What I read in 2017

Another year, another list of books.  Quite a short list, really, considering I wasn’t studying this year, but I think somewhere over the last few years I’ve lost the reading habit slightly.  (And yes, I’m aware that for a lot of people, reading 106 books in a year (even given my rather broad definition of what a book is) is an unattainable goal, but I’ve managed to get into the 150s some years, so it’s a major reduction for me.)

Total = 106 books

January (7)

February (7)

March (7)

April (8)

May (9)

June (10)

July (7)

August (13)

September (9)

October (8)

November (11)

December (10)

  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen (library audio book)
  • Ostrich by Matt Greene
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth (e-book)
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (library audio book)
  • New Life Stories by David Attenborough (library audio book)
  • This is How You Die edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki!
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (library audio book)
  • Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman (e-book)
  • The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (e-book)
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (library audio book)

What I read in 2016 (92 books)
What I read in 2015 (112 books)
What I read in 2014 (93 books)
What I read in 2013 (129 books)
What I read in 2012 (128 books)
What I read in 2011 (133 books)
What I read in 2010 (137 books)
What I read in 2009 (150 books)
What I read in 2008 (154 books)
What I read in 2007 (123 books)
What I read in 2006 (140 books)
What I read in 2005 (168 books)

What counts as a book?

3 thoughts on “What I read in 2017

    • Yeah, pretty impossible 🙂 And it would depend on who I was recommending it to, of course. But glancing through the list, a few that stand out for me:

      Dogside Story is a lovely book by a great New Zealand author – Patricia Grace writes about contemporary Maori life in a way that is deeply authentic and uncompromising, but still accessible to a non-Maori readership.

      The Book Thief is an obvious recommendation – powerful and moving and will make you cry many times, but definitely has to be read.

      Gender Failure I might not recommend to others, but it really resonated with me personally, just because I recognised so many of my own experiences and feelings in their writing.

      The Book of the Unnamed Midwife is probably the best new science fiction I’ve read in years. Dark and depressing, but amazingly written.

      There’s probably others in that list that I loved, but not enough for them to really stick in my mind. And I think I’ve just proven that I can’t pick just one book 🙂

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