books, 2017 reading list

One of my goals at the start of 2017 was to read more books. Here are some of the books I read this year:

  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King
    • Despite what others have told me, I still don’t think this is as disturbing as a certain scene in IT.
  • The Old Man & The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    • I was surprised to find myself emotionally involved enough to root for the old man in this short book.
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
    • After having this book recommended to me over and over, all I can say is this was not what I expected.
  • Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    • I really like mystery. I’ll have to read more of those next year.
  • Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
    • As someone who cannot imagine living outside of NYC, I enjoyed reading about other people’s reasons for staying (and leaving).
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
    • Even if you’re not religious in any way, I think this is still a really valuable book to read.
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
    • I was NOT A FAN of the twist toward the end but I learned a lot about elephants.
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