2017 has come to an end! Here are the books I read this year, described in 5 words or less. Enjoy!
1. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Hilarious, irreverent, and weird.
2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
All-around fantastic read.
3. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham
4. The Miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord
5. Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
More stressful than fun.
6. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Personality shines through.
7. A Brilliant Madness by R.M. Drake
Why is all poetry depressing?
8. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Very good, very sad.
9. The Wisdom of Big Bird by Caroll Spinney
What a guy (and bird).
10. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
11. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, etc.
Clare didn't need help from etc.
12. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Oh, Pooh Bear. Heart eyes.
13. One Summer by Bill Bryson
Bryson's take on the 20s.
14. Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North
Choose your own adventure!
15. Old Records Never Die by Eric Spitznagel
One man's quest for vinyl.
16. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
Cute concept. Happy ending.
17. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie
Sweet but sad.
18. Love Skip Jump by Shelene Bryan
Say yes to God.
19. Kingdom Keepers V by Ridley Pearson
Finally back to these guys.
20. Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield
Two of my favorite things!
21. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Coogan
Cute idea, okay execution.
22. The End Of Oz by Danielle Paige
Nice wrap up.
23. Mosquitoland by David Arnold
24. Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse
Ah, Jeeves. Just the stuff.
25. Love Is All You Need
26. The Imagineer's Secrets of Disneyland by Mike Fox
Fun Disney secrets =)
27. A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott
Engaging, fast-paced, well-written.
28. Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
Dreamy guy, happy ending, Austen-esque
29. Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner
A life saver!
30. Hollywood Love Song by Rebecca Ross
I'm a proud book mom =D
31. Girl Walks Into a Bar by Rachel Dratch
Though it would be funnier.
32. Lost In A Book by Jennifer Donnelly
Beauty and Beast meets Coraline.
33. Pigs Have Wings by P.G. Wodehouse
Hijinks at Blandings Castle
34. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Was curious... now not.
35. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
36. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Cannery Row gang is back.
37. OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Perfect non-romantic YA.
38. The Little Book of Hygge by Leik Wiking
I love the hygge lifestyle!
39. What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
Not the best, still good.
40. How Can You Not Laugh At a Time Like This? by Carla Ulbrich
41. Maya's Vacation by Becca Gomez Farrell
My friend's book!
42. The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus
In the creative mood.
43. The Mozart Effect by Don Campbell
The power of music.
44. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
What a story!
45. The Wisdom of Walt by Jeffrey A. Barnes
Magical and inspiring.
46. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
A modern sci-fi classic
47. Who's the Leader of the Club? by Jim Korkis
Some good bits.
48. The Restaurant at the End of the World by Douglas Adams
49. Bradbury Speaks by Ray Bradbury
Collection of motivating essays.
50. Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams
51. Sourdough by Robin Sloan
You can literally taste it.
52. Murder Will Out by Tony Piazza
Young Tom Logan.
53. The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
54. Artemis by Andy Weir
Great second novel!
Have I ever read so many books with question marks in the title? I don't think so. Another great year for books, not too many duds! Ask me what my favorites were.
"Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art."