Best 9 Books I Read In 2017

This year I decided to pick up my old hobby of reading. I couldn’t remember the last time I read a novel for leisure. I used to read a lot back in middle school and high school and dropped it off after I went to college. After that, I made up excuses of work, lack of time or that I didn’t have the attention span for it anymore. But then something in me changed for the better this year. Getting back into the habit of reading was difficult at first, but I slowly gained momentum and finally realized what I’ve been missing out on these past few years.

When I started to read again this year, I didn’t set up any goals on how many books I would read in a month or how many I wanted to read by the end of this year. I didn’t want to set too high expectations so then I could easily get discouraged.

I don’t think I’ll do a reading goal for next year either. For me, it’s not about the quantity of books. It’s about the quality that I read and finding ones that resonate with me.

Without further ado, here are the best 9 books I read in 2017 in no particular order: Continue reading

Review: Love and Other Perishable Items

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I have mixed feelings about reading young adult novels. I feel like I am too old to read them since they are not targeted towards me, yet these books are so well written and they have all the feels! It’s not fair.

When you scour the internet, you’ll see several articles saying why adults shouldn’t read young adult novels. Some of these articles point out that adults should feel embarrassed, but I disagree. Some of the best young adult novels have turned into blockbuster hits such as The Harry Potter series , The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants,Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and many more.

Young Adult books are heartfelt and innocent at times, yet they are able to tackle serious issues in a positive way. They are often relatable. Most of these characters are trying to figure out their place in the world which isn’t too foreign of a concept with how adults feel at times.

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Clues to describe this book: Unrequited Love, Friendship, Feminism, First Job Continue reading