Bethany’s 2017 Book List

  1. Andre Dubus, The Lieutenant (my review)
  2. Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (my review)
  3. Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming (my review)
  4. Michael Pollan, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (my review)
  5. Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”
  6. Blake Crouch, Dark Matter
  7. Margaret Peterson Haddix, Found
  8. Olivia Manning, School for Love (my review)
  9. John Kaag, American Philosophy: A Love Story (my review)
  10. Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life
  11. Erskine Caldwell, Tobacco Road
  12. Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower
  13. Elif Batuman, The Idiot (my review)
  14. Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Egypt Game
  15. Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
  16. Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
  17. Roxane Gay, An Untamed State
  18. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  19. John Steinbeck, The Red Pony
  20. Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor Was Divine (my review)
  21. Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  22. Scott O’Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
  23. Roxane Gay, Hunger
  24. Lawrence Osborne, The Forgiven (my review)
  25. Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev
  26. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
  27. Beowulf (Seamus Heaney translation)
  28. Gary Soto, Baseball in April
  29. William Shakespeare, The Tempest
  30. Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  31. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  32. Laurence Yep with Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island
  33. Dan Kindlon, Ph.D and Michael Thompson, Ph.D, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys
  34. Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass (my review)
  35. Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife (my review)
  36. Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  37. Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue (Jill’s review)
  38. Lois Lowry, Messenger (Jill’s review)
  39. Lois Lowry, Son (Jill’s review)