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‘I like’ Friday – Books I Read in 2017.

I never go for a record breaker in the amount of books I read in a year.  I have no loyalty to a book just because I have started it, if I don’t like it 50 pages in, it goes back to the library and I start on the next title on my list.  All of the books I have read are from the library unless I am on holiday and I never never take library books on holiday, so those I buy!

This is all the books I finished over the year, I started many which I didn’t finish but these are the ones I made it from beginning to end.

Britt Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman Another great read from the author of ‘A Man Called Ove’.  Britt Marie is an equally good character in my opinion.

We are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly A fast, dramatic read.

The Girl with the Glass Feet by Ali Shaw Not at all the usual book I would pick up but it is a magical and intriguing book which I would recommend.

The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood This is a satisfying book but not an amazing read.

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson A delight from beginning to end!

Harmless like you by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Another ‘good but not amazing’ book.

The Woman next Door by Yewande Omotoso I didn’t love the characters but the twists and turns kept this book interesting.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Loved this book, very strong characters and twisty enough to be interesting but not overly dramatic.

Tornado Weather  by Deborah Kennedy Great characters and story.

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall The women in this book along with their co stars are all fabulous!  Well worth a read.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng A little predicable but a good read.  Some fabulous ideas alongside some dull characters!

Artemis by Andy Weir I am currently reading this on a deadline as it is due back at the library.  It is a quick read with drama and likable characters so far.

Did you meet your reading goals this year? Did you have any goals?  I don’t set goals to read as I am always reading a book.  I have to read to go to sleep at night so I just hope for a good book!

What were your favorite reads this year?


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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. edie115 says

    I’m in a book club with a bunch of boys but this means nothing. I still sometimes don’t finish the book or even start it and just flounce along to the bar and wing it, which is generally obvious, but 2 martinis in nobody cares 😉

    • I am a firm believer in not finishing or even starting a book if you don’t like it or like the sound of it! There are so many good books, why bother with the ones you don’t like. Every book club should have martinis!

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