2017 The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly- Bookish+Yearly+Life Wrap Up+More Poetry

This year is almost done!!!!! A few more days and 2018 is here!!! Before I start- GUYSS I really want to make new graphics for my site and I don’t know where to do that for free??? Can I please get some help and suggestions??ANYWAY. I’m pretty excited for 2018. Though 2017 was an AMAZING year for books, emotionally and life-wise, it wasn’t THAT great. BUT first- let’s start with the good stuff- THE BOOKISH WRAP UP!!! I stole the format from @Ioana from Dragon Waffles who borrowed it from @Cait from PaperFury. I LOVEDDD the format so I HAD to steal it okay?!? LET’S GET INTO THIS!!

The Stats- Number of books, pages, average length, longest and shortest book:

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Genres I Read (in the form of a pie chart cuz pie is yum):

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CLEAR domination of fantasy over here, which was quite expected from me. I read quite a few contemporaries, which is pretty surprising for me as I usually have MANY problems with them. But most of them were great so no worries there!

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My Average Rating:

I had a pretty good year in books with my average rating being 3.7 Not bad at all, considering many AMAZING reads and very few bad reads- but the bad ones were so bad they were like one or two star type books. Hence the rating of 3.7

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Best Books of 2017:

(out of these, all the books I have reviewed have the review linked to the image if you’re intrested in reading some heavy fangirling. For books I haven’t yet reviewed, I have a brief intense fangirling description below the cover to try to convince you to read them)

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6. Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

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The 6th book of The Throne of Glass series and OMG I LOVED IT. I haven’t reviewed it as I haven’t reviewed the rest of the series yet, but it is AMAZING. It was everything I wanted and more and I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FINAL INSTALMENT SOMEONE HELP ME AHH.

7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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I will be reviewing this early in January as I only read it a few days back. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK. THANK YOU Lu for bribing me with cake and threatening me to read this book- her love for it convinced me to read it and IT’S AMAZING I CANNOT WAIT TO START THE NEXT BOOK AHHHHH!!!!!!!

 

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Good Surprises?

  1. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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I read this just recently and hadn’t really thought I would like it. I wasn’t that hooked in the beginning, but as the book went on, I was totally blown away, and ended up really loving it!

2. The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

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This duology had been so hyped, I had been convinced it would be a let down, but DAMN IT WAS AMAZING. It’s become one of my favourite books ever so this was a complete surprise!

3. The Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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I’m really not a fan of superheroes and think they’re overrated AF. So consider me surprised when I ended up really enjoying this book!! It was a great read- you can see my review by clicking on the image!

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Biggest Disappointments?

(Don’t wanna talk about these or I’ll scream, you can read the review by clicking on the image)

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Best Book You Read Because Someone Recommended It:

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THE RAVEN BOYS. LOVED THIS BOOK. THANK YOU LU FOR VIRTUALLY SHOVING IT INTO MY HANDS- IT WAS AMAZING.

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The Best:

  1. Squad- Either the Dregs from Six of Crows or Rhysand’s inner circle- both are perfect ❤
  2. Protagonist- Magnus Chase from the Gods of Asgard trilogy. He’s super funny and is one of my favourite protagonists this year.
  3. Setting/world-buiding- Goes to both Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and Warcross by Marie Lu. Creative, unique, and original, I loved the setting of both these books.
  4. Book I cried over- Lord of Shadows. That book broke and splintered my heart and I don’t think I’ll ever heal.
  5. Author- As expected, I gotta give the crown to my queen Cassandra Clare

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Books That I Should’ve Read This Year but Didn’t and Hence Are On My Immediate TBR For Next Year:

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I’M GETTING TO THEM I PROMISE.

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Blogging Life Achievements:

  1. I MADE A BLOG?? THAT’S A MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT AND I’M VERY PROUD.

2. I’ve only been blogging for 7 months and I have 440 followers?!?! That might not seem huge to some but it’s ASTRONOMICAL to me and I’m so happy and just THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH I LOVE YOU GUYS YOU’RE THE BEST.

3. I MADE A BOOKSTAGRAM. I do not keep it up to date and I’m TRASH at maintaining it BUT HEY I MADE ONE.

4. I’ve made some AMAZING friends on this blog. Like I mean A+ class, top rated, high quality friends who I’d like to mention here- Lu, Ioana, Emma, another Emma, Mandy, CharlotteRendz, Kyera, Shanah, Amber, Michelle, Annalee, Sumedha AND JUST ALL OF YOU OKAY I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU A LOT. Thank you for being such amazing people who I can fangirl forever with and just kfnjwerkbgwjeb you guys are amazing ❤ ❤ ❤

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Hard Parts Of The Year:

  1. Moving from India to Singapore sucked. India is my home, and leaving it was like physically wrenching out a part of my heart. The move was horrible and I’d been down in the dumps with a lot of crying and anger for like 7 months after I moved.

2. Making friends in Singapore was HARD. I made friends but they always made me feel isolated and left out and as if I’m not good enough and later I got to know they didn’t like me at all so I left them and hung with different people. It was hard, and there were days I was sitting alone in the library to avoid people or sitting in the cafe alone at lunch, but I have some people now so it’s better I guess.

3. Not being very in touch with people from India. I was close to many people first but they all faded out and now I only talk to like 5 people. I know that even those who I don’t talk to anymore still care about me, but I wish they’d try to stay in touch too, instead of me trying all the time.

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Other Achievements This Year:

  1. The school I got into is a really amazing school? Like it’s really hard to get into it and people are on the waiting list for like 3 years but I managed to get in on my first try and I’m really happy about that.

2. I started writing poetry!! Thank you all who gave me feedback on the poetry I’d written in some previous posts- it’s something important to me and it means a lot that you liked it. You can check out those 2 posts here and here. Here is some more btw-

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3. I read more than a hundred books! YEET.

4. I got pretty good grades in all my tests, and have really kept all my scores and stuff up, so I’m vv happy with that.

5. I started going to the gym recently, and YES it’s only been 2 weeks, but I’m TRYING okay?!?!

6. I started learning the guitar!!!! I’m not v good or anything, but I’m not bad either, and it’s really fun!

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Most Popular Posts of the Year:

Book Review: The Night Circus

Why Being A Book blogger is Really Hard

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi

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And THAT, my friends, is a wrap up of my year. Congrats if you made it to the end of the post!! Tell me how your year was- your fav books, least favs, best and worst moments, EVERYTHING, in the comments. LET ME KNOWWWW.

Thanks for reading!

-Rhea

35 thoughts on “2017 The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly- Bookish+Yearly+Life Wrap Up+More Poetry

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  1. AHHHH!!! I’m so happy that I get to be one of your friends because you’re amazing and fantastic and so great ❤!!

    How did you manage to read over 100 books?! Sorcery?? Pizza sacrifices?! Tell me your secretssss.

    I’m glad you’ve found some people in Singapore. I wish you all the best and I’m sending you virtual cookies and hugs!

    Pfft I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read THUG this year I was starting to feel like a little left out bean 😂. And I’ve been screaming over LOS since I finished it because Cassie is QUEEN AND ALSO QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS COMES OUT NEXT YEAR AHAJAGSHAKL.

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    1. I’m so happy I get to call YOU my friend for the exact same reasons!!!
      AHAHAHA THE PIZZA QUEEN SHALL NEVER REVEAL HER SECRETS. (honestly tho it’s just me staying up till really late and having no life in school and more stuff like that)
      THANK YOUUUU I LUV COOKIES AND I LOVE HUGS EVEN MORE. I’m glad too, it took a while, but I feel like I really have some people now!
      And yesss same everyone has read THUG and I feel bad for not having read it yet BUT I WILL GET TO IT. AND FREJBGJKSNAFAIUERBFJ QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS AHHHHHHH

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  2. Wow you had a busy busy year!!! Congrats on getting into the school and 440 followers on only 7 months of blogging 🙂 what’s your secret I have been blogging since May and only have 84 followers lol

    The Raven Boys was an amazing read for me too and I can’t wait to see what you write about it.

    Your poetry is amazing 💕 keep up the good work 👍

    I’m also working on a ‘count down to 2018’ post, it’s only half done hopefully before 2018 comes along I can post it lol 😂

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! It really has been hectic, but so fun! Hey 84 followers ins’t bad at all, I dont even know how mine managed to grow this fast, it’s shocking to me as well!!
      Yesss I loved Raven Boys, my review is just gonna be a truckload of fangirling.
      Thank youuuu that means a lot to meee.
      Ohh nice!! I’m sure your post will be great!!

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  3. Seems like this was a really great year for you. 7 months of blogging and 440 followers, that’s huge. Congrats for that. And seems like you have more friends than I could ever have. I am so so happy for you, also very proud. ❤

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  4. Totally agree with the biggest disappointments!

    Amazing job on the school and having so many followers! (Teach me your skills!)

    It’s great that you found better friends in Singapore! I loved this wrap up post! ❤️

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  5. Thanks for mentioning me! And congratulations on getting so many followers in a short while! It is a big achievement 🙂 and hey, consider me as another Indian if you want to talk 😂 always available.
    Hope you have a good 2018!

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  6. I loved reading all about all your year! You read over 100 books?! That’s crazy, I hope I can do that next year🤞🏾
    I hope you have an amazing 2018 xx

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  7. *massive round of applause coming from my corner of the blogosphere* YAY CONGRATS ON ALL YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Those are some pretty fantastic books you read and goals you achieved. I’m so proud and happy for you!!! And I’m so touched to be mentioned as one of your blogger buds of the year! It’s a huge honour!!! *Virtual hugs!!* CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! I hope 2018 has even more books and great goals in line for you!

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  8. Awww, Rhea, you’re too kind!! I’m so sorry that it took me so long to read this post, but I loved it and I so appreciate your kind words. It’s been such a joy to get to know you and to fangirl with you, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much your friendship means to me. ❤️❤️

    Also, OMG, YOUR POETRY IS AMAZING. You are so, so talented, girl – keep it up, you’ll only get better with time. Like, wow, that is so impressive. considering you only started writing it this year.

    Also, is there any way that I could add you as a friend on Goodreads? I was fishing around, trying to see if I could find your profile, but I wasn’t able to. If you’d like to add me, there’s a link to my GR page in the “About the Brown Eyed Girl” section of my blog. 😊😊

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    1. Awww it’s been great to know you too Emma, your amazing and being friends with you is an honour!!!<3
      Thank youuu!!! It means soooo much to me!! I started only a few weeks back and I'm enjoying writing it a lot!
      Ohh yea my profile is by my real name not my blog, thats probably why you didn't find it. Will add you ASAP!!

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  9. Congrats on all of your accomplishments this year!!!!! I always love reading your blog and hearing your viewpoints on books and life. As always your poetry is amazing. My sister is playing guitar and is getting really good so I hope that you keep playing. Happy New Year to you!!!!

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    1. Thank you soooo much!!! It makes me so happy people enjoy reading my blog!! And thank you for the encouragement about the poetry!! ❤ Yess, I'm gonna keep playing, it's so fun!!
      Hope you have a great year ahead!!

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  10. I loved reading your yearly stats, it was so fun to read 😀 Congrats on reading over a hundred books! I’ll Give You the Sun is one of my favourite books, I’m glad you enjoyed it! And those books on your TBR are so good, I hope you enjoy them ☺️
    It’s been great knowing you this year ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank youuu!! Yes, I’ll give you the sun was a wonderful wonderful book!!! Ahhh I’ve heard only good things about them- I can’t wait to read them!!
      It’s been lovely knowing you too- have an AMAZING year!!!

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  11. WHO TOLD YOU YOU WOULD BE LET DOWN BY SIX OF CROWS?? WHO??? LET ME FIGHT THEM, OKAY??

    dammnnnnn you read so many books!!!!!!!! and 3.7 average rating??? that’s so good!!

    AND YOU ARE VERY MUCH WELCOME FOR MY THREATS TO READ THE BOOKS!!

    I REALLY NEED TO READ RENEGADES AND THE OTHER BOOKS!! (Gentlemans guide, TOWER OF DAWN etc) GO READ THUG, AND THIS SAVAGE SONG RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. GO ORDER IT. RUN TO THE BOOK SHOP. GO. GO.GO. YOU NEED THEM. THEY NEED YOU!

    AHhhhh I loved this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hope that you’re having a great holiday) love youuuu

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    1. I’M PRETTY SURE WHOEVER TOLD ME THAT IS RUNNING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AS FAST AS THEY CAN RN.
      YESSS I’M SO HAPPY I READ SO MANY, AND THAT I ACTUALLY LIKED MOST OF THEM!!!!
      AHHHH I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR MAKING ME READ THE RAVEN BOYS- IT WAS AMAZING!!!
      YESSS PLZ PLZ READ TOWER OF DAWN AND RENEGADES!!!! AND AHHHH I’M GETTING TO BOTH OF THOSE ASAP.
      Thank youuuuu. Hope you have an amazing year ahead too!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  12. Rhea! How do you always manage to read so many books! And what a great reading year you had. I adore I’ll Give You the Sun. You have to read Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and especially The Hate You Give in 2018! They are wonderful, just like you ❤

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  13. Such a fantastic year, Rhea!! Can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for you. Super glad to see that Magnus is a new favorite protagonist, since I finally finished Percy and I’m now in a Rick Riordan spiral???? WILL IT EVER STOP??? I super agree with Six of Crows – totally built myself up for a letdown for that book and then it ended up being PERFECTION??? THis was so much fun to read, and I can’t wait to see your thoughts on all the 2018 books you’ve got planned – especially Wonder Woman and Eliza. Your blog has been an absolute pleasure and SO SO much fun to read this year, and super excited to see what’s new in 2018. 😉

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