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What I Read in 2017

Happy 2018 friends! I fiercely hope that the coming year is much better than the last. The time has come to recap my reading from the past year. I have been so thrilled to discover that you all have enjoyed these posts in the past and that you look forward to them so much! As we are all aware, this year was fairly disastrous on many fronts. I found myself so emotionally exhausted by absorbing and processing the daily news that I vacillated in my reading from wanting to become more informed about issues related to current events to yearning for a total escape.

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The Kid by Dan Savage
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Trainwreck by Sady Doyle
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Embers by Sandor Marai
Shrill by Lindy West
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Wine. All the Time. by Marissa A. Ross
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
Geek Girl Rising by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
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The Kid by Dan Savage/Goodreads
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson/Goodreads
Evicted by Matthew Desmond/Goodreads
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah/Goodreads
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer/Goodreads
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu/Goodreads
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood/Goodreads
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge/Goodreads
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance/Goodreads
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas/Goodreads
The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates/Goodreads
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris/Goodreads
Trainwreck by Sady Doyle/Goodreads
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie/Goodreads
Sold by Patricia McCormick/Goodreads
Embers by Sandor Marai/Goodreads
Shrill by Lindy West/Goodreads
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys/Goodreads
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick/Goodreads
Wine. All the Time. by Marissa A. Ross/Goodreads
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante/Goodreads
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante/Goodreads
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante/Goodreads
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante/Goodreads
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris/Goodreads
Geek Girl Rising by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens/Goodreads
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton/Goodreads
The Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge/Goodreads
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead/Goodreads
The State of Affairs by Esther Perel/Goodreads