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Best of 2017: My Favorites

I didn’t read as many books as I had hoped. Life events got the best of me this year but a few books managed to take me to another place and so I list them here.

Did You Ever Have a Family

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

The Paty

The Party by Robyn Harding

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

My Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Bird Box

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

If you want to know why these books made my list, click on the links and they will take you to my review of each one. Enjoy!

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Books Reviewed in 2017

This is a list of the books I read in 2017. It’s a fairly short list. At the beginning of the year I vowed to only read what I felt like reading and that resulted in a shorter list. I also had a few chunksters over 800 pages long which affected my numbers but really, who cares anyway?

Each link takes you directly to my review of that book. Happy New Year! I certainly hope 2018 is better than 2017 because it was a difficult year to live in.

May 2018 be filled with plenty of great books.

2017 Reviews

  1. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  2. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
  3. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  4. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  5. Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst
  6. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  7. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry
  8. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  9. Ulysses by James Joyce
  10. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
  11. The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
  12. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  13. The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis
  14. Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
  15. Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
  16. Summer Dance by Nan Rossiter
  17. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  18. The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro
  19. Perennials by Mandy Berman
  20. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  21. The Thirst by Jo Nesbø
  22. The Party by Robyn Harding
  23. Strange Company by Jean Ryan
  24. Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses
  25. A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass
  26. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
  27. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  28. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  29. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
  30. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  31. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
  32. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
  33. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  34. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  35. Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
  36. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  37. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  38. The Visitors by Catherine Burns
  39. Hunger by Roxane Gay
  40. The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov