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2017

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This is my journey in books for 2017!

TOTALS
I read 12,553 pages across 36 books Img bookstack 40

The Secret Life of a Teenage Heroine by Topher Williams
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SHORTEST BOOK
150 pages
The Secret Life of a Teenage Her...
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LONGEST BOOK
804 pages
The Well of Ascension
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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
AVERAGE LENGTH
348 pages

MOST POPULAR
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The Fault in Our Stars
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Secret Life of a Teenage Heroine by Topher Williams
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ZARA’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2017
3.3

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
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4.52 average
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Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky
Zara’s first review of the year
liked it
The book was readable but I think I appreciated more the context in which it was written and published. This particular version (SF Masterworks) has the story sandwiched between a foreword by Ursula K. LeGuin, giving some context as an American reading Russian science fiction during the cold war, and a prologue by Boris, one of the authors, giving some idea about the sheer difficulty of getting it published (it took 8 years!) And all because it d ...more
ZARA’S 2017 BOOKS
Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky
Confessions of a Barrister by Russell Winnock
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
it was amazing
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Eggs or Anarchy by William Sitwell
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
it was amazing
Extracted by R.R. Haywood
Grave Beginnings by R.R. Virdi
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris  Stewart
The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris  Stewart
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
The Hedge Knight by Ben Avery
Sworn Sword by Ben Avery
Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey
Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey
Essays In Love by Alain de Botton
The Secret Life of a Teenage Heroine by Topher Williams
Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
really liked it
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Trio of Sorcery by Mercedes Lackey
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
Sabriel by Garth Nix
it was amazing
Lirael by Garth Nix
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Zara’s last review of the year
it was amazing
This was a re-read - my first read was 15 years ago and I hardly remember any of it. Reading this was partly as a response to realising I'm SLIGHTLY behind schedule for my Goodreads Challenge (after this, 3 more books before the end of the year!) and my waddling through non-fiction is NOT going to achieve that, and partly because I needed something light-ish to read while waiting for something painful to happen (nothing extreme, or long-lasting. ...more
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2017 READING
CHALLENGE
Zara read 36 out of 36 books.
 
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