In today's video, I share my favorite reads from 2017. This list will include something for everyone, whether you’re into fiction or only non-fiction, I think you’ll find something great to read.
So last year, I set a goal of 50 books to read. This was scary to set such a high number, but I did it and I’m so glad because I read so many good books. I think I was wasting a lot of time just rewatching old TV shows, but now I’m spending more time than ever consuming new stories and non-fiction.
In 2018, my reading goal is 60 books. I'm upping my goal again, but I'm also ecstatic to be making even more room for reading in my life and become a better storyteller through reading.
Here are my favorite reads from last year (my affiliate links):
Best audiobook: Anne of Green Gables
Best non-fiction for writers: The Miracle Morning for Writers by Hal Elrod and Steve Scott with Honoree Corder
Best non-fiction, health-related: Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson
Best non-fiction, mindset-related: 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy by Luminita D. Saviuc
Best YA romance: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram
Best NA romance (with cowboys!): Unfair Catch by Kelsie Stelting (awesome writer friend)
Favorite read overall: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
If you’ve been in a reading rut or are looking to level up your life, I definitely recommend you start with some of these books. And if you’ve read some of these before, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. I read and reply to all of them.
One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a person and as a writer this year is to read more books. It’s why I’m making reading one of my top priorities in 2018. It makes me a better storyteller and helps me level up. And I know it’ll do the same for you if you give it the time.
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