Monday, January 1, 2018

A Year of Reading: 2017

1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
2. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
3. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
4. You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
5. The Painter by Peter Heller
6. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
7. The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
8. The Good Braider by Terry Farish
9. Grandville by Bryan Talbot
10. Compartment No. 6 by Rosa Liksom
11. Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
12. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
13. The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
14. Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
15. Miss Jane by Brad Watson
16. Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
18. To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
19. The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
20. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
21. Breathless by Beverly Jenkins
22. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
24. Bleaker House by Nell Stevens
25. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
26. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
27. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
28. Nation by Terry Pratchett
29. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
30. An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
31. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
32. Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood
33. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
34. American War by Omar El Akkad
35. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
36. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
37. Anything For You by Kristan Higgins
38. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
39. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
40. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
41. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
42. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
43. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
44. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
45. The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell
46. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
47. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
48. Touch by Courtney Maum
49. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
50. Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder
51. A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean
52. The Killing Zone by Felix F. Giordano*
53. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson
54. The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
55. My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
56. Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres by K.M. Doherty*
57. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
58. Falling for Trouble by Sarah Title
59. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
60. Call Me Madame Alice by K.W. Garlick*
61. One of Windsor by Beth Caruso*
62. The Fold by Peter Clines
63. The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
64. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
65. Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
66. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman**
67. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
68. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
69. They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
70. The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean
71. In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis
72. The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
73. Wonder by R.J. Palacio***
74. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
75. Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
76. Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun
77. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
78. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith***
79. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
80. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
81. Hand to Mouth by Linda Tirado***
82. Angels in America by Tony Kushner
83. Hunger by Roxane Gay
84. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
85. The Lady Traveler's Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen by Victoria Alexander
86. On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
87. The Proposal by Mary Balogh
88. The Power by Naomi Alderman
89. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
90. Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai
91. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
92. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
93. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
94. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
95. Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
96. Middlemarch by George Eliot
97. In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

*These are books I read for a book award committee and decided not to post about them publicly.
**I literally forgot to write a post about this, and didn't realize it until now. D'oh!
***These are re-reads that I just didn't want to post about for a second time.

So there's my list! The last 5 years I've gone a little over a hundred, and I think my recent lack of audiobook listening is what made a difference this year. It doesn't matter to me though - it's not a contest.

I had so many favorites this year, but those I gave 5 stars to on Goodreads were:
The Wanderers, The Hate U Give, The Fact of a Body, Touch, and Moxie.

Special mention goes to The Power, Binti, Miss Jane, and Young Jane Young, though truthfully I could keep going. I read a lot of great books.

Here's to another great year of reading!

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