An End to 2017 – Books Read

Books Read 2017
Bookbarn International, Somerset, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

I  don’t know any other way to put this than that I failed in 2017 when it came to reading. In the ten years, I’ve been keeping this list I’ve always got into the twenties. I used to get more than double that! I don’t know of any one thing I can point to in 2017 that kept me away from reading. I do know that no longer taking the train back and forth from work has had an impact. That 30 to 40 minutes every day, not including time spent at the stations was almost always dedicated to reading. And, I don’t have that time anymore. Another contributing factor might have been the size of some of the books I decided to read last year. I’m still only halfway through a dense 600+ page tome that I started in early 2017.

This year I’m going to try and set aside some time every day to read. Hopefully, that will translate into better numbers when this year comes to an end.

Click through to see the little that I did manage to read in 2017.

Books Read in 2017

January (2)
The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul by Robert M. Price
Spook Country by William Gibson

February (2)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

March (1)
Plotted by Andrew DeGraff

April (0)

The Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Wrong! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by Chris Baker
The Hike by Drew Magary

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Hitler Homer Bible Christ by Richard Carrier


Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson


Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber
Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey

December (2)
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

Total: 19 books

2016 Total: 31
2015 Total: 23
2014 Total: 48
2013 Total: 42
2012 Total: 47
2011 Total: 50
2010 Total: 69

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

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