Hello all! Now that the first week of the new year is officially over, I’ve heard from a lot of friends whose resolutions include reading more! In 2017, I made it my goal to read at least one book a month, and I came so close, but ultimately fell off the train in October and November, BUT I did pass the 12 books mark, so I think, all in all, it wasn’t a total wash. This year, I’m going to take what I learned in 2017 and continue to try and put more emphasis on reading in 2018! Because resolutions shouldn’t stop after a year, they should ultimately help you grow and get better!
I’d also like to take a minute to tell you guys: go get yourself a library card! Now! Getting mine was one of the best decisions I could have made. All of these books listed here were either checked out of the library or gifted to me. And many of the ones that were gifted to me, I’ve passed along to others to read! Support your local library!
So to help any friends who are currently asking, “what should I read first?,” here are my picks from 2017! If you want to know a little bit more about what I thought of each, either ask me, or visit my Monthly Lookbacks (link on the right side of the page) and find them in there! I currently have my first read of 2018 on hold at the library: The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Boyne. Happy reading!
- The Magnolia Story – Chip & Joanna Gaines
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing – Marie Kondo
- The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto – Mitch Albom
- The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
- A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
- The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
- Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
- Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline
- Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult
- Quentins – Maeve Binchy
- The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
- Tiny Beautiful Things – Cheryl Strayed
- The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking
** the only two i didn’t manage to get photos of, were The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Tiny Beautiful Things! Darnit! Threw in A Dog Named Jimmy as a bonus, although it’s mostly pictures, not words 😉