39 Books I Read in 2017

39 Books I Read in 2017

About half way through 2017, I realized I wasn’t reading as much as I wanted to. So I decided to start doing a monthly Book Review column and boy did it make a huge difference for me. The column kept me accountable to myself. Maybe that seems crazy (and I’ll admit I am a little crazy) but it worked.

When I go back and look at my list of books I wanted to read in 2017, of the 41 books on that list I read nine of them. Two of them I’m currently reading, and the rest I still want to read. Eight of them I even already own! I don’t think I’ll do a to-read book list this year because honestly it’d be like 100+ books long.

Out of the 39 books I read this year, these were my 10 favorites, but honestly I really enjoyed almost all of them so if you’re looking for book recommendations this list is a good start!

 

39 Books I Read in 2017

 

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles — My thoughts on this book in this post.

A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley — Read the book club post about this book here.

According to a Source, by Abby Stern — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Blue Nights, by Joan Didion — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Christmas in Paris, by Anita Hughes

Commonwealthby Ann Patchett

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science, by Atul Gawande

Confessions of an Art Addict, by Peggy Guggenheim — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Don’t You Cry, by Mary Kubica

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers, by Laurie A. Watkins — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong — My thoughts on this book in this post.

How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir, by Cat Marnell — Read my post about this book here.

Hunger Makes a Modern Girl: A Memoirby Carrie Brownstein — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writingby Jennifer Weiner

I Feel Bad About My Neckby Nora Ephron — My thoughts about this book in this post.

I Remember Nothingby Nora Ephron — My thoughts about this book in this post.

In Monmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art, by Sue Roe

In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family, by Mariel Hemingway — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures, by Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder — My thoughts on this book in this post.

Swing Time, by Zadie Smith — Read the book club post about this book here.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery — The Book Club review about this book in this post.

The Art Cure: A Memoir of Abuse and Fortune, by Bridgette Mayer

The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life, by Marion Roach Smith — My thoughts about this book in this post.

The Nix, by Nathan Hill — The Book Club review about this book in this post.

The Regulars, by Georgia Clark

The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert — My thoughts about this book in this post.

The Silent Wife, A. S. A. Harrison — My thoughts about this book in this post.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See — My thoughts on this book in this post.

The Vegetarian, by Han Kang — The Book Club review about this book in this post.

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom — My thoughts about this book in this post.

We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter — My thoughts on this book in this post.

What We Lose, by Zinzi Clemmons — My thoughts about this book in this post.

Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And other Truths…, by Danielle Krysa

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Don’t miss my previous years:

24 Books I Read in 2016

27 Books I Read in 2015

16 Books I Loved in 2014

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See all of my posts about books here, all of the book club posts here, all of my monthly book reviews here, and see my bookshelf here.

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