After going almost an entire year with barely reading anything — I realized that needed to change ASAP.
I LOVE to read. Give me a good YA novel (doesn’t even have to be that good) and I will read it. I remember spending my entire summer vacations, back in high school, reading all the books I could get my hands on.
As last year was a bit of a dumpster fire, I just didn’t make the the time or put the effort to read. I then realized how much time I was wasting just scrolling through social media. As much as I enjoy going through Instagram to see pretty photos — I much rather use that time to read a good book.
My love for reading was sparked once again when I got my hands on “Black Widow Series” by Margaret Stohl. Such a good read for any Black Widow fan!
Reading these 2 books really got me hungry for more. I then created a GoodReads account and started browsing all the books that I wanted to read. The list immediately got long!
When 2017 came around, the GoodReads app asked me if I wanted to do their reading challenge — so I immediately started working on it. I have set out to read 30 books this year. And I just finished booked #14 of the year. Not too bad, huh? ;)
So far I have truly enjoyed just about all the books. The only one that was a bit of a slow read for me was “Before Tomorrowland”. As much as I love all Disney things — this book really didn’t do it for me.
For the top reads so far — it would have to be “Of Fire and Stars”, “And I Darken”, and “Three Dark Crowns”.
And as I love to write lists, here is a list of the books I’ve read so far. Make sure to add some to your list! And if you have any recommendations (mainly YA) send them my way! ;)
- Returns of the Isle of the Lost | Melissa de la Cruz
- The Flappers Series: Vixen, Ingenue, and Diva | Jillian Larkin
- Aerie (the sequel to Magonia which I read in 2016) | Maria Dahvana Headley
- Before Tomorrowland | Jeff Jensen, Brad Bird, Jonathan Case (Illustrator), Damon Lindelof
- The Thousandth Floor | Katharine McGee
- Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
- Stealing Snow | Danielle Paige
- And I Darken | Kiersten White
- Children of Eden | Joey Graceffa, Laura L. Sullivan
- Lost Stars | Claudia Gray
- Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
- Iron Man: The Gauntlet | Eoin Colfer