My 2017 Reading Challenge was, again, 15 books within a calendar year. While Goodreads says I finished all my books, I actually only completed 14. I thought I had completed all 15 books because that is what Goodreads told me. It turns out that a book I started but did not finish still counted as having read it. Granted it was a book I was reading again so perhaps that is why Goodreads counted it. So, without further ado here is …
My 2017 Reading Challenge Book List
If I wrote a review for one of the books I read, you can click on the title of the book to read the review (if it interests you).
- “Summoner of Storms” by C. Greenwood
- “Clash of Catalysts” by C. Greenwood
- “War of the Ancients: The Sundering” by Richard Knaak
- “Extracted” by R.R. Haywood
- “Thief’s Blade” by C. Greenwood
- “Thief’s Fall” by C. Greenwood
- “Thief’s Curse” by C. Greenwood
- “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher
- “Fool Moon” by Jim Butcher
- “Grave Peril” by Jim Butcher
- “Isle of Dragons” by C. Greenwood
- “Sea of Dragons” by C. Greenwood
- “Ship of Dragons” by C. Greenwood
- “Shatterpoint” by Matthew Stover
My Pick for the 2017 Best Read
I actually read quite a few good books in 2017. I did have a hard time picking a “best read” for the year. This was the year I took my first steps into the world of Harry Dresden, C. Greenwood was really on a roll with a couple new fantasy series but it really came down to two surprising books. I returned to the Star Wars universe again with Shatterpoint and the book was really good, I loved learning more about Mace Windu and Depa Billaba. If you’re a Star Wars fan, and you do not feel jaded by the prequels, I would really recommend this book (check out my review if you’re interested).
I think, in the end, I have to go with Extracted as my 2017 Best Read. This book was a Kindle First and it is extremely captivating. It’s pretty classic Sci Fi with time travel, a future at risk, normal people with latent extraordinary abilities. I will be reading the second book in this series this year and I’m really looking forward to it.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss