My Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2017 (So Far)

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Last year, my goal was to read 25 books and I ended up reading 41. This year, I upped my goal from 25 to 40. As of today, September 8th, I have read 46 books and am expecting to finish up three more within the next few days. I hope to read at least 60 books by the end of the calendar year, but that will depend on how busy my new M.F.A. life will be, a few weeks from now. With that being said, I’ve read quite a few books this year and wanted to share my top ten 2017 favorites, in no particular order, with all of you.

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Contributor Book Review of ‘Natural Born Charmer’

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Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Review by: Jamie Gogocha

Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.

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It’s safe to say that I have a bit of a bookmark obsession. You can purchase this one here.

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Who else loves the Outlander series? I’m on the fourth book, Drums of Autumn, right now.

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If you’re a bookworm and haven’t seen Gilmore Girls, you need to change that immediately. All seven seasons plus the four 90-minute revival episodes are all streaming on Netflix. Literary and pop culture references and coffee, coffee, coffee!

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A few days ago, I finished reading my first book by Kurt Vonnegut. Slaughterhouse-Five is one of those classic books that I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time but never got around to until now. A few months ago, I started reading it and was immediately thrown off and annoyed by the heavy use of “so it goes”. When I came back to it, with the intention of looking beyond that repetitive phrase, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the content and unable to put it down. Time travel, World War II, aliens, family, relationships, different dimensions, and the meaning and meaninglessness of life, death, and everything in between are all elements and ideas that will stick with me, after having finished this book. One of my favorite quotations from Slaughterhouse-Five was, “Everything is nothing, with a twist.” This excerpt sums up my takeaways from this book. I definitely plan to read more of Vonnegut’s work in the near future. What were all of your thoughts on Slaughterhouse-Five?

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Contributor Book Review of ‘Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Review by: Noelle Simonson

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