It’s mid July already and I’m still struggling with my Mid-Year Best Books list and after going through all of them more times than I can count I’ve come to a conclusion as to why I still can’t present you my Top 10 Books of the year so far; because there’s not enough books.
According to Goodreads I’ve read a total of 60 books:
- 54 new books read this year
- 6 books I re-read
- 6/54 of those were bought
- 2/54 were free
- the rest were ARCs
It’s no surprise that I re-read 6 books, I love re-reading and whenever I get the chance, I do it but what surprised me the most is the rating on those 54 new books and they go as following:
- 11 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ books
- 13 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ books
- 10 ⭐⭐⭐ books
- 16 ⭐⭐ books
- 4 ⭐ books
16 books rated with 2 stars in just half a year is insane, last year I had 21 in total which is decent and in 2015, 20. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be more than 5 2-star books for the second half of the year which makes 2017 the year with my most 2-star books. And it makes me incredibly sad because I’m the kind of reader that wants to love every book I read, very hard to do but I still want to. And the more mediocre/bad books I read, the more discouraged I get to reading new books.
As you can see the majority are New Adult and Young Adult and about 12 of them are Fantasy/Paranormal/Historical/Dystopian. There’s two Crime/Horror and 1 poetry and 1 autobiography. For obvious reasons I haven’t posted all my 2-star reviews on the blog as 16 negative reviews are way too much and frankly I don’t have that many things to say but you can find them on goodreads.
I did read a few I actually loved so much:
and a couple that were huge disappointments:
6 books I re-read this year
After every bad book I read, I have to read a very good one to use as a palate cleanser so to speak. So here are my re-reads of the year. Books that no matter how much I re-read, I will love them more each time.
Dear Martin // Dear Martin isn’t out yet but I’ve already re-read it and I think I’ll do it once more to help me write a review worthy of this epicness. Justyce is top of his class and set for the Ivy League but everything changes when he gets arrested. He’s eventually released. Later, his friend Manny gets shot and of course, in the media Justyce and his friend are being profiled as thugs and dangerous. In the midst of tragedy Justyce writes a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as his way of coping and making sense of everything around him. Truly a power debut not to be missed!
I’m hoping the rest of the year will be better and I’m actually really excited to read a few hyped books on my TBR, fingers crossed they deliver!
How many books have you read so far? Are the 3-4-5 stars more than the 2-1-DNFs? How many good books do you expect to read in a year?