2017 books in review

The vegetarian Han Kang

My goal heading into 2017 was to “read more.” Well, if I’m totally honest, it was to read a book a week. I wasn’t quite able to swing it, but read on for the books that kept my nose between the pages in 2017.


  1. Cannery Row
  2. Dead in the Water
  3. Girl Unwrapped
  4. The Bell Jar
  5. Lolita
  6. The Word for World is Forest
  7. Wuthering Heights
  8. Girlfriend in a Coma
  9. Fresh Girls
  10. The Girl With All the Gifts
  11. The Girl on the Train
  12. Tales of Innocence and Experience
  13. The Handmaid’s Tale
  14. The Girls
  15. The Lottery and Other Stories
  16. My Year of Meats
  17. Never Let Me Go
  18. The Vegetarian
  19. Bad Endings
  20. I Love Dick (this one’s sort of non-fiction as well?)
  21. The Opposite of Loneliness
  22. The Godfather
  23. A Tale for the Time Being
  24. Mrs. Dalloway


  1. Almost Adulting
  2. Naked
  3. The Glass Castle
  4. Half-Broke Horses
  5. The Killer Department
  6. Cooked
  7. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
  8. The Stranger Beside Me
  9. Helter Skelter
  10. Slouching Towards Bethlehem
  11. If You Really Loved Me
  12. Devil in the White City


  1. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
  2. Milk and Honey
  3. Dark Sparkler
  4. The Sun and Her Flowers

Graphic novels

  1. Embroideries
  2. Displacement

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