Not much time during 2017 was spent in silence or without my face between the pages of a book. If I wasn’t reading a book, I was listening to one. Consuming books in two formats meant I read way more than normal. The good news? I read so many good books! The downside to all that reading? I may have forgotten how to enjoy sitting alone with silence. Goals for 2018.
In the meantime, here are my favorite reads from 2017, listed in no particular order:
- The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan
- Beartown by Fredrik Backman
- The BFG, by Roald Dahl
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
- George, by Alex Gino
- The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
- Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
- La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1), by Philip Pullman
- Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
- Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
Throughout the year, I read 142 (!) books. They’re all pictured below and you can see my reviews over at Goodreads.