Sunday, January 14, 2018

How many books did I read in 2017?

I didn't have any reading goals last year other than to read what I wanted, when I wanted.  Well, I can't always read when I would like to because there are things that have to be done, such as laundry and scrubbing the bathrooms.  And I have three little humans to care for.  It seems, on average, I can get through a book in a week, so I was expecting to read about 50 books and that's exactly what I read.  I only read 41 books in 2016 so you never know.  Some years are better than others.

I have all 50 books listed below in order of when I read them.  If you want to see what I thought of each book, this page provides a link to all my reviews, including those from previous years.    


* I read the second and third books of Margaret Atwood's The Maddaddam Trilogy during 2017.  That trilogy was the best I've read and is exactly what a trilogy should be.  Loved it.

* A Man Called Ove - How can anyone not like this book?  (I cried.)  

* The Stranger in the Woods - The subject matter in this was just so incredibly fascinating to me.

* American War - Not without flaws but hard to put down.

* Before We Were Yours - Fiction but based on true life.  Unforgettable.

* The Glass Castle - An incredible memoir

The Books I Read in 2017

1.  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

2.  Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

3.  The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

4.  White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

5.  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

6.  The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

7.  Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

8.  Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

9.  Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

10.  Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

11.  Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

12.  MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

13.  The Lost Girls by Heather Young

14.  Missoula by Jon Krakauer

15.  Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

16.  The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

17.  The Return by Joseph Helmreich

18.  Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

19.  The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

20.  Find Me by J.S. Monroe

21.  Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland

22.  American War by Omar El Akkad

23.  The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan

24.  The Circle by Dave Eggers

25.  The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard

26.  Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

27.  I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

28.  All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

29.  The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin

30.  Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

31.  The Child by Fiona Barton

32.  Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

33.  The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

34.  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

35.  Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

36.  Under the Dome by Stephen King

37.  The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

38.  All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

39.  The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

40.  Final Girls by Riley Sager

41.  Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

42.  The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

43.  Killing Season by Carlton Smith

44.  The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

45.  Hold Still by Sally Mann

46.  Shallow Graves by Maureen Boyle

47.  Invisible Eden by Maria Flook

48.  Unbelievable by Katy Tur

49.  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

50.  The Boston Strangler by Gerold Frank

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