Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Books read in 2017

Here are the books I read or listened to in 2017.

Fiction
01/03/17 Sister Carrie by Theodore Reiser
01/06/17 Perfect by Rachel Joyce
01/17     Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
03/17/17 Parable of The Sower by Octavia Butler
03/17 Parable of Talents by Octavia Butler
05/17 A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman?
05/17 Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute
06/30/17 The Sellout by Paul Beatty
07/05/17 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
07/17 Parrot Talk by David B. Seaburn
07/14/17 The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee
07/28/17 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
08/01/17 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
08/12/17 Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler
08/14/18 1984 by George Orwell
08/17/17 Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens audio
08/20/17 The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
08/29/17 Camino Island by John Grisham
09/18/17 Poor George by Joana Fox
09/29/17 Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman
10/07/17 Pastoralia by George Saunders (Short stories and a novella)
10/22/17 My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout audio
11/02/17 Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout audio
11/10/17 That Night, Alice McDermott
11/15/17 So Much Owed by Jean Grainger
11/21/17 Someone by Alice McDermott
11/24/17 The Snow Garden and other stories by Rachel Joyce
12/04/17 Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
12/15/17 What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesly NNeka Arimah
12/21/17 The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
12/26/17 The Deal Of A Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

Nonfiction
01/09/17 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance
07/24/17 Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales Of Life On The Road by Finn Murphy
09/17/17 Educating Esme by Esme Jaji Codell
10/07/17 The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic In Our Time by Brooke Gladstone
11/20/17 David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, audiobook

There are so many good ones I have a hard time picking the ones I enjoyed the most.

If pressed my five favorite fiction picks would be in no particular order:
Parrot Talk by David Seaburn
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo

My favorite non fiction picks are:

Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales Of Life On The Road by Finn Murphy
Educating Esme by Esme Jaji Codell

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