Wednesday, December 27, 2017

favorite books of 2017!

Here's my top 10 for the year -- plus 2 honorable mentions!  I have to give major credit to Anne Bogel, who has provided me with a very high number of book recommendations over the past year -- including my favorite which she recommended personally to me via the podcast -- Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is.  

page 1 (of 2) of my reading log for the year - 
I am not a prolific reader by any stretch but I think at least I chose well this year!


Small Great Things, Jodi Piccoult
great subject matter.  Read it for book club and it was a great club read!

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
beautiful, eye-opening, emotional read.  

Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan
pure candy.  I loved this whole trilogy and can't wait for the movie!

The Course of Love, Alain de Botton
very interesting fiction/philosophical combo exploring a
marriage AFTER the romantic in-love phase

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
perfect quiet 2 am read

This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel
favorite book of the year, tackling a complex subject with grace, humor, and love


Deep Work, Cal Newport
still trying to cultivate my deep work muscles over here, but an interesting and inspiring read

Drop the Ball, Tiffany Dufu
so many great ideas and a powerful female voice

Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell
loved learning about life in a country so different from ours!  Josh and I both enjoyed this.

How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids, Jancee Dunn
I don't, for the record, but I liked the tone and many of the ideas in this book.


Bored and Brilliant, Manoush Zomorodi
the book didn't have much new content for me as an avid Note to Self listener,
but I love her and the overall idea!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman 
very quick and escapist read -- some darkness mixed with light, which I always like

Any overlaps with me?  Or recommendations (for 2018!) based on this list?