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:
- Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
- The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- 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:
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