2017 Reading

I had a great year in the books department. Thanks to lots of long plane ride, too much time in airports and not having a roommate for two months, I turned a lot of pages. According to Goodreads (which I use to track pretty loyally), I finished 15,664 pages across 45 books. My goal was 40, so I’m not mad. For 2018, I’m going to try for 50.

Here’s what I read. The big ones I gave the highest ratings. 

I try to balance a mix of fiction and non-fiction, as well as diverse writers and content. Of my 45 books, 34 were written by women. Three were audio books.

My friend and fellow library-lover Courtney gifted me a three-month membership to Book of the Month. I already finished my December pick- The Chalk Man and highly recommend it! I picked from January’s choices, and the book should be here later this week. What a thoughtful and perfect gift!

Of course we did our Whitney Family Book Swap this Christmas. Here’s what’s on tap for 2018, courtesy of my family:

In order: me, Julie, dad, mom, Will

My goals for 2018:

  • Start my book of the month in the month it arrives
  • Tackle at least five books that are over 100 years old
  • Listen to four audio books
  • Get a library card in the city and get to know the library down the street
  • Reread a childhood favorite (or two)

Josh and I joined a book/movie club with some of our friends and we have a hefty book every other month, so I’ll be busy!

p.s. I keep track of all this on Goodreads and suggest it to anyone who loves to read! Please be my friend 🙂



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