Read in 2017

Welcome to my log page for 2017's reads! Books for which I have written a review are linked--just click the title. This year I hope to read at least 80 solid literary fiction and nonfiction works. 

2016's Stats:


Total number of books: 70

Total fiction: 41
Total nonfiction: 29
Number of print books: 26
Number of pages read: 7,126
Number of audio books: 44
Number of hours listened to: 563.5

✮ = one star

⭐︎ = 1/2 star

1. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan (✮✮)

Fiction: 9.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 0 pages / 9.5 hours)

2. The Girls by Emma Cline (✮)

Fiction: 10 hours (cumulative for 2017: 0 pages / 19.5 hours)

3. The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood (✮)

Fiction: 12.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 0 pages / 32 hours)

4. Books for Living by Will Schwalbe (✮)

Nonfiction: 270 pages (cumulative for 2017: 270 pages / 32 hours)

5. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald (✮)

Fiction: 12 hours (cumulative for 2017: 270 pages / 44 hours)

6. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (✮)

Fiction: 13 hours (cumulative for 2017: 270 pages / 57 hours)

7. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (✮)

Nonfiction: 10 hours (cumulative for 2017: 270 pages / 67 hours)

8. The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi (✮)

Nonfiction: 7 hours (cumulative for 2017: 270 pages / 74 hours)

9. Searching for Bobby Fischer  by Fred Waitzman (✮)

Nonfiction: 8.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 270 pages / 82.5 hours)

10. Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (✮)

Fiction: 333 pages (cumulative for 2017: 603 pages / 82.5 hours)

11. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (✮)

Fiction: 20 hours (cumulative for 2017: 603 pages / 102.5 hours)

12. The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman (✮)

Nonfiction: 12 hours (cumulative for 2017: 603 pages / 114.5 hours)

13. All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke (✮)

Fiction: 10.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 603 pages / 125 hours)

14. If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin (✮)

Nonfiction: 401 pages (cumulative for 2017: 1004 pages / 125 hours)

15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (✮)

Fiction: 468 pages (cumulative for 2017: 1472 pages / 125 hours)

16. The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel (✮)

Nonfiction: 333 pages (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 125 hours)

17. The North Water by Ian McGuire (✮)

Fiction: 9.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 134.5 hours)

18. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (✮)

Fiction: 30.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 165 hours)

19. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (✮)

Fiction: 7.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 172.5 hours)

20. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (✮)

Nonfiction: 11 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 183.5 hours)

21. The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie (✮)

Fiction: 6 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 189.5 hours)

22. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (✮)
Fiction: 29.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 219 hours)

23. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers ()

Fiction: 12 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 231 hours)

24. The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts (✮)

Nonfiction: 10.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 241.5 hours)

25. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (✮)

Nonfiction: 9 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 250.5 hours)

26. The 500 by Matthew Quirk (✮)

Fiction: 9.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 260 hours)

27. The Angel's Share by J. R. Ward (✮)

Fiction: 12.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 272.5 hours)

28. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (✮)

Nonfiction: 17.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 290 hours)

29. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (✮)

Nonfiction: 10 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 300 hours)

30. Winter of the World by Ken Follett (✮)

Fiction: 32 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 332 hours)

31. Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett (✮)

Fiction: 37 hours (cumulative for 2017: 1805 pages / 369 hours)

32. Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch by Kate Williams (✮)

Nonfiction: 448 pages (cumulative for 2017: 2252 pages / 369 hours)

33. Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard (✮)

Nonfiction: 10 hours (cumulative for 2017: 2252 pages / 379 hours)

34. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (✮)

Fiction: 8.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 2252 pages / 387.5 hours)

35. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming (✮)

Nonfiction: 13.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 2252 pages / 401 hours)

36. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (✮)

Fiction: 341 pages (cumulative for 2017: 2593 pages / 401 hours)

37. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Life of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel (✮)

Nonfiction: 203 pages (cumulative for 2017: 2796 pages / 401 hours)

38. This Life I Live by Rory Feek (✮)

Nonfiction: 252 pages (cumulative for 2017: 3048 pages / 401 hours)

39. The Movement of Stars: A Novel by Amy Brill (✮)

Fiction: 388 pages (cumulative for 2017: 3436 pages / 401 hours)

40. Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John Wood (✮)

Nonfiction: 278 pages (cumulative for 2017: 3714 pages / 401 hours)

41. Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright (✮)

Nonfiction: 320 pages (cumulative for 2017: 4034 pages / 401 hours)

42. The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance by Anders Rydell (✮)

Nonfiction: 352 pages (cumulative for 2017: 4386 pages / 401 hours)

43. News of the World by Paulette Jiles (✮)

Fiction: 213 pages (cumulative for 2017: 4599 pages / 401 hours)

44. Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family by Kathy McKeon (✮)

Nonfiction: 309 pages (cumulative for 2017: 4908 pages / 401 hours)

45. A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor (✮)

Fiction: 389 pages (cumulative for 2017: 5297 pages / 401 hours)

46. The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (✮)

Nonfiction: 326 pages (cumulative for 2017: 5623 pages / 401 hours)

47. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts (✮)

Fiction: 466 pages (cumulative for 2017: 6089 pages / 401 hours)

48. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (✮)

Nonfiction: 222 pages (cumulative for 2017: 6311 pages / 401 hours)

49. The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House by Daniel Mark Epstein (✮)

Nonfiction: 438 pages (cumulative for 2017: 6749 pages / 401 hours)

50. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (✮)

Fiction: 416 pages (cumulative for 2017: 7165 pages / 401 hours)

51. Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive one of Histories Most Iconic Extinct Creatures by Ben Mezrich (✮)

Nonfiction: 293 pages (cumulative for 2017: 7458 pages / 401 hours) 

52. Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival by Jeffrey Gettleman (✮)

Nonfiction: 325 pages (cumulative for 2017: 7783 pages / 401 hours)

53. The Smear: How Shady Polital Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson (✮)

Nonfiction: 294 pages (cumulative for 2017: 8371 pages / 401 hours)

54. The Killing School: Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program by Brandon Webb (✮)

Nonfiction: 346 pages (cumulative for 2017: 8717 pages / 401 hours)

55. Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo (✮)

Nonfiction: 294 pages (cumulative for 2017: 9011 pages / 401 hours)

56. Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill (✮)

Nonfiction: 343 pages (cumulative for 2017: 9354 pages / 401 hours)

57. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne (✮)

Fiction: 580 pages (cumulative for 2017: 9934 pages / 401 hours)

58. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (✮)

Fiction: 702 pages (cumulative for 2017: 10,636 pages / 401 hours)

59. Rosewater by Maziar Bahari (✮)

Nonfiction: 11.5 hours (cumulative for 2017: 10,636 pages / 412.5 hours)

60. Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet (✮)

Fiction: 7 hours (cumulative for 2017: 10,636 pages / 419.5 hours)

61. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (✮)

Fiction: 276 pages (cumulative for 2017: 10,912 pages / 419.5 hours)

62. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (✮)
Fiction: 240 pages (cumulative for 2017: 11,152 pages / 419.5 hours)

63. Origin by Dan Brown (✮)
Fiction: 461 pages (cumulative for 2017: 11,613 pages / 419.5 hours)







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