What were your favorite reads of 2017?
A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe <3
Kite runner …
Have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns?
Nope … soooon 🙂
@Wardah I loved it, I hope you do, too!
I would definitely make it my next read …
In no particular order, mine were: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (not at all what the name sounds like) Bear Town by Fredrik Backman, Exit West by Moshin Hamid,, The Hate U GIve by Angie Thomas, The Radium GIrls by Kate Moore and The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Inturbe. I’m also enjoying my current reads of Caraval and Mr. DIckens and his Carol but I haven’t finished them yet.
I enjoyed that book too.
Reading with Patrick When breath becomes air The marriage of the opposites Kirk krak The Year of Yes Victoria and Abdul Other work related books
I have heard great things about When Breath Becomes Air. I just put The Marriage of Opposites on my Kindle. 🙂 Thanks.
@Laurie I highly recommend when breath becomes air … very touching. Recommend marriage of the opposites for the writing style and fluidity. Also for the nuanced representation of gender issues …
I have read most of the books by Danielle Steel,James Patterson’s and Douglas Kennedy.
I like Danielle Steel and James Patterson to
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
The Clan of the Cave Bear and California Gold ! My favorite for 2017 !
Kite Runner was also a favorite this year !
I loved the Cave Bear books when I read them. 🙂
The secret mother by Shalini Boland, Watch over me by Daniela Sacerdoti, My mother’s shadow by Nikola Scott, The Path of The child by Sojourner McConnell
The Nightingale Home Front Both by Kristen Hannah
Same… And A Man Called Ove 😍😍
I love Ove and everything by Backman but my favorite of his is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry.
Loved Ove! And really enjoyed My Grandmother… I also liked Britt-Marie Was Here.
I think Grandma is my fave… I love Backman 😍😍😍
Me too! I think he does an amazing job of getting into the characters mind and connecting readers to those characters.
He’s awesome… Could do with churning the books out a bit faster though haha 😂😂
Outlander By Diana Gabaldon, This Man series By Jodi Ellen Malpas The Protector By Jodi Ellen Malpas The Forbidden By Jodi Ellen Malpas One Night Promised By Jodi Ellen Malpas Darker in Christians POV By EL James One With You Sylvia Day Breaking Nova By, Jessica Sorensen.
Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine was my absolute fav, followed closely by Behold the Dreamers. Both were so well-written and continue to stay in my thoughts. I highly recommend both.
Behold The Dreamers is on my pile for 2018.
@Mary it’s amazing
I’ll have to move it up the list.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas Everything, Everything The Harry Potter Series
The Hate U Give is on my list. I thought Everthing, Everything was okay.
The Hate You Give is a beautiful book. I wish that everyone would read it. It’ll make you think.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Little Heaven by Nick Cutter Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (out next year) UNSUB by Meg Gardiner Endurance by Scott Kelly
King Henry VIII with notes by his fool Will Somers. Great read!
2017 was mainly Australian Rural Romance (Karly Lane, Rachael Johns, Mandy Magro and Fiona McCallum) I think I’ve caught up on all their books apart from their newest releases 🙂
I’m trying to finish book 5 right now before New years comes !
I have to many lol so I’ll post series n author Ex-ops – Paige Tyler Imp – Debra Dunbar Prinsess of hell – Eve Langlais
The Gargoyl…. most definitely……. I would have said …. A Little Life… but due to the library’s long request list i couldn’t keep it and finish it …. I’ve now my own copy and will start it again in the new year….
– War and Peace – Gates of Fire – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Love Dorian Gray!
@Mary, indeed — so witty.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boynes was my fav.
A walk to remember by Nicholas spark
Stones From The River
Hands down…Lilac Girls!
Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, Absolutely true diary of a part time Indian, memory keepers daughter, Divergent, His fair Assassin, Book Thief
Read three of them. Adding others to my tbr list.
I loved Guernsey and Part Time Indian.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
I liked that book. I hadn’t read anything by Gaiman for awhile before that but this made me start reading his work again.
I’ve never read any of his stories until this one. Now, I have 4 of his books I’m ready to read.
Now I wasn’t a huge fan of his Norse Mythology, it was okay mythology stories but was looking for that Gaiman twist.
The Vegetarian, Things To Do When It’s Raining: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win the Vote, A Prince of Swindlers, and When the Emperor Was Divine.
Palestine: peace not apartheid
– Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson – Pain Don’t Hurt by Mark ‘Fightshark’ Miller – Love in the Driest Season by Neely Tucker – Tha Doggfather by Snoop Dogg – My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King – My Mistake by Daniel Menaker – When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago – I Choose to Stay by Salome Thomas-EL – The Journey Home by Clifton Taulbert – Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money by Kevin O’Leary
I truly enjoyed Coretta Scott King’s book. I had the pleasure of meeting her several years ago. Such an inspiration.
@Mary Yes, her book was more than expected. Would have loved to meet her.
It made me think what she could have done at the time if she didn’t have to fight both racism AND sexism.
@Mary YES! This part really got to me; if there was no racism and sexism to contend with, she would have appreciated more her TRUE power. For me, she was everything, all, and more than she needed to be… something Dr. King tried to impress upon her…that she may have taken as that ‘staying in her place’. I could go on and on because I so loved this book! 😌
This Is How It Always Is The Stolen Marriage No Place I’d Rather Be Beneath A Scarlet Sky The Storied Life of AJ Fikry The Boy At the Top of the Mountain Out of My Mind Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet A Dog’s Purpose Say Goodbye for Now The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
I loved The storied Life of AJ Fikry and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet.
I really liked The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I was surprised by some of the twists.
I can’t wait until New year’s Eve !!! I will count all my books then and start out keeping a list of what I read !! I’m still reading the stack of books I bought in 2015 , October !! LOL !!
The Light between Oceans…Outlander…. Nightingale…..so many good books I read……
Oh yeah, I had forgotten The light between oceans
Alienist and Dark Witch
I’m reading The Alienist again to get ready for the show.
Final Girls, Mister B Gone, From Potter’s Field
I still need to read Final Girls.
It’s great! Hope you can read it soon.
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, and When Breath Becomes Air.
Bury My Heart..what a great book, sad as hell though.
@Gary It sure was. Made me think differently about things.
You might find the memoir of George Catlin great American artist who travel up the Missouri in the mid 1800 a very interesting read. I sure did.
@Gary Thank You I’ll be on the lookout for it.
Too many but “The Aeronaut’s Windless” would be one. The “Bands of Mourning” was another. “Hell’s Foundations Quiver ” An Import of Intrigue” Probably two or three others I can’t think of right now.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
I enjoyed this book.
Mrs. Poe, The Snowman and Richard Castle books.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I don’t have a favorite book but I have a favorite series, Knights of Black Swan by @Victoria!
Little Fires Everywhere,The Keeper of Lost Things, A Gentleman in Moscow
I have my grandmother’s copy of this one. It was one of her favorites and mine. I didn’t know until after that she wrote another favorite – 101 Dalmations.
@Laurie Did you see the movie? I also liked her book Tale of Two Families
The one by john Marrs
“The handmaide’ tale and ” The nightingale “
We were Liars by E Lockhart
“TAKING THE HEAT” BY BRENDA NOVAK, “THE SECRET SISTER” BY BRENDA NOVAK.
Country by Danielle Steel
Well I maybe a little bias, but if your’e into Brooklyn…
I’ll have to check that out!
Renegades Turtles All The Way Down
the black book, the fix.
Who is the author of the black book? What’s it about? One of the categories I’m doing for a challenge is to read a book that has a color in the title.
The Orphan Train, All The Light We Cannot See, Elenor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Good Me,Bad Me by Alie Land, All The Pretty Girls by Megan Miranda
I think it’s All The missing girls?
@Hoogeveen yes you are right! I fused two together didnt I. Lol
A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. 🙂
Any of my ghost stories, SPQR by Mary beard was the hawk queen Omnibus and African myths and legends.
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
I have ‘keep on keeping on’..on my pile.i got it as a birthday preasent..
I’d read that ! Was it good !??
It was very good.hart braking what happend to him..
It looks like an old book ! Is it ?
TAKING THE HEAT BY BRENDA NOVAK.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ❤️❤️❤️
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