My Year in Reading—2017

The books I read + loved in 2017.

Note: The books listed are not stack-ranked within their categories.

I love Aardvark’s and Owen.

Top six!

  • The One Who Is Not Busy…Darlene Cohen
  • PERSON/A…Elizabeth Ellen
  • Homegoing…Yaa Gyasi
  • All the Birds in the Sky…Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Untethered Soul…Michael Singer
  • Too Much and Not the Mood…Durga Chew-Bose

Loved these ones IMMENSELY also

  • The Principles of Uncertainty…Maira Kalman
  • Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too…Jomny Sun
  • There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé…Morgan Parker
  • The Golden Compass…Philip Pullman (reread)
  • The Subtle Knife…Philip Pullman (reread)
  • Caca Dolce…Chelsea Martin
  • Hunger…Roxane Gay
  • 300 Arguments…Sarah Manguso
  • Bone…Yrsa Daley-Ward
  • Abandon Me…Melissa Febos
  • The Wrong Way To Save Your Life…Megan Stielstra
  • There is Nothing Wrong With You…Cheri Huber
  • Crossing the Unknown Sea…David Whyte
  • The Psychedelic Explorers Guide…James Fadiman
  • Nobody Is Ever Missing…Catherine Lacey
  • Scratch…Manjula Martin
  • Shrill…Lindy West
  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America…Kiese Laymon
  • The Signature of All Things…Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Difficult Women…Roxane Gay
  • Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System…Sonya Huber
  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?…Roz Chast
  • Tender Points…Amy Berkowitz
  • The Lonely City…Olivia Laing
  • The Hate U Give…Angie Thomas
  • Honey From The Rock… Lawrence Kushner

Learned something(s) important from these

  • A Really Good Day…Ayelet Waldman
  • Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can…Caroline Myss
  • The Art Of Being Minimalist…Ev Bogue
  • Attached…Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
  • Braiding Sweetgrass…Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Don’t Push the River…Barry Stevens
  • We Gon’ Be Alright…Jeff Chang
  • Legs Get Led Astray…Chloe Caldwell
  • The Surrender Experiment…Michael Singer
  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed…Jon Ronson
  • I Touch The Earth, The Earth Touches Me…Hugh Prather
  • Kitchen-Table Wisdom…Rachel Naomi Remen
  • I Need Your Love. Is That True?… Byron Katie
  • The God-Powered Life…Rabbi David Aaron
  • She Who Dwells Within…Lynn Gottlieb
  • The Earth Wants You…Reverend Billy
  • The Girls…Emma Cline

Would read again if I could go back in time and re-decide

  • Everything, Everything…Nicola Yoon
  • The Left Hand of Darkness…Ursula LeGuin
  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life…Samantha Irby
  • One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter…Scaachi Koul
  • Chasing Utopia…Nikki Giovanni
  • Zion…TJ Jarrett
  • The Two Kinds of Decay…Sarah Manguso
  • Redefining Realness…Janet Mock
  • My Misspent Youth…Megan Daum
  • Gold Boy, Emerald Girl…Yiyun Li
  • Unspeakable…Megan Daum
  • Innocents and Others…Dana Spiotta