Monday, January 15, 2018

A Year In Books (2017 & 2018)

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One of my favorite things to do with each new year, is to look back at all the books I've read, and all the books I'd still like to read. My "to read" list changes all year long - some things I never get to, and others sneak their way into my list - but getting an idea of what I'll get to experience and learn this year is so exciting to me! (This is maybe the most Questioner thing about me, haha)

A Year In Books: What I Read in 2017 & I Plan to Read in 2018

2017 was a record-breaking year for me. My previous record for books read in a year was 41. Knowing I was going to be very busy this year, I set the bar low at 30 books. I ended up reading 55! I don't know if I'll ever make it to that 100 least not with kids as young as mine, but maybe someday.

Here's what I read in 2017:

1. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
2. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
3. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (re-read, not sure how many times!)
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (6th re-read)
5. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
6. Flower by Elizabeth Craft & Shea Olson
7. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
8. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
9. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
10. The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg
11. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (6th re-read)
12. Co-Creating At Its Best by Wayne Dyer
13. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
14. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
15. Wheat Belly by William Davis
16. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
17. On The Fence by Kasie West
18. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
19. The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
20. My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
21. What Falls From The Sky by Esther Emery
22. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
23. The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
24. Ask and It Is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks
25. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
26. Journey of Souls by Michael Newton
27. By Your Side by Kasie West
28. Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli
29. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
30. You Say More Than You Think by Janine Driver
31. The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
32. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
33. I'm Glad About You by Theresa Rebeck
34. The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent by Esther & Jerry Hicks
35. Love The Home You Have by Melissa Michaels
36. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
37. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
38. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
39. Telementation by Jeffrey Grupp
40. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
41. Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon
42. The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan
43. Loving My Actual Life by Alexandra Kuykendall
44. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
45. Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton
46. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (6th re-read)
47. Gratitude & Trust by Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson
48. All The Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
49. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohllenben
50. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
51. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (3rd re-read)
52. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (6th re-read)
53. Decked With Holly by Marni Bates
54. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
55. What Light by Jay Asher

And here's what I'd like to read in 2018....somewhat in this order? But probably not exactly.

1. God Listens by Lorene Hanley Duquin
2. Creating Money by Sanya Roman
3. Beautiful Money by Leanne Jacobs (started)
4. Learn How to Meet & Work with Spirit Guides by Ted Andrews
5. Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
6. The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk
7. Astrology for the Soul by Jan Spiller
8. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
9. Hit Makers by Derek Thompson
10. Spirit Guides & Guardian Angels by Richard Webster
11. The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
12. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
13. Same Soul, Many Bodies by Brian L Weiss
14. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
15. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
16. Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times by Carolina De Robertis
17. Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin
18. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
19. How to Communicate with Spirits by Elizabeth Owens
20. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
21. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
22. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
23. How to Uncover Your Past Lives by Ted Andrews
24. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
25. Learn How to Meet & Work with Spirit Guides by Ted Andrews
26. The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag
27. The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski
28. The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris
29. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
30. Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher
31. The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen
32. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
33. When Autumn Leaves by Amy S. Foster
34. Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter, #1) by Lana Popović
35. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
36. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
37. In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
38. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris
39. How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry
40. Once upon a Christmas by Sarah Morgan

I set my goal at 40 for the year, so I'll stop there....but there's like 20 more I want to get to! And who knooows what will pop up during the year that I'll end up adding! So we'll see how this goes ;)

What were your favorite reads from 2017? What are you excited to read in 2018?
Do you make a crazy long list like I do, or just wing it? ;)

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