Book List 2017

Over the past few years, I’ve become a little lax in my yearly reading goals—last year even skipping a list altogether. But as 2016 drew to a close, I found myself opening a small journal and setting out a few goals. Not resolutions, per se, but goals—achievements, tasks, objectives I wanted to see through in 2017.

Knowing a good writer is a good reader, my 2017 goals included these 35 books, presented here in no particular order.

1. Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star √ Completed 1/3/16

2. The Lost Girls: A Novel by Heather Young

3. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

4. Empire of Shadows by George Black

5. Housekeeping: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson

6. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

7. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

8. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

9. Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

10. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

11. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers √ Completed June 2017

12. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

13. The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

14. The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

15. Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

16. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

17. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

18. Dead Wake by Erik Larsen

19. Onward by Russell Moore

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

21. On Writing by Stephen King

22. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

23. Miller’s Crossing by Anna Quindlen

24. In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovan and Caren Zucker

25. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

26. Content Inc. by Joe Pulizzi

27. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Dr. Travis Bradberry

28. Home by Marilynne Robinson

29. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

30. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

31. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

32. Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner

33. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

34. Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley

35. The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors by Juliet Barker




“A finished person is a boring person.” Anna Quindlen

%d bloggers like this: