Books: 2017

 

  1. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  2. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  3. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  5. Chiefs by Stuart Woods
  6. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  7. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
  8. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  9. 11/22/63 by Steven King*
  10. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  11. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  12. Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
  13. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  14. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater*
  15. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater*
  16. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  17. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare*
  18. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  19. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  20. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare*
  21. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  22. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  23. Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare*
  24. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  25. Runaways, vol. 1 : Pride and Joy, by Brian K. Vaughn
  26. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
  27. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult*
  28. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow*
  29. Emma by Jane Austen*
  30. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
  31. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  32. Oh Crap! Potty Training by Jamie Glowacki
  33. Heartless by Marissa Meyer*
  34. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare*
  35. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  36. The Nest by Cynthia Dโ€™Aprix Sweeney*
  37. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple*
  38. The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
  39. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel*
  40. Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman

Well! My goal was to read 40 books in 2017, and I did exactly that. I went back to work (and to my lengthy commute) in March, and started listening to audiobooks again (marked in my list with a star, 13 in total). Apparently I hadn’t listened to a single audiobook in the three years I was home with the kids!

It felt good to get back into a place where I’m reading a LOT. I always feel more like myself in the years of voracious reading. And this year, one of the hardest years I can ever remember, I absolutely wouldn’t have survived without books. Between the audiobooks to prevent my mind from cycling during the long hours in the car, inspiring stories of people overcoming crazy obstacles, funny stories about impossible things, mysteries and magic… yeah. In 2017, I finally got a Kindle, because reading on my iPad/phone was bothering my eyes too much, and I am absolutely looooving it. I’ve been slowly amassing a collection of kindle books when there are sales, which is, of course, expanding my already infinite “to read” list by leaps and bounds.

But I read a few really outstanding books this year – my absolute favorite was This Is How It Always Is, which was so full of wonderful quotes about life and parenthood that I want to buy a copy to underline it all. Everything I Never Told you was heartbreaking and tore me apart but I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks afterwards. I loved Turtles All the Way Down, and I’m SO glad that I read the biography of Alexander Hamilton (which was great on audio, too).

My goal for 2018 is to read 43 books – more than my average but not an unattainable goal, either. Last year, I resolved to finish the series I’ve loved in the past (Justin Cronin’s The Passage series and Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad)… neither of which I got to. So those are definitely on my 2018 list. I’d like to read one classic I haven’t read before. If you’re reading this, tell me a book you think I should read this year!

 

In Previous Years…
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013
Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010
Books Read in 2009
Books Read in 2008
Books Read in 2007
Books Read in 2006
Books Read in 2005

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