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Best of 2017

December 8, 2017

I’ve dropped off the blog universe this year but am chiming in now. Why? Because it’s Best Books of the Year time! If you’re a book junkie, I suggest you link to the Kirkus Review, Good Reads, or your favorite bookstore to see their list.

Because I write and teach, I read. It’s my work, in addition to my great pleasure. That said, I read a lot- over 200 books a year.

In no particular order, these are my top choices from 2017. (note- most of the books are older than 2017- it’s just that I read them in 2017)

Adult Fiction:

Homegoing: Yaa Gyasi

Beartown: Fredrik Backman

Lilac Girls: Martha Hall Kelly

History of Wolves: Emily Fridlund

Anything is Possible: Elizabeth Strout

Middle Grade:                                                           

           -Ghost: Jason Reynolds

George: Alex Gino

Fish in a Tree: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Stars Beneath Our Feet: David Barclay Moore

 Young Adult:

The Hate You Give: Angie Thomas

Wolf Hollow: Lauren Wolk (more often categorized as MG)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (this is not new, but I loved it)

Allegedly: Tiffany Jackson

 Non-Fiction and Memoir:

Option B: Sheryl Sandberg

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years: David Litt

Difficult Women: Roxane Gay

Thank You for Being Late: Thomas L Friedman

Dream Yoga: Andrew Holecek

I’m reading all the other “best of” reviews and compiling my library list right now. Can’t wait to dig in. It doesn’t matter what you read, just read!

 

 

 

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