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I set out to read 100 books in 2017…
I nailed that reading challenge ;)
My life evolved and changed in many positive ways reading 243 books.
You become better at everything, even just being you and knowing yourself, by reading books (including novels).
I’ve set my goal at 218 for 2018, although I secretly hope I can get to 250.
THINGS I LEARNED FROM READING 243 BOOKS in 2017:
I catalogued all 243 books on Goodreads. If you want recommendations beyond this list, see what I rated as 5-stars. I also review *every* title suggesting who this book might be for.
BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Hate U Give.
I read this the week it came out (February 2017) and afterward said, “I’m calling it. Book of the Year.” It was. Absolutely. It was my top choice for fiction, YA, and overall.
Here are a few other noteworthy books from my pile:
You Will Not Have My Hate
Chain of Title
The Brain Defense (my non-fiction pick for 2017 books)
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Morale Molecule
New Jim Crow
Chasing the Scream
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Attachments (or anything by Rainbow Rowell)
Dead Certain by Adam Mitzner
Everything I Never Told You
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
Behind Closed Doors
Janie Johnson series (this devoured a weekend. I was a legit hermit)
All the Missing Girls
The Couple Next Door
BEST AUDIBLE BOOKS:
13 Reasons Why
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
One of Us is Lying
Harry Potter (series)
Ready Player One