2017 Books

2018 Update: Instead of keeping a running list on my blog, this year I'm using the Reading Challenge feature on Goodreads. Find me there to keep up with my list!

I concur with Ernest Hemingway that there is no friend more loyal than a book. My goal is to read at least 60 of them (about 5 a month) this year. I am always reading some kind of book, but not in a very organized way. I start way too many books at one time. Hopefully this will be a way to keep me on track. I plan to add each book to the list as I complete it.

1. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly
2. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
3. The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore
4. Private Vegas by James Patterson 
5. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
6. Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
7. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
8. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 
9. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams 
10. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
11. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
12. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
13. Above the Bridge by Deborah Garner
14. City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago by Gary Krist
15. 20 Things I'd Tell My 20-Something Self by Tsh Oxenreider
16. Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler 
17. July's People by Nadine Gordimer 
18. Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner
19. Balcony People by Joyce Landorf Heatherley
20. A Nation of Immigrants by John F. Kennedy
21. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
22. No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece
23. What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank by Nathan Englander
24. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank
25. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
26. On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins 
27. Zero Gravity by Rivera Douthit
28. 7 by Jen Hatmaker (reread)
29. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
30. If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins 
31. Wartime Lies by Louis Begley
32. The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless
33. 100 Ways to Love Your Husband  by Lisa Jacobson
34. Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko
35. Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton
36. Hidden Christmas by Timothy Keller
37. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
38. Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush

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