My Personal Reading Awards from 2017

I didn’t do as much reading this year as I have in years past due to our traveling schedule however, a happy byproduct of this is the fact that I got really into podcasts. I am hooked. I pretty much listen to one podcast everyday now. So if you have a podcast you love please share!

Since I spent so much time doing a Favorite Things giveaway I thought that I would take a moment to go through my most memorable books from 2017 and give out my personal awards for the year! If you want to check any of them out I’ve conveniently added links. Feel free to suggest any new reads as well in the comments section! I have some long flights this year and a few beach days sooo it would be greatly appreciated.

Longest Book: The Persimmon Tree

It was entertaining most of the time . . .

Story I am Least Likely to Mimic: American Kingpin

The true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire AKA the Dark Web from his bedroom.  It is a place where anyone could trade anything—drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons, or hitmen . . . I just don’t see myself taking a turn in this direction 😂

Story I was Surprised Most by: Ready Player One  

This was a surprisingly fun read! It had been a while since I started a book and instantly was swept into it. This book was simply pure 80’s entertainment  at its finest. I started it and didn’t want to put it down.

Most Book Club Worthy: The Elephant Whisperer 

This is the touching story of a heard of Elephants and a man who protect each other. A seriously wonderful read. I wanted to move to Africa and work on a game reserve for a few months after reading it.

Most Uncomfortable: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

This book was absolutely fascinating in a very macabre sort of way. It is a strange read about what happens to bodies post-mortem who are involved in some of sciences least to most common experiments. Might be a little gross for most of y’all

Current Read: Big Magic


Five Take Flight Faves

  • Anne-Charlotte Labonde
    Posted at 17:21h, 04 January Reply

    I’m currently reading Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult and I love it. This is also a story about elephants (well… not only but you learn quantity of details about them while reading) and it’s a heart breaking story about a little girl who lost her mum. Beautiful writing!

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 07:19h, 14 January Reply

      I had a family member recently recommend this book to me too! This is officially o my list now!

  • Ashli Barnes
    Posted at 18:11h, 04 January Reply

    Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I couldn’t put it down! And then seeing The Greatest Showman was almost like that book coming to life. 🙂

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 07:18h, 14 January Reply

      Oh I love this book and completely forgot about it! Maybe I’ll re-read it

  • Morgan Holloway
    Posted at 23:45h, 04 January Reply

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is an absolute must!

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 07:18h, 14 January Reply

      Oh this is one of my favorites! I remember reading it in Jr. High. It planted the seed for me to travel and see the world

  • Olga Pekalska
    Posted at 00:53h, 05 January Reply

    I have fallen in love with
    I get a ton of free ebooks weekly.
    I also love James Rollins books. Map of Bones is one of my faves.
    As for Podcasts..,.. I enjoy Mike Rowe.
    I’ll look up some of reads. Thanks.

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 07:16h, 14 January Reply

      I’ll check out book hub for sure! I am a big fan of Mike Rowe! Really great listening

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