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Reading Log

 

Welcome to my 2017 reading log! Can you believe it's almost 2017 already?! But, in a way I feel ready to make a new reading log and start over. I hope this year will be great for all of us.

 

Links to my previous logs and other posts within this thread:

 

Athena's Reading List 2013

Athena's Reading List 2014

Athena's Reading List 2015

Athena's Reading List 2016

 

My Reading Goals and Reading Plans for 2017

Books read in January 2017

Books read in February 2017

Books read in March 2017

Books read in April 2017

Books read in May 2017

Books read in June 2017

Books read in July 2017

Books read in August 2017

Books read in September 2017

Books read in October 2017

Books read in November 2017

Books read in December 2017

Books abandoned in 2017

Statistics of books read in 2017

My Favourite Books, Series and Authors

Books recommended to me by people of BCF in 2017

Films, TV shows & Video Games I Watched / Played in 2017

 

Previous Statistics:

 

Books read Jun - Dec 2012: 43

Books read in 2013: 143

Books read in 2014: 254

Books read in 2015: 502

Books read in 2016: 425

 

Pages read in Jun - Dec 2012: ~25000

Pages read in 2013: ~37000

Pages read in 2014: 62932

Pages read in 2015: 112787

Pages read in 2016: 95007

 

January - June 2017 Summary / Reflection

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My Reading Goals and Reading Plans for 2017:

 

This year I'm going to do things a bit simpler. Nearing the end of 2016 I wasn't really enjoying the read-a-thons much anymore and I didn't feel much in the mood to read those specific books I read for each read-a-thon, or to feel like I have to plan my reading and my library visits around the read-a-thons. So this year, 2017, I'm in principle not going to participate in the read-a-thons, or at least not in the same way I used to. I plan on not participating in the January read-a-thon, and take it from there. I'll see how it feels not to participate.

 

Basically I just want to read what I feel like reading, and read when I feel like reading. And go to the library when I feel like it (and also when it's possible). In 2016 I read a lot of children's books from the library, in 2017 I want to read some more of my own books and some more books for adults and young-adults. Though I do quite enjoy reading the children's books, I don't want to "have to" read them because it's read-a-thon time (in the month). I'm going to try not to loan any books from the library for a while. We all know how much I love going to the library though, so I'm sure I'll be back there before long. But I'm just going to see what I feel in the mood for doing, and do that (if possible)!

 

Next year I would like to try to read more books for adults and young-adults and less children's books, compared with 2016. I want a more even balance between the three, if that is what I feel like. Genres-wise I would like a better balance as well, with the scales tipping towards the genres I love the most (contemporary fiction and fantasy, with science-fiction and rom-com coming in next.). But really, I just want to read what I feel like reading. I'm a mood reader. I felt too stressful with the read-a-thons near the end of 2016 and having to read certain books (or library books because they were due).

 

In 2016 I bought a lot of books. I want to try to buy less books than I did in 2016 and spend less money on books than I did in 2017 (unless in some way I happen to have much more money available for some reason).

 

I plan on working some in Book Collector this coming year. I haven't fully catalogued the purchases and gifts of the past few months and I want to fix up details of books I've owned for a while.

 

So this year I don't have so many goals. I want to continue to read lots of books from a variety of genres and for multiple age ranges, but it will depend on what I feel in the mood for. I plan on reading some seasonal themed books when it's that time.

 

It'll be odd to start from 0 again but in a way I'm also excited to see what 2017 will bring for my (and indeed everyone else's) reading.

 

Last Updated: 22-12-2016

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Books read in January 2017

 

1. Blake Charlton - Spellwright 1: Spellwright

2. Herbert Blankesteijn - NL Digitaal

3. Blake Charlton - Spellwright 2: Spellbound

4. Diane Chamberlain - Keeper of the Light / Kiss River 1: Keeper of the Light

5. David Levithan - The Lover's Dictionary

6. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - The Illuminae Files 2: Gemina

7. A. S. King - Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

8. David Baddiel (ill. Jim Field) - The Person Controller

9. Nicola Yoon - The Sun Is Also A Star

10. Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn 4: Wax and Wayne 0: The Alloy of Law

11. Cassandra Clare - The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones

 

January Summary

 

Last Updated: 02-02-2017

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Books read in February 2017

 

12. Chérie Carter-Scott - If Life is a Game, These are the Rules

13. Victoria Farkas - Dik in mijn Hoofd

14. Diane Chamberlain - Keeper Of The Light / Kiss River 2: Kiss River

15. Sofie van Gelder - Het Meisje In Mijn Hoofd

16. Cassandra Clare - The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes

17. Maria V. Snyder - Chronicles of Ixia 1: Study 1: Poison Study (re-read)

18. Maria V. Snyder - Chronicles of Ixia 1: Study 1: Poison Study Chapter One Valek's POV (re-read)

19. Maria V. Snyder - Chronicles of Ixia 1.5: Study 1.5: Assassin Study

20. Brian Selznick - De Wonderlingen (The Marvels)

21. Maartje van Houwelingen - Doorzichtig

22. Jenna Evans Welch - Liefde & Gelato (Love & Gelato)

23. Amy Tintera - Reboot 1: Reboot (Reboot)

24. Amy Tintera - Reboot 2: Rebel (Rebel)

25. Carry Slee - Bangkok Boy

26. Carry Slee - Fatale Liefde

 

February Summary

 

 

Last Updated: 28-02-2017

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Books read in March 2017

 

27. Geronimo Stilton - Knaag Gezond, Geronimo! (Non Abbuffarti, Geronimo Stilton!)

28. Tim Collins (ill. Andrew Pinder) - Dagboek van een Vampier Watje 1: Dagboek van een Vampier Watje (Diary of a Wimpy Vampire 1: Diary of a Wimpy Vampire)

29. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Dolfje Weerwolfje 7: Weerwolfgeheimen

30. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Dolfje Weerwolfje 11: SuperDolfje

31. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Dolfje Weerwolfje 12: Weerwolf(n)achtbaan

32. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look and Saskia Halfmouw) - Dolfje Weerwolfje 14: Een Miniheks In Het Weerwolvenbos

33. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Dolfje Weerwolfje 17: MaanMysterie

34. Raina Telgemeier (colouring: Stephanie Yue) - Smile 1: Smile (Smile)

35. Lemony Snicket (ill. Jon Klassen) - The Dark

36. Jeanne Willis (ill. Jane Chapman) - Monkey Found A Baby

37. Mick Inkpen and Chloë Inkpen - I Will Love You Anyway

38. Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie - The Detective Dog

39. David Melling - The Star-Faced Crocodile

40. David Melling - Hugless Douglas: Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

41. Kazu Kibuishi - Amulet 1: De Hoeder van de Steen (The Stonekeeper)

42. Allie Brosh - Hyperbole and a Half

43. Nick Spalding - Life... 1: Life With No Breaks

44. Nick Spalding - Life... 2: Life On A High

45. Vanessa Greene - The Beachside Guest House

46. Jodi Picoult - Harvesting the Heart

47. Angie Sage - Septimus Heap 1: Magyk (re-read)

48. Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Last Night I Sang to the Monster

49. Marion Pauw - Grijs Gebied

50. Karin Slaughter - Ongezien (The Unremarkable Heart)

51. Susan Hatler - Kissed by the Bay 3: Just One Kiss

52. Susan Hatler - Kissed by the Bay 4: The Sweetest Kiss

53. Susan Hatler - Kissed by the Bay 5: A Christmas Kiss

54. Shawn Inmon - Life is Short

 

March Summary

 

Last Updated: 31-03-2017

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Books read in April 2017

 

55. Peter F. Hamilton - The Night's Dawn 1: The Reality Dysfunction (re-read)

56. Rainbow Rowell - Eleanor & Park

57. Ingrid Schubert and Dieter Schubert - Woeste Willem (re-read)
58. Katie Cleminson - Otto de Boekenbeer (Otto the Book Bear)
59. Tjibbe Veldkamp and Philip Hopman - Een Ober van Niks
60. Guido van Genechten - Klein Wit Visje: Klein Wit Visje Telt Tot 11
61. Guido van Genechten - Klein Wit Visje: Klein Wit Visje Wordt Groot
62. Guusje Nederhorst - Woezel en Pip 1: Woezel en Pip
63. Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas - Hennie De Heks 5: Hennie De Heks En De Computer (Winnie The Witch 5: Winnie's New Computer)
64. Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth - Kleine Beer 1: Weltrusten... Kleine Beer (Little Bear 1: Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?) (re-read)
65. Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth - Kleine Beer 3: Jij en Ik, Kleine Beer (Little Bear 1: You and Me, Little Bear)
66. Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth - Kleine Beer 4: Goed Zo, Kleine Beer (Little Bear 1: Well Done, Little Bear)
67. Max Velthuijs - Kikker: Kikker in de Kou
68. Max Velthuijs - Kikker: Kikker is Bang
69. Max Velthuijs - Kikker: Het ABC van Kikker
70. Max Velthuijs - De Gevaarlijke Reis
71. Max Velthuijs - Kikker: Kikker in de Wind: Het Schetsboek van Max Velthuijs
72. Max Velthuijs (& Others) - Kikker: Kikker en het Slaapfeest
73. Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Joliet - 365 Pinguïns (365 Pingouins)
74. David Walliams - Blob
75. James Patterson and K. A. John - Bloody Valentine

76. Catherine Ryan Hyde - Second Hand Heart

77. Angie Sage - Septimus Heap 2: Flyte

78. Cynthia Kim - Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

79. Becky Albertalli - The Upside of Unrequited

80. Herman Koch - Makkelijk Leven

81. Felicia Day - You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

82. Simon de Waal - Bureau Raampoort 1: Bureau Raampoort

83. Cassandra Clare - The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass

 

April Summary

 

Last Updated: 30-04-2017

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Books read in May 2017

 

84. Marit Brugman - Friet in de Kliniek

85. Diane Chamberlain - Keeper of the Light / Kiss River 3: Her Mother's Shadow

86. Laura M. Hughes - Danse Macabre

87. Geronimo Stilton - Geronimo Stilton 50: De Karatekampioen (Te Lo Do Io Il Karate)
88. Geronimo Stilton - Oerknagers 9: De Verschrikkelijke Sneeuwrat (L'Abominevole Ratto Delle Nevi)
89. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Dolfje Weerwolfje: Dolfje Sneeuwwolfje (Het Nachtmerrieneefje + Niet Bijten, Dolfje)
90. Luc Descamps (ill. Rik Willemen) - De Poortwereld 2: Het Uur van de Weerwolf
91. Finn-Ole Heinrich and Rán Flygenring - De Ongelofelijke Avonturen van de Miraculeuze Mauwlein 1: Het Leven is een Pannenkoek (Die Erstaunlichen Abenteuer der Maulina Smitt 1: Mein Kaputtes Königreich)
92. Finn-Ole Heinrich and Rán Flygenring - De Ongelofelijke Avonturen van de Miraculeuze Mauwlein 2: Wachten op een Wonder (Die Erstaunlichen Abenteuer der Maulina Smitt 2: Warten auf Wunder)
93. Will Mabbitt (ill. Ross Collins) - Merel Jansen 1: De Ongelooflijke Avonturen van Merel Jansen (Mabel Jones 1: The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones)
94. Will Mabbitt (ill. Ross Collins) - Mabel Jones 2: Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City
95. Simone Lia - Eigenlijk Ben Ik Een Flamingo (They Didn't Teach THIS In Worm School!)
96. Kazu Kibuishi - Amulet 2: De Vloek (The Stonekeeper's Curse)
97. Kazu Kibuishi - Amulet 3: De Wolkenverkenners (The Cloud Searchers)
98. Anthony Horowitz (ill. Thomas Yeates) - Legends 3: Beasts and Monsters
99. Philip Ardagh (ill. Mike Gordon, col. Carl Gordon) - Het Weetjes Stripboek voor Jonge Lezers (Dino's; Bodies; Space)
100. J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne - Harry Potter: Harry Potter en het Vervloekte Kind (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
101. Phil Earle (ill. Sara Ogilvie) - Superhero Street
102. Mathila Masters and Georgien Overwater - De Keukenprins van Mocano 2: Koekjes voor de Koningin
103. Marc Boada (ill. Pere Mejan) - Max 1: Max en de Slinger van Foucault (Max Picard 1: Max Picard i el Maleït Pèndol de Foucault)
104. Cressida Cowell - Stikkum Stoere Steurkop III 1: Hoe Tem Je Een Draak (How To Train Your Dragon 1: How To Train Your Dragon)
105. Cressida Cowell - Stikkum Stoere Steurkop III 3: Hoe Leer Je Draaks (How To Train Your Dragon 3: How To Speak Dragonese)
106. Graeme Simsion - The Best of Adam Sharp

107. Jen Wilde - Queens of Geek

108. Stephenie Meyer - Twilight: Life and Death

109. Rachael Lucas - The State of Grace

110. Gemma Correll - The Worrier's Guide to Life

111. Rob Eastaway - How Many Socks Make a Pair?

 

May Summary

 

Last Updated: 31-05-2017

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Books read in June 2017

 

112. Emma Donoghue - Room

113. Carrie Mac - 10 Things I Can See From Here

114. Diane Carey - Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent

115. Jasmine Warga - My Heart & Other Black Holes

116. Sarah Morton - Afwijkend En Toch Zo Gewoon

117. Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

118. Maria V. Snyder - Chronicles of Ixia 2: Study 2: Magic Study (re-read)

119. Becky Chambers - Wayfarers 2: A Closed and Common Orbit

120. Greg Jenner - A Million Years in a Day

121. Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones 4: Bridget Jones's Baby

122. Kathryn Allan, Djibril Al-Ayad, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Nicolette Barischoff, Comebab, Sarah Pinsker, Margaret Killjoy, Fabian Alvarado, Joyce Chng, Samantha Rich, L. E. Badillo, Sara Patterson, Kate O'Connor, Rachel Keslensky, Tony MacNutt, Louise Hughes, Vincent Konrad, Jack Hollis Marr, Petra Kuppers, Pandalion Death, A. C. Buchanan, A. F. Sanchez, Jane Baker, Rachael K. Jones, Tostoini, David Jón Fuller, Derek Newman-Stille - Accessing the Future

 

June Summary

 

Last Updated: 30-06-2017

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Books read in July 2017


123. Matthew Green - Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

124. Dave Eggers - De Cirkel (The Circle)

125. Dr. Matt - When It Comes To Relationships, You've Been An Idiot

 

 

Last Updated: 14-07-2017

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Books read in August 2017

 

 

 

Last Updated: 22-12-2016

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Books read in September 2017

 

 

 

Last Updated: 22-12-2016

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Books read in October 2017

 

 

 

Last Updated: 22-12-2016

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Books read in November 2017

 

 

 

Last Updated: 22-12-2016

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Books read in December 2017

 

 

 

Last Updated: 22-12-2016

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Books abandoned in 2017

 

Blake Charlton - Spellwright 3: Spellbreaker (page 125 out of 476, 26%)

Ava Dellaira - Liefdesbrieven Aan De Sterren (Love Letters To The Dead) (page 34 out of 334, 10%)

 

 

Last Updated: 28-02-2017

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Statistics of books read in 2017

Last Updated: 14-07-2017

Days: 195

Amount of books read: 125
Amount of books abandoned: 0

Amount of new books read: 117
Amount of re-reads: 8
Amount of combination new book and re-read: 0

Amount of physical books read: 118
Amount of e-books / digital books read: 7

Amount of pages read (averaged): 29055
Average amount of pages per book: 232

Days per book: ~1.6 days/book
Book(s) per day: ~0.64 book(s)/day
Pages per day: 149 pages
Average amount of days it actually took to read a book (so, the minimum is 1, and a day counts twice if I finished a book that day and started a new one): 2
Total days when the amount of days it took for each book, is totaled: 273

Statistics of books read

Owned: 77
Library Loans: 42
Loaned from Others: 4
Website: 2

Male authors: 52
Female authors: 58
Unknown / Multiple: 15
Other: 0

Nationalities
US: 49
UK: 31
Netherlands: 26
Ireland: 4
Italy: 3
Belgium: 3
Germany: 3
Australia: 2
France: 1
Spain: 1
Canada: 1
Japan: 0
Norway: 0
Unknown / Combination: 2

New authors vs. known-to-me authors
New authors I've read a first book of: 44
Known-to-me authors that I've read two or more books of: 78
Combination: 3

Most read author:
Max Velthuijs (6)
Paul van Loon (5)

Standalones: 62
Series books: 63
Combination: 0

Genres:
(note: some books have multiple genres)
(note2: if unsure of genre of picture books or children's books, I class it as 'contemporary fiction')
Fantasy: 23
Science-fiction: 10
Contemporary Fiction: 52
Rom-com: 6
Historical Fiction: 2
Literature: 3
Detective / Mystery: 3
Thriller: 2
Horror: 7
Paranormal: 6
Biography: 9
Information: 8
'Disney': 0

Type of Book:
'Text' books (*): 68
Illustrated: 28
Manga: 0 Comics: 0
Graphic Novels: 6
Picture Books: 23
(* includes 'text'books with a few illustrations, ie. at each chapter start)

Format:
Paperback: 57
Hardback (no dust jacket, usually (ex-)library books): 61
Hardcover (with dust jacket): 0
Kindle: 5
Author's website: 2
Computer: 0

Age Range:
Infants: 23
Children's: 27
YA: 35
Adult: 40

Fiction: 109
Non-fiction: 13
Combination: 3

Language:
English: 66
Dutch: 59
Combination: 0

Original Language:
English: 87
Dutch: 32
German: 3
Italian: 1
French: 1
Spanish: 1
Japanese: 0
Norwegian: 0
Swedish: 0
Finnish: 0

Books read in their original language: 96
Books read in translation: 29
Combination: 0

Publication Years
1950-1959: 0
1960-1969: 0
1970-1979: 0
1980-1989: 1
1990-1999: 7
2000-2009: 17
2010-2017: 98
Unknown / Various: 2

Original Publication Years
Pre-1930: 0
1930-1939: 0
1940-1949: 0
1950-1959: 0
1960-1969: 0
1970-1979: 0
1980-1989: 1
1990-1999: 11
2000-2009: 32
2010-2017: 79
Unknown / Various: 2

Gender Main Character(s) (predominantly):
Male: 57
Female: 38
Both ~equally: 26
Other: 0
N/A (information books etc.): 3

Cover Colour:
White: 14
Black: 10
Red: 5
Orange: 4
Yellow: 10
Green: 11
Blue: 42
Purple: 3
Pink: 6
Brown: 3
Grey: 3
Multi: 12
N/A: 2

Spine Colour:
White: 13
Black: 13
Red: 6
Orange: 5
Yellow: 13
Green: 8
Blue: 44
Purple: 3
Pink: 5
Brown: 1
Grey: 2
Multi: 5
N/A: 7

Writing Style
1rst person: 44
3rd person: 65
Combination: 16

Past tense: 76
Present tense: 19
Combination: 30

Novels: 72
Short Stories / Short Story Collections: 6
Omnibusses: 1
Novellas: 7
Information: 5
Biographies: 9
Picture Books: 23
Play: 1
Combination: 1

Debut: 30
Non-debut: 95

Page numbers:
Amount of books read with Amount of books read with 250-500 pages: 44
Amount of book read with > 500 pages: 6

Page numbers in more detail:
Amount of books read with Amount of books read with 100-199 pages: 29
Amount of books read with 200-299 pages: 25
Amount of books read with 300-399 pages: 20
Amount of books read with 400-499 pages: 14
Amount of books read with 500-599 pages: 3
Amount of books read with 600-699 pages: 2
Amount of books read with 700-799 pages: 0
Amount of books read with 800-899 pages: 0
Amount of books read with 900-999 pages: 0
Amount of books read with > 1000 pages: 1

Shortest Book:
Maria V. Snyder - Chronicles of Ixia 1: Study 1.1: Poison Study Chapter One Valek's POV (6 pages)
Guido van Genechten - Klein Wit Visje: Klein Wit Visje Telt Tot 11 (16 pages)
Guido van Genechten - Klein Wit Visje: Klein Wit Visje Wordt Groot (16 pages)

Longest Book:
Peter F. Hamilton - The Night's Dawn 1: The Reality Dysfunction (1225 pages)
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - The Illuminae Files 2: Gemina (659 pages)
Brian Selznick - De Wonderlingen (The Marvels) (647 pages)
Blake Charlton - Spellwright 2: Spellbound (564 pages)

Books read in January: 11
Books read in February: 15
Books read in March: 28
Books read in April: 29
Books read in May: 28
Books read in June: 11
Books read in July: 3
Books read in August: 0
Books read in September: 0
Books read in October: 0
Books read in November: 0
Books read in December: 0

(note: some books have multiple seasons described in them)
Spring themed books read (incl. Valentine's Day books): 0
Summer themed books read (incl. summer holiday books): 2
Autumn themed books read (incl. Halloween and horror-like books): 7
Winter themed books read (incl. snow, Christmas, New Year's): 4
None: 113

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My Favourite Books, Series and Authors

Last edited: 22-12-2016.

Fantasy
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson - The Wheel of Time series
Brandon Sanderson
David B. Coe - The Lontobyn Chronicles series
James Clemens - The Banned and the Banished series
Peter V. Brett - The Demon Cycle series
Terry Pratchett
Ursula K. Le Guin - Earthsea Cycle 1-4: The Earthsea Quartet
Joanne Harris - Runemarks 1: Runemarks
Karen Miller
Trudi Canavan
Yahtzee Croshaw
George R. R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire series
Blake Charlton - Spellwright 1: Spellwright
Blake Charlton - Spellwright 2: Spellbound
Anne McCaffrey - The Dragonriders of Pern series
Terry Goodkind - Sword of Truth 1: Wizard's First Rule
Walter Moers, Zamonië 4: De Stad van de Dromende Boeken (Zamonien 4: Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher) in particular
Maria V. Snyder - Study series and Glass series
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter series
Geronimo Stilton
Thea Stilton
Oscar Tortuga
Joe Carrot
John Flanagan
Angie Sage
Philippe Lechermeier and Rébecca Dautremer - Het Geheime Dagboek van Klein Duimpje (Journal Secret du Petit Poucet)
Lauren Oliver - Liesl & Po (Liesl & Po)
Luc Descamps (ill. Rik Willemen) - De Poortwereld 1: De Storm

Science-fiction
Peter F. Hamilton, in particular The Night's Dawn series
Tad Williams - Otherland series
Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
Scott Meyer - Magic 2.0 series
Scott Meyer - Master of Formalities
Douglas Adams - The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
Dan Simmons - Hyperion 1-2: The Hyperion Omnibus
Elizabeth Moon - The Speed of Dark
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon
Matt Haig - The Humans
Arthur C. Clarke - The Other Side of the Sky
Andy Weir - The Martian
Iain M. Banks
Joe Haldeman
Philip K. Dick
Thea Beckman - De Toekomsttrilogie series
Isabel Hoving - De Gevleugelde Kat
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games series
Veronica Roth - The Divergent series (including the Four stories) Marie Lu - Legend series
Beth Revis - Across the Universe series
Lauren Oliver - Delirium series
Becky Chambers - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 1: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - The Illuminae Files series
Lois Lowry - The Giver 1: The Giver: Bewaker van Herinneringen (The Giver 1: The Giver)
Michael Grant - Gone series
Stuart Gibbs - Maanbasis Alfa (Moon Base Alpha) series
Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre - Cakes in Space
Luc Descamps - De Donkere Getallen series

Contemporary Fiction
Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World
Jodi Picoult
Diane Chamberlain
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Kristin Hannah - Home Front
Dorothy Koomson - My Best Friend's Girl
Dorothy Koomson - That Girl From Nowhere
Audrey Niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife
Guillaume Musso - Het Grote Gemis (Seras-tu là?)
Giselle Green - Little Miracles
Erica James - It's the Little Things
Erica James - Promises, Promises
Jane Green - The Patchwork Marriage
Lesley Pearse - Father Unknown
Lesley Pearse - Till We Meet Again
Kaui Hart Hemmings - The Descendants
Laura Elliott - Stolen Child
Nathan Filer - The Shock of the Fall
Garth Stein - The Art of Racing in the Rain
Graeme Simsion - Don Tillman 1: The Rosie Project
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Jen Wilde - Queens of Geek
Rachael Lucas - The State of Grace
John Green
Shawn Inmon
Thea Beckman - Wonderkinderen
Carry Slee
Cynthia Voigt - Tillerman Cycle 1-4: De Tillermans
Gabrielle Zevin - Memoirs of Teenage Amnesiac
Rainbow Rowell
A. S. King
Nicola Yoon - Everything, Everything
Ruth Thomas - De Weglopers (The Runaways)
Luc Descamps - Gewoon Anders (& Others)
Becky Albertalli - Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Peter Monn - The Before Now And After Then
E. Lockhart - We Were Liars
Morgan Matson
Jacques Vriens
Roald Dahl's children's books
Lieneke Dijkzeul - Een Muis Met Klauwen
Annie M.G. Schmidt
Dirk Verroen and Jet Boeke - De Liefste Poes Van De Wereld
Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Rachel Renée Russell - Dork Diaries series
Liz Pichon - Tom Gates series
Lincoln Peirce - Big Nate series
Jim Smith - Barry Loser series
Stephan Pastis - Timmy Failure series
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - Treehouse series
Georgia Pritchett - Wilf the Mighty Worrier series
Geoff Rodkey - The Tapper Twins series
David Walliams
Jory John and Mac Barnett (ill. Kevin Cornell) - De Vreselijke Twee (The Terrible Two) series
Tommy Greenwald and J. P. Coovert - Otto-Jan (Charlie Joe Jackson) series
Simone Arts and Tante Beun - Fashion Academy series
Bavo Dhooge, Nico De Braeckeleer, Samuel Dhooge, Steven Dhondt - Don Kameleon series
Kid Kat (ill. Eric Bouwens) - Kid Kat series
Roderick Leeuwenhart - Pindakaas & Sushi series
Francine Oomen
Alex Gino - George
Oliver Jeffers - Once Upon an Alphabet
Luc Descamps - Gewoon Anders
Sabine Zett (ill. Ute Krause) - Hugo series
Julian Clary (ill. David Roberts) - Familie Bold 1: De Beestachtige Familie Bold (The Bolds 1: The Bolds)
Gonneke Huizing - Fleur series

Historical Fiction
Thea Beckman
Jean M. Auel - Earth's Children series
Paul Gallico - Jennie
Clive Woodall - One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
Penny Vincenzi
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Gary Northfield - Julius Zebra series
Tim Collins (ill. Andrew Pinder) - Nurdius Maximus series
Steve Cole (ill. Donough O'Malley) - Secret Agent Mummy series
Monica Furlong - Doran (Doran) series

Literature
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
Anna Blaman - Op Leven en Dood
George Orwell - Animal Farm
H. G. Wells - The War of the Worlds

Chick-lit
Sophie Kinsella
Susan Hatler
Melissa Nathan
Melanie Rose - Could It Be Magic?
Melanie Rose - Down to Earth
Julie Cohen - Girl from Mars
Sinéad Moriarty - Emma Huntington series
Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones series
Chris Manby / Chrissie Manby
Sarah Webb - Take a Chance
Carolyn Nash - The First Day of Christmas
Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook 1: The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook 2: The Wedding
Ann M. Martin - The BabySitter's Club series and related books Virginia Andrews
Holly Smale - Geek Girl series
Lucy Diamond - The Beach Café (series)

Horror
Stephen King, in particular IT, Carrie and The Stand
R. L. Stine, particularly the various Fear Street series and Point Horror books (also other authors from this series)
Paul van Loon, particularly De Griezelbus series and the Dolfje Weerwolfje series
Eddy C. Bertin
Bies van Ede
Tais Teng
Ton van Reen
Jacques Weijters
Els Rooijers
Het Griezelgenootschap
Hilde E. Gerard and Eric Bouwens - Heinrich Ooooh series
Luc Embrechts; Gilliom; Eric Bouwens - Vampierzootje[/b] series and Uitvinderszootje series
Eric Clavie - Benno series
Chris Mould - Vreselijk Vreemde Verhalen (Something Wickedly Weird) series
Angie Sage - Araminta Spookie series
Anthony Horowitz - De Kracht van Vijf (The Power of Five) series
Bat Pat (Roberto Pavanello) - Bat Pat series

Detectives
A. C. Baantjer
A. C. Baantjer and Simon de Waal - De Waal & Baantjer series
Agatha Christie
Robert Thorogood

Thrillers
Robin Cook
John Grisham
Tess Gerritsen - Incendio (Incendio)
Esther Verhoef

Paranormal (& Misc)
Chris Riddell (some books)

Disney
Disney - Donald Duck Dubbel Pockets
Disney - Donald Duck Pockets

Manga
Masami Tsuda - Kare Kano series
Ken Akamatsu - Love Hina series
Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket series
Keiko Tobe - With the Light series
Kouji Seo - Suzuka series

Biographies
Gunilla Gerland - A Real Person
John Grogan - Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
Dave Nasser and Lynne Barrett-Lee - Giant George: Life with the World's Biggest Dog
Anne Frank - Het Achterhuis
George Mahood
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Josh Sundquist - We Should Hang Out Sometime

Information
Martine Delfos - Een Vreemde Wereld
Stan Spencer - The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
Elisabeth Wilson - Stress Proof Your Life: 52 Brilliant Ideas
Ian Ford - A Field Guide to Earthlings: An Autistic/Asperger View of Neurotypical Behavior
Thea Beckman and Others - Het Schrijversboek
Paul Arnoldussen - Die Van Hiernaast En Van De Overkant: Over Engelse Drop, Straf En Beesten In Europa
Various Authors - Waanzinnig om te Weten series (Horrible Histories, Horrible Science, Horrible Geography...)
Barry W. Fitzgerald - Secrets of Superhero Science

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Books recommended to me by people of BCF in 2017

Tom Fletcher - The Christmasaurus (06-01-2016, Janet and Lauraloves)
Lucy Dillon - A Hundred Pieces of Me (10-01-2016, Lauraloves)
Lu Spinney - Beyond the High Blue Air (18-02-2017, Talisman)
Vanessa Greene - The Beachside Guest House (01-03-2017, Inver)
Vanessa Greene - The Vintage Teacup Club (01-03-2017, Inver)
Vanessa Greene - The Seafront Tea Rooms (01-03-2017, Inver)
Lulu Taylor - The Snow Rose (10-03-2017, Madeleine)
Greg Jenner - A Million Years In A Day: A Curious History of Daily Life (Bobblybear, 08-04-2017)
Gregory Berns - How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain (29-04-2017, Pontalba)
Maggie O'Farrell - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (25-06-2017, BobblyBear)

Jenny Colgan - The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After / The Bookshop on the Corner (01-07-2017, Chesil and Frankie)

Last Updated: 01-07-2017

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Films, TV & Video Games I Watched / Played in 2017

F - film
TV - TV show
VG - video game
???

January

TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 2)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 3)
F When Marnie Was There
F Journey to Agartha
VG Pokémon Moon (3DS)

February

TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 3)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 4)
VG Pokémon Moon (3DS)
F Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode of season 1)
F Suicide Squad

March

TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 4)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 5)
VG SnipperClips
TV Bones (1 episode)
F Space Jam
F Ferris Bueller's Day Off (re-watch)
TV Grand Designs (2 episodes)
TV Escape to the Country (1 episode)
TV Top Gear (a few episodes)

April

TV Death in Paradise (season / series 6)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 5)
F Doctor Strange
F Finding Dory
VG Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)
F Star Wars: Episode 3.5: Rogue One
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 6)
F Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
F 5 Centimetres Per Second (re-watch)

May


TV Bureau Raampoort (part of season 1) (re-watch of pilot, rest new)
TV Jonathan Creek: Daemons' Roost
VG Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)
F Wolf Children
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 6)
F Death Becomes Her
F Back to the Future (I) (re-watch)
F Back to the Future II (re-watch)
F Back to the Future III (re-watch)
VG Super Sanctum TD (PC)


June

 

VG Super Sanctum TD (PC) (abandoned)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 6)
VG Bloons Tower Defense 5 (PC)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 7)
VG SpellForce: The Breath of Winter (PC)
TV Death in Paradise (an episode of season 2)

F Bridget Jones's Baby
TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 1)


July

 

TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 1)
TV Star Trek: The Next Generation (part of season 7)
F Divergent 3: Allegiant

F Kung Fu Panda 3
VG Job Simulator (PS4)

F The LEGO Batman Movie

F The Secret Life of Pets

TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 2)


August

September

October

November

December

Last Updated: 22-07-2017

Edited by Athena

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Extra post just in case.

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Another extra post just in case.

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Another one, just in case.

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I think I'm done setting up my new reading log. I declare my thread open for business. Welcome :).

 

I hope we'll all have a great reading year in 2017 :readingtwo:!!

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Let me be the first to wish you a happy reading year in 2017! :)

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