Well, we did it, friends. 2017 was successfully Booked Up with my highest number of books read to date. With a grand total of 166 books, I have a lot of factors to thank for my prolific reading experience this year: grad school, the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club, Anne Bogel, the Diverse Books Club, the Dysautonomia Support Network Book Club, my local Barnes and Noble Book Club, the Kid Lit Exchange, my friends on Bookstagram . . . the list goes on and on. I think I would be remiss if I didn’t take some time to reflect back on my favorite (and not so favorite) reads of the year. Many of these I have not featured on the blog yet, which is a true shame. Join me as I share my five of favorites, five of my least favorites, a few great audiobooks, and my bookish superlatives of the year!
Audiobooks don't get enough credit in my opinion. There are a lot of great reasons to start listening to audiobooks, if you haven't already. You can work with your hands while listening to great fiction or non-fiction. You can listen while you're falling asleep or are just tired of reading printed words. Sometimes I switch to the audio version of a book I'm reading if I can't seem to pay attention to the words on the page, and it usually captures my attention enough to finish the book. In fact, I'm listening to an audiobook right now. My favorite way to listen to an audiobook is while I'm cleaning or while commuting 40+ minutes to and from work. Here is a list of my top ten favorite books or series that I've listened to so far.