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2017 reads

This past year, I've really tried to spend more time reading. I do actually read a fair amount, but having a screen-based job (especially now that I am working in social media) has made me want to be more intentional about it. I've also been making more of an effort to read books by authors who are people of color or not from the U.S.

I know the year isn't over yet so my final number isn't in yet. But so far I've read 24 books. (Soon to be 25).

While I have enjoyed everything I've read, there's been a few that have stuck out in my mind as being exceptional pieces of literature. So much so, that I decided to post my recommendations here. That's how much I loved these books!


Book 1:Tomorrow here will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer

Why I loved it: The story centers around food, specifically Iraqi cooking. But it also is about the unlikely relationship between a traumatized teenage girl and a recently widowed elderly woman.

Book 2:Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Why I lo…

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