2017 Booklist

One of the line items on the annual year in review survey asks what the best book was that you read over the last year.  For 2016 I couldn’t think of one, let alone think of a book I had finished cover to cover — chances are if I did it was simple no mind “potato chip” book.

So, one of my resolutions is to read a book per month (or average that) for 2017 – so, here’s my starting list for the year:

1// The Time Travelers Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
2// Animal Farm, by George Orwell
3// Small Gods, Terry Prachett
4// Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
(these are all from the NPR top 100 Sci-fi/Fantasy list)
5// The Book Thief. Markus Zusak
6// The Professor, Charlotte Bronte
7// Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor
8// Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
9// The Nest, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
10// Last Testament: In His Own Words, Pope Benedict XVI
11// The Apostasy That Wasn’t, Rod Bennett
12// The Awakening of Miss Prim, Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

There isn’t any real rhyme or reason to the list.  I just scrolled through the NPR top list I have up there ^^, through Good Reads, Amazon, and some of the blogs I read regularly and tossed together something.  Before last year I used to average 4-6 books per month, which simply didn’t happen last year. Well, I guess it did if you count reading Home for a Bunny and Little Blue Truck on repeat.  I may or may not have a few of Bernhard’s favorites memorized now….

Obviously if I finish all of these I’ll add to the list — and that’s my hope — so dear readers, if I get through this list what else should I read in 2017?  Leave me a comment 😉


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