Books Read in 2017

For the second year running, I beat my own reading record and read a total of 73 books this year. That is incredible. How did that happen?

I definitely have my public library to thank.

I have a lot of changes coming this year so my reading numbers are going to be nowhere near that amount by December 2018 so, for now, I’m just going to enjoy the fact that I had a really good 2017.

Before I post my list of books, here are a few of the stats:


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And here are the titles. Those in bold were my favourites:

1) The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2) Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

3) Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

4) Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

5) The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

6) The World in Half by Cristina Henríquez

7) The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera

8) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

9) América’s Dream by Esmeralda Santiago

10) Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

11) Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

12) The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

13) With My Dog Eyes by Hilda Hilst

14) The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

15) The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

16) Like That Also Can, Ah? by Nixon Siow

17) Like That Also Can, Ah? #PROBLEMSEVERYWHERE by Nixon Siow

18) The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

19) Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

20) Glass Cathedral by Andrew Koh

21) Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

22) The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza by Cyril Wong

23) Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

24) Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

25) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

26) Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

27) Adé: A Love Story by Rebecca Walker

28) The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

29) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

30) Daddy Was a Number Runner by Louise Meriwether

31) The Dead Zone by Stephen King

32) Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner

33) Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

34) Firestarter by Stephen King

35) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

36) Mary Poppins Comes Back by P. L. Travers

37) I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone

38) Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

39) Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin

40) Olivia by Dorothy Bussy

41) Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog

42) Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

43) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

44) The Best Awful by Carrie Fisher (re-read)

45) Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index by Kathy Griffin

46) Blood Brothers by Willy Russell (re-read)

47) The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin

48) Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

49) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

50) Surrender the Pink by Carrie Fisher

51) Hamlet by William Shakespeare

52) Macbeth by William Shakespeare

53) Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

54) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

55) Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

56) We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

57) Roadwork by Richard Bachman

58) American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Sa

59) Delusions of Grandma by Carrie Fisher

60) An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

61) It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll: Thirty Years Married to a Rolling Stone by Jo Wood

62) The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

63) Boy by Roald Dahl

64) Indian Boyhood by Charles Alexander Eastman

65) You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

66) Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

67) How to Say I Love You in Indian by Gyasi Ross

68) Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

69) Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa

70) Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

71) If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

72) The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

73) The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

5 thoughts on “Books Read in 2017

  1. You had such a great reading year! I plan to read Good Omens this year and I’m really looking forward to it. I love David Tennant so I want to see the movie (or show?) when it’s out. I didn’t keep track of where all my read authors came from last year, but I’m fairly certain a lot of them were from the US. I think that US authors are hyped so much on social media that I’m trying to read authors from other countries this year and maybe have 10-15% of my authors from US. It’s fun to just change things up – and to try authors from other countries! Hope you have a good 2018!


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