2017 Book Recap

2017 Book Recap

Happy New Year! Hopefully the first couple of weeks haven’t been too painful.

I read a decent amount of books last year, so thought it would be nice to do a bit of a recap. It’s a shame I didn’t get to read as many as I’d have liked, but life gets in the way. Always. There wasn’t much of a plan for my reading, I preferred to simply read whatever took my fancy at the time. The year started with Vanity Fair focusing on lies deceit and shameless social climbing.

But it wasn’t until the summer that I really read some incredible books. Toni Morrison’s Beloved is simply painful & beautiful, and Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun taught me so much about West Africa. Nigeria specifically.

During the Autumn months I sought comfort in fantasy after the first season of American gods ended on Amazon Prime. In between I managed to squeeze in some brilliant non fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helen Russell. Dante’s Inferno & Balzac’s Atheists Mass were my short classics for the year. Of course I had to read a man booker prize shortlist; Ali Smith’s Autumn. And then promptly ended the year with some by much better needed chick lit. Thank you Sophie Kinsella.

Check out my full 2017 reading list below.

Classical Fiction

  1. The Atheists Mass by Honore de Balzac
  2. The Circles of Hell – Dante
  3. Vanity Fair – WM Thackeray

Historical Fiction

  1. Beloved – Tony Morrison
  2. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Contemporary Fiction

  1. Autumn – Ali Smith
  2. My not so perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

Dystopian Fiction

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Fantasy Fiction

  1. The Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
  2. The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman
  3. Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets – JK Rowling
  5. American gods – Neil Gaiman

Biographical Fiction

  1. Black Mamba Boy – Nadifa Mohammed

Non Fiction

  1. Leap Year – Helen Russell
  2. We Should all be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What were your favourite books from 2017?

Joziere xo


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