Friday, December 29, 2017

THE List: Books That Blew My Mind in 2017

It's a quick list because I'm spending some quality time with the boy before he heads off to his dad's for New Years, but I have to share. I sifted these babies into some general categories that are completely arbitrary. Bottom line: these are great books.

Books I Want to Give to Everyone
Hunger by Roxane Gay
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Biggest Tear-Jerkers
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

Auto-Buy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (and everything else by) N.K. Jemisin

Awesome "Experimental" Novel by a White Dude (and I don't usually like these)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

HOTTEST, Funnest Romance
Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid

Most Surprising Comics
Afterlife with Archie

Short Stories + Campus Life
Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

Favorites I Read With My Son
Super Rabbit Boy by Thomas Flintham
The Loser's Club buy Andrew Clements

I can't wait to see your faves of the year! Don't forget to check out my wonderful cohosts: Tamara, Kim, and Tanya Patrice!

24 comments:

  1. We have two books and an author in common. Yay us!

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    1. Go us! Go us! I'm always glad to see things we both enjoyed. You're one of my fave bloggers, Akilah!

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  2. Ooh, I just got HUNGER for Christmas! Can't wait to read! I also just finished reading the Broken Earth series and it was the first things I've read by her. Officially in loooove.

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    1. YAYYYY! I hope you love it as much as I did. I'm dying to get to The Broken Earth because I've heard so many great things.

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  3. Hunger tore at my heart.Have recommended it to alot of friends.

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    1. YESSS. Such a tearjerker and heart string puller.

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  4. Loved The Hate U Give...still need to read Hunger!

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    1. Can't wait for your thoughts on Hunger when you get around to it!

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  5. The only one I've read is The Hate U Give and it will probably be on my "best of" list too.

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    1. It was a slow burn for me. I enjoyed it so much (enjoy seeming like the wrong word) and I found myself stretching it out. That's always a good sign for me.

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  6. I could not agree more with your list of "books I want to give to everyone"! All three of those will make my favorite reads of the year. You have wonderful taste, Andi! But I already knew that. :)

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    1. RIGHT??? They're just so giftable. In fact, I want to shove them into a few sets of hands. Thank you, Debi! <3

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  7. I've already purchased The Hate U Give, based on other recs. And I've certainly heard a lot about Lincoln. Don't know If I will pull the trigger on that one.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. I was really iffy about it, but I ended up loving it so much on audio. The ending was perfect.

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  8. Hunger and The Hate You Give are definitely making my top ten this year. We gave our Republican BIL THUG for Christmas ;)

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    1. Hahahaha! I love that so much. Think there's any chance he'll read it?

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  9. Happy New Year, Andi! I haven't read any of these but definitely have some on my TBR list. I can't wait to see what great books we find this year.

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    1. Yessss! Cheers to finding great things in 2018, Iliana!

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  10. Great list of books read! Happy reading in 2018!

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  11. Ditto on the awesome experimental novel!

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  12. I really enjoyed If I Was Your Girl too! And I still need to get to the other books you want to give everyone. I really love Roxanne Gay, but her writing deals with such tough topics, it takes me longer than it should to pick up.

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  13. The selection of the most optimal books will provide the necessary knowledge. I think that it is important to make the right choice in this.

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  14. I also like you make a list of books that I plan to read, but often it is very much replenished during the year with new interesting books.

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