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2017: A Year of Books

I’m a bit ashamed to say that I bought more books in 2016 than I actually read. I usually try to stick to the “52 books a year” reading goal, but I didn’t even get close last year. I like the idea of a reading challenge list to keep me motivated, so here is a link to the lists I plan to use (for inspiration if nothing else).

Some books I read in 2016:

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Monk by Matthew Lewis

The Italian by Ann Radcliffe

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

*Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

*Dracula by Bram Stoker

*books I reread

Non-literary reads:

Death of a Gentle Lady by M.C. Beaton

Death of a Poison Pen by M.C. Beaton

Death of a Maid by M.C. Beaton


Now that life has lightened a bit (what with my shop closing), I have no excuse but to read more in 2017. And I plan to do just that.

A few of the books I bought but haven’t read yet:

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien (In Progress)

Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music by Blair Tindall

The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

The Victorians by A.N. Wilson

The Robber’s Bride by Margaret Atwood

The Goshawk by T.H. White

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf






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