Though I only started blogging here again in the last quarter of 2017, I have been looking forward to reviewing my year of books, movies and travel in the beginning of the year. My ups and downs of the year, the good and the bad, and my plans for 2018.
I read 37 books in 2017. The average ratings I gave them are 3,5 stars, showing that the books I read weren’t all amazing, but also weren’t that horrible either. I tried to make some charts to let you guys visualize the bookish statistics of 2017.
My best five books of the year are:
- The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
- Monsoon Tiger and Other Stories by Rain Chudori
- The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
- More Than This by Patrick Ness
- The Good People by Hannah Kent
My worst three books of the year are:
- The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
To conclude, I read lots of female authors and my size of read books are in average slightly over 300 pages. Additionally, I read loads of paperbacks and ebooks, though I think my ebook count has increased a lot over the past few years. The genre chart looked very interesting for me, because I didn’t realize that I read from such a wide range of genres. I try to stick more to literary fiction, but lately I’ve been very into mystery/thrillers and as I found out, a lot of the books I very loved this year were historical fiction.
I watched 107 movies in 2017.
My best five movies of the year are:
- Loving Vincent
- Murder on the Orient Express
- My Cousin Rachel
- A Monster Calls
- Beauty and the Beast
My worst three movies of the year are:
- Everything, Everything
My best five TV shows of the year are:
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Master of None
- New Girl
- Modern Family
I went to several different cities this year, including Berlin, Groningen, Leiden, Gouda, Utrecht, Athens, Maastricht, Roermond, Amsterdam, Belitung, Lombok, and Lisbon.
Several travel highlights of the year are:
- visiting the Harry Potter exhibition in Utrecht
- the week-long trip with my mom to Athens and surrounding cities
- snorkeling in the clear reefs of Belitung
- sleeping in my childhood bedroom in Depok
- the lovely museums at Den Bosch
- visiting lovely museums and sightseeing the wonders of Lisbon
- the Boekenzolder in Leiden
- the cold weather in Dusseldorf’s Christmas market
- enjoying thick snow in The Hague’s foresty park
My traveling plans for 2018 are:
- visit as many museums in the Netherlands as I can before my museumkaart subscription runs out in February
- go to another country in Europe I’ve never visited before!
- visit Amsterdam again
- explore places (preferably parks) in The Hague by bike
- go to more Christmas markets
That was my year in review! How was your year, and any resolutions for the new year? Let me know in the comments!