Goodread Reading Challenge Recap

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Hi lovely people

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I was extremely busy and tired and at one point my pre-scheduled post I made to bypass my lack of time, ran out too soon 🙁 But this week I’m back in business babes!

As you may know I am the proud owner of a Kobo e-reader. And even though I wasn’t really a fan of digital book over physical ones I was glad I made the decision. You can read the why right here! Spoiler alert, being a broke college student is a why :p

Because of my e-reader library being 112 books large, I have 112 books with me ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Every moment I can read (when it’s socially acceptable), I will read. And that how I got a slamming record of 38 books (39 if I hurry) this year. Which is big since I haven’t read more than 5 books a year the last 2 years :/ *shame* Our library isn’t that big, so at one point you run out of interesting books.


They are in order of reading. I enjoyed all the books in this list, unless mentioned otherwise! If I really recommend one, it’s also mentioned. And of course I linked the book reviews I’ve written over the year as well!

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  1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
    recommended! I wrote a book review about this one! Read it right here!
  2. Charisma by Jeanne Ryan
    Book review!!
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    very recommended
  4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  5. It’s kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini

  6. Nerve by jeanne Ryan
    you guessed it! BOOK REVIEW!
  7. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
    Love this! Read my book review here!
  8. The one memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  9. Famous is Love by Rebecca Serle
  10. Truly, madly, famously by Rebecca Serle

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  11. This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp
    Amazing story about a school shooting!
  12. The Program by Suzanne Young
  13. The Treatment by Suzanne Young
  14. The Remedy by Suzanne Young
  15. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young
    Binge-read the entire series during exams, AMAZING (I passed the all by the way!) If you like the Hunger Games and Divergent, you will adore these!
  16. One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus
    Great story! Murder meets the Breakfast Club –> YES a book review!
  17. Girl Online on Tour by Zoe Sugg
  18. Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
  19. Simon vs. the Homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli
  20. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
    NO, just burn it (I’m sorry)

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  21. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  22. Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  23. Rise if the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
    I’m a sucker for Disney stories! Descendants fans here is your heaven! (shhhh it ain’t children’s books…)
  24. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR! and yup here’s the review!
  25. Bridge to Terabithia by Katerine Paterson
  26. Talking as fast as I can by Lauren Graham
    read it twice, second time accompanied by the audiobook voiced by Queen Lauren herself, of course!
  27. Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven
    I do recommend to read this book before you read All the Bright Places. Because it’s good, but All the Bright Places is better.
  28. Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne
    It was a nice story, but not exciting enough to read the sequels.

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  29. The Amazing Book is not on Fire by Dan Howell & Phil Lester
    Read this in combination with the audiobook! Their voices made it even better!
  30. Dreamology by Luce Keating
    Weird, but very cool.
  31. Definition of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor
  32. Behind Closed doors by B.A. Paris
    This book gave me chills!!!
  33. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    So much potential, but so little of it was used… :/
  34. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
    Because, yes, I do read adult books! And this one happened to be amazing! aka I wrote a review!
  35. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
    You should read the review and decide for yourself, it’s a mixed opinion.
  36. Peter Pan by J.M. Barriepeter pan JM Barrie - simply 20 seconds
    You’ll have to take a search for the original yourself since I don’t find my version on amazon, sorry!
  37. What to say next by Julie Buxbaum
  38. Literally by Lucy Keating
    Again weird, but nice!!

    Currently Reading

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  39. Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn
    Opinion… I’m not quite convinced.

And that was it for this year!! That was a long list, or not. I don’t know how many books you read per year! If you have any recommendations for 2018, don’t hesitate and comment them below!!



12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Wow! You’ve certainly been busy reading. I wish I had the time to read as much as I would like, but alas, life gets in the way. Looks like a great list. I will definitely check out a few of these.

  2. There are a lot of good books on here! I read It’s Kind of a Funny Story a long time ago, and it was one of my favorites for a long time. I thought Holding Up The Universe was kind of boring considering the unique subject, so I was hesitant to read another book by Jennifer Niven. Good to know I should pick up All the Bright Places! Thanks for the tip 🙂

    1. I completly get it, I thought the message of Holding up the universe was good, but the story could be better. All the bright places is definitely my favorite in the whole list. It’s really worth a shot!

  3. I have not warmed up to an e-reader yet. I love the smell of books (nerd alert) but on the practical front I do see the benefits of an e-book and have read a couple tomes on there. I think your list is awesome and will definitely check out some of the books you mentioned.

    1. I totally get it, it took a long time for my dad to convince me to get one, but the fact that books are too expensive for me to buy in bulk made me buy one. But the smell of books tops everything!

  4. I adore book recommendations!
    I’ve only read two on your list, City of Bones and Thirteen Reasons Why, and loved them both. I’ll have to check out my library and see what they have.

    Thanks for the list!

  5. I still love my physical books but I’d be lost without my e-reader (I have a Kindle Paperwhite). You read some awesome books this year, and many I still need to read like Talking As Fast As I Can and One of Us Is Lying. I haven’t read the Descendants books but I unashamedly love the movies. 🙂

    If you liked Nerve, I’m going to be doing an online auction for an ANNOTATED copy soon (the author wrote notes throughout) if you’re interested in following here: There’s one up now!


    1. I totally feel ya about the e-reader :p it saved my bookcravings!!
      And wow yes!! I wil definitely check that out! Thank! X

  6. I LOVE Talking as Fast as I Can. I really need to get the audiobook; I swear I could hear Lauren in my head while I was reading, so it would be amazing to *actually* hear her. I also adored Love, Rosie and Dreamology. And I’m a big Kindle reader. I never thought I’d prefer ebooks to physical books and while I still love, read, and collect physical books, I read far more ebooks these days. I just wish I could access library books on my Kindle. My mum has Overdrive on her tablet and gets a ton of books from the Ontario Library Consortium, plus is connected to my Kindle app. So handy!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

    1. The audiobook is amazing!!!
      wow so cool, so you get library books through OneDrive? that’s really handy!! Is that also free then? I wish I had that, for now I try to get in on as much promo stuff to get free e-books :p x

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