My year in books.


My reading was not deep nor particularly wide in 2017. Sixty-two books, down from 72 in 2016 and 90 in 2015. What’s up with that? I blame the distraction of the iPad.

The Fever Abbott, Megan
The Absent One (Department Q, #2) Adler-Olsen, Jussi
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman
Beartown (Björnstad, #1) Backman, Fredrik
Broken Promise (Promise Falls Trilogy, #1) Barclay, Linwood
The Ex Burke, Alafair
Silent Voices (Vera Stanhope, #4) Cleeves, Ann
The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope #1) Cleeves, Ann
Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, #13) Evanovich, Janet
Odds Against Francis, Dick
Spitting Devil (Jonathan Stride, #5.5) Freeman, Brian
Marathon (Jonathan Stride, #8) Freeman, Brian
Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon French, Kelley
What My Body Remembers Friis, Agnete
The Dead Cat Bounce (Home Repair is Homicide, #1) Graves, Sarah
The Whistler Grisham, John
Camino Island Grisham, John
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) Harper, Jane
Into the Water Hawkins, Paula
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1) Hayes, Terry
All Creatures Great and Small Herriot, James
Magpie Murders Horowitz, Anthony
The Quiet Game (Penn Cage, #1) Iles, Greg
Lab Girl Jahren, Hope
Northwest Angle (Cork O’Connor, #11) Krueger, William Kent
Trickster’s Point (Cork O’Connor, #12) Krueger, William Kent
Tamarack County (Cork O’Connor, #13) Krueger, William Kent
Windigo Island (Cork O’Connor, #14) Krueger, William Kent
Manitou Canyon (Cork O’Connor, #15) Krueger, William Kent
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter Mackay, Malcolm
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House Mastromonaco, Alyssa
Do Not Become Alarmed Meloy, Maile
A Little Love Story Merullo, Roland
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) Moyes, Jojo
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) Nesbø, Jo
A Stash of One’s Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting go of Yarn Parkes, Clara
Claude’s Christmas Adventure Pembroke, Sophie
The Dark Net Percy, Benjamin
Danger, Man Working: Writing from the Heart, the Gut, and the Poison Ivy Patch Perry, Michael
Extreme Double-Knitting: New Adventures in Reversible Colorwork Post-Quinn, Alasdair
Five Poznanski, Ursula
Delicious! Reichl, Ruth
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Riggs, Ransom
Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis Rybak, R.T.
Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers, #9) Sandford, John
Extreme Prey (Lucas Davenport, #26) Sandford, John
Golden Prey (Lucas Davenport, #27) Sandford, John
Today Will Be Different Semple, Maria
The Women in the Castle Shattuck, Jessica
Sourdough Sloan, Robin
My Beloved World Sotomayor, Sonia
Kitchens of the Great Midwest Stradal, J. Ryan
Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) Tracy, P.J.
Live Bait (Monkeewrench, #2) Tracy, P.J.
Dead Run (Monkeewrench, #3) Tracy, P.J.
Snow Blind (Monkeewrench, #4) Tracy, P.J.
Shoot to Thrill (Monkeewrench, #5) Tracy, P.J.
Off the Grid (Monkeewrench, #6) Tracy, P.J.
The Sixth Idea (Monkeewrench, #7) Tracy, P.J.
Nothing Stays Buried (Monkeewrench, #8) Tracy, P.J.
Orphan #8 von Alkemade, Kim
The Bridges of Madison County Waller, Robert James


Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1) Bazell, Josh
Exit West Hamid, Mohsin
The Nix Hill, Nathan
The Gene: An Intimate History Mukherjee, Siddhartha
The Fireman Hill, Joe
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space Shetterly, Margot Lee
The Underground Railroad Whitehead, Colson
Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter
Norse Mythology Gaiman, Neil
King Leopold’s Ghost Hochschild, Adam
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Franken, Al
Before We Were Yours Wingate, Lisa

The ones in boldface are the ones that stuck with me.


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4 Responses to My year in books.

  1. Kat with a K says:

    Excellent books! I have added a few to my list!

  2. That was a fun list. My goodness you are a reader!!! Love that HIGHLIGHTED the good ones. May have to find SOURDOUGH!

  3. gayle says:

    Excellent! I love a good book list!

  4. Nicole says:

    62 books is still a great accomplishment! I’ve read some of the ones on your list this year as well.

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