And who better to kick us off, than our beloved MichelleS that was right there with us for most of the year, and then disappeared without a trace for the last couple of months!!!
Why? She got hooked on CNN!!!!!!! Since. August!!!
MichelleS: Unfortunately, I’ve been binge watching CNN. Ugh! It’s depressing me, which makes me not want to read. …All this hurricane talk isn’t helping. I am glued to CNN. I need to just turn the TV off, I think. Going to go pour myself a glass of wine and get back to my book.
…I have been so so so busy with life. And I haven’t hardly read a thing. I do know every single pore on Anderson Cooper’s vampire like face though, or at least I should if he had any, because I think I own stock in CNN now. Got. To. Stop. Watching. News. UGH!
I have a feeling she’s not the only one. 😉
bev: MichelleS it cracks me up that you went to CNN and I went to K dramas. I still wanted the romance and pretty. But yeah I was not able to focus on a book at all. So instead of forcing it I just stopped too.
P.S. No worries. bev is still with us, too. I love our crew!!! It’s just been a strange… year. 😉
But MichelleS has got a list for us, ’cause good or bad “news” or not, she did read. 🙂
“…Sinners of Saint series got me out of my slump. Not sure how or why. This new Lauren Gilley book is awesome too. Maybe I’m healing?”
MichelleS: So even with my big reading slump, I managed to get together a pretty good list for 2017. It is a bit of every genre I love to read, so I didn’t veer too far off base. These are all books that I can remember the plot and details, even after many months.
Best Fantasy – A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) (love this series) and Weaving Man: Book One of The Prophecy Series
These made the list because there are some amazing writers up there (Sheehan, Briggs, Klune, Ford, Gillley, Maas), and the characters are so well written and memorable. I think Fantasy is best in a series, and these all delivered for me.
What I didn’t see as a trend for me was – young adult, new adult, mystery or thriller, or any dystopian. Hmmm….. did I stick too much to my preferences? Maybe that was why the slump?
Looking forward to 2018
See you on the blog!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Reading!
So who’s next? If you guys have one for me, email it to me, or message it to me, or even leave it in the comments and I will be turning them into official posts. Our 2017 BEST OF lists!!!
Email me here, or leave a comment on a blog post, or message me on Facebook with your favorites list (and if you can include little tidbits of why you loved each one), that would be awesome!!