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A Year in Books: 2017

In 2017, I set a goal to read 2 books a month and blog about them. Though I failed spectacularly on the blog front, I exceeded my reading goal by 2 books! Here's to reading 30 books in 2018. :)

thanks for the fun stats, goodreads!

My 2017 Reads:
bold denotes a favorite
*denotes a book club selection. My friends and I started a book club called ‘reading between the wines’ in August. We cook dinner, drink wine & talk about each month’s read. More to come on this, hopefully!

  1. The Magnolia Story, Chip and Joanna Gaines (Jan) 
  2. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi (Jan)
  3. The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis (Jan)
  4. milk and honey, Rupi Kaur (Feb)
  5. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman (Feb)
  6. Enders Game, Orson Scott Card (Feb)
  7. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah (Mar)
  8. The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander (Mar)
  9. Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer (Apr)
  10. Shoe Dog, Phil Knight (Apr)
  11. Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (May)
  12. Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett (May)
  13. Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis (June)
  14. A Full Life, Jimmy Carter (June)
  15. The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Bloom (July)
  16. The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg (July)
  17. Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance (August) 
  18. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken (August)
  19. Between the World and Me*, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Sept)
  20. What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Sept)
  21. Beneath a Scarlet Sky*, Mark Sullivan (Oct)
  22. Capital Gaines, Chip Gaines (Oct)
  23. Originals*, Adam Grant (Nov)
  24. Evicted, Matthew Desmond (Nov)
  25. Hyperbole and a Half*, Allie Brosh (Dec)
  26. A House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout (Dec)