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My Favorite Books of 2017

Another year of reading ends. It has been my favorite one in a long time as far as the quantity and quality of the books I read.  I’d like to thank anyone that recommended books to me, endured my book shopping excursions, read a book I recommended, or followed my sporadic blogging. 

Contemporary Fiction


The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao was fucking amazing.  I read this at the beginning of 2017 and I still feel breathless when I think about this book.  If you haven’t read it yet, definitely add it to your 2018 TBR. 
 

The Humans I read toward the end of 2017, and gosh flippin’ darnit was I glad I picked it up.  It warmed my cold New England heart with its quirky, innocent main character.  A great pick-me-up book for any one, it’s sure to leave you smiling. 


The Handmaid’s Tale had me shook.  I did read this because the show was coming out (I still have yet to watch it) and I wanted to know what the fuss was about.  This dystopian novel seemed so plausible to me and really made me think “what if that were me?”

Non-Fiction


The Stranger in the Woods is a story I followed a few years ago and was beyond excited to see it become a book.  Everyone dreams of renouncing everything and going to live in the forest and this is about a guy that actually did just that.  


Destiny of the Republic was a book I didn’t think I would be into and fucking bamboozled me.  I had this book recommended to me by a customer at my work, and I was like “oh of course I’ve always wanted to know about James Garfield” *eye roll whatevs* BUT HOLY GUACAMOLE.  This book ruled there was so much fucked up shit, and your only thought will be “POOR FUCKING GARFIELD.”  

YA Novels


The Hate U Give, if this book isn’t in your top ten of the past year, then you are doing it wrong.  It packed a fucking punch.  Read it. 


They Both Die at the End, I anticipated the release of this book hard.  I was not disappointed. 

Horror


I’m Thinking of Ending Things was a Book that I picked up not realizing it was a horror book. And it was a mind fuck, terror enducing ride. WHAT YOU WAITING FOR


The Girl with All the Gifts Was such a cool zombie book.  The story was so unique to the general undead troupe, and the ending was heartbreaking. 

Short Stories


Difficult Women had stories that I related to on some emotional level.  Also, these short stories aren’t just for women, anyone would enjoy these intense stories that make you say, “fuckin shit.”


Heartbreaker is a book that I picked up on a whim, and these stories are so good and fucked up.  Some of them are fever dreamish and others are just uncomfortably real. 

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