2017 wasn’t my year for book buying. I read 40 by now, and in preparation of my move, I also decluttered over 100 books from my bookshelves. So that is 140 fewer books to worry about. But I hardly replenished my shelves with some new books. So while I kept track throughout the years of all books I bought and got, I never really was inspired to share which books I bought. However, now that we’re nearing the end of the year and I know exactly how many books I bought in 2017, I thought it would be fun to do a roundup.
2017 Book Haul
In total I bought/ received 20 books. Most of the books I bought I got from a regular bookstore, but I also got some for my birthday or from consignment stores that sell books for cheaper. Of these 20 books, 5 are on my 2017 read list as well. So that leaves 15 books that have been added to my shelves that I still have to read. Not too bad. This is the list of books that I acquired in 2017:
- Sabaa Tahir – A torch against the night
- Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Illuminae
- Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Gemina
Catherine Arnold – London Underground CatherineArnold – London and its vices Catherine Arnold – London Bedlam Ben Aaronovitch – The Hanging Tree
- Marie Brennan – A history of dragons
- Michael Pye – The edge of the world
Victoria Aveyard – King’s Cage
- V. E. Schwab – A Conjuring of Light
- Simon Sebag Montefiore – Romanovs
- Ray Bradbury – Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist
- Sarah J. Maas – Courts of Wing and Ruin
- Sarah Perry – Essex Serpent
- Emma Donahue – Wonder
Cassandra Clare – Lord of Shadows
- Colson Whitehead – the Underground railroad
- Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending
The 5 books that I read in 2017 are crossed out. I had set myself the goal to read some more non-fiction in 2017 and so I bought a few and also read a few. Also, a few of my favorite series were continued in 2017, which are also books I instantly added to my TBR and gave a read. All the other books are now on my never-ending TBR. I don’t really have a TBR system, technically it is just all books I haven’t read yet, but I am very fickle when it comes to my reading choices, so I cannot really decide on TBR lists, shelves or whatever other system you may use for creating a TBR.
Of these books, I also went with a few books that just piqued my interest. I have never read any books by Emma Donahue and while Room is apparently amazing, I am just not really into that type of story line. Wonder is the first book by Donahue that has an appealing blurb to me, so I am curious what is that about.
There are also some purchases that I bought either to complete or start a series. These books are mainly YA or fantasy series that I am interested in reading and that I haven’t started yet. When the V. E. Schwab Conjuring of Light was released I knew I wanted to get it and that series is definitely going on my 2018 must reads. The same goes for the ACoTaR series.
I also found some space to add some classics and other literary fiction to my list of purchases. One was a birthday gift. Two others I bought at a book consignment shop. I keep telling myself to try and read more Sci-Fi as well as classics all the time. So when I can find those for cheaper than that is great of course.
These are all of the books I bought in 2017. I hope it gives you some insight into my purchases and some of the things I hope to be reading in 2018. I may not have a TBR, but there are always a few books that I hope to get to in a certain period. So for next year one series I definitely want to get to is A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab, but I also hope to meet my Goodreads goal next year.
What books did you buy in 2017?