First, I want to express my gratefulness to the readers following my website, to the authors trusting their eARCs to my hands knowing they will get an honest opinion, and to the publishing houses that has granted me the access to the eARCS via NetGalley, Edelweiss, and tour companies. It has been a whirlwind year with over 300 reviews, hundreds of excerpts, promos, and giveaways, countless hours of reading and preparing, building up blog posts, and deciding on the books to read and promote.
The highlight of my year, if not of my life, was the week in Orlando participating in RWA. I am thankful for the warm welcome I got there from the authors and the bloggers, and for the authors to allow me to go a complete fangirl on them on several occasion... There are some pictures to witness these moments (on Instagram) yet there were, even more, moments when I was so baffled by the honor to meet these authors that I completely forgot to even think about taking a picture.
This past year I had the opportunity to read some amazing books and follow some great series. I am going to make a list of recommendations for books and series I adored making it easier to have that as a reference to those asking about my favorite books or authors.
I have based this list on the spoons I have given over the year 2017 and to the books saved on a file 'best of 2017' on my Kindle. I hope you can use it as a reference 'what to read' or in search of new authors to follow, series to check out. They are in no particular order, just mentioned in the order they appear in the file. Hope you enjoy it!
~ Cheers for 2017!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me