2017 Reading List

Happy New Year! Last year I made my first ever 2016 reading list that ended up being mildly successful. I mean that it was successful in the sense that it actually helped guide me to carve out time to read, but I was too ambitious and thought I would be able to get around to more than I actually did. But! Here is was I was able to get through this past year:


The Way by Saint Josemaria Escriva

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Chiara Corbella Petrillo by Simone Troisi

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Throne, John Tiffany, and “JK Rowling”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse by Art Bennett

Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wife by Sigrid Undset

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (the tiny Hogwarts library one, not the screenplay)


It feels so impossible to say the best book I read this year because almost all of these were amazing. I found so much truth and beauty in Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wife— like crying my eyes out worthy and One Hundred Years of Solitude was like nothing I have ever read before. All the Light We Cannot See was astounding. Pride and Prejudice was my first ever (I KNOW!) Jane Austen novel and I was blown away. The definite flop was Curse Child. Ugh, don’t get me started.

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Anywho, I am going to steer away from monthly goals because I realized I just bounce over to whichever book seems more appealing at the time so I’ll just keep it an undefined list. Here is what I am thinking for 2017:



Little Women by Louise May Alcott (started in 2016)

The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

Kristin Lavransdatter: The Cross by Sigrid Undset

Gunnar’s Daughter by Sigrid Undset

Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Sign of Jonas by Thomas Merton

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Emma by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Confessions by Saint Augustine

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay by JK Rowling



Short and sweet, right? I didn’t want to be overly ambitious again because I wanted to leave room for my ever changing mind and not feel pressured to plow through a book in order to meet some goal. Just taking it easy breezy in 2017. I also stuck with many of the same authors because I guess when I know what I like, I stick with it but also I feel like before 2016, I had quite a lull in reading so I want to get many of these classics read. Excited to get going!


What’s on your list?





One Comment


Love Love Love Austen. You are going to love Emma. I read 12 books last year most of them were fluff. Although, I did read Girl on the Train and thought it was fantastic. I picked up The Way because of you and now you have me wanting to reread all of Austen. I set a goal to read 24 books this year. Wish me luck. ❤️


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