Summer 2017 Wrap-Up (Links To All 29 Books Reviewed)

Summer 2017 Wrap-Up On Novels And Nonfiction

Summer 2017 was a bit stop and go for me as far as book blogging is concerned, but I’m still happy with the volume of reviews I put out. You can find the full list below divided by category and organized by the rating I gave to each title.

For the Fall, what I’m hoping is that I’m able to post review/release content consistently about twice a week, and add a Links I Loved This Week post to the mix as well if I have time. I’m planning on starting a new feature called Book Pairings in which I will review one fiction and one nonfiction pick that have some kind of connection to each other. I already have 2 specific topics planned.

I ended up reading a total of 26 books in Summer 2017 and reviewed 29 books (11 Nonfiction, 11 Contemporary Fiction, 6 Historical Fiction and 1 Classic). The discrepancy between read books and reviewed books comes both from titles I read before the start of Summer 2017 that I reviewed during the summer, and titles that I read during Summer 2017 but that I haven’t reviewed yet.

Books I read towards the end of Summer 2017 and that I plan to review soon include: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan and Elizabeth: The Queen by Sally Bedell Smith.

You can see my full Books Read and TBR lists on my Goodreads page!


Summer 2017 Nonfiction Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

5 Rabbits

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

4 Rabbits Image

Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words by Andrew Morton

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Blown For Good: Behind The Iron Curtain Of Scientology by Marc Headley

3 Rabbits On Novels And Nonfiction

Who Though This Was A Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Inside Scientology: The Story Of America’s Most Secret Religion by Janet Reitman

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, And Me by Ron Miscavige

Two Rabbit Rating On Novels And Nonfiction

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Disaster Falls: A Family Story by Stephane Gerson


Summer 2017 Contemporary Fiction Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

5 Rabbits

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine By Gail Honeyman

American War by Omar El Akkad

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

4 Rabbits Image

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Startup by Doree Shafrir

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

3 Rabbits On Novels And Nonfiction

White Fur by Jardine Libaire

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

2 Rabbits On Novels And Nonfiction

Dead Letters by Caitlin Dolan-Leach

1 Rabbit Rating On Novels And Nonfiction

Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson


Summer 2017 Historical Fiction Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

5 Rabbits

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

4 Rabbits Image

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds by Selina Siak Chin Yoke

When The Future Comes Too Soon by Selina Siak Chin Yoke

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Death Of A Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel

3 Rabbits On Novels And Nonfiction

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Love In The Time Of Cholera 1000 Novels Series Review On Novels And Nonfiction

3 Rabbits On Novels And Nonfiction

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

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

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  18 comments for “Summer 2017 Wrap-Up (Links To All 29 Books Reviewed)

  1. September 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Excellent list. I have a few of these on my radar, including Sapiens which I chose for my book club to read in December. How did Homo Deus compare? Of the two, which one did you prefer?


  2. September 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Well done on reading so many books! I see lots of amazing books which I’m also interested in reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. September 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I think I first found your blog because of your Scientology book reviews, I’m so fascinated by those! Thanks for giving me more ideas for my to-read list 🙂


  4. September 20, 2017 at 4:49 am

    What a great mix of genres you have on your summer list and some great books too

    Liked by 1 person

  5. September 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    What a lot of good books you read this summer! Out of all of these, I’ve only read Dead Wake (which I think I liked better than you did) and The Handmaid’s Tale. I haven’t seen many blog reviews of American War – good to see you gave it 5 stars – I’d like to read that one!


    • September 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      American War is definitely in my Top 5 for the year, maybe even #1. It just spoke so well to current issues while constructing a dystopian world that was so realistic.

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 21, 2017 at 1:31 am

        High praise! I’ll bump that one up for sure…


  6. September 21, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Wonderful list. I like the mix of genres. I read The Nightingale last week and loved it. Love in the Time of Cholera is a book I read last year but I can still remember how much I enjoyed it. I hope to read Into the Water soon.

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    • September 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Into The Water was good, though it got a bit implausible towards the end 🙂 I enjoyed it though – hope you do too!


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