2017 Book Log

I took (yet another) long hiatus from book blogging between May and December, but I ended the year having read a total of  69 books.


* denotes reread

` denotes abandoned


  • Adnan’s Story (Rabia Chaudry)
  • An Amish Love (Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long)
  • The Cut (George Pelecanos)
  • Hillbilly Elegy (J.D. Vance)
  • Lilly’s Wedding Quilt (Kelly Long)
  • Murder in the Bayou (Ethan Brown)
  • Threads of Grace (Kelly Long)
  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Eloisa James)



  • Gulp (Mary Roach)
  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
  • A Rake’s Guide to Seduction (Caroline Linden)
  • Six Degrees of Scandal (Caroline Linden)
  • What a Gentleman Wants (Caroline Linden)
  • What a Rogue Desires (Caroline Linden)
  • The Wonder (Emma Donoghue)


  • Abina and the Important Men (Trevor R. Getz)
  • Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
  • A Bride’s Story (Kaoru Mori) [Volume 8]
  • A Colony in a Nation (Chris Hayes)
  • The Color of Earth (Dong Hwa Kim)
  • How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Sarah Glidden)
  • March (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell) [Book Three]
  • The Media and the Massacre (Sonya Voumard)
  • Perfect Little World (Kevin Wilson)


  • The Color of Heaven (Dong Hwa Kim)
  • The Color of Water (Dong Hwa Kim)
  • The Dry (Jane Harper)
  • The Gilded Years (Karin Tanabe)
  • A King Jong-Il Production (Paul Fischer)
  • Ms. Marvel (G. Willow Wilson) [Volume Five and Six]
  • Nothing to Envy (Barbara Demick)


  • The Butterfly Mosque (G. Willow Wilson)
  • Europhia (Lily King)
  • How to Survive a Plague (David France)
  • The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)


  • The God of Animals (Aryn Kyle)
  • Hollow City (Ransom Riggs)
  • A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
  • The Yiddish Policeman’s Union (Michael Chabon)


  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt)
  • Option B (Sheryl Sandberg and Adam M. Grant)
  • St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Karen Russell)



  • Darktown (Thomas Mullen)
  • HHhH (Laurent Binet)
  • The Lace Reader (Brunonia Barry)
  • The Latehomecomer (Kao Kalia Yang)
  • A Rift in the Earth (James Reston Jr.)
  • Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)
  • Unbelievable (Katy Tur)
  • We Were Eight Years in Power (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes)


  • Black Flower (Young-Ha Kim)
  • The Other Einstein (Marie Benedict)
  • The Silkworm (Robert Gailbraith)
  • The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien)


  • Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Mark T. Sullivan)
  • Career of Evil (Robert Gailbraith)
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)
  • Ghettoside (Jill Leovy)
  • Gobi Grizzlies (Douglas H. Chadwick)