2017 Reading Challenge Wrap Up Post

Surprise! Somehow it’s almost the end of January already and I’m just getting around to my December challenge wrap up, as well as my challenge wrap up for the entire year… and since I didn’t read a ton in December (4 books total), I think I’ll focus on my year-end wrap up. All the books are listed in the order I read them so I’ll just bold the applicable December titles!

Overall I did really well with two of my challenges and so-so on the other three. I was genuinely surprised that I read an equal amount of fantasy and contemporary books. I’m equally surprised at how few retellings I read- I still have a ton on my TBR. But overall, I really enjoyed my reading year and tried not to pressure myself too much. I think it worked because I loved a lot of the books I picked up! I also completed my Goodreads Challenge of 70 books- I finished the year with 73 total. Here is the final tally (I also have these listed on my 2017 Reading Challenges page on the blog) :

Flights of Fantasy: 26 books (goal of 20)
#flightsoffantasy
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  1. The Farthest Away Mountain by Lynne Reid Banks- 4 stars
  2. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older- 3 stars
  3. The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins- 3.5 stars
  4. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay- 5 stars
  5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab- 5 stars
  6. The Blazing Star by Imani Josey- 3.5 stars
  7. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab- 5 stars
  8. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab- 5 stars
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling- 5 stars
  10. A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn- 3 stars
  11. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova- 4 stars
  12. Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts- 1.5 stars
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling- 5 stars
  14. Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison- 5 stars
  15. The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May- 4 stars
  16. Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison- 5 stars
  17. Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas- 4 stars
  18. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser- 4 stars
  19. The False Prince by Jennifer Niven- 3 stars
  20. Fireblood by Elly Blake- 5 stars
  21. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan- 5 stars
  22. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee- 4 stars
  23. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust- 5 stars
  24. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas- 4 stars
  25. The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski- 3 stars
  26. Ripped Pages by M. Hollis- 3 stars

Retellings Reading Challenge: 8 books (goal of 12)
#retellingsRC2017
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  1. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay- 5 stars
  2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston- 5 stars
  3. Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison- 5 stars
  4. Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison- 5 stars
  5. Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas- 4 stars
  6. The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel- 3 stars
  7. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust- 5 stars
  8. Ripped Pages by M. Hollis- 3 stars

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge: 26 books (goal of 6-10)
#ContRom2017
being myself

  1. Wanderlost by Jen Malone- 4 stars
  2. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins- 4 stars
  3. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee- 5 stars
  4. Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally- 3 stars
  5. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett- 4 stars
  6. Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee- 4 stars
  7. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown- 4 stars
  8. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli- 4 stars
  9. Geekerella by Ashley Poston- 5 stars
  10. Keeping The Distance by Clarisse David- 3.5 stars
  11. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han- 5 stars
  12. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han- 4 stars
  13. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han- 4.5 stars
  14. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli- 5 stars
  15. The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel- 3 stars
  16. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum- 5 stars
  17. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren- 4 stars
  18. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde- 5 stars
  19. The Simplicity of Cider by Amy Reichert- 3 stars
  20. Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell- 4.5 stars
  21. Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm- 3 stars
  22. I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo- 3.5 stars
  23. The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo- 4.5 stars
  24. First & Then by Emma Mills- 5 stars
  25. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills- 5 stars
  26. Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz- 2 stars

Rock My TBR: 6 books (goal of 12)
RockMyTBR
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  1. Wanderlost by Jen Malone- 4 stars
  2. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins- 4 stars
  3. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay- 5 stars
  4. A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn- 3.5 stars
  5. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman- 4 stars
  6. Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn- 5 stars

ReReads: 9 books
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  1. The Farthest Away Mountain by Lynne Reid Banks- 5 stars
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling- 5 stars
  3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han- 5 stars
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling- 5 stars
  5. Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison- 5 stars
  6. Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison- 5 stars
  7. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli- 5 stars
  8. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare- 4 stars
  9. First & Then by Emma Mills- 5 stars

Did you accomplish your reading goals for the year? What are you hoping to read more of this year? (For me, it’s historical fiction and more backlist!) Let me know if you loved any of the books I finished in 2017.

5 thoughts on “2017 Reading Challenge Wrap Up Post

  1. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense says:

    9 reread is fantastic. I really want to do more rereads this year. Last year I was only able to justify a measly two. You did phenomenal with both the flights of fantasy and contemporary romance challenges. I participated in the former and barely reached my goal. Hope you get to lots of historical fiction and backlist books this year!

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  2. asreadbytina says:

    You did amazing in your challenges! 9 re-reads are amazing! I’ve been trying to do more re-reads but I failed miserably last year. We’ve read quite a few of the same books actually, there is a ton of ones you read that I want to get to this year. I really want to finish up To All The Boys I loved before series.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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