— Self explanatory. Let us know 5 of your reading goals for the year.
- Read 50 books
- Read all of the BoTM books I have not yet read from last year (and this year)
- Try to complete the PopSugar reading challenge
- Turn GirlTheory into a strictly bookish website/blog
- Set standards for all future book reviews
- Read 50 books
Same goal as previous years
- Read BoTM books
Need to catch up on books received from Book of the Month in the last year
- 3 bookish blog posts per week
- Start booktube channel?
Still unsure on this. Do I want to?
- Participate in at least 1 readathon
How many books did you read? 59
Did you meet your goal? Yes. My goal was 50.
Most read genre? YA
Longest and shortest books you read. Longest: 699 pages. Shortest: 64 pages.
Favorite book published in 2017? The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Favorite debut book in 2017? The Hate U Give
A favorite book not published this year? The Sun is also a Star
A book that lived up to the hype. Dark Places
A book that did NOT live up to the hype. Horrorstör
A book that felt like the biggest accomplishment? Love Warrior
Favourite character. Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Least favorite character. Tamlin A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Most shocking book/moment. Sharp Objects
Favorite couple/OTP. Feyre & Rhysand
The best-written book you read this year. Wild Beauty
A book that you pushed the most people to read in 2017. Dark Places
Favorite book cover of the year. A Line in the Dark
Favorite adaptation. The Handmaid’s Tale
What book made you cry the most? N/A
What book made you laugh the most? We are Never Meeting in Real Life
A new favorite author you discovered this year. Samantha Irby
A guilty pleasure read of the year. The Love Interest
Favorite book you re-read this year. N/A
Were you happy with your reading year? Mostly
What will you do differently in 2018? Read more books I own that are unread
Taken from BooksandLala: https://youtu.be/p2Z9pRpl3UE
Published by Vintage on May 30th 2017
Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making "adult" budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette--she's "35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something"--detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms--hang in there for the Costco loot--she's as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.
I listened to this as an audiobook and I highly recommend that version to everyone as it is narrated by the author herself. I loved these essays. They were real, they were raw and they were hilarious. I can’t even remember how I came across this book. It may have been recommended to me as a fan of Jenny Lawson, and the recommendation was very much appreciated.