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I have this habit of getting really into reading for a month or two then I would stop for a while (even an entire year). I often used reading as a coping method. If I was stressed or wanted to get out of my own head I’d get lost in a book. In 2017, I decided to use reading as a way to relax and learn (as well as a coping method). I feel much more productive after spending an hour reading than spending an hour watching tv.
My goal for 2017 was to read 24 books, which I completed! Hooray! I got lost in a lot of good books, and struggled through some not so well liked books.
Here is the list of books I read in 2017 (in no specific order):
Scrappy Little Nobody by: Anna Kendrick | My Rating: 5/5
Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell | My Rating: 5/5
Tales from a Top Fuel Dragster: A Collection of the Greatest Drag Racing Stories Ever Told by: Shirley Muldowney, Bill Stephens, Don Prudhomme | My Rating: 5/5
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by: Susan Cain | My Rating: 4/5
The Handmade’s Tale by: Margaret Atwood | My Rating: 4/5
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by: John E. Douglas | My Rating: 5/5
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by: Ally Carter | My Rating: 2/5
The Husband’s Secret by: Liane Moriarty | My Rating: 4/5
The Hating Game by: Sally Thorne | My Rating: 4/5
Rules of Civility by: Amor Towles | My Rating: 4/5
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by: Lauren Graham | My Rating: 3/5
I’ve Got Your Number by: Sophie Kinsella | My Rating: 4/5
Big Little Lies by: Liane Moriarty | My Rating: 5/5
Graduates in Wonderland by: Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale | My Rating: 4/5
The Magnolia Story by: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines | My Rating: 4/5
How to Win Friends and Influence People by: Dale Carnegie | My Rating: 3/5
Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell | My Rating: 5/5
Reconstructing Amelia by: Kimberly McCreight | My Rating: 4/5
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by: Mindy Kaling | My Rating: 4/5
Why Not Me? by: Mindy Kaling | My Rating: 5/5
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by: Shonda Rhimes | My Rating: 4/5
Rich Bitch by: Nicole Lapin | My Rating: 3/5
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by: Rolf Potts | My Rating: 3/5
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by: Anthony Bourdain | My Rating: 5/5
Whose Mind is it Anyway?: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by: Lisa Esile | My Rating: 3/5
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between by: Theresa Brown | My Rating: 4/5
And that’s all I got folks. It was a wonderful year of reading! If you read any of these books, let me know your thoughts on them in the comments section. If you have any recommendations on what I should read in 2018, let me know! I’m always looking for new books to read!