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If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, it’s likely obvious that I love to read. I get questions about how I manage to still read so much with two kids (I go through about a book or two a week) and my answer is simply that I’m willing to sacrifice sleep (ugh) for it – I can’t fall asleep until I’ve read a certain amount. Given that, here were my favorite reads of 2017. 2017 was a bad, scary year for many things but a great one for books and reading. Please note that my picks aren’t just books that were published in 2017…just ones that I read. My true list of favorites for 2017 is much longer than this…but here’s 7 for 2017.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. A beautifully written, important book which I just covered in this past Weekend Update. Non-fiction set in the slums of Mumbai.
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry. Another non-fiction, another one published a few years back that I just found. True crime + observations of society in Japan.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Set from the perspective of a refugee couple with a touch of the surreal. This one surprised me. I really loved it.
The Custom Of The Country by Edith Wharton. The more I think about it this is one of my favorite Wharton works. You either love or hate Undine Spragg (I’m the former).
Snobs by Julian Fellowes. Hilarious and biting, my first introduction to Fellowes and it was not a disappointment. Excellent social commentary in upper crust British society
Until the Twelfth of Never by Bella Stumbo. For any fan of true crime. I had no idea about the Betty Broderick story and this book…oh my. I’m still thinking about whether or not she was justified in what she did…and how much she was. And Stumbo is a fantastic writer. Why isn’t this book more popular?
What was some of your favorite reading in 2017? PLEASE share!