2017- A Year of Reading



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Even though the year is not quite over I been looking over the books I have read in 2017 and adding books “to read” to my Amazon Wish List for next year.

(Did you know that there is a Chrome browser extension that allows you to see, from your Amazon page, if a book is available from your local library?


If you use the Chrome browser just go to the 3 vertical dots on the right side of your toolbar and scroll down to “more tools”. From there open the extensions….then get more extensions. From there -search for Library Extension (or just click on this link Library Extension).  Choose your library and you are all set. This is an example of what you will see

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….and by the way, set up your Amazon account to an Amazon Smile account where a portion of your purchase is donated to a non-profit of your choice. Feel free to support Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library! Amazon Smile -Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library

Each year I join the Reading Challenge in Goodreads. My goal for 2017 was to read 40 books. Being a member of a book club that meets monthly and therefore 12 books a year, 40 is a very doable number. Turns out that I had a banner reading year reading 93 books! That is 25,002 pages across 93 books. The shortest book was 32 pages while the longest was 771. It is fun to look at these statistics

I thought I would make a list of 10 my top books read in 2017.

They are (in no particular order): I did link them to Amazon so you can read descriptions and reviews.

The Hate U Give– Angie Thomas

Ginny Moon – Benjamin Moon

When the Emperor was Divine– Julie Otsuka

George – Alex Gino

Everything I Never Told You– Celeste Ng

Turtles All the Way Down– John Green

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine -Gail Honeyman

Beartown– Fredrik Bachman

Textbook – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Faithful– Alice Hoffman

Looking forward to another great year in reading.