Books

Here’s what I’ve read (So Far…) in 2017

Well over half-way through 2017 and I’m taking stock of what I’ve read and what my reading goals are for the rest of the year. One thing I’ve noticed is that the authors I’m reading this year are not a diverse group. I’m a little heavy in white American male authors this year. I still have 300 pages of Infinite Jest to read and my book club is slated to read Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything (clocking in at just over 500 pages). Those two guys are going to take up a lot of my reading time and add nothing to my diversity cred. Oh well.

Books highlighted in this reddish color with ** are highly recommended – five so far in 2017. Many of titles link to my review (some on this site, then I got smart and the rest are linked to Goodreads).

1. Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters – Captain Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger, and Jeffrey Zaslow (Non-Fiction)

2. **Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond (Non-Fiction)

3. **Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History – Scott Andrew, and Greg Campbell (Non-Fiction)

4. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life – Ed Yong (Non-Fiction)

5. The Tourist – Robert Dickinson (Fiction – Time Travel)

6. Crossing to Safety  Wallace Stegner (Fiction)

7.  1984 – George Orwell (Fiction)

8. Bossypants – Tina Fey (Non-Fiction/Memoir)

9. H is for Hawk – Helen MacDonald (Non-Fiction/Memoir)

10. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store – Robin Sloan (Fiction)

11. **The Nix – Nathan Hill (Fiction)

12. **The Dismal SciencePeter Mountford (Fiction)

13. Indian Bride – Karin Fossum (Fiction)

14. Black Seconds – Karin Fossum (Fiction)

15. Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith (Fiction)

16. In the Country of the Blind – Edward Hoagland (Fiction)

17. Three Years with the Rat – Jay Hosking (Fiction – Time Travel)

18. The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martell (Fiction)

19. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (Fiction)

20. Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates (Non-Fiction/Memoir)

21. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson (Non-Fiction)

22. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson (Non-Fiction)

23. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson (Non-Fiction)

24. The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles (Fiction)

25. The Throwback Special – Chris Bachelder (Fiction)

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