Here they are: all forty-five books I read in 2017. This is the fourth time I’ve done an illustration like this. Check out 2014, 2015, and 2016 to see what I read in previous years.
A few notes about this year’s list:
Out of the forty-five books, three were rereads (The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Chemistry of Joy). 80% were written by women. 55% were fiction. The oldest was The G-String Murders, published in 1941. The majority were quite contemporary.
Not including rereads, below are my top ten, in the order in which I read them:
Unbecoming, Rebecca Sherm. 2015.
The Man Who Loved His Wife, Vera Caspary. 1966.
The Vegetarian, Han Kang. 2007.
Sympathy, Olivia Sudjic. 2017.
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, Alexandra Kleeman. 2015.
Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett. 2004.
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2013
One More for the People, Martha Grover. 2011.
Woman No. 17, Edan Lepucki. 2017.
The End of My Career, Martha Grover. 2016.
Here’s to more good reads in 2018! Speaking of Goodreads, please consider leaving a review for my mom’s book over there!