What We Read in 2017 Part 2: Karen & Aidee’s Lists

Hi friends! This post [only] has Karen and Aidee’s reads because … well, they’re the ones who most have their shit together. ūüėõ Mine will go up … at some point. (And I maybe not expect, but¬†hope others in the review crew will provide theirs too!) Anyway, this is Karen’s July-December list, because her first part can be found here, and Aidee’s 2017 list because she’s an ALBTALBS newcomer, so I’m very happy to be able to include her reads!

As a refresher, this is the basic ALBTALBS “Grading Scale.”

A ‚Äď Amazing
B ‚Äď Very Good
C ‚Äď Good
D ‚Äď Bad
F ‚Äď Terrible
DNF ‚Äď Did Not Finish (Reasons Vary)

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From Karen: (Some of) What I’ve Been Reading

December – July 2017: This year I have read less, but made a effort only to read what I like the look of, and generally I have read a lot of good books, and been a happier person.

An Exhalation of Larks (Venery Book 1) РSuanne Laqueur Grade A+
A Charm of Finches (Venery  Book 2) РSuanne Laqueur Grade B+
Food of the Gods –¬†Cassandra Khaw Grade¬†B
Nobodies Butterfly¬†–¬†Claire Davis and Al Stewart¬†Grade¬†A
Merry And Bright РJoanna Chambers Grade B
Muscling Through РJL Merrow Grade A
Wool Omnibus (Silo #1) –¬† Hugh Howey Grade¬†B-
A Midwinter Prince (A Midwinter Prince #2) РHarper Fox Grade B-
The Lost Prince (A Midwinter Prince #2) РHarper Fox Grade C+
Spectred Isle (Green Men #1) РKJ Charles Grade B-
Arrows through Archer – Nash Summers C+
Ribbons and Frills РClaire Davis and Al Stewart Grade B+
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley РCharlotte Gordon Grade A+
Art Criticism  РCeleste Spettro Grade C
Skin after Skin (PsyCop Book 8 )- Jordan Castillo Price Grade C+
Captured Shadows РRichard Rider Grade A+
Be My Best Man РCon Riley Grade A
Scorpio Hates Virgo (Signs of Love Book 2) РAnyta Sunday Grade B+
Quintana of Charyn (The Lumatere Chronicles Book 3) РMelina Marchetta Grade A+
Froi of the Exiles (The Lumatere Chronicles Book 2) -Melina Marchetta Grade A+
Dirty Mind  РRoe Horvat Grade B
The Layover РRoe Horvat Grade B
Finnikin of the Rock (The Lumatere Chronicles Book 1) -Melina Marchetta Grade A+
Nine Inches to Heaven РDick Turbine Grade C
Witches of London ‚Äď Shadows Watching – Jordan Taylor and Aleksandr Voinov¬†Grade¬†B
The House By the Thames: And the People Who Lived There РGillian Tindall Grade B
Dear Mona Lisa -Claire Davis and Al Stewart Grade A+
The Sumage Solution (San Andreas Shifters Book 1) РG. L. Carriger Grade C-
If We Were Villains РM. L. Rio Grade C
Heart of the Steal РAvon Gale and Roan Parrish Grade B
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee Grade¬†A

(Some of) Aidee’s 2017 Reads:

These are all the books I think I read in 2017, in no particular order, and not counting books I read for my last semester of college. I may be missing some in here, because I wasn’t keeping track before I started regularly posting here, and it’s possible I read one or two of these books in 2016.

A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole Grade A
Flame in the Dark (Soulwood Book 3) by Faith Hunter Grade B
Tremaine’s True Love (True Gentlemen Book 1) by Grace Burrowes¬†Grade B+
Someone to Wed (Wescott Book 3) by Mary Balogh Grade A-
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo Grade A
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (TheInheritance Trilogy Book 1) by N. K. Jemisin Grade A-
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh¬†Grade A
His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras Grade B-
Hamilton’s Battalion by Courtney Milan, Rose Lerner, and Alyssa Cole¬†Grade A
Cherish Hard (Hard Play Book 1) by Nalini Singh Grade A-
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy Book 1) by Ilona Andrews Grade A-
White Hot (Hidden Legacy Book 2) by Ilona Andrews Grade A-
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy Book 3) by Ilona Andrews Grade A-
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles Book 3) by Ilona Andrews Grade B+
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo Grade A
Ride the Storm (Cassie Palmer Book 8) by Karen Chance Grade A-
The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton Grade B
Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane Book 12) by Elizabeth Hoyt Grade B+
Wilde In Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle Book 1) by Eloisa James Grade B+
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee¬†Grade B+
Empire of Night (Age of Legends Book 2) by Kelley Armstrong Grade B
Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Book 3) by Kelley Armstrong Grade B
Illegal Contact (The Barons Book 1) by Santino Hassell Grade B
Fortune Favors the Wicked (Royal Rewards Book 1) by Theresa Romain Grade B+
Passion Favors the Bold (Royal Rewards Book 2) by Theresa Romain Grade B+
The Sport of Baronets (Romance of the Turf 0.5) by Theresa Romain Grade B+
Harry Potter Omnibus by J. K. Rowling Grade B
Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines Grade B
Fighting Attraction (Redemption Book 4) by Sarah Castille Grade B
Accidental Sire (Half-Moon Hollow Series) by Molly Harper Grade A-
Dragon Bones (Hurog Duology Book 1) by Patricia Briggs Grade A-
Shifting Shadows (A Mercy Thompson Novel) by Patricia Briggs Grade A-
A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron (Audiobook) Grade A-
The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy Book 3) by Sherry Thomas Grade A-
A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock Book 2) by Sherry Thomas Grade A-
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente  and Annie Wu Grade A-
Things you Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses Grade B+
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen Grade A-
Prickly Business (Portland Pack Chronicles Book 1) by Piper Vaughn Grade B-
The Guns Above (Signal Airship Book 1) by Robyn Bennis Grade A-
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury Grade B
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh Grade A-
The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh Grade A-
The Pages of the Mind (The Uncharted Realms Book 1) by Jeffe Kennedy Grade A-
The Mark of the Tala (The Twelve Kingdoms Trilogy Book 1) by Jeffe Kennedy Grade A-
The Tears of the Rose (The Twelve Kingdoms Trilogy Book 2) by Jeffe Kennedy Grade A-
The Talon of the Hawk (The Twelve Kingdoms Trilogy Book 3) by Jeffe Kennedy Grade A-
A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer¬†Grade A-
Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren Grade A
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh Grade B
Devil in Spring (The Ravenels Book 3) by Lisa Kleypas Grade A-
The Unyielding by (Call of Crows, #3) Shelly Laurenston (Audiobook) Grade A-
Keepsake (True North Book 3) by Sarina Bowen (Audiobook) Grade A
Bittersweet (True North Book 1) by Sarina Bowen (audiobook) Grade A
Steadfast (True North Book 2) by Sarina Bowen (audiobook) Grade A
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai Grade A-
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole Grade  A-
The Reunion (Brides of Beadwell Book 1) by Sara Portman Grade B+
The Soldier’s Scoundrel (The Turner Series Book 1) by Cat Sebastian Grade A-
The Ruin of a Rake (The Turner Series Book 3) by Cat Sebastian Grade A-
The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian Grade A-

Have you read any of these books? What’d you think? And if you missed it, both Karen and Aidee have shared various lists. Karen shared a “~10 Best of 2017” post, and Aidee curated a “Most Anticipated Books of 2018” list. Let us know!

2 thoughts on “What We Read in 2017 Part 2: Karen & Aidee’s Lists

  1. Limecello

    Ahhh thank you, Karen and Aidee! Really need to see there were some books you both read. ūüėÄ ALSO – oh my gosh I already ran to get some of the books you mentioned because they look so interesting.

    Aidee, are the Ren√©e Ahdieh book(s) romances? It’s a duology right? [The series ” ” is done?]

    Karen I learned about so many books I’ve never even heard of! Thank you!


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