Best of 2017

Happy New Year! πŸ˜€ Hope your 2018 is off to a good start. I usually post my favorite books from the previous year as soon as the new year starts but I’ve been busy with a few post-holiday gatherings with friends so I haven’t had a chance to sit down and work on a post until now. You can check out my lists from previous years through these links: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Eight years’ worth of favorite reads! That’s a lot.

I still haven’t been blogging as much as I would want to, most days I feel like logging into my laptop involves too much effort. I’m still online on a daily basis but it has been easier for me to constantly update the social networks that I have on my phone such as Litsy (username: Chachic), Twitter and Instagram. And I did something different with my best of 2017 reads this year: I did bookstagrams for all of them! With brief summaries of why I loved them. I felt like I didn’t get to talk about them that much so I wanted to highlight these titles before 2017 ended. Here are the speculative fiction reads I loved last year:

Clean Sweep Sweep in Peace One Fell Sweep

White Hot Wildfire


Here are the contemporary romance novels I loved:

pretty face A Kiss in Lavender

Last but not the least, these are the romanceclass titles that stood out for me:

FLAIR You Out of Nowhere Better At Weddings Than You cover Feels Like Summer Another Word for Happy

In case you haven’t noticed, I also have a new blog banner designed by Filipino graphic artist Clarissa Ines. Learn more about the process here. I love how it gives my blog a fresh new look! I think it’s awesome that it’s a play on a book cover design, because Cla has designed locally published book covers.

ChachicsBookNook 2017 banner FINAL

Because I’m back in Manila, 2017 is also the year I became a lot more active in the romanceclass community. I’ve been posting a lot on Instagram and Twitter (and occasionally here on the blog) about the shenanigans I’ve been a part of. It’s been so much fun to have a sense of belonging in a local book community because I love books and I love interacting with people who love the same thing. You can see more of my romanceclass posts on the blog through this romanceclass tag.

That’s 2017 for me. Hope you guys enjoyed seeing the different direction that I took for posting my best of 2017 list. How was your 2017 reading year? What were your favorite reads from the past year? πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Best of 2017

  1. I love your banner! It’s awesome that you had a Filipino designer do it, and I think it looks amazing.

    My 2017 reading was pretty great, and I’m just hoping I can come close to the number of awesome winner books as last year. White Tears was one of the best ones, especially compared to how much I thought I was going to like it (which was medium) — I recommended it to dozens of people and now I am recommending it to you too. :p

    • Yay, glad you also love my new banner. I think Cla (the graphic designer) did an amazing job with it! I enjoyed the process of working with her.

      Congrats on having an awesome 2017 reading year! I looked up White Tears, is it the one by Hari Kunzru? I read the synopsis and… I’m not sure if it’s something I’d enjoy?

    • Great minds! The Innkeeper Series got me out of a bad slump earlier this year. I think they’ve already started posting Maud’s story online, but I’ll probably wait to read it in ebook format.😊

      I had my Ilona Andrews shirt printed by a local seller. I had a bunch of bookish designs printed, I got the idea from friends here in Manila.πŸ™Œ

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