Reading was always one of my favorite things to do as a child. My mom is an avid reader, and when I was little I always wanted to be able to read as much and as fast as she did. When I started getting migraines, I stopped reading for fun because it was no longer fun. I’ve been very fortunate to have a relatively small number of migraines this year, and I was able to get back to reading. In 2017, I read 17 books, which was a humorous coincidence. I know many people read 17 books in one month, but I feel like for someone getting back into reading after taking a few years off, it’s pretty good. Here’s what I read in 2017 in the order I read them:
- Scrappy Little Nobody By: Anna Kendrick
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By: Maya Angelou
- The Difference Between You and Me By: Madeleine George
- A Tree Grows in Brooklynn By: Betty Smith
- Been Here All Along By: Sandy Hall
- More Happy Than Not By: Adam Silvera
- Lies My Girlfriend Told Me By: Julie Anne Peters
- The Summer I Wasn’t Me By: Jessica Verdi
- Vanished By: E.E. Cooper
- Pretend You Love Me By: Julie Anne Peters
- Our Own Private Universe By: Robin Talley
- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit By: Jaye Robbin Brown
- History is All You Left Me By: Adam Silvera
- Take This Man By: Brando Skyhorse
- Bad Feminist By: Roxane Gay
- They Both Die At The End By: Adam Silvera
- Dress Codes For Small Towns By: Courtney Stevens
I feel in love with queer YA fiction, and have made it my mission to read as many as I possibly can in 2018. The discovery of Adam Silvera, has also been amazing. Both History is All You Left Me and They Both Die at the End quickly became some of my favorite books of all time. The Difference Between You and Me, will always have a special place in my heart, as it is the first queer book I had ever read. My personal goal for this year was to read 12 books, one a month, but I never wanted it to feel like a chore. Luckily, it didn’t, and I was even able to surpass that goal. In 2018, my goal is to read AT LEAST 24 books, or two a month.
What was your favorite book you read this year / What is your favorite book in general?
I’d love to hear any recommendations!