My Must Read Book List for 2017

What books do you want to read in 2017? Here is the list of books I would like to read in 2017:

  1. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  2. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  4. The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth
  5. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  6. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  7. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  8. Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  10. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
  11. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  12. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  13. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  14. Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison
  15. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

However, these listed are not the only books I will read this year (and to be honest I have a hard time keeping to a list), so feel free to send me recommendations of books you have loved – both old and new.

2017 Reading Challenge

24 books completed
8 books ahead of schedule

24/50 (48%)

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My Must Read List for 2014

Here is the list of books that I definitely want to read in 2014:

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (I tried once before and couldn’t make it through it. Going to try one more time.)
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  7. The Shining by Stephen King
  8. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  9. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  11. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  12. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  13. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  14. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
  15. The First World War by John Keegan
  16. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  17. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  18. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  19. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  20. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  21. Nemesis by Philip Roth
  22. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  23. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  24. Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer
  25. Mean Street by Sinclair Lewis

I will cross out each book once I have completed it. Please feel free to share your input on these novels but avoid spoilers unless the specific novel is crossed out.