Top Shelf Books of 2017
I'm borrowing a Grandad phrase. I think it applies to liquor and books.
From urban dictionary:
Top Shelf: The expression is derived, not from the position of premium bottles in liquor stores, but their place behind bars. (as opposed to "well" liquors, which are stored in the bartender's speedrack well, and "call" liquors, which are popular but not displayed (and which must be "called for"
These books are the ones that I loved and purchased for our library at home. I've listed them in no particular order.
The funny thing is that I purposely did not put a limit on how many books I would choose. I went to Goodreads and scrolled through my 2017 shelf and amazingly came up with precisely 17 books that I loved this year. (I love when numbers work out that way)
As of today, I've read 248 books- it'll be maybe ten higher by the actual end of the month. That doesn't count the maybe 21 books that I didn't finish.
Perhaps halfway through the year it occurred to me that if I were going to have time to read books I love, I would have to dump the books I didn't enjoy early on, and not just suffer through to the bitter end. I also took a couple of weeks during a family emergency where I read next to nothing. I'm happy with the amount of reading I was able to accomplish, and this next year my goal is to match that number and review all the books I read on Goodreads good and bad- even if it's one sentence long.
If you enjoy my reviews please take a moment and follow me on social media. The higher my numbers the more ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) I get approved for. So, it's a win, win for all of us.
The good kind of scary
Tessa Woodward and her family move from Florida to a real old house in Chicago. Immediately strange things start happening, and Tessa has to deal with that alongside all the regular moving to a new place and school issues. Her brother's doll is particularly creepy as are the rest of the disturbances at her house.
Middle Grade Fiction