We made it to the end of another reading year! And for the first time in several years, I actually met my reading goal. My goal was to read 30 books – 2 per month plus a few extras. And I ended up reading 37. Not too shabby! I’m pretty sure rereading Harry Potter (plus all of the shorter companion books) helped quite a bit.
The month of December was pretty chaotic, and I only ended up having time for one book. But it was a pretty good one.
Artemis by Andy Weir. I won a pre-release copy of this one from Read It Forward. Which is more exciting if you read the book before it releases, but better late than never, right? This is the same guy who wrote The Martian, which is on my radar, but I have not read yet.
Jazz lives in Artemis, a city on the moon. She’s officially a delivery person, unofficially a smuggler, and she’s trying to earn enough money to move up in the world. So when an offer comes in for a big payday, she takes it. But the results throw her into something a lot bigger.
I really enjoyed this book. It was pretty fast-paced, and it was another one of those books that has lots of science-y stuff in it, but written in such a way that you feel like you’re smart about it, even though you’re totally not. (Anyone else like that? Just me?) It reminded me of Dark Matter in that sense.
There was a bit more language in the book than I’d like, but overall it was a fun read. I think this would be another good one to make into a movie, and I bet the actors would have fun jumping around in lower gravity. Ha! But seriously, it would be a great action flick.
I track my books in a journal and on Goodreads. Check out the Goodreads year-end summary here. For a fun little twist, here are a few of my superlatives for this year. You know, the “most likely to” type list from high school? The links are to my reviews for more details.
Weirdest Books That I Can’t Stop Thinking About Months Later: the Madd Addam trilogy by Margaret Atwood
Most Disappointing Book: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron
Best ReRead: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Most Relatable Memoir: More Than Just Making It by Erin Odom
Book That Made Me Feel Smart: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Best Chick Flick-y Book: The Royal We by Heather Cocks
Book Most Outside My Reading Comfort Zone: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Favorite Read of 2017: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
What was your favorite read of 2017?
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