My Top (Contemporary) Reads of 2017!

Is it that time already? I can’t even believe it! I feel like 2017 just started and here we are, diving right into 2018! (But that also means my birthday is soon. I’ll be 29! That doesn’t seem old to me and yet…it does, haha.)

I know this topic was a Top Ten Tuesday post a couple of weeks ago. But I wanted to wait to do it because it wasn’t quite the end of the year… But here I am, writing it just as 2018 started. Typical me. I wait until the last minute because who knows if a late December read will be included in this list?!

Anyway, here’s how I chose my top reads. I went to Goodreads and chose the books I rated 4.5 and 5 stars. That doesn’t mean they were all released in 2017–just that I read them this year. 🙂 There was actually quite a lot, so I thought I’d focus this post on the genre: today’s is contemporary.

Also, my goal was to read 90 books this year, and I surpassed it by a handful of books! Yay! I only DNFed 3 books this year, too.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Recs for Those on the Fence about YA Contemporary

Top Ten Tuesday has been on a hiatus ever since Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish has been on maternity leave. But I’m glad to be back with the themes, and I’m really excited to share this one with you. The overall topic is “10 Book Recommendations for _________” and you can insert whatever you want. I decided to go with YA contemporaries since I used to not read them at all. But over the past year or so, I’ve definitely read some great ones, and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! 🙂

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Review: “Holding Up the Universe” by Jennifer Niven

I don’t know what I was expecting when I started listening to this book. While I did enjoy Niven’s All the Bright Places, it was heavy in terms of subject matter, so I wasn’t sure if her next book would deal with similar subject matter. However, I’m glad to see I enjoyed this book more than AtBP, and listening to the audiobook was a fantastic idea because oh my goodness, I actually recognized one of the voice actors! (Thank you, FFXV! 😛 )

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