2017 Resolution: Reading List Update

I cannot believe it’s almost August. I have definitely not moved through my reading list the way I would have liked to. It was one of my resolutions to read at least one new book a month, and I feel like I should be doing more than that. However, where do people find the time?!

I wanted to take a post to reflect on the books I have read, and those I’m still working on.


  1. The Magnolia Story – I could not have picked a better first book for  2017. I read it in less than a week, so I would definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of the Gaines or Fixer Upper.
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  2. Beautiful Uncertainty – To this day (even though it’s been less than a year since I read it), a book has not spoken to me the way Beautiful Uncertainty did. If you’re a single girl in an “interim” in your life, I cannot recommend this book enough.
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  3. The Hangman’s Daughter – I think it’s so interesting that this book is part of a series. It was intriguing and different, and definitely a nice fictional break after Beautiful Uncertainty.
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  4. The Good Girl – Oh my gosh. What a gripping book! I think that I have purchased it for and recommended it to just about anyone who asks. If you’re adding books from my reading list to yours, put this one at the top.
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  5. Helen of Troy – Now, this book was intriguing because I love a) historical fiction, b) ancient Greece, and c) mythology. I would not recommend this book if you aren’t interested in at least two of the above. I, however, really loved it.
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  6.  Paddle Your Own Canoe – Oh, Mr. Offerman. Your book was crass, but full of a completely different point of view than I’m used to. Definitely a manly boy-book.
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  7. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Meh. Don’t waste your time with this one.
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  8. The Tenth Circle – This was a really good book! Definitely difficult to read at first as it deals with some more sensitive issues. However, once you get past that, you’re good!
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Phew! What a year! I also just finished Anna Kendrick’s book, Scrappy Little Nobody. It was hilarious. I’m so excited to review it soon. This will be another one that I recommend to my girlfriends. Now, I’m starting, on Elizabeth I, another Margaret George book. I’m not too familiar with this time period, so it will be interesting to see how this one goes.

I think I need to add more months into the year. I still need to read Year of Yes and a ton of Oprah’s Book Club books that my mom recommended. Maybe I’ll aim for two books a month next year. Maybe I’ll get cray and do one book a week!

Send me some recommendations! I need my reading list to grow.

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One Reply to “2017 Resolution: Reading List Update”

  1. Good for you! I admire your tenacity.

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