2018 in books

Reflection and resolutions, that’s what this time of year is all about. And they’re great, but they can be uncomfortable as you force yourself to perhaps look at your shortcomings and set goals to push yourself out of your comfort zone. But, there is one kind of reflection that’s awesome every time: Reviewing the books you read this year! 

By My Pen: Reading
By My Pen: Reading

Going through the list, I will remember the beaches I read on, the days I spent on my couch forsaking all obligations and, best of all, the wealth of adventures on which I accompanied these characters! It’s awesome, and, this year, I’m taking you with me on my walk down memory lane. (Shout out to Goodreads for keeping this all organized for me.) 

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Top 5: School favorites, running and tear jerkers

Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I blog about running, travel, food and books, among other things, at katieannmcnally.com  I’ve loved reading and writing pretty much ever since I could remember. From a very young age, I was the girl who felt like I was returning home each time I stepped foot in the library. I couldn’t wait to browse the shelves and find a new book to jump into. I tend to gravitate toward fiction, but other than that I don’t feel like I have a certain “book type” that takes over the majority of my reading. If the writing is good and the story is compelling, I’ll read just about anything. It was pretty hard to narrow the list of books I’ve read in 29 years of life down to just five all-time favorites. But I did it, and I’m pretty confident that the following five have solid spots at the top of my list.

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