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Favorite Books of 2017

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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. Continue Reading

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My Favorite Books of 2016

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5 Books That Changed My Life

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