What I Read in 2017

What I Read in 2017

What I Read in 2017

Like most people I cannot believe 2017 is over! And not to sound extremely negative, I am glad it is over. Much like 2016, it started well and had very big downs. But it also had its up. I read a lot of books!

One of my bookish resolutions – an updated post on this is coming soon – this year was to read 70 books. I’ve actually read 73!

Today I am simply going to list them in read-order, along with the Goodreads rating I gave them upon completion.

*A few of them I am unable to name names as they were books I read for my job and are yet to be released.

Let’s just jump in, because this list is going to be long…

PB – paperback, EB – ebook, HB – hardback, AU – audiobook, RR – re-read

Books I read in 2017 (in order of reading)

  1. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff – 5 star rating – HB
  2. Only Dull People are Brilliant at Breakfast by Oscar Wilde – 3 star rating – PB
  3. When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard by Megan Beech – 5 star rating – PB
  4. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore – 2 star rating – PB
  5. Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr – 4 star rating – EB
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – EB & RR
  7. Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans – 3 star rating – PB
  8. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher – 3 star rating – HB
  9. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik – 3 star rating – EB
  10. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 4 star rating – AU
  11. Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – 4 star rating – EB
  12. Ctrl Alt Delete: How I Grew Up Online by Emma Gannon – 5 star rating – AU
  13. Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans – 4 star rating – PB & RR
  14. All the Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism by Kira Cochrane – 4 star rating – AU
  15. The Other Half of Happiness by Ayisha Malik – 4 star rating – EB
  16. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner – 4 star rating – EB
  17. How to Start a Revolution by Lucy Ann-Holmes – 4 star rating – EB
  18. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – EB
  19. Dead Embers by Matt Brolly – 5 star rating – EB
  20. Street Child by Berlie Doherty – 3 star rating – PB
  21. A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray – 4 star rating – AU
  22. We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings – 4 star rating – PB
  23. Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe – 4 star rating – AU
  24. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig – 4 star rating – EB
  25. Conversation with Friends by Sally Rooney – 5 star rating – EB
  26. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – EB
  27. Hogwarts: An incomplete and unreliable guide by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – EB
  28. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales to Dream Big by Elena Favili – 5 star rating – HB
  29. Let Her Go by Dawn Barker – 5 star rating – EB
  30. Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins – 4 star rating – HB
  31. Harry Potter and the Chamber of the Secrets by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – PB & RR
  32. Still Foolin’ Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going and Where the Hell are my Keys by Billy Crystel – 5 star rating – AU
  33. Living the Dream by Lauren Berry – 4 star rating – PB
  34. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – AU
  35. My Name is Girl: An Illustrated Guide to the Female Mind by Nina Cosford – 4 star rating – HB
  36. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – AU
  37. Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba – 3 star rating – AU
  38. Cocktails and Dreams by A.L. Michael – 5 star rating – EB
  39. Hot Mess by Lucy Vine – 4 star rating – EB
  40. Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person by Chloe Seager – 3 star rating – EB
  41. How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis – 5 star rating – HB
  42. The Body in the Marsh by Nick Louth – 5 star rating – EB
  43. How to be a Grown-Up by Daisy Buchanan – 5 star rating – EB
  44. Fleabag: The Original Play by Phoebe Waller-Bridge – 4 star rating – PB
  45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – AU & RR
  46. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay – 5 star rating – HB
  47. The Power by Naomi Alderman – 4 star rating – EB
  48. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – AU & RR
  49. We Own The Sky by Luke Allnutt – 5 star rating – EB
  50. How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne – 4 star rating – EB
  51. F*ck! I’m in my Twenties by Emma Koenig – 4 star rating – EB
  52. My Shitty Twenties by Emily Morris – 5 star rating – EB
  53. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – AU & RR
  54. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling – 5 star rating – HB
  55. Ice Cream For Breakfast: How Rediscovering Your Inner Child Can Make You Calmer, Happier and Solve your Bullsh*t Adult Problems by Laura Jane Williams – 4 star rating – AU
  56. #Girlboss by Sophie Amoruso – 4 star rating – AU
  57. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – 5 star rating – EB
  58. Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight – 3 star rating – AU
  59. Dark Game by Rachel Lynch – 5 star rating – EB
  60. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – 4 star rating – AU
  61. Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie – 4 star rating – EB
  62. The Cows by Dawn O’Porter – 3 star rating – EB
  63. Becoming: Sex, Second Chances, and Figuring Out Who the Hell I am by Laura Jane Williams – 3 star rating – AU
  64. You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day – 3 star rating – AU
  65. Northanger Abbey: An Audible Original Drama by Anna Lee – 4 star rating – AU & RR
  66. Without You by Anthony Rapp – 3 star rating – AU
  67. Persuasion by Jane Austen – 3 star rating – PB
  68. A Christmas Carol – Adaption – by Charles Dicken – 4 star rating – AU & RR
  69. Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins – 5 star rating – AU
  70. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – 4 star rating – AU
  71. Death on the River Nile by Agatha Christie – 5 star rating – EB

I have also read two additional books as part of my job at a publishing house, but I can’t mention them in detail yet.

In total, I have read 73 books in 2017! And achieved my goal of reading over 70!

I’ll be releasing a Bookish Resolutions wrap-up post in the next few days. But you can let me know what you’ve read this year and what your favourites have been in the comments below!

I hope you’ve had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love Ellie x

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