Books I read in 2017

It’s that time of year again, time to look back at my year of reading. Last year, I read 78 books. This year? 81! You can scan the covers, or peruse the full list below. What were some of your favorite reads of 2017?

Good ol’ fiction:
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt
A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan by James Michener
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Since She Went Away by David Bell
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
Happy Family by Tracy Barone
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan
Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Saving Grace by Jane Green
After You by Jojo Moyes
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
The Girls by Emma Cline
Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
California by Edan Lepucki
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
Christmas in London by Anita Hughes

Nonfiction (memoirs, biographies, essays, pop culture, comedy, true crime; all on audio):
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary
Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovic
This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in An Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Drop the Ball: Achieving More By Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays by Scaachi Koul
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate Fagan
Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home by Jessica Berger Gross
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide) by Sarah Knight
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I’m Fine…And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings
Has Anyone Seen My Pants? by Sarah Colonna

Nonfiction (guides on pregnancy/childbirth/parenting… My daughter was born in October):
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
From the Hips by Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris
Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth by Mark Sloan
The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore
Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon (editors)
A Good Birth: Finding the Positive and Profound in Your Childbirth Experience by Anne Lyerly
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year by Alice Green Callahan
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
Crash Course for Moms-to-Be: This is Where Confidence Starts by Alison Bishop
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime by Robert Bucknam

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