Just one year ago, I was looking at a year-end reading total of …….. three books. Somewhere along the line between high school and my first job, reading stopping being an escape (probably around the time Netflix started streaming and college started assigning harder books).
Now, located in another state and a few years into the workforce, I somehow ended up with a whopping grand total of 77 books at the end of 2016. I read some really great (and some not-so-great) books spanning from true crime to sci-fi to psychology and literary fiction. I read more by women authors (45/77!) and made a conscious effort to read books written by diverse authors. I can’t wait to continue this work next year.
Now that the year has come to a close, I’ve rounded up my top 10 books of the year. As I continue to add individual reviews for books, I will update this post. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
10. The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis (Review)
9. Smoke by Dan Vyleta (Review)
8. You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
7. The North Water by Ian McGuire (Review)
6. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Review)
5. The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Review)
4. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley (Review)
3. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (Review)
2. In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Cheers to another great year of reading in 2017!