2017: My Year in Books! + One Sentence Reviews (Part 1/2)


I hope everyone started the new year in a fantastic way. To celebrate the New Year I’m going to sum up every book I read this year and give a one sentence review for them.
I’m going to use the amazing Goodereads “My Year in Books” tool for this. Because I have read 101 books, it’s a bit much to cover them all in one post and so I will spread this over 2 weeks. I will post the second part of My Year in books next Thursday!

2017 was an absolutely amazing book year for me. 101 books is an new record for me and I’m really happy that I made it.

This was also my first book blogging year and it’s so fun to do! I want to sent a big thank you to all the amazing people that made it such a fun experience.

Without further ado, here is my year in books!

The differents between the longest and the shortest book I read is more than 1000 pages! That’s so extreme. ?

It’s a bit disappointing that the most popular book I read this year is also one of those I liked the least. 

I think 3.7 is a very good average rating. It shows that I read many amazing books an that I didn’t had to hand out too many 1 stars.

now over to the one sentence reviews for every book I read this year!

Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris: Kept me reading all night and scared the living daylight outta me.
The Law of Moses – Amy Harmon: This really wasn’t my thing, bad boy gone a little too bad.
The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden: Amazing folklore fantasy and I was reminded that I REALLY don’t like zombies.
Gone Girl – Gyllian Flynn: Made me more depressed than I already was (I started reading this during my exams and had to put it on hold until after the exams because I coudln’t handle the level of depression this book radiates).
Big Little Lies – Lianne Moriarty: Extremely funny and heartbreaking at the same time.

The Cry of the Icemark – Stuart Hill: The emotions in this book were none existent and the main reason why I didn’t like this book at all.
Pottermore Presents (1-3) – J.K. Rowling: I always love extra info about life at Hogwarts and these were no exception!
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo: Amazing characters in an amazing story that made me need to grab the second book faster than you can say “No mourners no funerals”.
Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo: Great book but it was a bit too similar to the first book for me to completely fall in love with it.
Virgins – Diana Gabaldon: It was to short for me to care about and I didn’t really care for it that much.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K. Rowling: If you watched the movie, this book is unnecessary, but the amazing drawings inside made up for everything and it made me love it either way.
The Witch of Duva – Leigh Bardugo: Nice story to get into the Grisha mood (still haven’t read the Grisha trilogy though, oops!).

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas: AMAZING book, no way that the second one can be better, it’s impossible!
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas: Okay, I was so Wrong, the second book is better, why isn’t the third one out yet, I’m going to die from that cliffhanger!(I may have cheated on the one sentence rule by using to many comma’s, my emotions needed to be put into words, Sorry not sorry).
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas: Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to read this one right after A court of Mist and Fury, everything after that book would have felt mediocre.
Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas: Loved this book so much more than the first Throne of Glass to be honest.
Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman: I thought I loved mythology, apparently I was wrong and I was quite bored while reading this.

Heir of Fire – Sarah j. Maas: Too be honest I don’t really remember what exactly happened in this book, but I’m sure it was amazing (planning a reread at this exact moment).
Fire – C.A. Harland: This reminded me of the Super Natural TV series in so many ways! (also, this was my first ever Netgalley, so yeey! High fiving myself)
The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1 – 0.5) – Sarah J. Maas: That ending broke my heart into a thousand pieces, must read in this series! (I read it after book 3 and I think that was a great place).
Select – Marit Weisenberg: Loved this book so much more than I expected.
A Court of Mist and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas: Amazing book, finished it in no time, but that ending though…

How to be a Bawse – Lily Singh: The only book I ever read written by a Youtuber, and I felt like I was a bit too old already.
Dark Chapter – Winnie M. Li: I have so much respect for Li, a really powerful book that leaves a mark.
Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas: I only remember that this was the book were Chaol was complaining every other page about something, still loved it though!

Empire of Storms – Sarah j. Maas: (finally one I do remember in this series) My favourite book (so far) in this series, no chaol, amazing new couples to ship and that cliffhanger still keeps me up at night!
The Breakdown – B.A. Paris: Newest mystery from my favourite mystery author, not as good as Behind Closed Doors, but still amazing.
Caraval – Stephanie Garber: A beautiful cover, that’s the only positive thing I can think of at the moment, ow yeah, the place seemed cool to visit.
I need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool – Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella: Very funny, I laughed so much with this book, I didn’t get all the American references though.

The Wrath and the Dawn – Renée Ahdieh: Very fun 1001 nights retelling.
The Moth & the Flame (The Wrath & the Dawn, #0.25) – Renée Ahdieh: It ended right at the moment I thought it was going to begin, bummer.

The Men with the Pink Triangle – Heinz Heger: Amazing Non-fiction book that deserves much more attention.
Drums of Autumn – Diana Gabaldon: Necessary reread, because I didn’t remember anything from the first time I read it, also: I have a strong feeling that this book got longer since then.
The Rose and the Dagger – Renée Ahdieh: I was quite disappointed with this one, the first book was much better.
The Other Girl – Erica Spindler: Quite generic police mystery, one of the many mysteries with “girl” in the title.

A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen: Favourite non-fiction book that makes you feel all warm and cosy while still being very realistic and sad at some points.
The Goblins of Bellwater – Molly Ringle: I’m THE biggest fan of those mean and creepy goblins.
Quidditch Through the Ages – Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling): Enjoyable book about the history of Quidditch, the only sport I have ever read an entire book about.
The Butterfly Project – Emma Scott: Totally a guilty pleasure book, a bit all too perfect at times but who cares?.

That was it for part 1 of my One Sentence Reviews. I hope you liked them as much as I had fun writing them. It was nice to look back on all of those books and remember what it felt like reading them.


  • I like the one sentence year in review. I LOVED Big Little Lies. I also was so impressed with the mini-series and I don’t normally like the adaptations of good books. Hope 2018 is another great year for you!

    • ThePrintedGirl

      I haven’t seen the series yet! Maybe I should! ?
      Thank you so much! Happy 2018 to you!
      Happy reading! ?

  • I loved these one sentence reviews! I also agree that Chaol can just leave the ToG series. He was fine the first two books, but you know what they say: die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a nuisance.

  • What a great idea! Glad you had a good reading year!

  • Love this post! congratulations on reading 100+ books! It looks like you had a good reading year and you’ve read some amazing books . I hope you get to read even more books in 2018! 🙂

  • Love your one sentence reviews! Very straight to the point and easy to read ! I also wasn’t a huge fan of Caraval. (Aside from the cover, but everyone thought the cover was goregous) I remember thinking the plot didn’t go anywhere and that I wasn’t a big fan of the characters either. I also tried the whole Throne of Glass series and stopped at Heir of Fire. I don’t know why I stopped, things just weren’t picking up and other books looked a bit more appealing. Good post though! Hope you have an AMAZING new years!

    • ThePrintedGirl

      I’m so glad you liked them! I feel exactly the same about Caraval! I’m going to give the second book in the series a chance but I my hopes are quite low. You should give Throne of Glass another try! Empire of Storms is my favourite book in the series. But I get the problem with picking other books first. I should read the second book of Cinder, but I just keep putting it off!
      Thank you for your comment!

  • You’ve read some great books in 2017. I love how you are doing this post by the way. 😉

  • Oh I still want to read The Law of Moses. Amy Harmon is a writer that I really appreciate, even after only having read one or two novels so far! I also love (all three of) Gillian Flynn’s books. Let me warn you though, they are all very atmospheric and depressing.. I love it ;-). Great overview!

    • ThePrintedGirl

      I really hope you’ll enjoy The Law of Moses! I haven’t heard of her other books so I’ll have to check those out!
      Depressing books really aren’t my thing, I noticed that I get depressed myself while reading that kind of books so I think Flynn’s books aren’t something for me!?
      But it’s great to hear that you did like them!
      Thank you so much for your comment & happy reading! ?

  • I still haven’t read Six of Crows! I feel like the only one who hasn’t!

    • ThePrintedGirl

      I haven’t read the Grisha series yet and I also feel like I’m the only one. ?
      I should read them soon though.. I hope you’ll like them if you ever find the time! ?

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