There's no chance that I'm going to remember every book I read in 2017, but to the best of my memory, here's what I read and what I thought.
Wool and Shift by Hugh Howey. I could NOT put these down. Excited to read the 3rd installment, Dust.
Ella Enchancted, Fairest, Ever, A Tale of Two Castles, Stolen Magic, The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre, Cinderellis and the Glass Hill by Gail Carson Levine. I think Ella Enchanted is excellent. It's been on of my favorite books since I was 10 and it's just as fun to read now as it was then. I like all of her other books quite a bit less. Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (really a short story) and Fairest were my next two favorites. I always want to find out what happens in her stories (page turners) but they're just not as magical as Ella Enchanted.
The #1 Ladies Detective Agency. My friend Marisha brought this to me, and I was so happy because I've been meaning to read it for 10 (! no joke) years. The author is Scottish, and I did a study abroad in Scotland a decade ago, heard of them there but basically just haven't picked them up. I LOVED it. I'm so happy it's a series because I can't wait to read the others.
No Drama Discipline. I read a few parenting books this year. This one really is so good.
How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen: Another great parenting book. I thought it paired well with No Drama Discipline.
I TRIED to read A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. Ughh. J.K. I love you, but that book was too depressing yet addicting for me to finish. When I was finally able to put it down I didn't dare pick it up again. Do that many people's lives really feel that way? I guess I'm more #blessed than I realized.
The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out a Window and Disappeared. Oh, I loved this one. It is quirky and wonderful. I listened to this one on Overdrive.
The Nightingale. I liked this, but I've read a lot of WWII books and it was probably my least favorite. I'm wondering though- is there any truth in the story? Because it would be amazing if there really was a Nightingale.
The Light Between Oceans. Oh, this was good. Sad, but honestly not as sad as I thought it would be. I thought it taught really beautiful lessons about making things right and forgiveness and unconditional love.