Books I’ve Read in 2017

(in red: I really enjoy it!)

January 2017
1. The Four Agreements -Don Miguel Ruiz
2. The Summer of My Greek Taverna – Tom Stone
3. Among Grizzlies – Timothy Treadwell, Jewel Palovak
4. Facing the Lion –  Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
5. Girl’s Guide To Witchcraft –  Mindy Klasky
6. My Kitchen Year –  Ruth Reichl
7. Silk –  Alessandro Baricco
8. The Conch Bearer –  Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
9. The Thirteenth Tale –  Diane Setterfield
10. City of Fallen Angels –  Cassandra Clare
11. Women Empowered –  Phil Borges
12. A Lion Among Men – Gregory Maguire

February 2017
13. Case Histories – Kate Atkinson
14. Petals From The Sky – Mingmei Yip
15. The Empire of Tea – Alan MacFarlane, Iris MacFarlane
16. Love Walked In – Marisa de los Santos
17. Life Sucks – Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria
18. Gothic Sports vol 1-2 – Anike Hage
19. Nat Turner – Kyle Baker
20. American Tuna – Andrew F. Smith
21. The Confession of Stella Moon – Shelley Day
22. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
23. Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde
24. The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga vol 2
25. Naughty in Nice – Rhys Bowen

March 2017

26. Bread Givers – Anzia Yezierska
27. City of Lost Souls – Cassandra Clare
28. The Future of Ice – Gretel Ehrlich
29. Caviar – Inga Saffron
30. Hot Gimmick, Vol. 3 – 5 – Miki Aihara
31. Armada – Ernest Cline
32. Lady Snowblood vol 1-4 – Kazuo Koike
33. Designer Dogs – Caroline Coile
34. Blue Pills – Frederik Peeters
35. The Attack – Yasmina Khadra
36. Your and My Secret, Vol. 2-8 – Morinaga Ai
37. The World’s Strongest Librarian – Josh Hanagarne
38. Twinkie, Deconstructed – Steve Ettlinger
39. Still Alice – Lisa Genova

April 2017

40. Kabuki Vol 4: Skin Deep – David Mack
41. The Little Book of Coffee Law – Carol Robertson
42. The Rain Before It Falls – Jonathan Coe
43. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
44. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky – Heidi W. Durrow
45. Radical Beauty – Deepak Chopra, Kimberly Snyder
46. How Sweet It Is! – Thane Rosenbaum
47. With the Light vol 5&6 – Keiko Tobe
48. The Last Guardian – Eoin Colfer
49. 50 CRAZY things to do in Norway – Marte Ostmoe
50. Dish and Tell – Miami Bombshells
51. Proust and the Squid – Maryanne Wolf
52. The Testament of Jessie Lamb – Jane Rogers
53. Lost in the Labyrinth – Patrice Kindl
54. Chocolate Fever – Robert Kimmel Smith
55. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

May 2017

56. Coyote blue – Christopher Moore
57. Peak – Roland Smith
58. A Perfect Score – Kathryn Hall and Craig Hall
59. Paddle to the Arctic – Don Starkell
60. Time Travel: A History – James Gleick
61. From Point to Point – Xu Bing
62. White Horses Over France – Robin Hanbury-Tenison
63. Indulgence: One Man’s Selfless Search for the Best Chocolate in the World
– Paul Richardson
64. The Story of Sushi – Trevor Corson
65. Gatefather – Orson Scott Card
66. The Winter People – Jennifer McMahon
67. Silence – Thich Nhat Hanh
68. The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee

June 2017

69. Road to Santiago – Kathryn Harrison
70. Maniac Road vol 1 – Shinsuke Kurihashi
71. The Fate of Ten – Pittacus Lore
72. Waiting for Daisy – Peggy Orenstein
73. Swing Time – Zadie Smith
74. Mediterranean Summer – David Shalleck, Erol Munuz
75. Dumpling Days – Grace Lin
76. Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
77. The Golden Son – Shilpi Somaya Gowda
78. The Year of Living Biblically – A. J. Jacobs
79. Half Broke Horses – Jeannette Walls
80. After Alice – Gregory Maguire
81. An African in Greenland – Tete-Michel Kpomassie
82. The Art of Stillness – Pico Iyer
83. Pilgrims – Elizabeth Gilbert
84. Shopping for Porcupine – Seth Kantner

July 2017

85. Ivanhoe: Illustrated Classics – Sir Walter Scott, Ray Lago
86. Trans-Sister Radio – Chris Bohjalian
87. The Soloist – Mark Salzman
88. Call the Midwife – Jennifer Worth
89. Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile – Verlyn Klinkenborg
90. The Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman
91. The BFG – Roald Dahl
92. DogTown – Stefan Bechtel
93. The World According to Julius – Michael Mountain
94. First Among Sequels – Jasper Fforde
95. Ghosts – Raina Telgemeier
96. Goodbye, Vietnam – Gloria Whelan
97. Monkey Vs. Robot & The Crystal Of Power – James Kochalka
98. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
99. 1222 – Anne Holt
100. The Forbidden Daughter – Shobhan Bantwal
101. Water Ghost – Ching Yeung Russell

August 2017

102. Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier
103. The Waiting Child – Cindy Champnella
104. City of Heavenly Fire – Cassandra Clare
105. Zorro – Isabel Allende
106. United As One – Pittacus Lore
107. Story of the Trapp Family Singers – Maria Augusta Trapp

September 2017

108. The Shadow Land – Elizabeth Kostova
109. Maggie Again – John D. Husband
110. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For – Alison Bechdel
111. At Home: A Short History of Private Life – Bill Bryson
112. Zaatar Days, Henna Nights – Maliha Masood
113. The Book of Bunny Suicides – Andy Riley
114. Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei vol 1 – Koji Kumeta
115. Selfish Pigs – Andy Riley
116. Mixed Magics – Diana Wynne Jones
117. The Prince in His Dark Days, vol 1 – Hico Yamanaka
118. The Cain Saga, Vol. 1 Forgotten Juliet – Kaori Yuki
119. Outfoxed – David Rosenfelt
120. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Mary Shelley & Pete Katz
121. The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
122. Aya of Yop City – Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie

October 2017

123. Take What You Can Carry – Kevin C. Pyle
124. Islands in the Clouds – Isabella Tree
125. This I Believe – various
126. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
127. Bound Beauty (vol 2-3) – Mick Takeuchi
128. Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
129. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
130. The Aleph – Jorge Luis Borges
131. Lucy – Jamaica Kincaid
132. Plain Secrets – Joe Msckall
133. The Wives of Henry Oades – Johanna Moran
134. Nzingha – Patricia McKissack
135. The Girl With No Shadow – Joanne Harris
136. The Road From Coorain – Jill Ker Conway

November 2017

137. Ophelia – Lisa M. Klein
138. The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea – Yukio Mishima
139. Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
140. Love Bites – Lynsay Sands
141. The Zahir – Paulo Coelho
142. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Díaz
143. The Wild Trees – Richard Preston
144. Dear Fahrenheit 451 – Annie Spence
145. Tale of Kieu – Nguyen Du
146. Fluke – Christopher Moore
147. All Good Things – Sarah Turnbull
148. What Really Happened in Peru – Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

December 2017

149. The Undead Next Door – Kerrelyn Sparks
150. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
151. Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica – Sara Wheeler
152. This Boy’s Life – Tobias Wolff
153. Freeway Guide to Wine Appreciation – Robin Stark
154. The Plague of Doves – Louise Erdrich
155. Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
156. An Aroma of Coffee – Dany Laferriere
157. A History of the World in 6 Glasses – Tom Standage
158. What now? – Ann Patchett
159. London Calling – Edward Bloor
160. Eight Men and a Duck – Nick Thorpe
161. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
162. All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire – Kerrelyn Sparks
163. Swordbird – Nancy Yi Fan
164. Nation – Terry Pratchett
165. Poseidon’s Steed – Helen Scales

My Top Ten of 2017 (in no strict order):

Call the Midwife
The Thirteenth Tale
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Half Broke Horses
Kabuki
The Story of Sushi
All the Light We Cannot See
Something Rotten
Old Man’s War
The Little Paris Bookshop

Some Useless Statistics:
Total Books read till July 2017 – 101
Bookcrossing Books: 116 Non-BC Books: 49
Fiction: 106 Non Fiction: 59


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Published on August 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm  Comments Off on Books I’ve Read in 2017  
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