For the past 3 years, no matter how hard I tried, I coudn’t make it past 25 books. This year I read 30 and it’s very possible I will finish one more before December 31st.
I was the girl who swore she would never read books on Kindle and then I loved them. I also didn’t quite think Audiobooks for me but that’s how I read every single book this year and it has become my preferred platform. Not only can I multitask but hearing the book read aloud brings so much more dimension to the story. Granted, I listen at 2x the normal speed but that’s beside the point.
I exceeded my goal this year and wanted to share some of my favorites because there were some really good ones.
1. The Sea of Tranquility – Hands down my #1 favorite from this year. I could not put it down. It was a cross between Twilight meets Eleanor + Park. The author had a way of drawing you in to not only the story but the characters as well.
2. Hattie Big Sky & Hattie Ever After – This little series was about grit and determination that had you cheering for the main character through both stories. Both books were very different and it’s hard to say which one I loved more.
3. The Residence – I listened to several nonfiction books this year, which is rare for me. But the interworkings of the White House are absolutely fascinating and this story told by the staff will amaze you.
4. Small Great Things – I downloaded this book after my librarian friend posted “if you don’t read anything else this year, read this.” I didn’t even read the blurb. It’s the story of a labor & delivery nurse and I do love a good birth book. But that’s not what this book is about. Not by a long shot. I was hooked before I realized what I was getting myself into but I don’t regret reading this book. Not one bit. In fact, I concur with my librarian friend and think everyone should read this one.
5. The Knockoff – This book is total fiction but gives great insight into the Millenial generation. In fact, it might make you even like them a wee bit.
It goes without saying that I recommend anything by Jen Hatmaker, so Of Mess and Moxie was a no brainer. She gets me. Oh, how she gets me.
I review every book that I finish on GoodReads. I’d love for you to follow me there and tell me some of your favorite books from this year. I’m working on my list for 2018 and need some suggestions.