I read 25 books in 2017. Every minute that I was reading was one minute that I wasn't scrolling Instagram on my phone until my hand goes numb and my heart goes bitter. I'm hoping for even more of those iPhone-free moments in 2018.
Obviously, I have a major affection for YA lit (if you have recs, throw them at me) and have also been reading up on the Outer Banks and in particular, its littlest island, Ocracoke, because I'm writing some fiction set there. Otherwise, I try to sprinkle in some classics with some trending books and with whatever my mom hands me (she's a retired English teacher and voracious reader who keeps me stocked with the good stuff).
My favorite book of the year: "My Absolute Darling" by Gabriel Tallent was IN-CRED-IBLE, majestic.
Biggest disappointment of the year: "Milk and Honey" by Rupi Kaur. YUCK.
What was the best thing you read this year?