Winter 2017 Wrap Up

Winter 2017 Wrap-Up On Novels And Nonfiction

Winter 2017 was my second full season blogging on Novels And Nonfiction. I was going really strong until I was lucky enough to get an awesome brand new job, which understandably slowed my momentum slightly. I feel ready to pick back up now that I’ve adjusted to the new position though.

I ended up reading a total of 34 books in Winter 2017 (16 Nonfiction, 13 Contemporary Fiction, 4 Historical Fiction and 1 Classic). It was a little short of my goal of 40 books, but I’m very happy with the result.

I reviewed a total of 38 books in Winter 2017 (19 Nonfiction, 15 Contemporary Fiction, 3 Historical Fiction and 1 Classic). The discrepancy in the numbers between what I read and reviewed is due to the fact that I reviewed several books for my True Crime and Hillary Clinton Book Lists and Liane Moriarty Author Spotlight that I read in the past few years.

There are also a few books I read in Winter 2017 that I have yet to review, including: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Worth It by Amanda Steinberg, Before The Rains by Dinah Jefferies and Cannibalism by Bill Schutt. Reviews for all of these are coming in the next few weeks.


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Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

Manson by Jeff Guinn

Waiting To Be Heard by Amanda Knox

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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Working Stiff by Judy Melinek MD and T.J. Mitchell

The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton

A Woman In Charge by Carl Bernstein

Thirty Ways Of Looking At Hillary edited by Susan Morrison

Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin

People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

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Big Girls Don’t Cry by Rebecca Traister

Avery by Ken Kratz

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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin


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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The Story Of A New Name by Elena Ferrante

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

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Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

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The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

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Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Lucky You by Erika Carter


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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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News Of The World by Paulette Jiles

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The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander


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Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Have you read any of the books I reviewed in Winter 2017? Which one was your favorite? Leave your opinion in the comments!

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  9 comments for “Winter 2017 Wrap Up

  1. March 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I love how organized your posts are! I’d especially like to get my hands on The Underground Railroad, New of the World, and This is How it Is.
    Congratulations on your new job!

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    • March 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

      My order of preference for them is This Is How It Always Is, The Underground Railroad, News Of The World if that helps 🙂

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      • March 27, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        Thank you!


  2. March 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    The only book that I’ve read is Just Mercy, which was a very powerful read. There are certainly a whole bunch of other books on here that are on my list, especially Behold the Dreamers and News of the World. I’m glad to see you enjoyed those two.

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  3. Sarah's Book Shelves
    March 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

    You’re doing so well right out of the gates! And thrilled to see that you loved This is How It Always Is! And it pains me to see that one star for Siracusa…I loved that one as a beach read 🙂

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    • March 26, 2017 at 6:23 am

      Thanks Sarah! Yes, This Is How It Always Is was my favorite novel I read this winter, followed closely by The Underground Railroad.


  4. March 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Oh No! Lucky You was one of my Book of the Month picks… That’s a bummer.

    Also loved The Underground Railroad, one of my favorites from last year. 🙂


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