Based in Littleton, Colorado, Angst & Alliteration is a blog by Jessica Ladosca. Her posts explore the bookish life through book reviews, quotes, original writing, and photos.

2017 Reading Challenge: 44 Books in a Year

You might remember that in 2016 I set a goal to read 40 books that year, and I didn't make my goal. I read "just" 28 books. Fun, deep, wonderful, great books. 

Since I didn't hit the 40 books mark, I set the same goal of 40 books for 2017. And this year?

This year, I was successful. I was beyond successful. I smashed through the 40 books mark and finished the year out with 44 books on my "read" shelf.

Meeting my goal...exceeding my goal.... It felt great. I felt reconnected with my love for books. I reconnected with the bookish part of myself. The more books I read, the more I reconnected. 

Children's books.

YA books.



For 2018, I'm setting a higher bar. My goal is to read 50 books this year. 

Here's a look at the books I read in 2017. If you haven't read them, they have my seal of approval. Check them out of your local library and get reading.


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