A year in review

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda relieved that 2017 is almost over. During this time of the year, I tend to look back at everything that happened. As any person would, I look back at my new year’s resolution to see if I actually went through with any of them. One of them was to write more and unfortunately, I did not. It really has been a crazy year.

Every year I set a reading goal through the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Last year I came close to completing it, unfortunately, this year I didn’t come as close. I’m satisfied with how far I have come, especially since last year I came so close I was disappointed. (See, Growth!) My goal this year was 50 books and I’ve read 36. In the following weeks, I hope to reminisce about each one. So keep an eye out for those.

Before I start talking about all the books I read this year I just want to talk a little about my selection process. I feel that knowing as little as possible about a book makes it more appealing, which leads me to the following. A lot of books that I’ve read this year have been recommended by the book club I had been attending, others I selected because the cover/title was appealing, or from a subscription box. Even though I’ve wanted to steer away from YA a little, it keeps pulling me back. This method I’ve been using for finding new books has provided me with a variety of the genre, which in turn has reignited my love for YA.