Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

“Things are or they are not. If you want something, it means you do not have it, it means that you do not believe it is there, which means it will never be there. That which you call magic is simply not allowing the world to be other than as you will it.”

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My 2017 in Books

My reading goal in 2017 was simple: I just wanted to increase my Goodreads average rating. I wanted to focus on the quality of the books I read over quantity. I wanted to learn to set aside books I don’t enjoy just for the sake of adding one more book to my record.

Well, thanks to a couple of beloved manga series and rereading some favorite books, I ended up reading a total of 201 books! Even better, the average rating of the books I read in 2017 is 4! It goes without saying that my Goodreads average rating definitely increased. Mission accomplished!

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