My Year in Books – 2017 Edition, courtesy of goodreads

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This is my journey in books for 2017!

TOTALS

I read 31,540 pages across 165 books 

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Diary of an AssCan by Andy Weir

SHORTEST BOOK
5 pages
Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story (The Martian 0.5)
by Andy Weir

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman

LONGEST BOOK
1,088 pages
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1
by Robert Kirkman
AVERAGE LENGTH
191 pages

MOST POPULAR
1,519,750

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
LEAST POPULAR
2

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Game of Thrones Mask: House Targaryen Dragon (3D Mask & Wall Mount)
by Wintercroft
Game of Thrones Mask by Wintercroft

 

MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2017

4.4

Road Brothers - Catch Up by Mark Lawrence
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Road Brothers – Catch Up: Not full book.
by Mark Lawrence

it was amazing

5.00 average

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Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher
My first review of the year
 

Let me begin by saying that Michael R. Fletcher is the best thing to happen to my Kindle/bookshelf in the past 5 months. Beyond Redemption was my top read of 2016 and the sequel, The Mirror’s Truth, is 1000 times better. Not sure how he pulled that off, but I can’t put anything past him. Now, with Ghosts of Tomorrow, Fletcher has moved away from Fantasy/Grimdark and ventured into Science Fiction. When I heard this news, I thought he had gone out Let me begin by saying that Michael R. Fletcher is the best thing to happen to my Kindle/bookshelf in the past 5 months. Beyond Redemption was my top read of 2016 and the sequel, The Mirror’s Truth, is 1000 times better. Not sure how he pulled that off, but I can’t put anything past him. Now, with Ghosts of Tomorrow, Fletcher has moved away from Fantasy/Grimdark and ventured into Science Fiction. When I heard this news, I thought he had gone out binge drinking and had forgotten that he was a fantasy writer. I decided to give it a shot (get it, shot?) and was pleasantly surprised that IT WASN’T SHITE!

2046. Children are being stolen from their families and their brains are being farmed in hidden creches across North America. On the Black Market, these brains are being traded between extremists and put into combat chassis for security and protection, but also to wage war with feuding Mafias and the North American Trade Union who looks to shut them down.

Griffin, a junior investigations agent for NATU, is tasked with shutting down illegal creches and finding who is ultimately responsible. Along with Abdul, a recently deceased 17-year old boy turned heavy weapons unit, and Nadia, an investigative reporter assigned to Griffin, he will begin to uncover secrets of the underground trade that will not only put their lives in danger, but the lives of the everyone around them.

The scanned mind of an autistic girl, simply known as 88, is being harbored in South America and is looking for a way out. But not in the way you may think. She has manipulated her way into running the South American Mafia’s business interests and continues to make copies of herself, called Mirrors, in order to advance her reach. With the enlisted service of a 14-year old boy/robot-samuri/cool as heck gunslinger known as Archaeidae, she looks to take out all who oppose her.

Now that you know a little bit about the book, let’s talk about quality. I know Fletcher can write and so should you. He has this ability to dive into characters without any flashy background information and make you care about them. Want to know why? Because it is easy to identify with characters that are much like ourselves, that go through some of the same things we do, like depression or loss. His ability to get inside each character’s mind and bring out their innermost thoughts just adds to their like ability.

Ghosts of Tomorrow is set to release on Wednesday, March 1st. Go grab a copy, especially for the awesome cover, but mostly for what is inside. Fletcher should be on top of your TBR list and will more than likely stay there once you’ve read this.
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MY 2017 BOOKS
Paper Girls #8 by Brian K. Vaughan
Paper Girls #4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Paper Girls #5 by Brian K. Vaughan
Wytches #5 by Scott Snyder
Paper Girls #6 by Brian K. Vaughan

Dune by Brian Herbert

Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher

Wytches #4 by Scott Snyder
Paper Girls #3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Wytches #6 by Scott Snyder
Paper Girls #9 by Brian K. Vaughan
Wytches #3 by Scott Snyder
Adventure Time Comics Vol. 1 by Katie Cook
Wytches #2 by Scott Snyder
Paper Girls #7 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Cape by Joe Hill
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
The Vagrant by Peter  Newman
 

Prince of Thorns by Mark  Lawrence

The Hammer and the Goat by Peter  Newman
The Log Goblin by Brian Staveley
The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher
A Kippled Meal by Daniel Polansky
Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie
The Colonel by Peter Watts
Wytches, Volume 1 by Scott Snyder
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
The Cape by Jason Ciaramella
 
Sandrunners by Anthony  Ryan
Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Revenant Winds by Mitchell Hogan
Lone Wolf Anthology by Michael R. Fletcher
Paternus by Dyrk Ashton
Tower of the Forgotten by Mitchell Hogan
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
 
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Red Sister by Mark  Lawrence
The Witcher by Paul Tobin
The Witcher, Volume 2 by Paul Tobin
Low, Vol. 1 by Rick Remender
Forsworn by Brian  McClellan
The Witcher Volume 3 by Paul Tobin
Promise of Blood by Brian  McClellan
 
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Ether, Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt
Cold-Forged Flame by Marie Brennan
Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
Injection, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
The Guild Library Edition Volume 1 by Felicia Day
The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley
 
Low, Vol. 2 by Rick Remender
Mercenary by Jon Kiln
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Destroyer #1 by Victor LaValle
Wolverine by Mark Millar
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
World War Hulk by Greg Pak
Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirkman
 
Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirkman
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Inside Dark by James  Hankins
Deadpool Vol.1 by Brian Posehn
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Night of the Living Deadpool by Cullen Bunn
Marvel Zombies 2 by Robert Kirkman
Return of the Living Deadpool by Cullen Bunn
The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers
 
Snow Bound by Blake Crouch
Destroyer #2 by Victor LaValle
God Country by Donny Cates
Preacher, Volume 1 by Garth Ennis
Charlie the Choo-Choo by Beryl  Evans
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Hard Boiled by Frank Miller
The End League Library Edition by Rick Remender
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
 
Horizon Vol. 2 by Brandon Thomas
The Lost Boys Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley
Justice League of America Vol. 1 by Steve Orlando
Shards by Ben Galley
Horizon, Volume 1 by Brandon Thomas
Shadowbane by Paul  Francois
First Watch by Dale Lucas
Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender
Paternus by Dyrk Ashton
 
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Faithless by Graham Austin-King
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
The Tainted Shrine by E.S. Furlán
The Crimson Queen by Alec Hutson
The Land by Aleron Kong
Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
A Star-Reckoner's Lot by Darrell Drake
The Brothers Jetstream by Zig Zag Claybourne
The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan
 
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
The Land by Aleron Kong
Game of Thrones Mask by Wintercroft
Blackwing by Ed McDonald
You Die When You Die by Angus Watson
King of Thorns by Mark  Lawrence
Emperor of Thorns by Mark  Lawrence
 
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Road Brothers by Mark  Lawrence
Regression, Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn
Road Brothers by Mark  Lawrence
Road Brothers - Catch Up by Mark Lawrence
The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan
A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
Paper Girls #2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Port Of Earth #1 by Zachary Kaplan
Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #3 by Brian K. Vaughan
 
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #5 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #6 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #10 by Brian K. Vaughan
 
Saga #8 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #9 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #11 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #12 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #13 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #17 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #14 by Brian K. Vaughan
 
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #18 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #16 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga #15 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Artemis by Andy Weir
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark  Lawrence
 
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
Age of Assassins by R.J.  Barker
Tales From Ashen Falls by Paul S. Lavender
The Eighth God by Paul S. Lavender
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Redline Volume One by Neal Holman
Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
 
Happy! by Grant Morrison
The Damned, Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn
Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Walking Dead, Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman
Diary of an AssCan by Andy Weir
Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown

 

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