It’s crazy to think 2016 came to a close last year. As we make new year resolutions and plans to accomplish over the next twelve months, I’m setting a goal to read 25 books in 2017. Between audiobooks and hard copies, I read 16 books this past year. Four of those (and one audiobook) were my absolute favorites of the year.

In one my earlier posts of the summer, I reviewed Jennifer Close’s debut novel, Girls in White Dresses. While I loved most aspects of the book, one of the criticisms I had of it was the introduction of too many characters.