Sunday, January 1, 2017

All the Books

I read a vast array of books this year.  Most of them I really enjoyed.  A few were meh.  Here is my list:
  • Little Bee​ Chris Cleave
  • Maus I & II​ Art Spiegelman
  • Mercy​ Jodi Picoult
  • Eleanor & Park​ Rainbow Rowell
  • The Martian​ Andy Weir
  • Nectar in a Sieve​ Kamala Markandaya
  • Cinder Marissa Meyer
  • Scarlet Marissa Meyer
  • Cress​ Marissa Meyer
  • Everything I Never Told You​ Celeste Ng
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello
  • Winter​ Marissa Meyer
  • Home: a Memoir of My Early Years Julie Andrews
  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home​ Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Fairest​ Marissa Meyer
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein (reread)
  • Me Before You​ Jojo Moyes
  • Everland Wendy Spinale
  • Unbroken ​ Laura Hillenbrand
  • My Lady Jane Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  • PS I Like You​ Kasie West
  • Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez
  • Fangirl​ Rainbow Rowell
  • The CAP Equation, A Foolproof Formula for Success in Sales Jay Buzzello
A total of 24 novels and 1 book on sales.  Many of them are young adult fiction, some tested my soul and some strengthened my love of reading beyond measure.  I am not sure I can pick a favorite of the year, but I really enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles series and Tell the Wolves I'm Home.

Books bring me joy and center my life to be a bit more grounded.  My reading subsided in the last few months with the hectic nature of a new career, but I am back and there will be more reading, because I love it.