Every Book I Read in 2017

Happy first post of 2018! I wrote a lot this year - and I read quite a bit, if I do say so myself. For obvious reasons, I did include my reading that was assigned by professors, but not articles or essays, since I didn't want to write all of those down. I'm planning on posting one of these every year so that I can track my reading history here. 


The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)
Out of the Silent Planet (C.S. Lewis)*
The Place of the Lion (Charles Williams) 
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
Snow (Orhan Pamuk)
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)**
Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling)*
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)*
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
Lila (Marilynne Robinson)
10:04 (Ben Lerner)
Other Stories (Norman Maclean)
Transatlantic (Colum McCann)
The End of the Affair (Graham Greene) 
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
Every Day (David Leviathan) 
The Screwtape Letters with Screwtape Proposes a Toast (C.S. Lewis)*
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Franz Kafka)
Annihilation (Jeff Vandermeer)
Safe (Ryan Gattis)
Almost Famous Women (Megan Mayhew Bergman)
Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)*
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)*
Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)*
The Son of Laughter (Fredrich Buechner) 
Farmer Boy (Laura Ingalls Wilder)*
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan) 
Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder) 
Heidi (Johanna Spyri - Louise Brooks translation) 
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)*
I Hate Everyone But You (Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn) 


Poetic Diction (Owen Barfield)
Wabi-Sabi (Leonard Koren)
The Problem of Pain (C.S. Lewis)*
Bandersnatch (Diana Glyer)*
Why Not Me? (Mindy Kaling)
Operating Instructions (Anne Lamott)*
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith (Anne Lamott)*
Grace (Eventually): Further Thoughts on Faith (Anne Lamott)*
The Brain: The Story of You (David Eagleman)
Clay in the Potter's Hand (Diana Glyer)
Crazy Love (Francis Chan)*
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 (Phillip Keller)
Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
Calvary Chapel Distinctives (Chuck Smith)
Strengths Finder 2.0 (Tim Roth)
The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown)
God in Pursuit (Joseph Bentz)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Chris Hadfield)

poetry and plays

The Lay of Leithien (J.R.R. Tolkien) 
Picnic, Lightning (Billy Collins)
Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
Sailing Alone Around the Room (Billy Collins)
The Elephant Man (Bernard Pomerance)

miscellaneous and academic research

The Old Testament (English Standard Version)
Disquiet on the Western Front (Laurel Brett)
The Company They Keep (Diana Glyer)
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (Chris Butler)
The New Testament (English Standard Version)

*have read previously
**read for the first time, and then read it again


total books read (including duplicates): 67
top ten new books (in no particular order): 

Let the Great World Spin
The Gifts of Imperfection
Clay in the Potter's Hand

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Sailing Alone Around the Room
Man's Search for Meaning