVE NO REGRETS.

The CW reboot of Dynasty is like cocaine puddin’, and this is how I react every time a new episode graces my TV:

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[[oh shit the cable guy had better get the cable box squared away for me on Thursday because my cocaine puddin’ comes back for season 2 on Friday and I NEED EVERYONE TO WATCH IT WITH ME AND SAVE ITS RATINGS, OKAY?????]]

Of the 27 books I read last year, 26 were books I’d never read before. Take *that* Dad, who told me years ago to broaden my horizons and read new stuff! LOOK AT ME NOW

So. Here’s the list. The only book I re-read last year was Moonraker, so everything else is new. If you’re on a laptop or other form of computer, hover over the links to the previous reviews; otherwise, please enjoy.

January
1. Trouble in High Heels by Christina Dodd
2. Moonraker by Ian Fleming

February
3. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

March
4. A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
5. All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
6. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

April
7. Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
8. The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan

May
9. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
10. An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards
11. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

June
12. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier

July
13. Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
14. The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

August
15. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
16. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
17. A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

September
18. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

October
19. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
20. A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes
21. A Dangerous Love by Sabrina Jeffries

November
22. Incendiary by Michael Cannell
23. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
24. The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini
25. The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

December
26. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
27. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

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