Every Book I Read in 2017

My 5 favorite novels I read this year
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

My 5 favorite non-fiction books I read this year
Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird
Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Recently published (like 2016 and on) fiction I read, roughly in order of preference
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer
Transit by Rachel Cusk
All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
The Child by Fiona Barton

The only classic novel I managed to tackle this year
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Two modern classics of fantasy/sci-fi that I enjoyed more than I thought I would
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Two “fun” reads that I can’t say I *wouldn’t* recommend
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Two new books about music that I found absolutely engrossing and delightful
Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World by Rob Sheffield
Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman

Other non-fiction that I read and liked, but didn’t necessarily love, for one reason or another (reasons include: freaked me out too much, surprisingly boring, literally 1000 pages, my thoughts on the ideas presented are conflicting and stress me out to dwell on)
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Gunn
Eve’s Hollywood by Eve Babitz
A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto by Jessa Crispin

Childhood favorites I reread
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Margaret Atwood books I reread because they were being turned into TV shows
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Books I didn’t finish because I left them at my parents’ house
I, Claudius by Robert Graves (a reread)
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The book I’m still reading (because 2017 isn’t actually over yet)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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