Summary of 2017: Year 2 of Book Blogging

This year was a great one for connecting with other bloggers.  I loved participating in some linkups, especially Top Ten Tuesday, and the conversations that ensued. I participated in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge again, which I have decided I love more than hate.  Occasionally it keeps me pressing on with a book I would rather not read, but for the most part I’m happy that it has diversified my reading.  I will most likely be participating in this again this year.

This year I have reviewed 69 books:  26 adult fiction books, 6 adult non-fiction books, 4 adult other category books (2 poetry, 1 comic, and 1 cookbook), 2 middle grade books, and 31 children’s books.

My Five Favorite Adult Fiction Books of 2017 (in no particular order) were:

  1. Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  2. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  3. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
  4. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  5. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

My Favorite Non-Fiction Book Read in 2017:

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

My Favorite Middle Grade Book Read in 2017:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

My Favorite ‘New-to-Me’ Children’s Book Read in 2017:

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton

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