Let’s do some awards, shall we?
Best series installments: (tie) and
Series installment that deserves shredding:
YA book I wish I had read when I was nine:
YA Book I still would have hated had I read it when I was nine:
Best YA book now:
Book I was happy to get rid of:
Best graphic novel: !
Authors to watch: Stacey Berg and Stephen Aryan
Book I use every week:
Favorite spider heroine: , with a close second by
Book with design advice you definitely don’t want to follow:
Best Non-fiction everyone should read:
Most overrated: (tie) , , and
Favorite mindbenders that I won’t forget anytime soon: (Tie) and
Book I continue to re-read with as much enjoyment as the second time:
Book I listened to for the (cough-cough) time:
Best new audio book: Stephen Fry reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Title that Always Makes Me Smile:
Books that provided the most insight and truths: (tie) and
All in all, a good reading year, although I’ll note you shouldn’t believe the hype: due to GR irregularities, a number of the listed ‘magazines’ were actually short story installments and some enterprising librarian re-shelved the free shorts from Tor.com into magazines. Jerks. And I shelved some books for my mom, as I act as librarian and book-orderer for her.
I avoided the true stinkers, thanks to myriad reviews and friends’ recommendations. I re-read some great ones, and I pushed myself into more non-fiction. I hope to see you all around in 2018!