Reading in 2017

GOAL: Read 100 Books in 2018

This is my annual reading goal. I slightly exceeded my 2017 goal. My Goodreads tally says 106, but I know that includes one short story, some poetry collections, and some rather short nonfiction books.

Favorite Books in 2017.  Out of 106 read, these deserve special mention, though there are even more that I liked a lot!

Fiction General
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles (An All-Time Favorite!)
Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck
Shelter, by Jung Yun
Young Jane Young, by Gabrielle Zevin
Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
The One-in-a-Million Boy, by Monica Wood
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

Fiction Mystery
All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage
A Deadly Affection, by Cuyler Overholt
Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, by Amy Stewart
Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz
Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
The Woman Next Door, by Cass Green
Liar, by K. L. Slater

Short Fiction
Roy Spivey, by Miranda July

Nonfiction Memoir
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller
Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, by Dani Shapiro
My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy

Nonfiction General
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis
The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes
Secrets From the Eating Lab, by Traci Mann
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

Audio Nonfiction
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (Best Audio Ever)
Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
Light Falls: Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein
The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell
Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free, by Charles P. Pierce

Poetry
The Billy Collins Experience, by A. M. Juster
The Whetting Stone, by Taylor Mali
Application for Release from the Dream, by Tony Hoagland

Writing Books
The Successful Author Mindset, by Joanna Penn
How to Make a Living with Your Writing, by Joanna Penn
How to Write Pulp Fiction, by James Scott Bell

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