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Books I read in 2017

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
In anticipation of posting some top ten type lists for 2017, I also want to share the whole list (books in this case) so you have an idea of what I am choosing from.

I'm seeing lots of great lists out there that have me adding to an already lengthy Amazon list, and of course if you have something excellent you read this year that you think I should check out. Let me know!

I have marked the titles with an asterisk that were read in preparation for discussion on the podcast, Literate Cinephiles. You can seek out those episodes if you're interested in a deeper dive on any of those.

Here it is by date of completion:

TitleDate Finished
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta1/2/2017
The Magicians by Lev Grossman1/10/2017
Silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick*1/14/2017
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Robert A. Heinlen1/15/2017
Normal by Warren Ellis1/16/2017
The Magician King by Lev Grossman2/4/2017
Lost Light by Michael Connelly2/7/2017
The Third Man by Graham Greene*2/10/2017
Lolita by Nabakov2/18/2017
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough2/21/2017
Hangmen by Martin McDonagh (Play)2/22/2017
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley 3/4/2017
Police at the station and they don't look friendly by Adrian McKinty 3/19/2017
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews*3/24/2017
A Beheading in Spokane by Martin McDonagh (Play)3/24/2017
Old Man Logan by Mark Millar*3/24/2017
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson 4/5/2017
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean*4/5/2017
The Children of Men by PD James*4/8/2017
When breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi4/10/2017
Pillowmam by Martin McDonagh (Play)5/7/2017
Thirst by Jo Nesbo (in Danish)5/9/2017
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane5/17/2017
The Prestige by Christopher Priest*5/23/2017
Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton5/26/2017
Big Fish by Daniel Wallace*5/26/2017
The Lietenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh (Play)5/29/2017
The Affirmation by Chistopher Priest6/1/2017
Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn6/5/2017
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid6/8/2017
How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen6/19/2017
The Force by Don Winslow7/15/2017
Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin7/22/2017
All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka*7/25/2017
Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade7/27/2017
Afterlife by Marcus Sakey8/5/2017
The Road by Cormac McCarthy*8/8/2017
The Gunslinger by Stephen King*8/13/2017
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu 8/26/2017
The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu9/10/2017
Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp*9/23/2017
Room by Emma Donaghue*9/29/2017
The Sweet Forever by George Pelecanos 10/7/2017
The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Espey10/9/2017
The Lost City of Z by David Grann*10/28/2017
Safe by Ryan Gattis11/3/2017
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis11/6/2017
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz11/9/2017
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth11/9/2017
Strange Weather by Joe Hill11/12/2017
Unsub by Meg Gardiner11/15/2017
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh (Play)11/16/2017
Artemis by Andy Weir11/20/2017
Special Topics in Calamnity Phyiscs by Marisha Pessl11/29/2017
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Audible)11/30/2017
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton (Audible)12/13/2017
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson12/23/2017
The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty12/27/2017

*I also read The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron but forgot to write down when I finished.
**I finished Altered Carbon on the plane ride home, but it was technically January 1st! 
2 comments on "Books I read in 2017"
  1. A River Runs Through it just looks so right on this list. :)

    1. What books about fishing will we be reading this year??