My Top Books of 2017 January 1, 2018 Jenn Bookish Chatter 1 2017 has been one heck of a year. I’d like to say I used reading as a reprieve but alas, that wasn’t really the case. Rather, binging Netflix was my cure! So, if these books stood out for me, that really means something! These are listed in order read! I can easily say the two books that toped my favorites are The Immortalists and The Heart’s Invisible Furies! ...
It’s been a while since I posted! I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, although sometimes it feels like I have! Over a year ago my husband lost his job as a government contractor. Politics, and the status of the job market has made it challenging to find employment. So, I’ve been working hard, both at my full-time job and my LuLaRoe business, to help support our family. That doesn’t leave me much time to read, though I’m making it a priority to “reward” myself with that again.
Another year of Thankfully Reading Weekend has come to an end. I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I would have hopedÂ That’s not going to stop me from getting more reading in now that I’m home! For those of you interested in doing a wrap-up post, I’ve included a link-up below. Don’t forget, challenges are still up:What Makes a Good Reading Menu? What Book Are You Most Thankful For? Small Business Saturday Indie Bookstore ChallengeThank you again to all who participated.
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