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I'm Whitney. Welcome to my little slice of the Internet, where I talk about life in Seattle and our travels beyond it. I have a handsome husbro I may have met outside of a bar, two crazy felines, and a fresh little human born last spring. Do you like reality TV, sampling all the products, and pickled veggies? Me, too! 

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24 in 2018 and The 5 Best Books I Read This Year

24 in 2018 and The 5 Best Books I Read This Year

I didn't expect to power through my book goal for the year so quickly, but here we are. I blame the library's deadlines, my mis-management of my holds process (live and learn!), and getting my paws on some books so good I couldn't put them down. Isn't that always the best feeling? At least until they end and then you panic wondering if you'll ever find another book you can get so lost in you forget everything else. I got really lucky with how many times that happened to me this year. 

Reading choices are extremely personal, so what I like is when people tell me THE BEST books they've read and then I get to look them up on Amazon and see if I'd like them, too. I will give very little explanation. I don't want my life to feel like a big book report like it did in high school. But, I want to provide the full list for anyone who's interested (me), and I'll give you my top five right below it. Go ahead and scroll down if that's all you want

 A sample of my stack. Some of these I will keep forever. A few went in my little library. The rest will be consigned, so I can—you guessed it—buy more books!

A sample of my stack. Some of these I will keep forever. A few went in my little library. The rest will be consigned, so I can—you guessed it—buy more books!

The 24 Books I Read This Year

  1. The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
  2. Breaking Free by Rachel Jefs
  3. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  4. Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
  5. The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
  6. What Remains by Carole Radziwill (+ a ghostwriter? We may never know!)
  7. An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg
  8. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  9. Between Two Worlds by Tyler Henry
  10. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  11. Educated by Tara Westover
  12. Where There's Hope by Elizabeth Smart
  13. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  14. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  15. Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
  16. Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
  17. Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines
  18. Sociable by Rebecca Harrington
  19. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  20. The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel
  21. Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel
  22. Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne (+ ghostwriter)
  23. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  24. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The 5 BEST Books I Read This Year

  1. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  2. Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
  3. An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg
  4. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  5. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

I'm starting to work on some stretch goals, LONG books that would usually be more intimidating when I have a measurable goal left to achieve. More to come. Until then, happy reading! 

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