Notes from a Reading Journal: My 2017 Round-up of 30 Favorite Books Read. 

I love seeing the year in review email from Goodreads, but I also like to review my master list of books read from my reading journal. Out of 94 books read, I highlighted 30 titles, designating them as my favorite books read in 2017. 

The breakdown was:

  • January: 
    • Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
    • The Masked City, Genevieve Cogman
    • The Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman
    • The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova (2nd time reading)
  • February:
    • The Elegance of The Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
    • 1 Page Marketing Plan, Allan Dib
    • Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt
  • March: No favorites 
  • April
    • The Bookman’s Tale, Charlie Lovett
    • The Paper Magician (#3), Charlie Holmberg
    • The Diviner’s, Libba Bray 
    • Mrs. God, Peter Straub
    • Ink & Bone, Rachel Caine
    • Lair of Dreams, Libba Bray 
  • May
    • The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House, Mary Chase
  • June
    • The Muse, Jessie Burton 
    • Caraval, Stephanie Garber
  • July
    • In the Night Room, Peter Straub
    • The Whole Town’s Talking, Fannie Flagg
    • Ash & Quill, Rachel Caine
    • House of Furies, Madeline Roux
    • Lost Boy Lost Girl, Peter Straub 
  • August 
    • Carter & Lovecraft, Jonathan L. Howard
    • The Blinds, Adam Sternbergh
    • The Black House (The Talisman, #2), Stephen King & Peter Straub
    • The World House, Guy Adams 
  • September
    • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney
  • October – No Favorites
  • November
    • Before the Devil Breaks You, Libba Bray 
    • Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
    • The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman 
  • December
    • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

I am looking forward to another great year in books!