January 18, 2018

Favorite Reads Of 2017.

Heeeello, everyone!

I know I'm a bit late with this post, but with all the Minimalist Game updates and the other posts I wanted to write, I never got around to sharing my favorite books of 2017. Now, just to make it clear, these books were not published in 2017, I just read them last year. I think last year I read a total of 54 books, so it was a bit hard to narrow it down to just a few. I didn't set myself a specific number, I just picked the ones that stood out to me and that I wanted to share with you guys. 

I have no idea what I want to do this year for my reading challenge. I don't know if I should just set a amount of books I want to read like I did last year or if I should have a TBR oe something. A bunch of websites to little challenges, like Popsugar, but I honestly have no idea what I want to do. Maybe I'll do nothing and just read when I feel like it! I've never done that before, that's for sure. Let me know what you guys are doing this year. So, I'm gonna stop blabbering  and let's get to it!
Words On Bathroom Walls - Julia Walton // This book is on the list because it was different. I've never read (or even heard of) a book from the perspective of a person with schizophrenia. I thought this was very difficult topic for a book, specially a YA book, but I loved it. I don't know anyone who suffers from schizophrenia, so I don't know if it did a good job portraying it, but this book was amazing. I loved the writing and I loved pretty much all the characters, which is not something that happens often. I could not recommend this book enough, seriously.  

In A Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware // So so so so gooood! This year I got really into thrillers and murder mysteries and I think that happened because of this book. I talked more in depth about the plot here, but it was basically about this woman that gets invited to an old friend's bachelorette party - they haven't talked in year and it seems quite odd that she was invited. Nevertheless, she decides to attend. She goes to this house in the middle of the woods and, as you might expect, someone dies. I loved the way the suspense was built. I loved how the author incorporate the woods in the story. I did not see the plot twist coming (which is rare) and I really liked the ending. If you're looking for thrillers, you should definitely check out this book or anything else written by Ruth Ware. 

It's Kind Of A Funny Story - Ned Vizzini // This book will always have a special place in my heart. Just like the first time I read Harry Potter, it felt like the universe send this book to me in the perfect time of my life. I was feeling stressed, anxious, lost and a bit depressed. I had all these emotions going on in my mind that I had no idea how to deal with and then I found this book. It's about teenager who is feeling anxious, lost and depressed. One night he starts to have suicidal thoughts and ends up calling a hotline. The person who talks to him is not much help, but he ends up checking himself up in a hospital. There he meets a bunch of different people dealing with different mental illnesses and things go on from there. This books talks about very serious topics in a very fun, light hearted way. I loved it. It felt like it was written to me and I cannot recommend this enough. 

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher // I think this is by far the best book I read in 2017. I decided to read it because of the TV show coming out and I'm really glad I read the book before watching it. It was actually quite different and I liked having something to compare the Netflix show to. In the book, everything happens in just one day so it's a very paced story. I read the whole thing in two days because I simply could not put the book down. I actually wrote an entire post about this book and the life lessons I got from it - you can check it out here. If you read any book from this post, start with this one. 

That it for today, guys! Let me know on the comments if you've ever read any of these books or if you have any recommendations for me. I'm still figuring out the books I want to read this year, so I'm more open to suggestions. Also, I want to know what was your favorite book of 2017! My end goal this year is to read at least 55 books, but I have no idea how I'm gonna do that with starting a new job and everything. We'll see how things go! If you want to keep up with my Reading Challenge and things like that, you have follow me on GoodReads as well!

What were your favorite reads of 2017?

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